Tommy La Stella, Second Base, Chicago Cubs, #2


Date of Birth: 1/31/1989
Birthplace: Westwood, New Jersey
College: Coastal Carolina University
Current Salary: $573,500

Tommy La Stella, second baseman for the Chicago Cubs, was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 2011. He played in the Braves' minor league system from 2011 through the beginning of 2014. In 288 games in the minor leagues, he batted .322 with 326 hits, 63 doubles, and 167 RBIs.

La Stella finished the 2014 season with 80 hits, 16 doubles, 40 strikeouts to 36 walks, and a .251 batting average in 93 games. As a second baseman, he made 216 assists, 146 putouts, 54 double plays, and 6 errors.

On November 17, 2014, La Stella was traded to the Cubs. He spent most of April through August, 2015, on the DL with oblique strains. he played in just 33 games with the Cubs. In the postseason, he had no hits in 10 at-bats in 6 games.

La Stella played in 74 games with the Cubs in 2016. He finished the season with 40 hits and a .270 batting average. Defensively, he played 9 games at second base and 33 games at third base. In the postseason, he had no hits in 1 at-bat in 1 game.

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