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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date1-31-1989
Height5' 11"
Weight180 lbs
Age29 years, 10 months, 11 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
0.92014
0.22015
-0.02016
0.52017
0.22018
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2014 ATL 25 93 360 80 16 1 1 36 40 1 2 1 .251 .328 .317 95 -0.5 -0.2 0.0 0.9
2015 CHN 26 33 75 18 6 0 1 5 7 1 2 0 .269 .324 .403 98 0.2 -0.4 -0.2 0.2
2016 CHN 27 74 169 40 12 1 2 18 27 2 0 1 .270 .357 .405 99 0.6 -1.8 -4.2 0.0
2017 CHN 28 73 151 36 8 0 5 20 18 2 0 0 .288 .389 .472 120 4.5 -0.7 -2.8 0.5
2018 CHN 29 123 192 45 8 0 1 17 27 2 0 1 .266 .340 .331 86 -2.3 0.7 -1.5 0.2
Career3969472195021096119843.264.345.366982.4-2.4-8.71.8

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2011 ROM A 63 270 .259 .330 .396 .337 108 18.8 7.8 -0.6 142 3 -4.2 0.1 14.3 1.8
2012 LYN A+ 85 358 .257 .328 .396 .305 94 22 10.7 -1.2 138 2 -3.8 -0.3 17.7 2.3
2012 BRA Rk 5 18 .254 .336 .361 .182 98 1.9 0.6 -0.1 136 5 -0.1 0.3 0.9 0.1
2013 LYN A+ 7 29 .260 .326 .402 .556 104 7.3 0.9 -0.4 137 3 -0.1 0.9 1.3 0.3
2013 MIS AA 81 324 .248 .320 .375 .380 94 25.9 8.8 -0.8 138 1 -3.2 -1.8 16.1 2.0
2014 ATL MLB 93 360 .249 .309 .380 .283 96 -6.9 9.3 -0.5 95 22 0.0 -0.2 -0.5 0.9
2014 GWN AAA 47 199 .251 .320 .376 .308 106 2.5 5.9 -0.7 121 2 2.9 0.0 5.6 1.4
2015 CHN MLB 33 75 .249 .313 .394 .283 96 0.6 2.0 0 98 30 -0.2 -0.4 0.2 0.2
2015 TEN AA 10 41 .272 .347 .397 .257 98 0 1.1 0 102 3 1.3 -0.7 0.2 0.2
2015 IOW AAA 9 38 .260 .323 .403 .333 114 2.1 1.1 -0.3 117 5 0.1 -0.7 1.0 0.1
2016 CHN MLB 74 169 .258 .327 .418 .319 93 4.7 4.8 0.4 99 20 -4.2 -1.8 0.6 0.0
2016 TEN AA 2 7 .273 .331 .407 .500 101 1.4 0.2 0 115 1 0.1 -0.3 0.1 0.0
2016 IOW AAA 12 46 .281 .336 .456 .324 89 -1.8 1.3 -0.1 92 4 0.3 0.4 -0.2 0.2
2017 CHN MLB 73 151 .256 .326 .431 .298 99 7.8 4.4 0.1 120 22 -2.8 -0.7 4.5 0.5
2017 IOW AAA 33 121 .270 .332 .430 .261 96 -8 3.6 -0.2 80 2 0.3 1.0 -2.4 0.2
2018 CHN MLB 123 192 .251 .320 .412 .312 100 -3.2 5.2 0.2 86 18 -1.5 0.7 -2.3 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2011 ROM A 270 232 46 76 13 5 9 126 40 26 28 2 2 .328 .401 .543 .216 4 3
2012 BRA Rk 18 13 4 3 0 1 1 8 3 4 1 0 0 .231 .444 .615 .385 0 0
2012 LYN A+ 358 298 43 90 22 5 5 137 56 36 24 13 2 .302 .386 .460 .158 10 3
2013 LYN A+ 29 20 7 11 1 0 1 15 4 8 1 1 1 .550 .690 .750 .200 0 0
2013 MIS AA 324 283 32 97 21 2 4 134 41 37 34 7 1 .343 .422 .473 .131 0 1
2014 GWN AAA 199 167 18 49 6 1 1 60 23 25 14 1 1 .293 .384 .359 .066 4
2014 ATL MLB 360 319 22 80 16 1 1 101 31 36 40 2 1 .251 .328 .317 .066 1
2015 TEN AA 41 36 9 9 3 0 0 12 3 3 1 0 0 .250 .325 .333 .083 0 0
2015 CHN MLB 75 67 4 18 6 0 1 27 11 5 7 2 0 .269 .324 .403 .134 1 0
2015 IOW AAA 38 33 3 11 2 1 1 18 6 4 3 0 0 .333 .395 .545 .212 1 0
2016 TEN AA 7 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 .500 .714 .500 .000 0 0
2016 CHN MLB 169 148 17 40 12 1 2 60 11 18 27 0 1 .270 .357 .405 .135 0 0
2016 IOW AAA 46 44 6 12 2 0 1 17 3 2 9 0 0 .273 .304 .386 .114 0 0
2017 IOW AAA 121 110 14 24 2 0 1 29 6 10 22 0 1 .218 .281 .264 .045 1 0
2017 CHN MLB 151 125 18 36 8 0 5 59 22 20 18 0 0 .288 .389 .472 .184 2 0
2018 CHN MLB 192 169 23 45 8 0 1 56 19 17 27 0 1 .266 .340 .331 .065 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2014 1477 0.4956 0.4204 0.8357 0.5888 0.2550 0.8585 0.7842 0.1643 0.0008
2015 321 0.5140 0.4299 0.8986 0.5879 0.2628 0.9278 0.8293 0.1014 -0.0032
2016 689 0.4949 0.4572 0.7778 0.6305 0.2874 0.8372 0.6500 0.2222 0.0000
2017 633 0.5276 0.4423 0.8536 0.6317 0.2308 0.8957 0.7246 0.1464 0.0000
2018 725 0.4883 0.4538 0.8267 0.6271 0.2884 0.9009 0.6729 0.1733 0.0000
Career38450.50090.43770.83180.61050.26380.87460.73310.16820.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-09 2014-09-09 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Other Migraine Headache -
2014-08-12 2014-08-12 DTD 0 0 Right Thigh Cramp Hamstring -
2014-07-02 2014-07-02 DTD 0 0 Right Foot Contusion -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 CHN $950,000
2017 CHN $573,500
2016 CHN $532,000
2015 CHN $513,000
2014 ATL $
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,618,500
2018Current$950,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$2,568,500
4 yrTotal$2,568,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 57 dBeverly Hills Sports Council1 year/$0.95M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.95M (2018). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/17.
  • 1 year/$0.532M (2016). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16.
  • 1 year/$0.513M (2015). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Atlanta 5/28/14. Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Atlanta 11/16/14.
  • Drafted by Atlanta 2011 (8-266) (Coastal Carolina). $0.105M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG DRC+
10 vs L (Multi) .297 .396 .400 ?
11 vs R (Multi) .259 .335 .374 ?
18 Split (Multi) -.038 -.061 -.026 ?
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 ?
30 vs L (2016) .316 .435 .421 ?
31 vs R (2016) .264 .345 .403 ?
38 Split (2016) -.052 -.090 -.018 ?
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 ?

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-04-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Best walk-up music in the game today? What would your walk-up music be?
(Sally from Arkansas)
This is a great question, Sally, thanks for asking it. This is going to be a strange pick, but I'll say Tommy La Stella. Was watching the Cubs the other day and he walked up to "December, 1963" by Frankie Valli. Tremendous.

As for my walk-up music, I'd probably go with a few. Calm Down by Busta Rhymes would be one, something by Run the Jewels, and then maybe Good Vibrations by marky mark and the funky bunch. Why not? (Kenny Ducey)
2015-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Why does Tommy La Stella have a hard time getting a full-time gig? Hitters gonna hit, right?
(Mike from Chicago)
Hitters gonna hit, but when you lack a finite position, it's tough to play you everyday. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-10-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Please play the who's the Cubs middle infield pair in 2016 game.
(Paul from DC)
I'll say Russell at short and Castro at second, again. Castro's obviously a trade candidate, but I'm not sure the org believes in Baez to the level of being willing to hand him a starting job without a major safety net (and I'm not sure they believe Tommy La Stella constitutes one). (Matthew Trueblood)
2014-11-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ugly as it seems, I could be forced to choose one of these fine gentlemen for my dynasty league team 2B: Taylor Lindsey, Derek Dietrich, Tommy La Stella. What's the least damage I can have? thanks
(fabiopao from Italy)
La Stella. That's a pretty fun league you're in. (Sam Miller)
2014-05-28 14:15:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Tommy La Stella being called up today?
(mark from North Dakota)
Initial reaction: offensively, it's hard to be less like Uggla than that. We'll have a full Call-Up article on him tomorrow. (Ben Lindbergh)
2014-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)How do you think Tommy La Stella projects at the MLB level? With Uggla's struggling continuing, and the Braves' offense currently in a rut, is there a chance La Stella makes it up by the break? Ramiro Pena is a great super-sub, and Tyler Pastornicky is a roster spot capable of multiple positions, but it seems the Braves could maybe start getting some MLB looks for La Stella to see what he is. Thanks. My first time, so apologies if I violated any protocols.
(@Jervass from Atlanta)
It's hard to say what the Braves are going to do because there's such a strong influence of money involved with Uggla's contract. Of course, that's sunk cost, so there's no reason for them to ruin a potentially good season because they already screwed up. We all know that teams do that all the time, though. As for La Stella...hitters gonna hit. He's not a good second baseman, but Uggla isn't exactly Robbie Alomar out there either. He's probably their best option, the only question is when the Braves are willing to have an expensive one-dimensional bench player in Uggla. I don't think we'll see a complete change, but I wouldn't be surprised to see La Stella up this summer at some point in some kind of time-share deal at second. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Scoresheet league.Just traded Kyle Zimmer for Henry Owens and Tommy La Stella.Was somewhat concerned with Zimmer's various ailments although reports greatly vary.How concerned are you and where do you see Owens and La Stella down the road ?
(Spirou from Montreal)
That's not a bad deal, especially if you're looking to get out from under the potential troubles of Zimm. (Paul Sporer)
2014-04-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Help! I have Team 6 in NL All Stars, a 2-time defending division champ. In my quest to try to win the title last year (falling just short), I traded away many of my draft picks for this year. That meant that I wasn't able to draft much depth this year, and what depth I was able to draft (or keep), and whom I was counting on (hoping) to play in the majors are not (George Kottaras, Tommy La Stella, Oscar Tavares, Wilmer Flores, Tony Abreu) or are injured (Carlos Quentin with his annual injury, Josh Johnson). All of this leaves me with exactly one C, two 1B, one 2B, one part-time 3B, one SS, four OFers, five SPs (plus Thornburg), and five SRs. I have three SPs that are in the minors or should pitch later this year (TJ surgery-all Padres) and the aforementioned players languishing in the minors. I'm still competitive (above .500) and wish to remain so this year. What should I be looking for in the upcoming supps? I'd like another SP, but the best two available are Jorge de la Rosa & Jordan Lyles. I don't trust either. Or should I just try to eliminate all the AAA appearances by infielder and outfielder and draft accordingly?
(Mark68 from A Mile High)
We'd probably go with the best SP with one pick and the best middle infielder with the second since a sixth starter can be used regardless and middle infield depth is one of the most painful places to see AAA show up on the weekly results. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do I need to be looking over my shoulder at Tommy La Stella? Will the hit tool play at the majors and will he offer enough beyond OBP to be useful in real life and/or fantasy?
(Dan Uggla from Keystone)
I've been a big LaStella fan since his days at Coastal Carolina. I pushed pretty hard for him to be ranked in the Braves Top 10 here last year and his performance justified that ranking. The kid can flat out hit. He knows the zone, has a plan, can adjust on the fly, can barrel the ball, and has enough strengths to find the gaps consistently. That's a helluva player. The glove plays better than I think he's given credit for, but the bat is the carrying tool. If the Braves are willing to eat some money on Uggla, I really believe LaStella can step into a big league lineup an hit. (Mark Anderson)
2013-11-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any insight or thoughts on why Tommy La Stella was left off the Fall Stars roster?
(nick melotte from Atlanta)
I don't have insights on that particular decision, but La Stella is still a fringy guy for me. Can hit, but nothing else really pops, and the overall profile seems more second division regular, which isn't all that sexy at 2b. (Nick J. Faleris)


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