MLB

Adam LaRoche #25 - 1B

Washington

  • Age: 34
  • DOB: 1979/11/06
  • POB: Orange County, CA
  • Height: 6-3 Weight: 205lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/L
  • MLB Seasons: 10
  • Drafted by Atlanta in 2000 (29th round).
  • Current Status: On roster
  • Performance: LaRoche is cold (.043 in last 23AB).
GPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
Year to date1194216110819019707294306.257.361.437.798
On Pace1455137413223023858811540-.257.361.437.798

Scouting Report

AssetsHas 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.
FlawsWill 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.
Career potentialVersatile power-hitting first baseman.

Honours and Awards

2012NL - Silver Slugger
2012NL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/05/24Missed 14 games (strained right quad).
2014/05/11Strained right quad, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 10th, 2014).
2014/05/10Quadriceps injury, day-to-day.
2014/05/02Missed 1 game (quadriceps).
2014/04/30Quadriceps, day-to-day.
2014/04/23Missed 1 game (quadriceps).
2014/04/22Quadriceps, day-to-day.
2013/09/29Missed the last 2 regular season games (biceps injury).
2013/09/28Biceps injury, remainder of the regular season.
2013/07/21Missed 2 games (flu).
2013/07/19Flu, day-to-day.
2013/04/09Missed 2 games (back injury).
2013/04/06Back injury, day-to-day.
2013/01/08Re-signed by the Washington Nationals to a two-year contract.
2012/11/01Washington Nationals declined their contract option for next season.
2012/08/01Missed 1 game (back spasms).
2012/07/31Back spasms, day-to-day.
2012/06/15Missed 1 game (bruised right foot).
2012/06/13Bruised right foot, day-to-day.
2012/05/08Missed 4 games (right oblique muscle strain).
2012/05/03Right oblique muscle strain, day-to-day.
2011/10/31Missed the last 116 regular season games (torn labrum in left shoulder).
2011/09/03Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (torn labrum in left shoulder).
2011/05/23Torn labrum in left shoulder, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 22nd, 2011).
2011/04/13Missed 1 game (strained left groin).
2011/04/12Strained left groin, day-to-day.
2011/04/10Missed 1 game (shoulder injury).
2011/04/09Shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2011/01/05Signed as a free agent by the Washington Nationals to a two-year contract.
2010/11/02Arizona Diamondbacks declined their contract option for next season.
2010/07/16Missed 2 games (back injury).
2010/07/11Back injury, day-to-day.
2010/04/18Missed 2 games (right quadricep).
2010/04/16Right quadricep, day-to-day.
2010/01/15Signed as a free agent by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
2009/09/21Missed 1 game (sore back).
2009/09/20Sore back, day-to-day.
2009/07/31Acquired from the Boston Red Sox.
2009/07/22Acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
2009/01/20Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year contract.
2008/08/14Missed 15 games (back injury).
2008/07/29Back injury, 15-day DL.
2008/07/28Back injury, day-to-day.
2008/07/17Missed 1 game (thumb injury).
2008/07/13Thumb injury, day-to-day.
2008/04/14Missed 1 game (flu).
2008/04/13Flu, day-to-day.
2008/01/15Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year contract.
2007/09/07Missed 1 game (left knee injury).
2007/09/06Left knee injury, day-to-day.
2007/07/28Missed 1 game (food poisoning).
2007/07/26Food poisoning, day-to-day.
2007/07/08Missed 1 game (left knee injury).
2007/07/07Left knee injury, day-to-day.
2007/04/13Missed 1 game (back injury).
2007/04/11Back injury, day-to-day.
2007/02/02Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year contract.
2007/01/18Acquired from the Atlanta Braves.
2006/09/28Missed 2 games (right hamstring injury).
2006/09/26Right hamstring injury, day-to-day.
2006/09/13Missed 1 game (hamstring).
2006/09/11Hamstring, day-to-day.
2006/08/11Missed 2 games (left forearm injury).
2006/08/08Left forearm injury, day-to-day.
2006/07/04Missed 1 game (back injury).
2006/07/03Back injury, day-to-day.
2006/05/24Missed 2 games (neck injury).
2006/05/22Neck injury, day-to-day.
2005/02/25Re-signed by the Atlanta Braves to a one-year contract.
2004/09/19Missed 1 game (hamstring).
2004/09/18Hamstring, day-to-day.
2004/07/02Missed 30 games (shoulder injury).
2004/05/29Shoulder injury, 15-day DL.
2003/03/18Optioned to Richmond (AAA).
2003/02/18Re-signed by the Atlanta Braves to a one-year contract.
2002/11/23Added to the Atlanta Braves 40-man roster.

Trades

2011/01/05Signed as a free agent by the Washington Nationals.
2010/01/15Signed as a free agent by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
2009/07/31Boston Red Sox traded Adam Laroche to the Atlanta Braves for Casey Kotchman.
2009/07/22Pittsburgh Pirates traded Adam Laroche to the Boston Red Sox for Argenis Diaz and Hunter Strickland.
2007/01/19Atlanta Braves traded Adam Laroche and Jamie Romak to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Mike Gonzalez and Brent Lillibridge.
2000/06/05Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 29th round in 2000.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2014WashingtonNL1194216110819019707294306.257.361.437.798
2013WashingtonNL152511701211932062721314110.237.332.403.735
2012WashingtonNL154571761553513310067138117.271.343.510.853
2011WashingtonNL431511526403152537100.172.288.258.546
2010ArizonaNL15156075146372251004817201-.261.320.468.788
2009AtlantaNL57212306911112402859001.325.401.557.958
2009BostonAL61925201302000.263.263.526.789
2009PittsburghNL87324468025112404181221.247.329.441.770
2009Total Pit/Bos/AtlMLB15055578154382258369142222.277.355.488.843
2008PittsburghNL1364926613332325855412211-.270.341.500.841
2008HickoryA31026101421000.600.6671.0001.667
2007PittsburghNL15256371153420218862131116.272.345.458.803
2006AtlantaNL14949289140381329055128025.285.354.561.915
2005AtlantaNL1414515311728020783987027.259.320.455.775
2004AtlantaNL110324459027113452778005.278.333.488.821
2004RichmondAAA41112001210000.182.250.455.705
2003RichmondAAA7226433782108352758124.295.360.466.826
2003GreenvilleAA61219426212112373453122.283.381.511.892
2002GreenvilleAA451731750904191938111.289.363.410.773
2002Myrtle BeachA6925030841709532737025.336.406.512.918
2001Myrtle BeachA12647149118310747301081088.251.305.361.666
2000DanvilleR5620138621337452446412.308.381.507.888
TotalMLB145750916991343319132368165901260131148.264.339.471.810
TotalAL61925201302000.263.263.526.789
TotalNL145150726971338317132358135901258131148.264.339.470.809
TotalAAA7627534802109372858124.291.356.465.821
TotalAA1063925911221116565391233.286.373.467.840
TotalA198731812084901710459146101013.285.346.421.767
TotalR5620138621337452446412.308.381.507.888

Legend:

GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage


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