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Adam LaRoche (1B,DH)

Chicago White Sox - 52% owned

Bats: L, Throws: L
LaRoche not helping White Sox

Fri, May 22nd 11:20am EDT
By Joe Favia

Adam LaRoche went 0-for-3 at the plate Thursday with two strikeouts, and a walk. The designated hitter left two runners on base as well.

Fantasy Impact: The power-hitting veteran has not had a good run thus far. He leads DH's in strikeouts in baseball. His batting average is among the bottom three among everyday designated hitters as well.


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In a 4-1 win over the Brewers on Wednesday, White Sox DH/1B Adam LaRoche went 1-for-3 with a HR, 1 RBI, and 1 BB. He also struck out once.

Fantasy Impact: It's been slow going for the veteran LaRoche this season, but it's nice to see him knock one out again after such a long homerless drought. He's still not a safe play in most fantasy leagues, but he is an option for fantasy teams in deep leagues.


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LaRoche contributes with pinch-hit

Tue, May 12th 12:02pm EDT
By Joe Favia

Adam LaRoche came in with a pinch-hit opportunity, and delivered an RBI. It was the White Sox first game in the NL-format, and it was definitely good to see the veteran make the most of his chance.

Fantasy Impact: It will be interesting to see how Robin Ventura uses the remainder of the series to try to get LaRoche and Jose Abreu in the lineup. It has been hinted that LaRoche could man third, while Abreu could get a start at third.


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Adam LaRoche continued his forgettable April start with the White Sox with a 1-for-6 evening. Of the six at-bats, four included a strikeout. The veteran DH left a total of five on base.

Fantasy Impact: The top of the White Sox order have been a great disappoint, save Jose Abreu. Abreu cannot be counted on himself to lift the team from its seven year playoff drought. The strikeouts for Dunn are adding up, and are reminding White Sox fans alot of Adam Dunn.


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Adam LaRoche is a .223 career hitter in April, so that .200 batting average isn’t all that alarming to the 35-year-old veteran. But it doesn’t look pretty or sit well with the White Sox super-chill designated hitter. (Source: Chicago Sun-Times)

Fantasy Impact: LaRoche's 2 for 3 day on Wednesday was much needed after going 1 for 12 in the previous three games. Never a great April hitter, LaRoche could be a nice player to add in the Summer months when balls fly out of U.S. Celluar Field.


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Adam LaRoche struggles in Sox loss

Wed, Apr 22nd 9:34am EDT
By Joe Favia

White Sox DH Adam LaRoche was shut down in the 6-2 loss at the hands of the Indians. He went 0-4 with a pair of strikeouts. Much of the heart of the White Sox order was contained, and the team racked up a troubling 15 strikeouts collectively.

Fantasy Impact: LaRoche has had his share of strikeouts this season as he leads the team with 21. The next highest hitter has 11. The transition from NL to AL, and movement to DH full-time could be contributing factors. The power numbers are going to continue to be there, but the surge some expected behind Jose Abreu have not been seen in full-force yet for LaRoche.


Adam LaRoche is heating up

Mon, Apr 20th 10:07am EDT
By Rob Schwarz, Jr.

Adam LaRoche had a great weekend, unfortunately the White Sox only grabbed one win against the Tigers. On Sunday, LaRoche went 1-for-4 with one strikeout. He left two men on base; one in scoring position.

Fantasy Impact: Adam LaRoche had a dream day for fantasy owners on Saturday. Over the weekend, LaRoche went 4-for-9 with one HR, two runs scored, and four RBIs. LaRoche now has a .243 batting average and .904 OPS on the season. LaRoche will hurt you with strikeouts, but can highly reward you as he keeps hitting the ball well..


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Adam LaRoche had a great day at the plate on Sunday. He helped the White Sox overcome the Twins for their second win of the season. LaRoche finished the day 2-for-4 with one HR, two RBI, and two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Adam LaRoche has hit a HR in back-to-back games. He has come to life after hitting only 1-for-14 over the first four games. Over the last two games he has gone 3-for-7 with two HRs, three RBIs, three runs scored, one walk, and three strikeouts. LaRoche is going to finish with a high amount of strikeouts, but he will also hit the ball for power often. LaRoche can prove to be a valuable asset in deeper leagues.


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Adam LaRoche and the White Sox could not have imagined a worse Opening Day. The White Sox lost to the Royals 10-1 on Monday. LaRoche did not help the team as he went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. The team had a combined batting avg of .179.

Fantasy Impact: Adam LaRoche is going to have games like this, but he still holds low-end value as a DH or first baseman. He has a career average of over 20 HRs and just under 70 RBIs per season. Do not panic yet, this is a long season and LaRoche will hit his career averages. Look for LaRoche and the Sox to bounce back against the Royals on Wednesday.


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Adam LaRoche provided the White Sox with four of their seven runs when he went deep off of Cory Rasmus in the 4th inning. The White Sox went on to defeat the Angels 7-6.

Fantasy Impact: The White Sox are hoping for much more of the same from LaRoche who will be providing protection for Cuban slugger Jose Abreu in their lineup this season. The 2 year/ $25 million contract the Sox signed LaRoche to this winter could pay huge dividends if he can have a repeat of last year's 26 HR and 92 RBI.


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