31-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jeff Larish in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Jeff Larish Contract Information:
Agreed to a minor league contract with the Pirates in November of 2012.
Larish was released by Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
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Jeff Larish: MLB Games Played By Position
Jeff Larish Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
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|2010 (Multiple Teams)||27||MAJ||DET/OAK||75||67||9.3%||32%||0.29||64%||.244||.134|
Jeff Larish: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Jeff Larish.
Out of all the Tigers� prospects, Larish�s stock dropped the most in 2009. The 27-year-old corner infielder nabbed the Tigers� final roster spot out of spring training last year but was demoted to Triple-A Toledo after failing to crack the lineup. While in Toledo, Larish struggled to find a groove, hitting .265 with six homers in 211 at-bats before suffering a season-ending wrist injury. He�s expected to be ready for spring training, but he has an uphill climb to make the roster, let alone earn regular playing time.
Larish was promoted to Triple-A to begin last season and found his way to Detroit due to injuries. He has good power potential but his batting average is likely to suffer due to a high strikeout total. The Tigers have been getting Larish some time at third base to see if he can be an option as a reserve next year. It is a necessary move for Larish's career as he's blocked at first base, his normal position, by Miguel Cabrera. Larish saw time at third in the Arizona Fall League and the reviews from scouts indicated he still has more work to do. If Larish can improve his defense at third he could be an option to take time away from Brandon Inge this season if Inge struggles at the plate.
Larish led the Eastern League with 28 homers and 101 RBI, and added 87 walks and a .390 on-base percentage. His strikeout total was a tad high but the walks and power production are encouraging. He's blocked by Carlos Guillen at first base but Guillen hasn't been a picture of health throughout his career. Larish should open the year at Triple-A and could see time in Detroit at some point this season. He'd be an interesting fantasy pickup if he were able to get an extended opportunity.
Larish showed a very good eye and flashed some power at high-A Lakeland last season. Some scouts consider his swing a bit long, however, which could lead to problems at higher levels if he doesn't make adjustments. The Tigers will likely move him up to Double-A this season where the 24-year-old will need to show the patience that has made him successful so far.
Detroit selected Larish out of Arizona State in the fifth round of the 2005 draft. He played in only 24 games after signing late but showed good power and excellent strike zone judgment. He should start next season back at A-ball but a strong start would have him in Double-A by midseason.
Detroit selected Larish, a first baseman at Arizona State, in the fifth round of the 2005 amateur draft. Scouts consider him an advanced college hitter and liked his success in a big-time program.