|2012 Regular Season|
LeHair, who was named to the National League All-Star team last season, batted .286 with 14 home runs and 30 RBIs before the All-Star break but fell to .202 with two home runs and 10 RBIs after it. After losing the first base job to top prospect Anthony Rizzo in June, LeHair was a bench player for the remainder of the season.
An All-Star last season, LaHair batted .259 with 16 home runs and 40 RBIs in 130 games. He originally signed with the Cubs as a minor league free agent in December 2009.
The 29-year-old LaHair held down the starting first base job through much of the first half after spending most of the previous nine seasons in the minors. His story reached its peak when LaHair was selected to the NL All-Star team, but his playing time dropped drastically once prospect Anthony Rizzo was called up in late June. LaHair finished the year batting .259 with 16 home runs and 40 RBIs. He hit .286 with 14 homers before the All-Star break.
LaHair, hitting .288 this season, was 3 for 26 (.115) over his previous 10 games.
It looks like pitchers are starting to figure out LaHair, who has three hist in 15 at-bats.
LaHair has reached base in 24 straight games.
LaHair has provided the bulk of the Cubs' power this season, hitting seven of their 14 homers.
LaHair has four of Chicago's lowest seven home runs this season, the lowest total in the majors.