Thomas "Tommy" La Stella is an American professional baseball second baseman for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball.
La Stella attended Saint Joseph Regional High School in Montvale, New Jersey, St. John's University and Coastal Carolina University. He played college baseball for both the St. John's Red Storm and Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. The Braves selected La Stella in the eighth round of the 2011 MLB Draft, and he spent the rest of the season with the Rome Braves. In 2012, he played for the Lynchburg Hillcats, and in 2013 he played for the Mississippi Braves of the Class AA Southern League. With the Mississippi Braves, La Stella had a .343 batting average in 81 games.
On January 13, 2014, he was invited to spring training. He began the 2014 season with the Gwinnett Braves of the Class AAA International League, and debuted at the major league level on May 28, hitting two singles.
La Stella hit his first major league home run on August 8, 2014, against Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals. The home run put the Atlanta Braves up 7-0 in a game eventually won 7-6. He finished the year with a .251 batting average in 93 games.
January 31st, 1989 in Closter, New Jersey (Age 28)