Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:28:08 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Tommy La Stella was optioned to Class AAA Iowa Friday, July 29.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:10:00 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Tommy La Stella is starting at second base and leading off against Milwaukee Brewers SP Junior Guerra Sunday, July 24. INF Javier Baez is not in the starting lineup Sunday.
Fantasy Tip: La Stella is nothing more than a cavernous mixed and NL-only option, but he's packed punch when given an opportunity with a .273/.363/.434 slash line. He's a nice target in daily contests Sunday, albeit probably a popular one. Baez is worth owning in all seasonal leagues, and he is receiving enough playing time to provide five-category production as a low-end starter.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:23:18 -0700
Chicago Cubs 3B Tommy La Stella is starting at third base and is hitting leadoff against New York Mets SP Noah Syndergaard Tuesday, July 19. 2B/OF Javier Baez will start on the bench.
Fantasy Tip: La Stella has been serviceable for the Cubbies in a utility role this year with a .263/.352/.432 slash line and two homers and seven RBI in 45 games. A move to leadoff boosts his daily value slightly, but he's still more of a sleeper DFS option against Thor this evening.
Sat, 16 Jul 2016 07:37:11 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez is not in the starting lineup against Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish Saturday, July 16. 3B Tommy La Stella will start at third base and is batting first in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: La Stella has only one hit in his last 12 at-bats and is not a strong option in most fantasy leagues.
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 12:56:53 -0700
Chicago Cubs 3B Tommy La Stella is starting at third base and is hitting leadoff against Atlanta Braves SP Lucas Harrell Thursday, July 7. 2B Ben Zobrist moves to the cleanup spot Thursday.
Fantasy Tip: La Stella just returned recently from the DL and is hitting .289 on the season with two long balls and seven RBI on the year. He's an under-the-radar play in daily leagues this evening against a hittable hurler. Zobrist, the National League's starting second baseman in the All-Star Game next week, is a great addition to all fantasy lineups in more of a run-producing spot.
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 09:04:36 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez is out of the lineup Wednesday, July 6, with 3B Tommy La Stella hitting fifth. La Stella (hamstring) was activated off the 15-day disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: While it's La Stella's first game in a month, he's in a great spot in the lineup for a low-end flyer against Anthony DeSclafani.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:26:45 -0700
Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs INF Tommy La Stella (hamstring) will remain on a rehab assignment with Class AAA Iowa through at least Friday, July 1.
Fantasy Tip: La Stella is not worth rostering outside of NL-only fantasy leagues because he's unlikely to receive much playing time when he returns from the disabled list. However, he should be viewed as a productive source of salary cap relief in DFS whenever he is pencilled into the lineup.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:36:18 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Tommy La Stella (hamstring) will continue his rehab assignment for at least one more game with Class AAA Iowa Thursday, June 30.
Fantasy Tip: La Stella has been productive when he's played (.291-2-7 in 79 at-bats) this year, but his fantasy value is limited because of his lack of playing time on a stacked Cubs roster. Unless an injury opens up everyday playing time when he returns from the DL, La Stella is purely depth for NL-only owners.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:27:43 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Tommy La Stella (hamstring) could begin a rehab assignment as early as Monday, June 27.
Fantasy Tip: La Stella has limited fantasy value because of his lack of playing time, but he has made the most of his opportunities this year with a .291/.378/.494 slash line through 90 plate appearances. He is best utilized in daily contests when in the lineup, and La Stella checks out as a depth piece in cavernous mixed and NL-only seasonal setups.
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:55:52 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler (hamstring) and 2B Tommy La Stella (hamstring) have no timetable for their returns. Soler did some work Friday, June 17, but he won't be ready when he's eligible June 22.
Fantasy Tip: Soler is worth stashing because of his talent, but he has underperformed this year. La Stella is an NL-only stash, but he lost value when Chris Coghlan was acquired.