Infielders: Adam LaRoche Career Numbers

untitledAdam LaRoche has one of the most interesting statlines in all of baseball.   While many players have overcome a bad first half, LaRoche is unique because it happens every season. The following are LaRoche’s batting averages from month-to-month:

Apr.        .197
May        .258
June       .272
July        .292
Aug.      .310
Sept.     .302

This article provides a good discussion of his numbers.  LaRoche is a rare exception to the general theory of always paying a premium for players whose numbers improved during the second half of the previous season.  Expect someone to overpay for LaRoche to start the season.  Nevertheless, regardless of his numbers, I would recommend picking him up from a frustrated owner around early summer.