Latest Update Adam LaRoche hits 13th home run Wed Jul, 23, 08:58 AM
Has the look of a classic first baseman: big and strong with a power bat that produces lots of home runs and RBI. He also catches left-handed and is solid around the bag. Can draw a lot of walks.
Flaws: : Will go on some big strikeout binges and lacks overall consistency at the dish. Also struggles to hit left-handed pitchers regularly. Has very little speed on the bases. Is prone to minor injuries.
LaRoche isnlt exactly tearing it up lately, but a home run and four RBI over his last four games isn't too bad. He was thought to be one of the first guys the Nationals dealt in order to bolster their team for the playoffs, but it looks now as if he will stay and the teams takes this group with them into the playoffs. Obviously there is still time for things to develop, but if it ain't broke...don't fix it.Analyst: Howard Bender
Make sure to sit LaRoche is season long formats tomorrow and do not play him in DFS formats. Whoever replaces LaRoche makes for a good value play in daily leagues because the Nationals are facing the Rockies at Coors Field on Wednesday.Analyst: Mark Kaplan
LaRoche has been a home run machine of late, having now gone yard in three of his last four games. Always know for his power, LaRoche has actually put it all together this season, sitting on a .307 average with 12 home runs and 44 RBI through 228 at-bats. As long as he can find a way to avoid an extended stint on the disabled list, there is no reason to think he can't reach 20-plus home runs for the ninth time in 10 years. Analyst: Matthew Beck
LaRoche has been swinging a hot bat lately, going 11-for-31 (.355 BA) with three home runs, eight RBI and six runs scored over his last seven games. He is now batting .308 with 11 home runs and 43 RBI on the season as he continues to prove well wroth the late-round investment he warranted this past off-season. Analyst: Matthew Beck