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Andy LaRoche    \la-ROHSH\

Andrew Christian LaRoche

Positions: Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: September 13, 1983 in Fort Scott, KS
High School: Fort Scott HS (Fort Scott, KS)
School: Grayson County College (Denison, TX)
Drafted
by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 39th round of the 2003 amateur draft.
Signed August 14, 2003. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 6, 2007 (Age 23.235)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2008 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Dodgers/Athletics/BlueJays 2007-2013
2014 Contract Status: 1st-Year Arb Eligible (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 3.103, Arb Eligible: 2014, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: SFX [*]
Relatives: Brother of Adam LaRoche and Son of Dave LaRoche
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2007 23 LAD NL 35 115 93 16 21 5 0 1 10 2 1 20 24 .226 .365 .312 .677 78 29 1 1 0 1 5 5/7
2008 24 TOT NL 76 252 223 17 37 5 0 5 18 2 0 24 37 .166 .252 .256 .508 36 57 8 2 2 1 1 5/43
2008 24 LAD NL 27 69 59 6 12 1 0 2 6 0 0 10 7 .203 .319 .322 .641 71 19 5 0 0 0 0 5/43
2008 24 PIT NL 49 183 164 11 25 4 0 3 12 2 0 14 30 .152 .227 .232 .458 23 38 3 2 2 1 1 5
2009 25 PIT NL 150 590 524 64 135 29 5 12 64 3 1 50 84 .258 .330 .401 .731 94 210 16 8 6 2 1 *5
2010 26 PIT NL 102 271 247 26 51 8 0 4 16 1 1 19 43 .206 .268 .287 .555 52 71 7 2 2 1 0 5/43D
2011 27 OAK AL 40 104 93 10 23 6 1 0 5 0 0 8 19 .247 .320 .333 .654 82 31 6 2 1 0 1 5/643
2013 29 TOR AL 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /5
6 Yrs 404 1336 1184 133 267 53 6 22 113 8 3 121 208 .226 .304 .336 .640 72 398 38 15 11 5 8
162 Game Avg. 162 536 475 53 107 21 2 9 45 3 1 49 83 .226 .304 .336 .640 72 160 15 6 4 2 3
PIT (3 yrs) 301 1044 935 101 211 41 5 19 92 6 2 83 157 .226 .296 .341 .637 71 319 26 12 10 4 2
LAD (2 yrs) 62 184 152 22 33 6 0 3 16 2 1 30 31 .217 .348 .316 .664 75 48 6 1 0 1 5
TOR (1 yr) 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
OAK (1 yr) 40 104 93 10 23 6 1 0 5 0 0 8 19 .247 .320 .333 .654 82 31 6 2 1 0 1
NL (4 yrs) 363 1228 1087 123 244 47 5 22 108 8 3 113 188 .224 .304 .338 .641 71 367 32 13 10 5 7
AL (2 yrs) 41 108 97 10 23 6 1 0 5 0 0 8 20 .237 .308 .320 .628 75 31 6 2 1 0 1

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2007 23 LAD NL 35 115 -4 0 0 1 0 -2 -0.2 4 2 0.1 .494 .499 0.0 0.1 1 5/7
2008 24 LAD NL 27 69 -3 0 -1 -3 0 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .477 .496 -0.1 -0.3 -1 $392,500 5/43
2008 24 PIT NL 49 183 -18 1 0 5 1 -12 -1.3 6 -6 -0.7 .475 .493 -1.2 0.6 -11 5
2009 25 PIT NL 150 590 -5 1 1 7 3 6 0.6 18 24 2.3 .504 .504 1.6 0.9 17 $413,500 *5
2010 26 PIT NL 102 271 -12 -0 0 -8 1 -19 -2.1 8 -11 -1.3 .480 .487 -0.4 -0.8 -3 $451,000 5/43D
2011 27 OAK AL 40 104 -3 -1 -1 -1 1 -5 -0.5 4 -1 -0.1 .487 .497 -0.0 0.0 0 $600,000 5/643
2013 29 TOR AL 1 4 -1 0 0 1 0 0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .495 .500 -0.1 0.1 -1 /5
6 Seasons 404 1336 -46 1 -1 2 6 -38 -4.2 42 5 -0.1 .490 .497 -0.3 0.7 3 $1,857,000
PIT (3 yrs) 301 1044 -36 1 1 4 4 -25 -2.8 33 8 0.3 .491 .496 -0.1 0.7 4 $864,500
LAD (2 yrs) 62 184 -6 1 -1 -2 1 -8 -0.8 6 -2 -0.3 .487 .498 -0.1 -0.2 -0 $392,500
TOR (1 yr) 1 4 -1 0 0 1 0 0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .495 .500 -0.1 0.1 -1
OAK (1 yr) 40 104 -3 -1 -1 -1 1 -5 -0.5 4 -1 -0.1 .487 .497 -0.0 0.0 0 $600,000

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2007 LAD NL 23 3B 30 28 21 237.0 73 22 48 3 8 .959 1 1 5 5 2.66 2.33 .954 2.68 2.67
2007 LAD NL 23 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
2007 LAD NL 23 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
2008 TOT NL 24 3B 59 57 54 502.1 170 25 135 10 20 .941 1 2 3 4 2.87 2.71 .956 2.60 2.58
2008 LAD NL 24 3B 14 12 9 105.0 32 6 25 1 1 .969 -2 -3 -17 -33 2.66 2.21 .956 2.60 2.58
2008 LAD NL 24 2B 3 2 0 13.0 9 7 2 0 3 1.000 -0 0 -18 0 6.23 3.00 .982 4.85 4.80
2008 LAD NL 24 1B 1 1 1 8.0 12 11 1 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 13.50 12.00 .992 9.34 9.30
2008 PIT NL 24 3B 45 45 45 397.1 138 19 110 9 19 .935 3 5 8 15 2.92 2.87 .956 2.60 2.58
2009 PIT NL 25 3B 146 142 135 1246.0 432 97 321 14 34 .968 12 7 11 7 3.02 2.86 .957 2.57 2.55
2010 PIT NL 26 3B 54 52 49 448.0 162 33 119 10 8 .938 -5 -8 -13 -21 3.05 2.81 .951 2.54 2.52
2010 PIT NL 26 2B 6 4 2 36.0 20 8 11 1 1 .950 1 0 30 0 4.75 3.17 .984 4.78 4.73
2010 PIT NL 26 1B 2 2 1 15.0 15 15 0 0 2 1.000 0 0 0 0 9.00 7.50 .993 9.24 9.15
2010 PIT NL 26 DH 2 0
2011 OAK AL 27 3B 27 17 11 159.0 42 10 28 4 4 .905 -2 -2 -12 -15 2.15 1.41 .954 2.62 2.60
2011 OAK AL 27 SS 9 5 2 44.2 29 3 25 1 3 .966 0 1 0 32 5.64 3.11 .972 4.37 4.33
2011 OAK AL 27 2B 8 5 2 48.0 16 7 9 0 2 1.000 -0 0 -10 0 3.00 2.00 .984 4.76 4.72
2011 OAK AL 27 1B 1 1 0 8.0 15 13 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 30 0 16.88 15.00 .993 9.34 9.20
2013 TOR AL 29 3B 1 1 1 9.0 4 1 3 0 1 1.000 0 1 67 147 4.00 4.00 .960 2.50 2.50
6 Seasons 3B 317 297 271 2601.1 883 188 654 41 75 .954 8 1 4 0 2.91 2.66 .955 2.58 2.57
3 Seasons 2B 17 11 4 97.0 45 22 22 1 6 .978 0 0 4 0 4.08 2.59 .984 4.78 4.74
1 Season SS 9 5 2 44.2 29 3 25 1 3 .966 0 1 0 26 5.64 3.11 .972 4.37 4.33
3 Seasons 1B 4 4 2 31.0 42 39 3 0 3 1.000 0 0 8 0 12.19 10.50 .993 9.29 9.20
1 Season OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
1 Season LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
6 Seasons TOT 348 317 279 2775.0 999 252 704 43 87 .957 9 3 4 1 3.10 2.75 .959 2.76 2.79
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
2009 NL  146 (3rd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
2009 NL  97 (5th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
2009 NL  321 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
2009 NL  34 (2nd)
Active  75 (23rd)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
2009 NL  12 (3rd)
Active  8 (23rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
2009 NL  3.02 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
2009 NL  2.86 (2nd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
2009 NL  .968 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2986), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (695th), -0.1 career WAR/-0.1 7yr-peak WAR/-0.1 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2008 24 Los Angeles Dodgers $392,500 ?
2009 25 Pittsburgh Pirates $413,500 ?
2010 26 Pittsburgh Pirates $451,000 2.026
2011 27 Oakland Athletics $600,000 3.026
Earliest Arb Eligible: 2014, Earliest Free Agent: 2017
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,857,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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