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9 Tommy La Stella 2B

Los Angeles Angels

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
78%53%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
481.292350
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019LAA8029249861644202800.346.486.295
2020LAA15485141310300.424.458.292

Player Updates

August 10, 2020 01:00 PM
Angels' Tommy La Stella: Goes deep Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

La Stella went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in a 7-3 loss to Texas on Sunday.

La Stella provided one of the few offensive highlights for the Angels on the day, crushing a 430-foot homer to center field in the fifth inning to plate the team's first two runs. The long ball was the first of the season of La Stella, who is slashing .268/.400/.439 with four doubles and eight walks.

August 8, 2020 05:40 PM
Angels' Tommy La Stella: Riding bench Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

La Stella isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Rangers.

With southpaw Kolby Allard starting for Texas, La Stella will get a day off after putting together two consecutive two-hit performances. Luis Rengifo will start at second base Saturday.

August 6, 2020 02:12 AM
Angels' Tommy La Stella: Sitting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

La Stella is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners.

La Stella returned from a two-game absence and served as the designated hitter Tuesday, but he'll head to the bench Wednesday with southpaw Marco Gonzales on the mound for Seattle. Luis Rengifo receives another start at the keystone for the Halos.

August 5, 2020 11:16 AM
Angels' Tommy La Stella: Serving as DH on Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

La Stella (neck) is batting sixth as the designated hitter Tuesday at Seattle, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

The veteran infielder missed the past two games with neck tightness, though he was reportedly available off the bench Sunday. La Stella will be eased back into the lineup without having to play the field, with Luis Rengifo continuing to fill in at second base.

August 2, 2020 04:08 PM
Angels' Tommy La Stella: Available off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

La Stella (neck) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros but is available to pinch hit off the bench, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

La Stella was pulled out of the lineup ahead of Saturday's 5-4 win with neck tightness, but manager Joe Maddon's announcement that the infielder will be available off the bench in the series finale suggests the 31-year-old should return to the starting nine in short order. Luis Rengifo will fill in at the keystone for La Stella.

August 1, 2020 06:40 PM
Angels' Tommy La Stella: Late scratch Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

La Stella was scratched from Saturday's lineup against the Astros with neck tightness, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

The 31-year-old was penciled in at his usual starting spot at second base Saturday, but he'll bow out of the lineup due to the neck issue. La Stella should be considered day-to-day, though it wouldn't be surprising to see him sit Sunday as a precaution with a scheduled off day to follow Monday. Luis Rengifo will start at the keystone in his place.

July 12, 2020 01:24 PM
Angels' Tommy La Stella: Could log time at first base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

La Stella is among a bevy of candidates to provide depth at first base for the Angels this year, Taylor Blake Ward of Locked on Angels reports.

Angels manager Joe Maddon mentioned a group of players who could back up Albert Pujols at first base this season, including Matt Thaiss, Jared Walsh, Taylor Ward, Jason Castro, David Fletcher and La Stella. In a normal season, there would be little need for that many backup options, but the fact that Thaiss has not yet reported to camp and Walsh arrived only a few days ago highlights the uncertain nature of the 2020 campaign. La Stella nonetheless figures to spend most of his time at second base -- where he is the presumed starter -- but it wouldn't be shocking to see him don a first-base mitt during game action at some point this season.

May 19, 2020 01:56 AM
Angels' Tommy La Stella: Slated for second-base platoon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

La Stella is expected to start at second base against right-handed pitchers if a 2020 season takes place, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

There had been murmurs of a potential move to first base for La Stella, but manager Joe Maddon quashed that idea and indicated that he wants the veteran to start at second base against righties. That leaves David Fletcher to man the position versus southpaws, though his positional versatility should keep the contact specialist's bat in the lineup on a near-everyday basis.

March 7, 2020 11:56 PM
Angels' Tommy La Stella: Returns to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

La Stella (back) is leading off and starting at second base Saturday.

He missed a couple games with a stiff back, but it was evidently a minor issue. La Stella appears poised to lead off in front of Mike Trout this season, at least against right-handed pitchers.

March 4, 2020 12:08 PM
Angels' Tommy La Stella: Dealing with stiff back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Angels scratched La Stella ahead of Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Mariners with a stiff back, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

La Stella had been scheduled to lead off for the Angels, the lineup spot he's occupied in all five of his spring appearances to date. Assuming the back issue proves to be nothing more than a day-to-day concern, La Stella should be ready to handle a full-time role atop the Los Angeles lineup once Opening Day arrives. La Stella was one of the many players around the league who saw a major spike in power in 2019 thanks to the juiced baseball; he batted .295 with 16 home runs -- 11 more than his previous career best -- despite playing in just 80 games due to injury.

February 17, 2020 01:36 AM
Angels' Tommy La Stella: Staying put at second base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Angels manager Joe Maddon has no plans to move La Stella to first base this season, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

There has been discussion that La Stella could slide over to play first base and Albert Pujols could move to the bench given Los Angeles' crowded infield situation. Manager Joe Maddon indicated Sunday, "I've never seen Tommy play a whole lot of first base. I'm not saying it's impossible. It's just not a high priority yet, but it could be." The Angels plan on having any combination of La Stella, David Fletcher and right fielder Brian Goodwin in their lineup based on the opposing pitcher. La Stella has reunited with his old manager after playing four seasons with the Cubs from 2015-2018 and will try to follow up his career-best season at the plate in 2019 during which he slashed .295/.346/.486 with 16 home runs, 49 runs scored and 44 RBI.

January 10, 2020 07:20 PM
Angels' Tommy La Stella: Gets over $3 million
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

La Stella agreed to a one-year, $3.25 million deal with the Angels on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.

He teamed up with the juiced baseball in 2019 to have his best season at the plate from a counting stat standpoint, as 16 of his 26 career home runs (476 career games) came last season. La Stella will be a free agent after this season.

September 28, 2019 06:32 PM
Angels' Tommy La Stella: Hitless in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

La Stella (lower leg) went 0-for-4 in Friday's 4-0 loss to the Astros.

The lack of offense was a team-wide issue for La Stella and the Angels, who mustered just three hits and a walk against Astros starter Jose Urquidy and no baserunners against three relievers. If he plays again this season, it will likely be as the designated hitter.

September 27, 2019 09:04 PM
Angels' Tommy La Stella: Back from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

La Stella (lower leg) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list prior to Friday's game against the Astros. He'll serve as the designated hitter and bat second.

La Stella will take the field for the first time since July after recovering from a fractured right leg. It's unclear if he'll be able to play in the field before the regular season comes to an end.

September 26, 2019 07:24 PM
Angels' Tommy La Stella: Expected to DH
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

La Stella (lower leg) is expected to serve as the designated hitter for Friday's game against the Astros, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

La Stella has been sidelined since the beginning of July due to a fractured right leg, but he should be cleared to start Friday with only a few games remaining in the regular season. Through 78 contests in 2019, he's hitting .300 with 16 homers and 44 RBI.

September 24, 2019 07:28 PM
Angels' Tommy La Stella: Could return against Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

La Stella (leg) could play in a few games in the final series of the season against the Astros as the designated hitter, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

He will run the bases again Wednesday prior this weekend's four-game series against Houston. La Stella has not played in a game since July 2, so he will probably be pretty rusty at the plate if he does indeed get a few starts as the DH.

September 21, 2019 07:00 PM
Angels' Tommy La Stella: Still hoping to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

La Stella (leg) ran the bases Saturday and is still hoping to return to the field in the final week of the season, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

La Stella has been out since July 2 but remains hopeful that he'll return to the lineup before the season is over. To this point, he's participated in agility and running drills. With just over a week remaining in the campaign, the Angels will have to make a quick decision for La Stella to return in any significant way.

September 18, 2019 11:36 AM
Angels' Tommy La Stella: Remains without return timeline
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

La Stella (lower leg) has taken part in agility drills and running this week but remains without a clear timeline to resume playing in games, Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports.

La Stella continues to hold out hope for a return from the 60-day injured list, but he still has multiple hurdles to clear in his rehab program and is running out of time to do so. Even if La Stella makes it back from the IL before season's end, the Angels probably wouldn't ask him to play on an everyday basis coming off a fractured right tibia that has sidelined him since early July.

September 16, 2019 10:40 AM
Angels' Tommy La Stella: Traveling with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

La Stella (leg) is traveling with the Angels on their upcoming road trip and could be activated soon, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

La Stella is still experiencing discomfort in his right leg but has recently ramped up baseball activities. The team's decision to bring him on their six-day road swing through New York and Houston suggests that La Stella may be able to play at some point on the trip. The 30-year-old has not appeared in a game since fracturing his right leg July 2.

September 16, 2019 11:08 PM
Angels' Tommy La Stella: Could be shut down
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

La Stella may be shut down for the season if he continues experiencing pain in his right leg, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

La Stella has advanced to live batting practice and fielding drills but has continued feeling discomfort in the leg he fractured in early July. Though the Angels hope La Stella can return this season, manager Brad Ausmus suggested Saturday that the 30-year-old could be shut down if the time comes when he no longer has a realistic chance of coming back. La Stella was enjoying a career season prior to his injury, earning his first All-Star berth by slashing .300/.353/.495 with 16 homers and 44 RBI in 78 games.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Houston500 .000 .000 .000
vs Cole (Career)1310 .154.143.077
vs RHP2046313 .362 .525 .309
Last 7 Games
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020LAA15485141310300.292.424.4580.882
2019LAA8029249861644202800.294.346.4860.832
2018CHC1231692345119172701.266.340.3310.672
2017CHC731251836522201800.288.389.4720.861
2016CHC741481740211182701.270.357.4050.762
2015CHC33674181115720.269.324.4030.727
2014ATL933192280131364021.251.328.3170.644
Total49111681383192714112615043.273.349.4000.749
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020LAA15502200102
2019LAA808014200308
2018CHC123805600215
2017CHC73805920213
2016CHC741216000212
2015CHC33602710101
2014ATL9316110113128
Total4916324674312529
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2011AFX-Rome Braves632324676135940262822.328.401.543
2012R-Gcl Braves5134301134100.231.444.615
2012AFA-Lynchburg Hillcats8529843902255563624132.302.386.460
2013AA-Mississippi Braves812833297212441373471.343.422.473
2013AFA-Lynchburg Hillcats72071110148111.550.690.750
2014AAA-Gwinnett Braves47167184961123251411.293.384.359
2015AA-Tennessee Smokies10369930033100.250.325.333
2015AAA-Iowa Cubs93331121164300.333.395.545
2016AA-Tennessee241200002--00.500.714.500
2016AAA-Iowa124461220132900.273.304.386
2017AAA-Iowa Cubs3311014242016102201.218.281.264
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/170
Birthdate:
1/31/1989
Age:
31
Hometown:
Westwood, NJ
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Los Angeles Angels
College:

MLB Experience:
7