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Tommy La Stella

27-Year-Old Second Baseman – Chicago Cubs

2016 Stats

AVG

.357

HR

1

RBI

4

R

6

SB

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The Cubs liked La Stella's batting eye and versatility when they acquired him from Atlanta in November of 2014, but injuries and the emergence of a number of other youngsters limited him to just 33 ga...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 173   DOB: 1/31/1989   BORN: Westwood, NJ   COLLEGE: Coastal Carolina   DRAFTED: 8th Rd   

April 25, 2016  –  Tommy La Stella News

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La Stella went 3-for-5 with three runs and a solo home run from the leadoff spot against the Reds on Sunday.

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Tommy La Stella Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2011 22 A ROM 63 270 232 46 76 27 13 5 9 40 2 2 26 28 3 4 5 .328 .401 .543 .944
2012 23 R GUL 5 18 13 4 3 2 0 1 1 3 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 .231 .444 .615 1.059
2012 23 A LYN 85 358 298 43 90 32 22 5 5 56 13 2 36 24 3 10 11 .302 .386 .460 .846
2013 24 A LYN 7 29 20 7 11 2 1 0 1 4 1 1 8 1 0 0 1 .550 .690 .750 1.440
2013 24 AA MIS 81 323 283 32 97 27 21 2 4 41 7 1 37 34 1 0 2 .343 .422 .473 .895
2014 25 AAA GWI 47 198 167 18 49 8 6 1 1 23 1 1 25 14 0 4 2 .293 .384 .359 .743
2014 25 MAJ ATL 93 360 319 22 80 18 16 1 1 31 2 1 36 40 3 1 1 .251 .328 .317 .645
2015 26 AA TEN 10 40 36 9 9 3 3 0 0 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 .250 .325 .333 .658
2015 26 AAA IOW 9 38 33 3 11 4 2 1 1 6 0 0 4 3 0 1 0 .333 .395 .545 .940
2015 26 MAJ CHC 33 74 67 4 18 7 6 0 1 11 2 0 5 7 0 1 1 .269 .324 .403 .727
2016 27 MAJ CHC 13 33 28 6 10 6 5 0 1 4 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 .357 .455 .643 1.098
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3-Year Averages     63 216 193 13 49 12 11 0 1 21 2 0 20 23 1 1 1 .254 .326 .326 .652
Career  (View All)     139 467 414 32 108 31 27 1 3 46 4 1 45 48 3 2 3 .261 .336 .353 .689

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Tommy La Stella Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 1 Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .357 .455 .643 1.098
Apr. 30 Atl Did not play.
Apr. 29 Atl 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .483 .720 1.203
Apr. 28 Mil 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .464 .667 1.131
Apr. 27 Mil Did not play.
Apr. 26 Mil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .417 .636 1.053
Apr. 24 @Cin 5 3 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .391 .636 1.027
Apr. 23 @Cin Did not play.
Apr. 22 @Cin 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .333 .353 .686
Apr. 21 @Cin Did not play.
Apr. 20 @StL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .294 .313 .607
Apr. 19 @StL Did not play.
Apr. 18 @StL Did not play.
Apr. 17 Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .308 .385 .693
Apr. 16 Col Did not play.
Apr. 15 Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .417 .750
Apr. 14 Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .364 .455 .819
Apr. 13 Cin Did not play.
Apr. 11 Cin Did not play.
Apr. 10 @Ari 4 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .625 1.125
Apr. 9 @Ari Did not play.
Apr. 8 @Ari 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
Apr. 7 @Ari 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 5 @LAA Did not play.
Apr. 4 @LAA Did not play.
Last 7 Days 11 4 5 4 0 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .455 .600 1.091 1.691
Last 14 Days 16 5 6 4 0 1 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 .375 .524 .813 1.337
Last 30 Days 28 6 10 5 0 1 4 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 .357 .455 .643 1.098

Tommy La Stella: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 1 7
2015 14 12
2014 88 1

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Tommy La Stella: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 10 4

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Tommy La Stella Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201601000.000.0001.000
201540000.000.000.000
20146140110.311.426.818

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016285140.357.6431.062
20156341112.286.429.771
2014258181202.236.291.603

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016111020.182.364.764
2015361141.194.306.522
2014135111130.259.319.661

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016175120.471.8241.324
2015313071.355.516.949
2014184110182.245.315.632
Tommy La Stella Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2011 22 A ROM 270 232 9.6% 10.4% 0.93 88% .344 .215
2012 23 R GUL 18 13 22.2% 5.6% 4.00 92% .182 .384
2012 23 A LYN 358 298 10.1% 6.7% 1.50 92% .316 .158
2013 24 A LYN 29 20 27.6% 3.4% 8.00 95% .556 .200
2013 24 AA MIS 323 283 11.5% 10.5% 1.09 88% .380 .130
2014 25 AAA GWI 198 167 12.6% 7.1% 1.79 92% .316 .066
2014 25 MAJ ATL 360 319 10% 11.1% 0.90 87% .284 .066
2015 26 AA TEN 40 36 7.5% 2.5% 3.00 97% .257 .083
2015 26 AAA IOW 38 33 10.5% 7.9% 1.33 91% .345 .212
2015 26 MAJ CHC 74 67 6.8% 9.5% 0.71 90% .288 .134
2016 27 MAJ CHC 33 28 12.1% 3% 4.00 96% .346 .286
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3-Year Averages     216 193 9.3% 10.6% 0.87 88% .284 .072
Career     467 414 9.6% 10.3% 0.94 88% .289 .092

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2016 Stat Review for Tommy La Stella    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.357 AVG
ELITE
96% Contact Rate
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.346 BABIP
HIGH
Power

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.643 SLG
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.286 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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4.00 BB/K
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12.1% BB Rate
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3.0% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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1.098 OPS
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.455 OBP
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Tommy La Stella: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

La Stella is in the lineup batting sixth and playing third base for Thursday's game against the Reds.

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La Stella will start at third base Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

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La Stella doubled as a pinch hitter Friday against Arizona for his first hit of the season.

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La Stella will begin the season in the majors, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.

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La Stella (calf) started at second base and went 3-for-4 against the Angels on Monday.

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La Stella (calf) played in the field in a minor league game Wednesday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports. "It's just making sure I'm completely symptom-free, especially in games that don't mean anything," he said.

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La Stella (calf) batted in five straight innings during a minor league game Saturday, the Cubs' official site reports.

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La Stella (calf) is taking ground balls, the Cubs' official site reports.

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La Stella is making progress from a strained left calf, but there is no timetable for his return, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Dan Uggla's demise put La Stella on the radar heading into 2014, and it was less than two months before he officially took over the starting second base job in Atlanta. His keen eye at the plate was apparent from the get-go, as La Stella hit .292/.371/.357 with 20 strikeouts against 19 walks prior to the All-Star break, but he failed make the necessary adjustments as pitchers learned his tendencies and thus floundered to a .565 OPS in the second half, ultimately losing his starting job to Phil Gosselin late in the season. The Cubs, liking his contact and on-base skills, acquired La Stella from the Braves for right-hander Arodys Vizcaino in November. There's a remote chance he could work himself into a regular role at second base to begin the year, but La Stella won't be much of a factor outside of OBP leagues regardless given his utter lack of power and speed, even at a premium middle-infield position.

2014

While Tyler Pastornicky is an obvious candidate for playing time at second base if Dan Uggla is dealt, La Stella is definitely in the mix as well, after raking at Double-A Mississippi (.343/.422/.473) in 2013. He also drew the praise of the team's director of player development, Bruce Manno, with an impressive performance in the Arizona Fall League. The 25-year-old La Stella is very disciplined at the plate, as evidenced by his 35 strikeouts in 303 at-bats last season, and even if the Braves can't unload Uggla, a hot start in the minors could put him in contention for a major league roster spot. Further, La Stella offers significantly more upside at the plate than Pastornicky, making him a better speculative target for those in deeper formats.

2013

The Braves may have struck gold in the eighth round of the 2011 draft with La Stella. With an underrated glove and a big bat, he is being viewed as the team's future second baseman. Dan Uggla is firmly entrenched as their current second baseman and his contract runs through 2015 so there is no need to rush La Stella. Still, he hit .328/.401/.543 in 63 games at Low-A in 2011 and followed that up with a .302/.386/.460 line in High-A in 2012. If he keeps hitting like that, he is going to force the Braves to continue advancing him.