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James Russell

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

W-L

0-1

ERA

3.86

WHIP

2.14

K

6

SV

0

2014 RotoWire 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.

April 11, 2014  –  James Russell News

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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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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 8 0 0 4.7 4 2 1 6 6 0 1 0 1 0 3.86 2.14
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for James Russell
3-Year Averages MAJ   71 1 0 63.2 63 25 8 45 18 3 4 0 4 12 3.56 1.28
Career  (View All) MAJ   280 5 0 243.3 248 106 36 183 72 10 15 2 3.92 1.32

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

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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
Apr. 18 Cin 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.86 2.14
Apr. 13 @StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.91 2.18
Apr. 10 Pit 0.0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 6.75 2.63
Apr. 8 Pit 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.38 1.88
Apr. 5 Phi 0.7 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 2.00
Apr. 3 @Pit 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.75 0.75
Apr. 2 @Pit 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Mar. 31 @Pit 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
3.3 3 1 1 1 6 4 0 0 0 0-1 0 1 0 2.70 2.70
Last 30 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 0.6 IP/G
4.7 4 2 2 1 6 6 0 0 0 0-1 0 1 0 3.86 2.14
Last 60 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 0.6 IP/G
4.7 4 2 2 1 6 6 0 0 0 0-1 0 1 0 3.86 2.14

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James Russell Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201312226621622.183
201211121627513.262
201111823228614.252

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201392111225805.321
20121813417401722.250
20111691912471108.313

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201328.302025733.491.20
201240.7611411131.991.11
201132.312018883.901.27

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201324.3140121143.701.23
201228.7101141225.021.57
201134.304024644.461.40
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 8 0 4.7 11.57 11.57 1.00 1.93 1.00 88.9% 87.8 MPH 3.86 7.27 .295
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for James Russell
3-Year Averages MAJ   71 1 63.2 6.41 2.56 2.50 1.14 76.7% 3.56 4.28 .292
Career MAJ   280 5 243.3 6.77 2.66 2.54 1.33 75.4% 3.92 4.54 .296

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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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1.00 K/BB
TERRIBLE
11.57 K/9
ELITE
11.57 BB/9
TERRIBLE
87.8 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.9 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.00 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.86 ERA
POOR
2.14 WHIP
TERRIBLE
7.27 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.295 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
88.9% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Worst Matchups for James Russell (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Cameron Maybin SD 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Raul Ibanez ANA 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.750 2.750
Carlos Quentin SD 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 .667 2.000 2.750
Jarrod Saltalamacchia MIA 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Andrew McCutchen PIT 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Ryan Ludwick CIN 5 3 1 4 0 0 1 .600 1.600 2.200
Chris Denorfia SD 8 5 1 3 1 0 0 .625 1.375 2.042
Ike Davis PIT 5 2 2 3 0 0 1 .400 1.600 2.000
Everth Cabrera SD 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 .800 1.200 2.000
David Freese ANA 3 1 1 2 1 1 0 .333 1.333 1.833

Best Matchups for James Russell (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Brian McCann NY-A 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Carlos Gonzalez COL 4 0 0 1 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Nick Hundley SD 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Danny Espinosa WAS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Greg Dobbs MIA 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jose Constanza ATL 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
John Baker CHI-N 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Alex Presley HOU 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jordan Schafer ATL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Logan Schafer MIL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

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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Russell signed a one-year, $1.775 million contract with the Cubs on Friday to avoid arbitration, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

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Russell took the loss Saturday when he gave up a seventh-inning home run to Marlon Byrd.

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Russell lost again Friday, giving up a home run to Will Venable in his one sole inning.

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Russell pitched a perfect eighth inning against the Cardinals on Friday.

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Russell earned a one-out hold in Saturday's victory over Pittsburgh.

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Russell allowed two earned runs in a third of an inning Tuesday en route to blowing his sixth save of the season.

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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.