Who is Adam LaRoche and what is his net worth 2018? David Adam LaRoche is an outstanding previous American expert baseball player who has played for 12 seasons in the Major League Baseball (MLB).He has played for many major teams, namely the Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks, Washington Nationals and the Chicago White Sox. Designated as one of the best baseball players. He plays at the position of a designated hitter in the team. He retired from actively playing baseball officially in the year 2016.
Born in Orange County, California, in 1979, Adam LaRoche is the son of former Major League pitcher Dave LaRoche. He is also the older brother of the third baseman Andy LaRoche.
LaRoche was a 1998 Fort Scott High School graduate where he was an active member of the school baseball team, where his uncle was the head coach. During his senior years, he was named an All-American in baseball.
In 1999, he played for his father at the Fort Scott Community College before being transferred to the Seminole Community College in 2000, where he was an All-American and the MVP in the Junior College World Series. His talent didn’t go unnoticed as he was drafted by Florida Marlins in both 1998 and 1999 when he refused to sign due to prior academic engagements. Finally, he was drafted by Atlanta Braves in the year 2000.
Adam LaRoche worked hard his way through the Braves farm system before finally making a professional MLB debut on April 7, 2004.He played with the Braves until the point that he was exchanged to the Pittsburgh Pirates in January 2007. He played the 2009 season with the Pirates until July 2009 when he was traded to Boston Red Sox.
He also became the first player in the history of the major league to have a home run taken away by using video replay. He had a brief tenure with the Sox and returned to the Braves in July 2009.
In 2010, his fortunes turned when he landed a 1 year, $4.5 million contracts with Arizona Diamondbacks, where he completely proved his worth which resulted later in a 2 year, $24 million contracts with the Washington Nationals in 2013. In the year 2013, LaRoche has a dip in career but bounced back in 2014. He signed a two-year contract with Chicago White Sox in November 2014, a 2 year $25 million contract and on 15th March 2016 decided to retire from active baseball career.
LaRoche suffers from ADHD which was diagnosed during his high school years. It had regularly been affecting his performance in the game which occasionally led to on-field blunders such as in a game against the Washington Nationals in 2006, when he picked up a Nick Johnson ground ball that should have resulted in the third out of the inning but did not move quickly to step on first base.
LaRoche is also currently one of the co-owners of Outdoor Networks hunting show Buck Commander with friends and pro athletes Chipper Jones, Ryan Langerhans, Tom Martin, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, and Willie Robertson who is from the Duck Commander series, where his current interests seem to be laying.
Adam LaRoche Net Worth
Having a net worth of $38 million, Adam LaRoche is definitely one of the richest players in the current global sports world and perhaps one of the top players in the field of baseball. His salary in 2016 was $12 million and his retirement funds stand at $168,500. His current market value is $47,530,500. His salary cap has a whopping value of $12,526,200 and has a large amount of income coming from his Outdoor Networks making him one of the richest baseballers in the current era.
LaRoche is just a guy with a huge bank account and a successful professional career. Thus, no doubt it is his first year after his retirement but it’s too early to predict his future. With his professional career background, he is surely going to get rather varied options.