Adam 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:
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.