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Postby YaNkEeEeman4 » Sun May 06, 2007 11:53 am

The Dodgers called up third baseman Andy LaRoche from Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday and placed Marlon Anderson on the 15-day DL. LaRoche was listed in the Dodgers' starting lineup Sunday for the game against the Braves. The move came one day after manager Grady Little announced he was benching third baseman Wilson Betemit, who then hit a pinch-hit homer, his first of the season, in Saturday night's 6-3 win over the Braves. Despite the homer, Betemit is hitting only .140.
Analysis: LaRoche was hitting .235 with three homers and 11 RBI for Las Vegas. Despite the so-so numbers, Andy is one of the best slugging prospects in baseball. Consider him a must-add immediately in all deeper leagues, especially long-term keeper formats.


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Re: Andy LaRoche has 3b job for LA

Postby Coppermine » Sun May 06, 2007 11:55 am

YaNkEeEeman4 wrote:The Dodgers called up third baseman Andy LaRoche from Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday and placed Marlon Anderson on the 15-day DL. LaRoche was listed in the Dodgers' starting lineup Sunday for the game against the Braves. The move came one day after manager Grady Little announced he was benching third baseman Wilson Betemit, who then hit a pinch-hit homer, his first of the season, in Saturday night's 6-3 win over the Braves. Despite the homer, Betemit is hitting only .140.
Analysis: LaRoche was hitting .235 with three homers and 11 RBI for Las Vegas. Despite the so-so numbers, Andy is one of the best slugging prospects in baseball. Consider him a must-add immediately in all deeper leagues, especially long-term keeper formats.


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3B is pretty deep this year; I don't know if he'd be worth anything more than as a backup 3B until we something from him.
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Postby duckbillgates » Sun May 06, 2007 1:09 pm

He's one of the top 3B prospects and now has playing time, so he should definitely be on the radar, but he's more of a keeper and NL-only add now. Keep an eye on him.
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Postby baseballboy » Sun May 06, 2007 1:20 pm

I've seen Andy 3 times this year in triple A (Las Vegas) and he just looks over-matched at the plate. He projects to be a solid player but he's gonna need some time (as in years) before that happens . . . IMO.
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Postby joecahill » Sun May 06, 2007 6:37 pm

I watched LaRoche play today in ATL; he didn't look overmatched at the plate at all to me. He went 1-for-4 with an RBI, and could have been 2-for-4 if not for a pretty good defensive play on a line drive he absolutely smoked into left. On top of that, he managed to not botch his first (and--I think--only) defensive play of the day. If you're in a NL-only, keeper, or deep mixed league, I think this guy is worth a shot if there's someone you're thinking about dropping.
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Postby wrveres » Sun May 06, 2007 11:42 pm

You guys are all over it. I am going to start hanging out in here.

Yes, if you have room on your bench, he should be on it.
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Postby joecahill » Mon May 07, 2007 8:46 pm

Andy has a pretty good line going so far tonight; he's now 1-for-2 with a run, 2 RBIs, and a SB.
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Postby SendHelp » Mon May 07, 2007 8:59 pm

wow that SB is going to jumpstart the hype for this kid :-D
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Postby frankadelic » Mon May 07, 2007 10:07 pm

In this game recap they mentioned he was hit in the hand:
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/recap?gid=270507128

...hope it's not serious
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Postby jnormy » Thu May 10, 2007 8:59 am

So what does the Cafe think? Is he gonna stick as LA's third baseman? Or is a trip back down in his future?
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