Tommy La Stella Photo

Tommy La Stella is in his second season with the Cubs after he was acquired from Atlanta, November 16, 2014, with an international signing bonus slot (No. 4) for right-handed pitcher Arodys Vizcaino and three international signing bonus slots (Nos. 2, 3, 4) ... injuries limited to him 33 games for Chicago last season after he had made his big league debut with the Braves in 2014. Led National League rookies with 36 walks and a .328 on-base percentage in 93 games with Atlanta in 2014 ... compiled a .984 fielding percentage (6 E/368 TC) in 88 games at second base. Has hit .254 (98-for-386) with 22 doubles, a triple, two homers and 42 RBI in 126 career big league games between the Braves and Cubs ... has walked 41 times compared to 47 strikeouts. Owns a .320 batting average (346-for-1,082) with 162 runs, 68 doubles, 15 triples, 22 home runs and 176 RBI in 307 career minor league games. Drew more walks than strikeouts in four-straight seasons in the minors, 2012-15. Entered the 2014 campaign rated as Atlanta's ninth best prospect by Baseball America. Was named the 2013 Mississippi Braves Most Valuable Player after leading the team with a .343 batting average and a .422 on-base percentage. In 2012, he was honored as the Organization All-Star of the Year with the Braves Gulf Coast Rookie League team and Class A Lynchburg. Was originally selected by the Braves in the eighth round of the 2011 Draft. Attended Coastal Carolina University and was named the 2011 Big South Player of the Year and a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy. w Led the Big South in hits (92), runs scored (59), home runs (14), RBI (70) and was second in batting average (.398). Selected to the 2011 Louisville Slugger All-American team. Graduated from St. Joe's Montvale High School (N.J.) in 2007


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