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Tommy La Stella 2BCubs

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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 28)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
152 .254 2 15 14 1 .255 0.3
Birth Date1-31-1989
Height5' 11"
Weight180 lbs
Age28 years, 1 months, 23 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2013
0.22014
0.22015
0.42016
0.32017
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WARP Summary

Projected Rest-of-Season Playing Time

Last Update: 3/24/2017 18:59 ET | Cubs Depth Chart

Team Pos Order PT% PA AVG R HR RBI SB OBP SLG WARP TAv
CHN 2B 6 10 68 .254 15 2 14 1 .333 .363 0.3 .255
CHN PH 9 30 84 .254 15 2 14 1 .333 .363 0.3 .255
2015 Rest-of-Season Totals40152.254152141.333.3630.3.255

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2014 ATL 25 93 360 319 22 80 16 1 1 101 36 40 1 1 31 2 1 .251 .328 .317 .240 1.8 -0.0 0.2
2015 CHN 26 33 75 67 4 18 6 0 1 27 5 7 1 1 0 11 2 0 .269 .324 .403 .269 2.2 -0.2 0.2
2016 CHN 27 74 169 148 17 40 12 1 2 60 18 27 2 0 0 11 0 1 .270 .357 .405 .287 8.0 -4.2 0.4
Career20060453443138342418859744205342.258.336.352.25712.1-4.30.8

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2011 ROM A 63 270 .325 .259 .330 .396 .259 .337 108 18.8 7.8 -0.6 -4.1 0.1 26.2 2.3 26.2 2.3
2012 LYN A+ 85 358 .315 .257 .328 .396 .264 .305 94 22 10.7 -1.2 -3.8 -0.3 31.2 2.7 31.2 2.7
2012 BRA Rk 5 18 .349 .254 .336 .361 .256 .182 98 1.9 0.6 -0.1 -0.1 0.3 2.6 0.2 2.6 0.2
2013 LYN A+ 7 29 .488 .260 .326 .402 .254 .556 104 7.3 0.9 -0.4 -0.0 0.9 8.7 0.9 8.7 0.9
2013 MIS AA 81 324 .339 .248 .320 .375 .260 .380 94 25.9 8.8 -0.8 -3.3 -1.8 32.0 3.1 32.0 3.1
2014 ATL MLB 93 360 .240 .249 .309 .380 .260 .283 96 -6.9 9.3 -0.5 -0.0 -0.2 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2014 GWN AAA 47 199 .271 .251 .320 .376 .244 .308 106 2.5 5.9 -0.7 2.8 0.0 7.7 1.1 7.7 1.1
2015 CHN MLB 33 75 .269 .249 .313 .394 .261 .283 96 0.6 2.0 0 -0.2 -0.4 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2015 TEN AA 10 41 .261 .272 .347 .397 .281 .257 98 0 1.1 0 1.3 -0.7 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.2
2015 IOW AAA 9 38 .313 .260 .323 .403 .262 .333 114 2.1 1.1 -0.3 0.1 -0.7 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2016 CHN MLB 74 169 .287 .258 .327 .418 .268 .319 93 4.7 4.8 0.4 -4.2 -1.8 8.0 0.4 8.0 0.4
2016 TEN AA 2 7 .459 .273 .331 .407 .280 .500 101 1.4 0.2 0 0.1 -0.3 1.3 0.2 1.3 0.2
2016 IOW AAA 12 46 .223 .281 .336 .456 .289 .324 89 -1.8 1.3 -0.1 0.3 0.4 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 ROM A 270 46 76 13 5 9 40 26 28 2 2 .328 .401 .543 .216 .325 26.2 -4.1 2.3
2012 BRA Rk 18 4 3 0 1 1 3 4 1 0 0 .231 .444 .615 .385 .349 2.6 -0.1 0.2
2012 LYN A+ 358 43 90 22 5 5 56 36 24 13 2 .302 .386 .460 .158 .315 31.2 -3.8 2.7
2013 LYN A+ 29 7 11 1 0 1 4 8 1 1 1 .550 .690 .750 .200 .488 8.7 -0.0 0.9
2013 MIS AA 324 32 97 21 2 4 41 37 34 7 1 .343 .422 .473 .131 .339 32.0 -3.3 3.1
2014 GWN AAA 199 18 49 6 1 1 23 25 14 1 1 .293 .384 .359 .066 .271 7.7 2.8 1.1
2014 ATL MLB 360 22 80 16 1 1 31 36 40 2 1 .251 .328 .317 .066 .240 1.8 -0.0 0.2
2015 TEN AA 41 9 9 3 0 0 3 3 1 0 0 .250 .325 .333 .083 .261 0.4 1.3 0.2
2015 IOW AAA 38 3 11 2 1 1 6 4 3 0 0 .333 .395 .545 .212 .313 2.2 0.1 0.2
2015 CHN MLB 75 4 18 6 0 1 11 5 7 2 0 .269 .324 .403 .134 .269 2.2 -0.2 0.2
2016 IOW AAA 46 6 12 2 0 1 3 2 9 0 0 .273 .304 .386 .114 .223 -0.2 0.3 0.0
2016 TEN AA 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .500 .714 .500 .000 .459 1.3 0.1 0.2
2016 CHN MLB 169 17 40 12 1 2 11 18 27 0 1 .270 .357 .405 .135 .287 8.0 -4.2 0.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2014 1477 0.4956 0.4204 0.8357 0.5888 0.2550 0.8585 0.7842 0.1643 689 0.000767
2015 321 0.5140 0.4299 0.8986 0.5879 0.2628 0.9278 0.8293 0.1014 161 -0.003195
2016 689 0.4949 0.4572 0.7778 0.6305 0.2874 0.8372 0.6500 0.2222 0 0.000000
Career24870.49780.43180.82780.60020.2650.86150.75280.1722429.96940

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
2016 CHN $532,000
2015 CHN $513,000
2014 ATL $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,045,000
2 yrTotal$1,045,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 102 dBeverly Hills Sports Council1 year/$0.532M (2016)

Details
  • 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.

2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 218 25 56 12 1 3 23 25 24 1 0 .302 .388 .433 .297 12.8 2B 0 1.4
80o 195 22 48 10 1 3 20 22 23 1 0 .285 .369 .409 .282 8.6 2B 0 0.9
70o 179 19 43 9 1 3 17 19 21 1 0 .273 .355 .391 .272 6.0 2B 0 0.7
60o 165 17 38 8 1 2 16 17 20 1 0 .263 .344 .377 .263 4.0 2B 0 0.4
50o 152 15 34 7 1 2 14 15 19 1 0 .254 .333 .363 .255 2.4 2B 0 0.3
40o 139 14 30 6 1 2 12 13 17 1 0 .245 .322 .349 .246 1.0 2B 0 0.1
30o 125 12 27 6 0 2 11 12 16 1 0 .235 .310 .335 .237 -0.3 2B 0 0.0
20o 109 10 21 5 0 1 9 10 14 0 0 .223 .296 .318 .227 -1.4 2B 0 -0.1
10o 86 7 15 3 0 1 7 7 11 0 0 .208 .277 .295 .212 -2.4 2B 0 -0.3
Weighted Mean158163781215161910.258.338.369.2593.12B 00.4

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20182916719368031618210.248.333.363.2600.54.3-0.40.44.30.00.1
20193019022439131919240.255.336.373.2640.65.6-0.50.44.90.80.1
20203113916307021314180.247.330.363.2590.43.3-0.40.33.6-0.20.1
20213212014265021212160.250.332.364.2600.33.1-0.30.23.10.00.1
202233981122502910130.248.328.364.2580.22.2-0.30.22.5-0.20.1
202334445102014460.246.328.359.2570.11.0-0.10.11.1-0.10.0
20243523341002230.246.329.358.2570.10.5-0.10.00.6-0.10.0
20253627351003340.246.328.358.2560.10.5-0.10.00.7-0.10.0
20263712131001120.245.327.357.2550.00.3-0.00.00.3-0.10.0

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 74)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 89 Yangervis Solarte 2016 .289
2 88 Luis Rodriguez 2008 .245
3 87 Alberto Callaspo 2011 .269
4 81 Maicer Izturis 2009 .281
5 80 Jack Brohamer 1978 .222
6 79 Biff Pocoroba 1982 .260
7 79 Ryan Theriot 2008 .257
8 78 Andy LaRoche 2012 .000 DNP
9 78 Conor Gillaspie 2016 .273
10 78 Ken Oberkfell 1984 .251
11 77 Brian Roberts 2006 .254
12 77 Bobby Brown 1953 .000 DNP
13 76 Josh Thole 2015 .174
14 76 Cesar Tovar 1969 .286
15 76 Ken Boswell 1974 .210
16 76 Chris Getz 2012 .239
17 75 Jemile Weeks 2015 .224
18 75 Paul Schaal 1971 .309
19 75 Daniel Descalso 2015 .225
20 75 Reggie Willits 2009 .183
21 75 Justin Turner 2013 .262
22 75 Brent Abernathy 2006 .000 DNP
23 75 Cole Figueroa 2015 .263
24 74 Paul Janish 2011 .205
25 74 Jason Bartlett 2008 .244
26 74 Chris Coghlan 2013 .263
27 74 Jonathan Herrera 2013 .238
28 74 Jody Reed 1991 .263
29 74 Freddy Sanchez 2006 .291
30 74 Billy Klaus 1957 .241
31 74 John Jaso 2012 .339
32 74 Marty Barrett 1986 .269
33 74 Tom Hutton 1974 .261
34 74 Luis Valbuena 2014 .294
35 73 Felix Millan 1972 .233
36 73 Cliff Pennington 2012 .234
37 73 George Kell 1951 .289
38 73 Cookie Rojas 1967 .249
39 73 Rich Dauer 1981 .259
40 73 Andres Blanco 2012 .000 DNP
41 73 Eric Young 1995 .279
42 73 Steve Boros 1965 .000 DNP
43 73 Don Wert 1967 .257
44 73 Chone Figgins 2006 .250
45 73 Kevin Frandsen 2010 .239
46 73 Fernando Vina 1997 .237
47 73 Dave Hansen 1997 .310
48 73 Darwin Barney 2014 .252
49 73 Tim Flannery 1986 .266
50 73 David Eckstein 2003 .233
51 73 Eric Sogard 2014 .223
52 73 Billy Goodman 1954 .267
53 73 Jose Oquendo 1992 .271
54 73 Bobby Valentine 1978 .245
55 73 Mike Hershberger 1968 .288
56 73 Frank Torre 1960 .191
57 73 Yadier Molina 2011 .286
58 73 Johnny Temple 1956 .247
59 73 Jerry Browne 1994 .273
60 73 D'Angelo Jimenez 2006 .214
61 73 Bob Aspromonte 1966 .239
62 72 Craig Counsell 1999 .194
63 72 J.B. Shuck 2015 .263
64 72 Rich Chiles 1978 .248
65 72 Johnny Ray 1985 .250
66 72 Jeff Keppinger 2008 .224
67 72 Alexi Casilla 2013 .230
68 72 Johnny Giavotella 2016 .237
69 72 Wayne Causey 1965 .260
70 72 Greg Gross 1981 .250
71 72 Michael Brantley 2015 .294
72 72 Bobby Hill 2006 .000 DNP
73 72 Glenn Gulliver 1983 .245
74 72 Alex Arias 1996 .258
75 72 Casey Kotchman 2011 .296
76 72 Dave Rader 1977 .255
77 72 Bill Mueller 1999 .254
78 72 Al Gallagher 1974 .000 DNP
79 72 Conor Jackson 2010 .256
80 72 Ted Sizemore 1973 .264
81 72 Jim Gilliam 1957 .240
82 72 Brian Buscher 2009 .245
83 72 Nellie Fox 1956 .257
84 72 David DeJesus 2008 .275
85 72 Trevor Crowe 2012 .000 DNP
86 72 Chris Burke 2008 .221
87 72 Mike Cubbage 1979 .262
88 72 Tom Herr 1984 .254
89 72 Chuck Hiller 1963 .213
90 72 Daric Barton 2014 .174
91 72 Marty Martinez 1970 .188
92 72 Quilvio Veras 1999 .273
93 71 Steve Ontiveros 1980 .233
94 71 Albie Pearson 1963 .319
95 71 Brock Holt 2016 .246
96 71 Endy Chavez 2006 .278
97 71 Jeremy Reed 2009 .209
98 71 Mike Squires 1980 .257
99 71 Tim Corcoran 1981 .185
100 71 Johnny Lipon 1951 .243

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .297 .396 .400 .286
11 vs R (Multi) .259 .335 .374 .268
18 Split (Multi) -.038 -.061 -.026 -.018
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 .031
30 vs L (2016) .316 .435 .421 .302
31 vs R (2016) .264 .345 .403 .285
38 Split (2016) -.052 -.090 -.018 -.017
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 .031

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 Due to publishing agreements, the 2017 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2017 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2016 Tommy La Stella does little but avoid strikeouts, which is enough for some to see a second-division second baseman, while others see Will Rhymes.
2015 Long viewed as the antidote to Dan Uggla's toxin in Atlanta, La Stella played as well as he could early on. He hit for a high average, walked and gave the Braves an archetypal no. 2 hitter, complete with exceptional bat control. After two months of peak La Stella, everything went downhill. Blame it on a few minor bumps, the boogie or the league adjusting with better defensive positioning, but the degree of the drop-off has to give the Braves pause. Why? La Stella doesn't do anything else well enough to earn his keep. If he's not hitting singles and getting on base, he's not a big-league player, especially now that he's a Cub and has to compete with their plethora of infield youngsters for a spot.
2014 If the editors allowed it, this comment would be four words long: La Stella can hit. Unfortunately, like La Stella's detractors, they require more. The little man's bat control and plate discipline are above reproach, but the rest of his game is questionable; his arm and wheels receive below-average grades, and he's a passable second baseman only because of his fundamentals and motor. Now 25, La Stella is working with a thin margin of error; once he gets the chance, he'll need to do what he always does to stick around.
2013 Tommy La Stella is a smallish second baseman who must continue to hit to make it.
2012 Tommy La Stella is a buggy infielder from Coastal Carolina drafted in the eighth round. The book on La Stella is that he can hit, but he has to find a place on the diamond to play. True to form, La Stella hit .328/.401/.543 in his first exposure to professional ball.

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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)
Iíll say Russell at short and Castro at second, again. Castroís obviously a trade candidate, but Iím 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 Iím 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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