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Tommy La Stella

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Braves | Evan Gattis, Tommy La Stella out

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:48:28 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis (illness) and 2B Tommy La Stella are not in the starting lineup Monday, Sept. 15.

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Braves | Tommy La Stella scratched

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:18:27 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Tommy La Stella (head) was scratched from the lineup with a migraine headache Tuesday, Sept. 9.

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Braves | No platoon at 2B

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:59:53 -0700

The Atlanta Braves are not using a platoon at second base with 2B Tommy La Stella and 2B Phil Gosselin, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez. La Stella and Gosselin have each started five games in the last 10 games with La Stella starting against mostly right-handed pitchers, and Gosselin playing against mostly left-handed pitchers.

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Braves | Phil Gosselin starting

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:19:00 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Phil Gosselin is batting second and playing second base Tuesday, Aug. 19, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. 2B Tommy La Stella is not in the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Gosselin has made the most of his opportunities since being recalled in late July. He is a high-reward daily games target, given his low salary.

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Braves | Tommy La Stella returns

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:27:04 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Tommy La Stella (hamstring) returned to the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 12, after leaving the game early Monday, Aug. 11, with cramping in his right hamstring. La Stella said he has no pain, discomfort or tightness.

Fantasy Tip: La Stella lobbied to stay in the game, so it isn't surprising he is back in the lineup.

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Braves | Tommy La Stella leaves game

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:55:27 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Tommy La Stella (hamstring) left the game Monday, Aug. 11, against the Los Angeles Dodgers due to a cramp in his upper right hamstring. La Stella is expected to play Tuesday, Aug. 12.

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Braves | Tommy La Stella leaves game

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:19:55 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Tommy La Stella (undisclosed) was forced to leave the game in the top of the second inning with an undisclosed injury Monday, Aug. 11.

Fantasy Tip: The commentators speculated that it appeared to be La Stella's hamstring. We won't know more until he's checked out by the team's doctors. Check back for updates.

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Braves | Manager talks lineup order

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:53:26 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Tommy La Stella is manager Fredi Gonzalez's preferred No. 2 hitter, as opposed to SS Andrelton Simmons.

Fantasy Tip: La Stella's run-scoring potential is higher hitting in the two spot, increasing his fantasy value. Simmons struggles to get on base, so he is better suited lower in the order, where he'll see more RBI opportunities.

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Braves | Tommy La Stella back in

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:59:06 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Tommy La Stella (foot) is back in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 2, after he was hit in the foot Tuesday, July 1. La Stella was diagnosed with a bruised foot.

Fantasy Tip: Keep La Stella in your starting lineups tonight.

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Braves | Tommy La Stella rebounding after slump

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:23:27 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Tommy La Stella hit .411 (23-for-56) with seven walks, five strikeouts and a .476 on-base percentage in his first 16 games this year and followed that up by going just 3-for-41 (.073) with a .133 on-base percentage in his next 11 games, including five from the leadoff spot. La Stella has gone 5-for-13 with three doubles, a triple, six RBIs, four walks and a .529 on-base percentage since being moved down in the order. La Stella said he went away from his approach during his mini slump, and he's trying to "control the strike zone" by not chasing pitches.

Fantasy Tip: Check to see if anyone in your league dropped La Stella. You could do much worse at the keystone in terms of fantasy production. La Stella isn't much of a power threat, but his knowledge of the strike zone and contact-oriented approach will help in other categories, mainly on-base percentage.

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