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Tommy La Stella | Third Baseman | #2

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/31/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 170
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Coastal Carolina
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 8 (0) / ATL
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Tommy La Stella is starting at third base and batting second for the Cubs in Friday's game versus the Braves.
Kris Bryant will slide over to first base. Albert Almora is getting the start in center field over Ian Happ even with right-hander Anibal Sanchez on the mound. Apr 13 - 10:22 AM

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Cubs and INF Tommy La Stella avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $950,000 contract.

La Stella was eligible for arbitration for the first time. He hit .288/.389/.472 with five homers in a part-time role for the Cubs in 2017.
Jan 12 - 12:50 PM

Tommy La Stella singled twice and scored a run Friday versus the Reds.

The Cubs couldn't get much going offensively in this one until the eighth inning, when La Stella kicked off what turned out to be a decisive three-run rally. The utility infielder has batted .289/.389/.479 this season and will be a key pinch-hitter for Chicago in the playoffs.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 05:58:00 PM

Tommy La Stella is dealing with a minor leg injury.

It's why the Cubs had to pinch-run for him after he drew a walk Friday. La Stella might be limited to pinch-hitting for a while, which is his primary role, anyway.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 06:01:00 PM

Tommy La Stella went 3-for-5 with a pair of homers and four RBI in Saturday's win over the Phillies.

La Stella had just two hits in his previous 12 at-bats spanning seven games, but he couldn't be stopped Saturday. The infielder hit a solo homer in the fifth inning before swatting a two-run shot in the ninth. The dingers gave him five overall this year, and La Stella is batting .310/.412/.571 in 51 games.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 11:41:00 PM

Tommy La Stella homered and drove in three runs against the Reds on Wednesday.

He worked a bases-loaded walk to drive in a run in the first inning, then cracked a two-run tater off reliever Alejandro Chacin in the fourth frame. The part-time infielder has performed well when given a rare chance to play, batting .295/.406/.500 with three homers and 11 RBI in 96 plate appearances.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 12:11:00 AM

Cubs recalled INF Tommy La Stella from Triple-A Iowa.

La Stella was sent down last month even though he's batted .298/.414/.509 this season. He's replacing Rob Zastryzny on the roster.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 11:39:00 AM

Cubs optioned INF Tommy La Stella to Triple-A Iowa.

The 28-year-old utility man was slashing .298/.414/.509 with two homers and five RBI in his 70 plate appearances. He'll assuredly get another chance with the big league club before long.
Sat, Jul 22, 2017 01:57:00 PM

Tommy La Stella went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk off the bench Wednesday against the Braves.

La Stella was called into duty at third base after Kris Bryant sprained his left pinkie on a slide in the top of the first inning. He could get another couple starts at the hot corner this week while Bryant recovers.
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 03:44:00 PM

Cubs recalled INF Tommy La Stella from Triple-A Iowa.

La Stella will give the Cubs infield depth while Ben Zobrist works through a lingering left wrist injury. La Stella, 28, has posted a cool .304/.484/.522 batting line in 31 plate appearances this season at the major league level, but we'd expect some immediate regression.
Fri, Jun 16, 2017 03:42:00 PM

Cubs optioned INF Tommy La Stella to Triple-A Iowa.

La Stella is batting .304/.484/.522 over 23 at-bats for the Cubs this season, but they've chosen to keep Ian Happ around over him for the time being. He'll be back eventually.
Sun, May 21, 2017 09:12:00 AM

Cubs recalled INF Tommy La Stella from Triple-A Iowa.

The versatile 28-year-old has appeared in six games with the Cubs this season, going 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. He's nothing more than a bench bat and late-game defensive replacement for the Cubs and won't carry any fantasy value.
Sun, May 7, 2017 04:53:00 PM

Cubs activated INF Tommy La Stella from the bereavement list; optioned him to Triple-A Iowa.

La Stella saw just four at-bats in his six games with the Cubs, going 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts. He'll get another opportunity in Chicago before long.
Sat, Apr 22, 2017 10:40:00 AM

Cubs placed INF Tommy La Stella on the bereavement list.

La Stella will be away for a few days following the passing of his grandmother. He's yet to make a start this season.
Mon, Apr 17, 2017 05:16:00 PM

Tommy La Stella went 1-for-1 with an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Pirates.

Pinch-hitting for Jon Lester with one out in the seventh inning, La Stella came through with an RBI double to plate Jason Heyward and boost the Cubs to a short-lived 1-0 lead. The Chicago bullpen would allow six runs over the final two innings to erase that advantage. La Stella has seen just four at-bats this month and holds no fantasy value.
Sun, Apr 16, 2017 05:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Victor Caratini
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Ben Zobrist
3David Bote
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Ian Happ
2Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Yu Darvish
3Jose Quintana
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tyler Chatwood
6Drew Smyly
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Morrow
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Steve Cishek
4Pedro Strop
5Justin Wilson
6Brian Duensing
7Mike Montgomery
8Eddie Butler
9Luke Farrell