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Tommy La Stella

26-Year-Old Second Baseman – Chicago Cubs

2015 Stats

AVG

.167

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0

RBI

0

R

0

SB

1

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 a...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Oblique     EST. RETURN:  6/20/2015
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 190   DOB: 1/31/1989
BORN: Westwood, NJ   COLLEGE: Coastal Carolina  DRAFTED: 8th Rd   

May 19, 2015  –  Tommy La Stella News

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La Stella will be out indefinitely after suffering a setback in his recovery from an oblique injury, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

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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 3 12 10 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .200 .333 .300 .633
2015 26 MAJ CHC 2 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .334
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3-Year Averages     93 360 319 22 80 18 16 1 1 31 2 1 36 40 3 1 1 .251 .328 .317 .644

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. 26 Was Did not play.
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May. 11 NYM Did not play.
May. 10 @Mil Did not play.
May. 9 @Mil Did not play.
May. 8 @Mil Did not play.
May. 7 @StL Did not play.
May. 6 @StL Did not play.
May. 5 @StL Did not play.
May. 4 @StL Did not play.
May. 3 Mil Did not play.
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Apr. 29 Pit Did not play.
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Apr. 27 Pit Did not play.
Apr. 26 @Cin Did not play.
Apr. 25 @Cin Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Tommy La Stella: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 1 1
2014 88 1

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Tommy La Stella Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20146140110.311.426.818

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201560001.167.167.333
2014258181202.236.291.603

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201560001.167.167.333
2014135111130.259.319.661

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
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 12 10 8.3% 0% 0.00 100% .200 .100
2015 26 MAJ CHC 6 6 0% 16.7% 0.00 83% .200 .000
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3-Year Averages     360 319 10% 11.1% 0.90 87% .284 .066

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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2015 Stat Review for Tommy La Stella    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.167 AVG
TERRIBLE
83% Contact Rate
GOOD
.200 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.167 SLG
TERRIBLE
.000 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.00 BB/K
TERRIBLE
0.0% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
16.7% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.334 OPS
TERRIBLE
.167 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Tommy La Stella: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

La Stella (oblique) was hit by a pitch during Sunday's minor league rehab game at Double-A Tennessee and was forced to exit the contest, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports.

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La Stella (oblique) is headed to Double-A Tennessee for a rehab assignment, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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La Stella (oblique) is playing in extended spring training games in Arizona, but there is no timetable yet for his return, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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La Stella (oblique) has yet to swing a bat and is continuing to rehab in Arizona, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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La Stella (oblique) says he thinks he will be ready to come off the DL when first eligible next week, ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers reports.

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The Cubs placed La Stella (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

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La Stella (oblique) is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Reds, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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La Stella (side) will attempt some throwing before Monday's game, and they will know more about the issue after, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.