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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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Tommy La Stella (head) doubled, walked, and scored a run in his return to action Wednesday.
La Stella was a late scratch from the Braves' starting lineup on Tuesday due to a migraine headache. It was never a serious concern. The rookie second baseman is batting .257/.334/.326 in 88 games this season. Sep 11 - 8:41 AM

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Tommy La Stella was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to a migraine.

He should be alright in a day or two. Phil Gosselin took La Stella's spot at second base.
Sep 9 - 6:13 PM

Tommy La Stella had a rough night at the dish in Friday's loss to the Marlins, going hitless in his four at-bats.

He continues to see regular action at second base, but has provided fantasy owners with nothing more than an empty batting average, slashing .260/.335/.328 with one homer and 31 RBI.
Sep 5 - 10:45 PM

Tommy La Stella returned to the Braves' lineup Tuesday.

La Stella left Monday's game against the Dodgers with a cramp in his upper right hamstring, but it obviously was no big deal. The rookie is sporting a .284/.366/.360 batting line this season.
Aug 12 - 9:09 PM

Tommy La Stella left Monday's game against the Dodgers with a cramp in his upper right hamstring.

If it's indeed just a cramp, La Stella could be OK in a day or two. Often, however, "cramps" wind up being strains. The Braves should update La Stella's status later Monday.
Aug 11 - 8:09 PM

Tommy La Stella went 2-for-4 with his first career homer and two runs scored Friday against the Nationals.

Normally we'd be impressed that La Stella took Stephen Strasburg deep, but three other Braves homered off him on Friday night. In all seriousness, it was nice to see him get the first one out of the way, but any power is a bonus with the other things he brings to the table. With a .288 batting average and a .364 on-base percentage, he's doing just fine.
Aug 9 - 12:22 AM

Tommy La Stella went 1-for-2 with two walks, two runs scored and an RBI in a win over the Padres on Sunday.

La Stella had an RBI single and scored in the third inning, part of a six-run frame by the Braves. The 25-year-old also walked and scored in the seventh inning. La Stella is hitting .288/.363/.356 with a 22/23 BB/K ratio since taking over as the Braves' everyday second baseman in late May.
Jul 27 - 10:11 PM

Tommy La Stella doubled twice and knocked in three runs in four at-bats in Sunday's win over the Phillies.

With Uggla out of the picture, La Stella's job is secure. He has responded by hitting safely in all three games out of the All-Star break. The second baseman cleared the bases with one of his two doubles, padding the Braves' lead to 6-1 in the third inning. The rookie is slashing .297/.371/.376 with 21 RBI and a pair of stolen bases to begin his major league career.
Jul 20 - 6:49 PM

Tommy La Stella went 3-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored in a win over the Cubs on Sunday.

La Stella scored a run in the second inning, but his big damage came on a bases-loaded double in the seventh. La Stella is batting .292/.371/.357 with 12 runs and 17 RBI since being promoted, and with Dan Uggla appearing to be on the way out, La Stella's playing time will be unchallenged in the second half.
Jul 13 - 7:55 PM

Tommy La Stella (foot) went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts Wednesday against the Mets.

La Stella made an early exit on Tuesday night after getting hit in the right foot by a Daisuke Matsuzaka pitch. He only suffered a minor bruise. The 25-year-old second baseman is batting .270/.356/.339 through his first 33 games at the major league level.
Jul 3 - 3:53 AM

Tommy La Stella left Tuesday's game against the Mets with a bruised right foot.

La Stella was hit on the foot by a Daisuke Matsuzaka pitch in the second inning. It doesn't appear that there are any X-rays planned, and La Stella says he'll be fine to play Wednesday.
Jul 1 - 10:22 PM

Tommy La Stella went hitless in a fifth straight game Thursday against the Astros, though he did manage a sac fly.

La Stella is 2-for-31 with no runs scored in eight games batting first or second. Fredi Gonzalez needs to juggle things again after his misguided idea to hit Jason Heyward fifth and Justin Upton sixth. That he thought it was a smart plan to give B.J. Upton and La Stella more at-bats than those two is pretty baffling.
Jun 26 - 5:12 PM

Tommy La Stella led the Braves offensive attack in Sunday’s 6-3 victory over the Angels, going 3-for-3 with a double and a pair of RBI.

La Stella also drew a walk in the ballgame and scored a run, reaching base in all four of his plate appearances. His two-run double off Hector Santiago in the sixth inning put the Braves on top and proved to be the difference in the ballgame. He’s off to a very nice start to his big league career, slashing .411/.476/.446 with six RBI through his first 56 at-bats.
Jun 15 - 11:48 PM

Tommy La Stella singled twice Wednesday against the Red Sox in his major league debut.

That's La Stella's game: singles and the occasional walk. He'll need to play regularly to be of any real use at all in NL-only leagues, and time will tell whether that will happen. It's hard to imagine him helping mixed leaguers this year.
May 28 - 10:48 PM

Braves purchased the contract of 2B Tommy La Stella from Triple-A Gwinnett.

The Braves have gotten next to nothing from the second base position this season, so they've decided to give La Stella a shot. A former eighth-round pick, La Stella boasts an impressive .322/.407/.474 career batting line in the minors and a .293/.384/.359 line at Gwinnett this season. He doesn't hit for power or run much, so the 25-year-old will need to hit for average to have fantasy value. Still, he's worth a shot in deeper leagues. The Braves have yet to announce a corresponding move.
May 28 - 12:27 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Evan Gattis
2Gerald Laird
3Christian Bethancourt
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Tommy La Stella
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
2Ryan Doumit
CF1B.J. Upton
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Jose Constanza
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Ervin Santana
4Aaron Harang
5Alex Wood
6Brandon Beachy
7Kris Medlen
8Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Jordan Walden
4Shae Simmons
5Anthony Varvaro
6James Russell
7David Hale
8Luis Avilan
9Juan Jaime
10Chasen Shreve
11Gus Schlosser
12Cory Gearrin
13Jonny Venters