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James Russell

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Atlanta Braves

2014 Stats

W-L

0-2

ERA

2.97

WHIP

1.13

K

42

SV

1

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Russell was unhittable the first couple of months of the season, but it's clear he wore down from overuse as the season went on, only appearing in four games over the final four weeks. Overall, the nu...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 200   DOB: 1/8/1986   BORN: Cincinnati, OH   COLLEGE: Navarro (TX) JC   DRAFTED: 14th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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James Russell Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1.775 million contract with the Cubs in January of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

September 27, 2014  –  James Russell News

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James Russell Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2008 22 A DAY 8 8 0 41.0 36 16 4 24 13 2 2 0 3.51 1.20
2008 22 AA TEN 18 17 0 86.3 111 61 18 62 25 4 8 0 6.36 1.58
2009 23 AA TEN 10 4 0 32.3 37 18 4 24 8 2 2 0 5.01 1.39
2009 23 AAA IOW 26 7 0 65.7 71 25 6 46 19 3 3 0 3.43 1.37
2010 24 AAA IOW 5 0 0 11.0 11 7 5 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 5.73 1.36
2010 24 MAJ CHC 57 0 0 49.0 55 27 11 42 11 1 1 0 2 6 4.96 1.35
2011 25 MAJ CHC 64 5 0 67.7 76 31 12 43 14 1 6 0 2 6 4.12 1.33
2012 26 MAJ CHC 77 0 0 69.3 67 25 5 55 23 7 1 2 3 13 3.25 1.30
2013 27 MAJ CHC 74 0 0 52.7 46 21 7 37 18 1 6 0 8 19 3.59 1.22
2014 28 MAJ CHC 44 0 0 33.3 24 13 3 26 16 0 2 1 2 5 3.51 1.20
2014 28 MAJ ATL 22 1 0 24.3 21 6 0 16 4 0 0 0 0 1 2.22 1.03
2014  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ CHC/ATL 66 1 0 57.7 45 19 3 42 20 0 2 1 2 6 2.97 1.13
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3-Year Averages     71 1 0 63.2 63 25 8 45 18 3 4 0 4 12 3.56 1.28
Career  (View All)     338 6 0 296.3 289 123 38 219 86 10 16 3 3.74 1.27

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James Russell Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 28 @Phi 4.0 2 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.97 1.13
Sep. 25 Pit 1.3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.19 1.16
Sep. 24 Pit 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.27 1.15
Sep. 20 NYM 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.33 1.15
Sep. 15 Was 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.47 1.16
Sep. 14 @Tex 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.54 1.18
Sep. 7 @Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.23 1.14
Sep. 5 @Mia 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.30 1.17
Sep. 1 Phi 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.18 1.15
Aug. 30 Mia 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.20 1.16
Aug. 23 @Cin 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.27 1.14
Aug. 21 @Cin 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.35 1.14
Aug. 18 @Pit 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.51 1.20
Aug. 17 Oak 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.69 1.26
Aug. 15 Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.72 1.24
Aug. 14 LAD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.82 1.27
Aug. 11 LAD 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.93 1.31
Aug. 9 Was 0.0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.68 1.28
Aug. 6 @Sea 0.7 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.44 1.25
Aug. 5 @Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.25 1.22
Aug. 3 @SD 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.34 1.23
Aug. 2 @SD 0.7 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.44 1.24
Jul. 29 @LAD 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.51 1.20
Jul. 28 SD 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.73 1.24
Jul. 26 SD 0.7 2 4 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.77 1.23
Last 14 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 1.7 IP/G
10.3 9 2 2 0 2 8 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 1.74 1.06
Last 30 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 1.4 IP/G
13.7 13 3 3 0 2 12 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 1.98 1.10
Last 60 Days
25 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
27.3 25 10 10 0 5 20 0 1 0 0-1 0 0 2 3.29 1.10

James Russell Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201410019925413.284
201312226621622.183
201211121627513.262

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014138231120200.165
201392111225805.321
20121813417401722.250

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201428.7020231312.511.22
201328.302025733.491.20
201240.7611411131.991.11

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201429.000119723.411.03
201324.3140121143.701.23
201228.7101141225.021.57
James Russell Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2008 22 A DAY 8 8 41.0 5.27 2.85 1.85 0.88 73.3% 3.51 4.25 .259
2008 22 AA TEN 18 17 86.3 6.46 2.61 2.48 1.88 63.6% 6.36 5.55 .339
2009 23 AA TEN 10 4 32.3 6.68 2.23 3.00 1.11 65.9% 5.01 4.07 .329
2009 23 AAA IOW 26 7 65.7 6.30 2.60 2.42 0.82 77.4% 3.43 3.85 .318
2010 24 AAA IOW 5 0 11.0 8.18 3.27 2.50 4.09 80% 5.73 8.65 .222
2010 24 MAJ CHC 57 0 49.0 7.71 2.02 3.82 2.02 0.66 70.9% 88.8 MPH 4.96 5.32 .314
2011 25 MAJ CHC 64 5 67.7 5.72 1.86 3.07 1.60 0.81 75.6% 88.1 MPH 4.12 4.94 .302
2012 26 MAJ CHC 77 0 69.3 7.14 2.99 2.39 0.65 0.98 76.5% 89.1 MPH 3.25 3.59 .306
2013 27 MAJ CHC 74 0 52.7 6.32 3.08 2.06 1.20 0.67 75.4% 89.1 MPH 3.59 4.61 .259
2014 28 MAJ CHC 44 0 33.3 7.02 4.32 1.63 0.81 1.03 73% 89.0 MPH 3.51 4.34 .236
2014 28 MAJ ATL 22 1 24.3 5.92 1.48 4.00 0.00 1.32 76% 89.0 MPH 2.22 2.38 .285
2014  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ CHC/ATL 66 1 57.7 6.55 3.12 2.10 0.47 1.13 74.2% 89.0 MPH 2.97 3.49 .258
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3-Year Averages     71 1 63.2 6.41 2.56 2.50 1.14 76.7% 3.56 4.28 .292
Career     338 6 296.3 6.65 2.61 2.55 1.15 74.8% 3.74 4.29 .289

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2014 Stat Review for James Russell    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.10 K/BB
POOR
6.55 K/9
POOR
3.12 BB/9
WEAK
89.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.5 HR/9
GOOD
1.13 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.97 ERA
AVERAGE
1.13 WHIP
GOOD
3.49 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.258 BABIP
LOW
74.2% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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

The Cubs traded Russell to the Braves on Thursday along with Emilio Bonifacio in exchange for catching prospect Victor Caratini.

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Russell (0-2) got saddled with the loss after surrendering four runs on two hits in two-thirds of an inning.

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With another scoreless inning Saturday, Russell extended his streak to 19 consecutive games without allowing an earned run.

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Russell earned his first save of the season Monday night, closing out the Marlins in the 13th inning.

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Russell pitched two scoreless innings against the Phillies on Saturday.

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Russell retired all four batters he faced Tuesday against the Cardinals.

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Russell took the loss Thursday, giving up a home run to Pedro Alvarez in the seventh inning.

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Russell (arm) worked one inning in his spring debut on Wednesday afternoon.

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Russell (arm) is scheduled to make his spring debut Wednesday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Russell (arm) threw his first bullpen session in two weeks Saturday and is expected to throw again in two or three days, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Russell (arm) will throw his first bullpen session of the spring Friday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Russell (arm) is expected to resume throwing off a mound soon, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

One of the team's more consistent relievers, Russell had a decent year with 55 strikeouts and 23 walks in 69.1 innings and seven wins. His fastball averages just 89 mph, but his solid command makes him a good bet to be the team's primary left-handed setup man. With the addition of Kyuji Fujikawa to the late-inning mix in free agency, Russell is one step further away from landing the occasional save after closing out a pair of games for manager Dale Sveum last season.

2012

Russell pitched well in a relief role last year, posting a 33:9 K:BB rate and a 2.19 ERA. His poor showings as a starter hurt his overall numbers, but we'd expect Russell to stay in the bullpen this year. Russell isn't a hard thrower, and his flyball rate makes him prone to the long ball, so he doesn't have a lot of room for error with his command.

2011

Russell logged 49 IP as a rookie, and at first glance, his peripherals (42:11 K:BB) look awfully good. But a closer look reveals 11 homers, thanks to a miniscule 0.66 G/F rate. He's got a good chance to make the team again as a middle reliever, but needs to keep the ball in the park.