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Tommy La Stella

29-Year-Old Second Baseman – Chicago Cubs

2018 Stats

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.294

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0

RBI

13

R

11

SB

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The Cubs didn't have much playing time available for La Stella last season, but he was an effective left-handed bat off the bench when called upon. Most of his time in the field was split between seco...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 170   DOB: 1/31/1989   BORN: Westwood, NJ   COLLEGE: Coastal Carolina   DRAFTED: 8th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Tommy La Stella Contract Information:

Agreed to a $950,000 deal with the Cubs in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.

June 3, 2018  –  Tommy La Stella News

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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 AA TEN 2 7 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .500 .714 .500 1.214
2016 27 AAA IOW 12 46 44 6 12 3 2 0 1 3 0 0 2 9 0 0 0 .273 .304 .386 .690
2016 27 MAJ CHC 74 168 148 17 40 15 12 1 2 11 0 1 18 27 0 0 2 .270 .357 .405 .762
2017 28 AAA IOW 33 121 110 14 24 3 2 0 1 6 0 1 10 22 0 1 0 .218 .281 .264 .545
2017 28 MAJ CHC 73 149 125 18 36 13 8 0 5 22 0 0 20 18 0 2 2 .288 .389 .472 .861
2018 29 MAJ CHC 59 94 85 11 25 2 2 0 0 13 0 1 9 14 0 0 0 .294 .362 .318 .680
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3-Year Averages     60 129 113 13 31 10 8 0 2 14 0 0 14 17 0 1 1 .274 .357 .398 .755
Career  (View All)     332 845 744 72 199 55 44 2 9 88 4 3 88 106 3 4 6 .267 .348 .368 .716

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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
Jun. 19 LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .362 .318 .680
Jun. 19 LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .366 .321 .687
Jun. 17 @StL Did not play.
Jun. 16 @StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .370 .325 .695
Jun. 15 @StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .305 .374 .329 .703
Jun. 13 @Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .309 .378 .333 .711
Jun. 12 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .379 .333 .712
Jun. 11 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .312 .384 .338 .722
Jun. 10 Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .388 .342 .730
Jun. 9 Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .320 .393 .347 .740
Jun. 8 Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .324 .398 .351 .749
Jun. 7 Phi 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .329 .402 .356 .758
Jun. 6 Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .324 .400 .352 .752
Jun. 5 Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .329 .405 .357 .762
Jun. 3 @NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .410 .362 .772
Jun. 2 @NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .348 .427 .379 .806
Jun. 1 @NYM 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .354 .432 .385 .817
May. 31 @NYM 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .344 .425 .375 .800
May. 30 @Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .417 .365 .782
May. 29 @Pit Did not play.
May. 28 @Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .339 .423 .371 .794
May. 27 SF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .344 .412 .377 .789
May. 26 SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .403 .367 .770
May. 25 SF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .339 .409 .373 .782
May. 23 Cle Did not play.
May. 22 Cle Did not play.
May. 20 @Cin 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .339 .400 .373 .773
May. 19 @Cin 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .339 .381 .373 .754
May. 19 @Cin 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .315 .362 .352 .714
May. 18 @Cin Did not play.
Last 7 Games 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250
Last 14 Games 16 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250
Last 30 Games 32 5 9 0 0 0 2 5 6 0 1 0 0 0 .281 .378 .281 .659

Tommy La Stella: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 11 11
2017 1 21 18
2016 9 33
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
2017 22 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
201881010.000.000.273
2017134120.385.6151.000
2016194030.316.421.856

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201877100120.325.351.724
2017112144200.277.455.845
201612913280.264.403.748

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018365070.278.278.611
2017547060.241.315.669
2016687150.265.412.779

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018496060.306.347.729
201771115160.324.5921.008
20168010160.275.400.748
Tommy La Stella vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .337 .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% .305 .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% .308 .066
2014 25 MAJ ATL 360 319 10% 11.1% 0.90 87% .283 .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% .333 .212
2015 26 MAJ CHC 74 67 6.8% 9.5% 0.71 90% .283 .134
2016 27 AA TEN 7 4 28.6% 0% 0.00 100% .500 .000
2016 27 AAA IOW 46 44 4.3% 19.6% 0.22 80% .324 .113
2016 27 MAJ CHC 168 148 10.7% 16.1% 0.67 82% .319 .135
2017 28 AAA IOW 121 110 8.3% 18.2% 0.45 80% .261 .046
2017 28 MAJ CHC 149 125 13.4% 12.1% 1.11 86% .298 .184
2018 29 MAJ CHC 94 85 9.6% 14.9% 0.64 84% .352 .024
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3-Year Averages     129 113 10.9% 13.2% 0.82 85% .305 .124
Career     845 744 10.4% 12.5% 0.83 86% .300 .101

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Tommy La Stella Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
2B 2018 65.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3B 2018 51.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Tommy La Stella    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.64 BB/K
GREAT
9.6% BB Rate
GOOD
14.9% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.680 OPS
TERRIBLE
.362 OBP
GREAT
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.294 AVG
GREAT
.352 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.318 SLG
TERRIBLE
.024 ISO
TERRIBLE

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

La Stella is starting at second base and batting leadoff in Monday's game against the Braves.

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La Stella agreed to a one-year, $950,000 deal with the Cubs on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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La Stella (leg) pinch hit in Friday's victory over the Brewers and recorded the eventual game-winning RBI on a bases-loaded walk.

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La Stella has been hampered by a minor leg injury, according to manager Joe Maddon, Jesse Rogers of ESPNChicago.com reports.

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La Stella is starting at second base and batting second Monday against the Pirates.

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La Stella will start at second base and bat fifth Sunday against the Phillies.

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La Stella went 3-for-5 with a pair of homers and four RBI on Saturday against the Phillies.

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La Stella went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and a walk against the Reds on Wednesday.

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La Stella went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in Monday's win over the Reds.

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La Stella was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Sunday, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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La Stella was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

La Stella cracked the Cubs' Opening Day roster as a part-time player, and opened the year with a .291/.378/.494 line in 38 games before he hit the disabled list with a hamstring strain in early June. Things took an unusual turn from there, as his eventual activation from the DL was halted by a demotion back to Triple-A prior to the non-waiver trade deadline, and the veteran infielder initially refused to report to Des Moines for the assignment. After a change of heart in mid-August, La Stella returned to the organization and put himself back in the good graces of the front office to the point of earning a September callup when rosters expanded. A patient left-handed bat with a modicum of pop, La Stella is a useful bench piece for a big league club, but it remains to be seen if he can hit enough to merit being placed on the large side of a platoon. With health, a slight increase in playing time is a possibility in 2017.

2016

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 games with his new team last year. He was an above-average prospect in the Braves' system after slashing .343/.422/.473 in half a season with Double-A Mississippi in 2013. Unfortunately, his major league numbers have been disappointing, with just two home runs, two stolen bases and a .327 on-base percentage in 386 at-bats. On the other hand, his strong career 41:47 BB:K is a contrast to most of his teammates. He'll likely play a bit of second and third again this year, but he's a bench player for the Cubs unless injuries strike.

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.