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Tommy La Stella

26-Year-Old Second Baseman – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

AVG

.251

HR

1

RBI

31

R

22

SB

2

2015 RotoWire 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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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 185   DOB: 1/31/1989   BORN: Westwood, NJ   COLLEGE: Coastal Carolina   DRAFTED: 8th Rd   

February 26, 2015  –  Tommy La Stella News

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La Stella took grounders at third base Wednesday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat 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
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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     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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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
Sep. 28 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .328 .317 .645
Sep. 27 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 26 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 24 StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .330 .318 .648
Sep. 23 StL Did not play.
Sep. 22 StL Did not play.
Sep. 21 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 20 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 19 LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .330 .319 .649
Sep. 18 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 17 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 16 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 15 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 13 @Pit 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .334 .324 .658
Sep. 12 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 10 @Tor 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .334 .326 .660
Sep. 9 @Tor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .332 .322 .654
Sep. 8 @Tor 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .333 .323 .656
Sep. 7 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 6 Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .331 .323 .654
Sep. 5 Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .335 .328 .663
Sep. 3 Mil 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .339 .332 .671
Sep. 2 Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .336 .331 .667
Sep. 1 Mil Did not play.
Aug. 31 @StL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .340 .334 .674
Aug. 30 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 30 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 29 @StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .344 .339 .683
Aug. 28 @Cin 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .345 .341 .686
Last 7 Days 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 41 1 5 1 0 0 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .122 .200 .146 .346

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Tommy La Stella: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
2014258181202.236.291.603

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
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
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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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2014 Stat Review for Tommy La Stella    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.251 AVG
WEAK
87% Contact Rate
GREAT
.284 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

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.317 SLG
TERRIBLE
.066 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.90 BB/K
ELITE
10.0% BB Rate
GOOD
11.1% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

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.645 OPS
POOR
.328 OBP
AVERAGE

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Tommy La Stella

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

La Stella has been traded to the Cubs, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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La Stella is not in the Braves' lineup Monday against the Nationals.

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La Stella is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers.

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La Stella is out of the lineup Friday against the Rangers.

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La Stella (migraine) went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Nationals.

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La Stella (head) is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals.

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La Stella was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a migraine headache.

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La Stella is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

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La Stella is out of the lineup Thursday against the Reds.

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La Stella is out of the lineup for the second straight game Sunday against the Athletics.

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La Stella is out of the lineup Saturday against the A's.

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La Stella is expected to be moved down in the batting order starting Thursday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution 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.