Excluding an injury-shortened 2011 season, Adam LaRoche has driven in 83 or more runs in six straight seasons. He’s hit at least 25 homers in four straight seasons, scored at least 75 runs in the last three, and batted at least .270 in five of the last six.
Coming off a career year in which he ranked 77th overall, LaRoche’s ADP this year is 121.5. That’s exactly where he finished the year back in 2010 when he posted a line of 75 runs, 25 homers, 100 RBI, 0 SB, and a .261 BA. That’s pretty much what we can expect this year, so as far as consistent, bargain producers go, LaRoche’s name should be near the top of the list.
At a Glance
Strengths: HR, RBI, OBP, SLG, OPS
Neutral: R, BA
Best-case scenario: Freddie Freeman (ATL)
Likely scenario: Jason Kubel (ARI), Ike Davis (NYM), Nick Swisher (CLE)
Worst-case scenario: Mike Moustakas (KC)
Adam LaRoche 2013 Fantasy Projection
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