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LaStella Rakes Far from the Maddon Crowd

Tommy LaStella belted a solo home run, two RBI doubles, and a single, Adonis Paula ripped a two-run double, and Roberto Caro tripled and scored in the 7th and then drove-in what proved to be the winning run with an 8th inning sacrifice fly, as the Cubs rallied from a 5-0 deficit to edge the Athletics 7-6 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning on Field #6 at...
Via Cub Reporter
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

LaStella Shows Desire to Play at Riverview Park

Jenner Emeterio doubled twice, scored two runs, and drove-in another, and Tyler Alamo belted a solo home run, leading the Cubs to a 5-2 victory over the Rockies on Field #5, and Luis Castro reached base three times (a single, a double, and an HBP) and scored three runs, as the Rockies rallied for three runs in the 8th and two in the 9th to edge the Cubs 8-7 on Field #6, in Cactus...
Via Cub Reporter
May 12, 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...
Via Obstructed View
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Trade for La Stella

The Cubs have acquired 2b Tommy La Stella from the Braves and their #4 international bonus slot for former Brave RHP Arodyz Vizcaino and Cubs international bonus slots #2, #3 and #4. The Braves end up with about $832K more in international bonus money. So with the Braves getting more cash, the silent agreemet between the two clubs is that La Stella was the better bet going forward...
Via Cub Reporter
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Call Up Top 2B Tommy LaStella

According to many different sources, the Braves have indeed called up second-baseman Tommy LaStella to the big league club.  So far this season, the Braves have had a platoon at second-base with Dan Uggla, Ramiro Pena, and Tyler Pastornicky.  Those 3 players have combined for a mere .165 batting average and only 4 home-runs this season.  The Braves knew before the season that...
Via TopSportsReport
May 30, 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

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...
Via Fox Sports South
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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