According to Bob Nightengale on twitter, Adam LaRoche has signed a 2 year, 25 million dollar deal with the Chicago White Sox.
The Chicago #WhiteSox just signed 1B Adam LaRoche to a 2 year, $25 million contract.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 22, 2014
Moving from Nationals Park to U.S. Cellular Field should help LaRoche's fantasy numbers by a good margin.
In 2014, Nationals Park was second to last on ESPN's home run park factor list.
Park Factor compares the rate of stats at home vs. the rate of stats on the road. A rate higher than 1.000 favors the hitter. Below 1.000 favors the pitcher. Teams with home games in multiple stadiums list aggregate Park Factors.
Nationals Park was rated at 0.701, 2nd wost in baseball behind San Francisco's AT&T Park. U.S. Cellular Field was rated 1.049, 13th best in baseball. In 2013, U.S. Cellular Field was 7th best at 1.185 while Nationals Park was 5th worst at 0.804.
From Paul Sporer on twitter:
LaRoche's HR park factor jumps from 75 to 110.— Paul Sporer (@sporer) November 22, 2014
Expect LaRoche's home run totals to go up next season in Chicago.