Feb 28, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox infielderAdam LaRoche
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1B Adam LaRoche, White Sox
LaRoche was barely drafted last season after posting poor 2013 numbers, .237/.332/.403, 20 home runs, 62 RBI, 70 runs.
He responded hitting .259/.362/.455 with 26 round-trippers, 92 RBI and 73 runs in 2014. LaRoche was obviously seeing the ball very well as he set a career-high with 82 walks.
Even at 35 years old, LaRoche has a great chance to approach 30 homers again, hitting in U.S. Cellular Field. According to Park Factors, the White Sox home is the second-best park for home-run hitters behind only Coors Field in Colorado.
That’s worth the risk in the 14th or 15th round where LaRoche will likely go in 10-team leagues.