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Addison Russell

24-Year-Old Shortstop – Chicago Cubs

2018 Stats

AVG

.272

HR

5

RBI

34

R

44

SB

4

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

It's easy to view Russell's third big-league season as a disappointment, but when you consider that most players his age are still making their way through the upper levels of the minor leagues, you c...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 200   DOB: 1/23/1994   BORN: Pensacola, FL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Addison Russell Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $3.2 million contract with the Cubs in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.

July 9, 2018  –  Addison Russell News

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Russell is starting at shortstop and batting second Monday against the Giants. It will be his first time batting second in his MLB career.

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Addison Russell Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2012 18 R PHO 26 121 106 29 44 15 4 5 6 29 9 1 14 23 0 0 1 .415 .488 .717 1.205
2012 18 A VER 13 57 53 9 18 5 2 2 1 7 2 0 4 13 0 0 0 .340 .386 .509 .895
2012 18 A BUR 16 66 58 8 18 6 4 2 0 9 5 1 5 12 1 1 1 .310 .369 .448 .817
2013 19 A+ STO 107 504 429 85 118 56 29 10 17 60 21 3 61 116 0 3 11 .275 .377 .508 .885
2013 19 AAA SAC 3 13 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 .077 .077 .077 .154
2014 20 A+ STO 5 18 16 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 6 0 0 0 .188 .278 .188 .466
2014 20 AA MID 13 57 48 7 16 5 3 1 1 8 3 2 8 8 0 0 1 .333 .439 .500 .939
2014 20 AA TEN 50 205 194 32 57 23 11 0 12 36 2 2 9 35 0 0 2 .294 .332 .536 .868
2015 21 AAA IOW 11 46 44 7 14 5 4 0 1 9 1 0 1 7 0 1 0 .318 .326 .477 .803
2015 21 MAJ CHC 142 523 475 60 115 43 29 1 13 54 4 3 42 149 1 2 3 .242 .307 .389 .696
2016 22 MAJ CHC 151 598 525 67 125 49 25 3 21 95 5 1 55 135 0 6 12 .238 .321 .417 .738
2017 23 AAA IOW 1 3 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
2017 23 MAJ CHC 110 385 352 52 84 36 21 3 12 43 2 1 29 91 0 0 4 .239 .304 .418 .722
2018 24 MAJ CHC 85 331 294 44 80 24 18 1 5 34 4 0 32 67 1 2 2 .272 .345 .391 .736
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3-Year Averages     134 500 450 59 108 42 25 2 15 64 3 1 42 125 0 2 6 .240 .312 .404 .716
Career  (View All)     488 1,837 1,646 223 404 152 93 8 51 226 15 5 158 442 2 10 21 .245 .318 .405 .722

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Addison Russell Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 15 @SD 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .345 .391 .736
Jul. 14 @SD 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .348 .394 .742
Jul. 13 @SD 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .350 .398 .748
Jul. 11 @SF 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .349 .402 .751
Jul. 10 @SF 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .350 .406 .756
Jul. 9 @SF 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .351 .404 .755
Jul. 8 Cin 5 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .353 .404 .757
Jul. 7 Cin 3 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .356 .405 .761
Jul. 6 Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .351 .398 .749
Jul. 4 Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .282 .355 .404 .759
Jul. 3 Det 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .357 .409 .766
Jul. 1 Min 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .358 .407 .765
Jun. 30 Min 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .355 .407 .762
Jun. 29 Min 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .354 .407 .761
Jun. 28 @LAD 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 .283 .353 .397 .750
Jun. 27 @LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 .279 .352 .382 .734
Jun. 26 @LAD 5 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .279 .354 .384 .738
Jun. 25 @LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .349 .379 .728
Jun. 24 @Cin 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .351 .381 .732
Jun. 23 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .351 .382 .733
Jun. 22 @Cin Did not play.
Jun. 21 @Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .357 .389 .746
Jun. 20 LAD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .358 .394 .752
Jun. 19 LAD 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .358 .394 .752
Jun. 19 LAD 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .356 .392 .748
Jun. 17 @StL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .277 .351 .393 .744
Jun. 16 @StL 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .351 .397 .748
Jun. 15 @StL 4 3 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .354 .387 .741
Jun. 13 @Mil 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .344 .369 .713
Jun. 12 @Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .341 .366 .707
Last 7 Games 32 3 6 3 0 0 6 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .257 .281 .538
Last 14 Games 57 8 13 5 0 1 13 7 10 1 0 0 1 1 .228 .308 .368 .676
Last 30 Games 103 17 29 7 0 3 20 12 18 2 0 0 1 4 .282 .353 .437 .790

Addison Russell: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 84
2017 101
2016 148
2015 86 61

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Addison Russell: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 1

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Addison Russell Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201878132101.295.462.837
20178718360.264.448.821
2016139229280.223.468.801

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018216313243.264.366.700
2017265349372.230.408.687
20163864512675.244.399.715

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018120182181.267.383.738
2017152195162.184.349.615
20162573311621.272.486.833

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018174263163.276.397.735
2017200337270.280.470.803
20162683410334.205.351.647
Addison Russell vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Carlos Martinez STL 29 8 1 0 1 3 1 5 0 0 .276 .300 .414 .714

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Addison Russell Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2012 18 R PHO 121 106 11.6% 19% 0.61 78% .494 .302
2012 18 A VER 57 53 7% 22.8% 0.31 75% .436 .169
2012 18 A BUR 66 58 7.6% 18.2% 0.42 79% .383 .138
2013 19 A+ STO 504 429 12.1% 23% 0.53 73% .338 .233
2013 19 AAA SAC 13 13 0% 69.2% 0.00 31% .250 .000
2014 20 A+ STO 18 16 11.1% 33.3% 0.33 63% .300 .000
2014 20 AA MID 57 48 14% 14% 1.00 83% .385 .167
2014 20 AA TEN 205 194 4.4% 17.1% 0.26 82% .306 .242
2015 21 AAA IOW 46 44 2.2% 15.2% 0.14 84% .351 .159
2015 21 MAJ CHC 523 475 8% 28.5% 0.28 69% .324 .147
2016 22 MAJ CHC 598 525 9.2% 22.6% 0.41 74% .277 .179
2017 23 AAA IOW 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .500 .334
2017 23 MAJ CHC 385 352 7.5% 23.6% 0.32 74% .289 .179
2018 24 MAJ CHC 331 294 9.7% 20.2% 0.48 77% .335 .119
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3-Year Averages     500 450 8.4% 25% 0.34 72% .298 .164
Career     1,837 1,646 8.6% 24.1% 0.36 73% .304 .160

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Addison Russell Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
SS 2017 808.3 15 2 16 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 688 11 2 11 0 -1 1 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Addison Russell    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.48 BB/K
GOOD
9.7% BB Rate
GOOD
20.2% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.736 OPS
WEAK
.345 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.272 AVG
GOOD
.335 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.391 SLG
POOR
.119 ISO
POOR

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Addison Russell: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Russell went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Reds.

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Russell (hand) is in the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers.

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Russell will be reevaluated Tuesday after his left hand was stepped on during a collision in Sunday's matchup against the Twins, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Russell went 1-for-4 with a walk and a grand slam in Friday's win over the Twins.

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Russell went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and four RBI in Thursday's 11-5 win over the Dodgers.

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Russell went 3-for-5 with an RBI, two runs scored and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Cubs.

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Russell is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Dodgers.

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Russell (finger) will start at shortstop and bat seventh in the order against the Reds on Saturday.

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Russell was held out of Friday's game due to a sore finger, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Russell is out of the lineup against the Reds on Friday.

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Russell is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers.

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Russell is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

There was much to like from Russell in 2016, though his game was far from perfect. On the bright side, he hit 21 home runs and drove in 95 runs from the shortstop position, third and first among NL shortstops, respectively. The negative case for Russell says that he's a poor contact hitter who batted just .238, confirmed by his 135 strikeouts. He has poor speed for a shortstop with only five stolen bases and got lucky with RBI by having 167 at-bats with runners in scoring position, sixth most in the league. It's easy to forget that Russell is only 23 years old, and while he will need to improve his plate discipline going forward, the fact that he's already hit 20 home runs at age 22 suggests an impressive ceiling for the Cubs' shortstop. While this position looks deeper than usual in 2017, Russell is a solid option with a high upside, especially if he has some better luck on balls in play (.277 BABIP last season).

2016

The numbers weren't great, but Russell's rookie season was still a success, as he was called up early in the year to play in the infield and eventually took Starlin Castro's job at shortstop. Russell spent much of the year batting ninth, where manager Joe Maddon could protect him a bit, and played more than 60 games at both second and short. He will be just 22 years old on Opening Day and presumably starting at short, but needs to work on making more consistent contact and improve his numbers against left-handed pitching (.527 OPS). Keep in mind that he was one of the top prospects in baseball going into last year and consider throwing an extra buck his way on draft day, just know that it may be difficult for him to work out of the bottom-third of a stacked Cubs lineup.

2015

Given that the A's didn't make the World Series after acquiring Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel in July, they may curse the day the traded away Russell, who immediately moved near the top of a very good Cubs prospect list after the deal. While Starlin Castro is blocking Russell at the big-league level, expect the Cubs to still find a way to get Russell into the lineup as soon as he's ready (which could be very soon). The 21-year-old infielder hit 13 home runs in 242 Double-A at-bats last year and topped .300 in the process. NL-only ultra-leaguers take note: he may be the best minor league prospect not already kept by someone in your league.

2014

Russell was selected 11th overall in the 2012 draft and is universally considered the top prospect in the A's system. The fact that he plays a premium position makes his star burn even brighter. After an electrifying debut in 2012, Russell encountered a bit more trouble in 2013, hitting only .269, but he still contributed 29 doubles, 10 triples, 17 home runs and 21 stolen bases, all very impressive numbers for a 19-year-old in his first full season, and at High-A, no less. Russell has a ton of talent, but he needs to work on cutting down his strikeouts (he had 116 in the minors in 2013), but he did start to improve upon that in the 2013 Arizona Fall League, striking out only 15 times in 85 at-bats. Russell will likely start the 2014 season at Double-A Midland, but he certainly is on the fast track for the A's and will rise through the organization quite rapidly.

2013

The A's used their first-round pick (11th overall) on Russell, a high school shortstop from Florida. Russell had an exceptional season after signing in July, hitting .415 in 26 games in the Arizona Rookie League and then .340 in 53 at-bats in the New York-Penn League. After those performances, he earned a promotion to Low-A for the end of the year. It is possible he may get too big for shortstop and have to move over to third base, but Russell was drafted for his bat. Scouting reports indicate that he has a lot of raw power and can drive the ball to all fields. Russell will likely start the year back at Low-A Burlington after holding his own there during a small 16-game sample in 2012.