|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||510.00||22.00||.245||85.00||72.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Philadelphia||47||9||2|| .321|| .404|| .191|
|vs Kendrick (Career)||38||6||1|| .316||.304||.158|
|vs RHP||287||84||16|| .402|| .516|| .293|
|08/27/2014||Rickie Weeks, 2B MIL|
Justin Ruggiano, RF CHC
Domonic Brown, LF PHI
Addison Reed, RP ARI
|Alfredo Simon, SP CIN|
Adam LaRoche, 1B WAS
|08/27/2014||Troy Tulowitzki, SS COL||Adam LaRoche, 1B WAS|
|08/27/2014||Zach Britton, RP BAL||Adam LaRoche, 1B WAS|
|Last 10 Games|
|Adam LaRoche ready to roll against Phillies |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(8/27/14) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche has returned to the lineup Wednesday in Philadelphia after missing one game with a back problem.
LaRoche hopes to emerge from a slump that has limited him to just five hits in his last 33 at-bats.
|Adam LaRoche out Tuesday with back soreness |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(8/26/14) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche was initially announced as a starter Tuesday against the Phillies, but was a late scratch from the lineup due to a sore back.
LaRoche is day to day at this point, though Matt Williams told reporters he expects to have him available for Wednesday's game.
|Adam LaRoche's breakout continues |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(8/19/14) As I mentioned in my latest Rankings Review, where I touch on several of the changes I made to my rest-of-season rankings, Adam LaRoche's transformation has gone largely unnoticed this season.
Yeah, everyone can see he's batting .306 (19 for 62) with six home runs and a 1.096 OPS in August, and some might remember he's been a strong finisher in the past. But I'm talking about something that's been going on all season.
I'm talking about a career-high walk rate and a career-low strikeout rate. OK, so he technically had a better strikeout rate as a 25-year-old platoon player in 2005, but you get the idea: dramatically improved discipline.
For as many ways as players regress in their mid-30s, they do typically improve in that one area. Even though his batting average is now a perfectly sustainable .272 thanks to a horrendous July, LaRoche still has a .376 on-base percentage. He's averaged about as many Head-to-Head points per game this year (3.13) as Freddie Freeman (3.17).
Given his history as a strong finisher, I'd plan to stick with him the rest of the way.
|Adam LaRoche belts walk off home run against D-Backs |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/19/14) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche knocked a walk off home run Monday against the Diamondbacks.
LaRoche had a tough time getting things going early on. Over his first four plate appearances, LaRoche flew out, lined out and struck out twice. He turned things around in his fifth at-bat. In the 11th inning, LaRoche worked a five-pitch at-bat against Will Harris. On the final pitch, he hit a 79 mph curveball out to right for a walk off blast. LaRoche finished 1 for 5, with one run scored and one RBI.
|Adam LaRoche slugs 18th home run Saturday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/16/14) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche went 1 for 3 with a walk and a two-run home run in his team's 4-3 win over the Pirates Saturday.
LaRoche tied the game with his two-run shot after the Nationals entered the bottom of the eighth down 2-0. It was his fifth home run of the month as he continues to enjoy an excellent August. LaRoche owns a .276/.377/.470 line with 18 home runs and 66 RBI in 370 at-bats.
|While Adam LaRoche hit at least 20 home runs for the eighth time in 10 seasons in 2013, he had a huge letdown following a banner campaign in 2012. LaRoche hit just .237 with a .403 slugging percentage and .735 OPS, which were well below his career averages (.268/.482/.820) coming into last season. LaRoche got off to a horrendous start, batting .129 in his first 25 games. LaRoche began to turn the corner in May and hit .327 with a .542 slugging percentage and .955 OPS over a 49-game stretch from May 2-June 27. Unfortunately, LaRoche would hit just .213 with a .364 slugging percentage and .683 OPS the rest of the way. Slow starts are nothing new for LaRoche, who is a perennial second-half player. However, last season he couldn't even string together a strong finish, as his second-half numbers were far worse than his first-half numbers. LaRoche has plenty of motivation to bounce back in 2014 since he will be playing for a $15 million mutual option to be picked up for 2015. Still, first base is a deep position, so LaRoche is more of a late-round Fantasy pick.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/29/14||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Felix Hernandez|
|8/30/14||@ SEA||9:10 pm||Chris Young|
|8/31/14||@ SEA||4:10 pm||Hisashi Iwakuma|
|9/1/14||@ LAD||8:10 pm||Roberto Hernandez|
|9/2/14||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Clayton Kershaw|
|9/3/14||@ LAD||3:10 pm||Dan Haren|
|9/5/14||PHI||7:05 pm||Jerome Williams|