First baseman's glove as valuable as his bat
Adam LaRoche is an infielder's best insurance policy.
The Nationals' first baseman is having a fine season at the plate with a .278 batting average, 23 home runs and 72 RBI. His OPS is .881. Only six players at his position are more productive with a bat in their hands. But where LaRoche adds value to his game is with his glove.