Adam LaRoche, this season: .268/.327/.445
Rico Brogna, career: .269/.320/.445
Eerie, huh? Like I say, it’s actually a good sign. If a rookie is as good as Rico Brogna’s career average, that means he should be significantly better over the course of his career — especially since LaRoche has always had to make league adjustments coming up through the minors and has hit better in the second half. I just thought it was interesting, especially since some analysts compared LaRoche to Brogna entering the season.