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Postby oddmanout7 » Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:16 pm

This is an interesting development...

Jun 3 Updating a previous report, Dylan Hernandez, of the Los Angeles Times, reports Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Andy LaRoche played his last two games with Triple-A Las Vegas at second base. He made it through both games without an error and turned a double play Saturday, May 31.


In 98 AAA ABs Andy has a line of .265/.445/.398 but the most impressive thing is 33BB to 14Ks! He has 4 HR this year and he hit 18 HR in AAA last year while putting up a .309/.399/.589 line with 39 BB and 42 Ks. Andy was a good prospect at 3B, but a move to 2B would make him a great one. What are your thoughts on him for this season and beyond?
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Re: Andy LaRoche

Postby AussieDodger » Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:38 pm

He's wildly under-rated by his own team.
You got the feeling they were falling over themselves this off-season to trade him away.
Maybe they're showcasing his positional flexibility to trade him at the deadline.
He'll be a big success for any other team. ;-D
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Re: Andy LaRoche

Postby j24jags » Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:50 pm

They could be molding him to be their 2B of the future, Kent isn't exactly a young guy and maybe they are starting to believe in Dewitt... Just an idea
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Re: Andy LaRoche

Postby The Artful Dodger » Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:53 pm

They're trying out Laroche at 2B seeing that DeWitt has proven to be the better defensive asset at the hot corner. I'm intrigued to see if it sticks. ;-D
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Re: Andy LaRoche

Postby freeling_prideful » Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:23 am

LOL this is like an NL West trend. Block your top 3B prospect and then try to make him play out of position at second. Ian Stewart's already the biggest and arguably most awkward 2b in the league, I guess the Dodgers want to get in on that conversation.
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