The Los Angeles Angels picked up Tommy La Stella (Haymarket 2009) for a song this offseason, but so far, it’s looking like an amazing deal for the Halos.
Installed at second base after years of just pinch hitting for the Cubs, La Stella has changed his launch angle, and the results have been great so far. After a 4-5 game on Wednesday with a home run, Tommy is hitting 301/388/611 in 113 at-bats, wth 2 doubles, and….. 11 home runs! He has more home runs than his teammate, Mike Trout, and has more than doubled his previous season high already. He’s also walked more times than he’s struck out- 13 walks to 8 strikeouts.
Hopefully he can keep this up!