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Tommy La Stella

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Cubs | Tommy La Stella batting second

Mon, 02 May 2016 12:08:23 -0700

Chicago Cubs INF Tommy La Stella is playing third base and batting second against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole Monday, May 2. 2B Javier Baez is not in the starting lineup Monday.

Fantasy Tip: La Stella has a .295/.364/.474 slash line through 108 plate appearances since joining the Cubs, including a .455 on-base percentage this season over 33 PA. It is a daunting matchup against Cole, but La Stella is a viable low-priced flier for daily contests Monday.

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Cubs | Jorge Soler, David Ross sitting

Sun, 01 May 2016 10:52:13 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler and C David Ross are not in the starting lineup against Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran Sunday, May 1. 3B Kris Bryant will start in left field, while 2B Tommy La Stella will start at third base and is batting sixth in the lineup. C Tim Federowicz will start at catcher and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: La Stella has gone 5-for-8 with four doubles, one home run and two RBI over the last seven days. He should be an attractive candidate for owners in daily fantasy leagues. Federowicz is making his first start of the season and can be avoided by all owners.

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Cubs | Jorge Soler out of lineup

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:38:05 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler is out of the lineup Thursday, April 28, with 2B Tommy La Stella hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: La Stella is hitting .364 without a lot of damage. He's a low-end consideration against Taylor Jungmann without a ton of upside.

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Cubs | Tommy La Stella starting vs. Brewers

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:26:05 -0700

Chicago Cubs INF Tommy La Stella is starting at third base and batting sixth against Milwaukee Brewers SP Taylor Jungmann Wednesday, April 27. 2B Javier Baez and OF Jorge Soler are not in the starting lineup Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Le Stella is 8-for-22 to start the season with four extra-base hits, five runs and three RBI. His fantasy ownership should be limited to cavernous mixed and NL-only formats because of his lack of playing time, but when he's in the lineup, there is upside. He provides excellent value at a low salary in daily contests, too.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler, Ben Zobrist resting

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:22:35 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler and 2B Ben Zobrist will not be in the starting lineup against Cincinnati Reds SP Alfredo Simon Sunday, April 24. INF Tommy La Stella will lead off and play second base, OF Jason Heyward will play center field and bat second, OF Jorge Soler will bat fifth and play right field and OF Matt Szczur will start in left field and bat seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Fowler is off to an excellent start at the plate this year, batting .385 with three homers and 13 RBI through his first 65 at-bats, but fantasy owners will have to do without the contributions of him and Zobrist Sunday afternoon. La Stella and Szczur are a combined 11-for-35 (.314) at the dish this season with a home run and eight RBI and should be viewed as inexpensive fliers for daily contests.

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Cubs | Two Cubs sitting out

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:11:36 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell and OF Jorge Soler are out of the lineup Wednesday, April 20. OF Tommy La Stella is hitting sixth, and SS Javier Baez is hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Baez is 4-for-9 (.444) on the young season, and albeit a small sample size, he's 2-for-3 lifetime against Carlos Martinez. He's worth the low-end start today, while La Stella doesn't pack the punch for a spot start.

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Cubs | Jorge Soler out Thursday

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:45:51 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler is not in the starting lineup Thursday, April 14. 3B Kris Bryant is moving to left field, while 2B Tommy La Stella starts at third base and is hitting sixth against Cincinnati Reds SP Raisel Iglesias.

Fantasy Tip: Anyone in Chicago's lineup is worth a look in daily lineups, and that doesn't exclude La Stella when he sees a start. He has hits in half of his eight at-bats to begin the season. However, he's facing Cincy's ace and is more of a low-end daily pick Thursday.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler gets a day off Sunday

Sun, 10 Apr 2016 12:25:54 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler is not in the lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Shelby Miller on Sunday, April 10. 2B Ben Zobrist will move into the leadoff spot usually occupied by Fowler, OF Jason Heyward will move from right to center and hit second and 3B Kris Bryant will shift to right and bat third. 3B Tommy La Stella will man third base and hit sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Fowler is reportedly dealing with a sore hip as a result of the collision that led to teammate Kyle Schwarber's torn ACL on Thursday, although manager Joe Maddon stated he wanted to give his red-hot leadoff hitter the day off anyway. Fowler, Heyward, Bryant and Zobrist should be fixtures in most fantasy lineups any time they are playing while La Stella can be left on waivers.

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Cubs | Two Cubs could see more time

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 07:35:17 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler and 2B Tommy La Stella could see more time after OF Kyle Schwarber's (ankle) injury, according to manager Joe Maddon. La Stella could see time at third base with 3B Kris Bryant in left field.

Fantasy Tip: Soler figures to benefit significantly, but Maddon will continue his rotation of players. So he might not play every day. If Soler is floating on any waivers, he needs to be picked up universally.

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Cubs | Tommy La Stella nearing return

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 23:50:24 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Tommy La Stella (calf) is expected to return to Cactus League spring action, as he makes his way back from a calf injury.

Fantasy Tip: La Stella is trying to make it back and win the backup job at second base behind Ben Zobrist. He is only worth a look in the deepest of NL-only formats even if he wins the job.

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