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James Russell

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Philadelphia Phillies

2016 Stats

W-L

0-0

ERA

18.69

WHIP

3.23

K

4

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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2016 ADP:

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 205   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 minor league deal with the Phillies in November 2015.

April 22, 2016  –  James Russell News

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Russell cleared waivers Friday and was outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

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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 ATL 22 1 0 24.3 21 6 0 16 4 0 0 0 0 1 2.22 1.03
2014 28 MAJ CHC 44 0 0 33.3 24 13 3 26 16 0 2 1 2 5 3.51 1.20
2014  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ ATL/CHC 66 1 0 57.7 45 19 3 42 20 0 2 1 2 6 2.97 1.13
2015 29 AAA IOW 9 0 0 11.0 8 3 0 13 4 2 0 3 0 0 2.45 1.09
2015 29 MAJ CHC 49 0 0 34.0 42 20 3 20 9 0 2 1 2 8 5.29 1.50
2016 30 AAA LEH 15 8 0 41.1 47 23 6 28 13 2 3 0 0 0 5.01 1.46
2016 30 MAJ PHI 7 0 0 4.3 9 9 2 4 5 0 0 0 1 1 18.69 3.23
3-Year Averages     63 0 0 48.1 44 20 4 33 15 0 3 0 4 11 3.74 1.23
Career  (View All)     394 6 0 334.7 340 152 43 243 100 10 18 4 4.09 1.31

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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
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Last 30 Days
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

James Russell Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201611124001.444
20157211518410.273
201410019925413.284

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201616335101.417
20157694241003.338
2014138231120200.165

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20163.30004228.102.10
201518.301115526.381.80
201428.7020231312.511.22

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20161.000003054.007.00
201515.70105414.021.15
201429.000119723.411.03
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 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 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  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ ATL/CHC 66 1 57.7 6.55 3.12 2.10 0.47 1.13 74.2% 89.0 MPH 2.97 3.49 .258
2015 29 AAA IOW 9 0 11.0 10.64 3.27 3.25 0.00 75% 2.45 1.93 .307
2015 29 MAJ CHC 49 0 34.0 5.29 2.38 2.22 0.79 1.39 64.6% 90.0 MPH 5.29 3.96 .339
2016 30 AAA LEH 15 8 41.1 6.13 2.85 2.15 1.31 68.5% 5.01 4.68 .318
2016 30 MAJ PHI 7 0 4.3 8.31 10.38 0.80 4.15 1.00 41.7% 89.6 MPH 18.69 10.82 .460
3-Year Averages     63 0 48.1 6.17 2.81 2.20 0.75 70.9% 3.74 3.84 .280
Career     394 6 334.7 6.53 2.69 2.43 1.16 72.5% 4.09 4.34 .298

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2016 Stat Review for James Russell    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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0.80 K/BB
TERRIBLE
8.31 K/9
WEAK
10.38 BB/9
TERRIBLE
89.6 MPH Fastball
POOR
4.2 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.00 GB/FB Ratio
BALANCED
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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18.69 ERA
TERRIBLE
3.23 WHIP
TERRIBLE
10.82 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.460 BABIP
HIGH
41.7% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Russell was designated for assignment Wednesday.

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The Phillies selected Russell's contract Saturday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

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Russell signed a minor league deal with the Phillies on Thursday and will receive an invite to major league spring training.

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Russell was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Russell was DFA'd on Tuesday.

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Russell gave up three unearned runs in a third of an inning against the Reds on Monday.

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Russell gave up two runs and two hits in just one-third of an inning against the Giants on Saturday.

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Russell put another zero on the board Saturday, his 11th consecutive scoreless appearance.

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Russell struck out one in a scoreless inning against the Reds on Friday.

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Russell was called up by the Cubs on Tuesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Russell agreed to a minor league contract with the Cubs on Wednesday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Russell was released by the Braves on Sunday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

There was no outlook written for James Russell.

2015

A trade for Russell and Emilio Bonifacio proved far too little, too late for the Braves in the standings, but Russell more than held his own after coming over from Chicago at the deadline, posting a 2.22 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 16:4 K:BB in 22 appearances. Surprisingly, he struggled mightily against lefties overall, with an opponent batting line of .284/.351/.455, but he has still held lefties to a .241/.280/.410 slash line for his career, and any concerns with his regression in that department were offset to a large extent by his tremendous improvement against right-handers. Opposing right-handers hit just .165/.239/.182 against Russell in 2014, down from .321/.418/.615 a year before, though his numbers did benefit from a .244 BABIP and 4.8% HR/FB rate. It still seems likely the Braves will rely on Russell primarily as a lefty specialist, likely the top lefty option out of the bullpen, making him deserving of consideration in leagues that count holds.

2014

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 numbers were respectable, particularly his 19 holds, though his 37:18 K:BB ratio left a bit to be desired. He'll likely be used in a similar capacity by the Cubs this year, though hopefully the new management will be a bit more careful in his use.

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.