Cubs activate Chris Coghlan, demote Tommy La Stella

The Chicago Cubs have activated outfielder Chris Coghlan from the 15-day disabled list and have optioned infielder Tommy La Stella to Triple-A Iowa. #Cubs option La Stella to Iowa and activate Coghlan — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) July 29, 2016 Prior to hitting the DL with a rib cage strain, Coghlan was batting a concerning .155 […] The post Cubs activate Chris Coghlan, demote...
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24 minutes ago

Chicago Cubs: An open letter to the Tommy La Stella critics

You know who you are— the one waiting for a fielding error; the one watching some dude from Coastal Carolina take a situational at-bat off the bench; the one ever-listening for some stat to validate your bias—wondering, why is he still on the team?. Tommy La Stella is the go-to left-handed contact hitter off of […] Chicago Cubs: An open letter to the Tommy La Stella critics...
Via Cubbies Crib
12 days ago

Cubs Player Profile: Tommy La Stella

Position: 2B/3B 2015 Stats: 33 G, 75 PA, .269/.324/.403, .269 TAv, 0.2 WARP 2015 in Review: Acquired last winter from the Braves as middle-infield depth with a shot to compete for the starting second base job, Tommy La Stella quickly found himself ensconced in the team’s 60-day disabled list due to a strained oblique. Jonathan […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Signs Basically Tommy La Stella

About two weeks ago, the Atlanta Baseball Club traded second baseman Tommy La Stella away to the Chicago Cubs for a small collection of international bonus slots and also right-hander Arodys Vizcaino. The move provided clues as to Atlanta’s dollar valuation of the aforementioned bonus slots relative to baseball’s free-agent market. What else it did […]
Via Fangraphs
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs trade Vizcaino for La Stella

For those of you keeping track, that brings Paul Maholm‘s total value to the Cubs to Tommy La Stella, but we had to throw in some IFA slot money (we got one back to make the numbers work). The trade makes sense to me. Arodys might have a future as a power reliever, but that’s an area the Cubs are flush with. The Cubs are also flush with middle infielders, but you’re deluding...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Three prospects that can make an impact this year

When the Boston Red Sox came to Atlanta, somewhat surprisingly, it seemed like Red Sox fans actually outnumbered Braves fans at Turner Field. Bear in mind that this was during the Red Sox’ colossal 10-game losing streak when they ranked last in the AL East while the Braves ranked first in the NL East. If that was actually the case, then it certainly says something about fan loyalty...
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Streetcar Named Middle Infielder

The Braves called Tommy La Stella up to replace Fuggla. Here's what I said about a month ago, "Incredibly, we already had a Tommy La Stella fantasy post. Don’t you people sleep?! There, Dano compared him to Pedroia and not because he needs his tippy toes to get on a roller coaster. I think that comparison might be a tad bizzonkers. Or as the gentle fantasy writers of our day...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves promote 2B prospect Tommy La Stella to majors

Tommy La Stella's long-awaited promotion has arrived. The Atlanta Braves promoted their second base prospect from Triple-A Gwinnett to the major league club on Wednesday afternoon in an effort to shore up a position of need for the team this season. La Stella is expected to join the club in Boston. A corresponding move was not announced. The 25-year-old La Stella, Atlanta's eighth...
Via Fox Sports South
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves prospect La Stella trying to maintain focus amid attention

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- In the case of Tommy La Stella, career plans rarely hit the fast track. His was a gradual rise littered with second guesses -- up through the college ranks at two different schools, up the draft boards that ignored him twice before, up through the Atlanta Braves' farm system -- but at 25 years old, one final step, or one phone call, is all that separates him...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

45 Prospects in 45 Days: Atlanta’s Tommy La Stella

Profile To put it simply, Tommy La Stella is a hitter. His defense projects be around average; maybe a little below. His arm isn’t very good. But he can hit, and that’s probably the best aspect of the game to have as your calling card. La Stella has hit – and hit well – at every level since being drafted by the Braves in the 2011 MLB Draft. During his junior year – his...
Via The Fantasy Fix
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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