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Tommy La Stella | Second Baseman

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/31/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Right

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Braves reassigned INFs Tommy La Stella and Tyler Greene to minor league camp.
No surprises here. La Stella didn't hit well enough this spring to force the Braves to consider him for an Opening Day roster spot, but he is an exciting talent and should be up at some point this summer. He might even steal starting second base duties from Dan Uggla. Mar 24 - 1:51 PM

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Tommy La Stella went 2-for-4 with a double on Sunday and is 7-for-15 with two doubles this spring.

La Stella was a breakthrough prospect last year, hitting .356/.444/.492 in 303 at-bats, most of them coming in Double-A. It's hard to imagine the Braves giving him the second base job coming out of spring training, but he could get a chance come May or June if Dan Uggla can't bounce back.
Mar 2 - 4:03 PM

Braves prospect Tommy La Stella (back) returned to Arizona Fall League action on Friday after missing the previous two games due to a strained back.

The 24-year-old second baseman is slashing a terrific .304/.443/.482 with a homer and 10 RBI through 16 games on the Fall season. This coming on the heels of an impressive .356/.444/.492 line in 88 games between High-A Lynchburg and Double-A Mississippi this season. Depending on how the Dan Uggla situation plays out this offseason, there's a chance that La Stella could open the season as the Braves starting second baseman. He won't offer much in terms of power, but is capable of stealing double-digit bases and should hit for a respectable average, which would make him an option as a middle infielder in deeper mixed leagues.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 09:27:00 AM

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C1Evan Gattis
2Gerald Laird
3Ryan Doumit
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Dan Uggla
2Tyler Pastornicky
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
CF1B.J. Upton
2Jordan Schafer
RF1Jason Heyward
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S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Ervin Santana
4Alex Wood
5Aaron Harang
6David Hale
7Gavin Floyd
8Brandon Beachy
9Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Jordan Walden
4Luis Avilan
5Anthony Varvaro
6Ian Thomas
7Gus Schlosser
8Jonny Venters
9Cory Gearrin