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Addison Russell

23-Year-Old Shortstop – Chicago Cubs

2016 Stats

AVG

.238

HR

21

RBI

95

R

67

SB

5

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 sh...

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STATUS:  Day-To-Day     INJURY TYPE:  Back
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 rookie contract with Oakland worth $2.65 million in June of 2012.

March 24, 2017  –  Addison Russell News

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The back issue that's causing Russell to miss Friday's Cactus League game isn't serious, and he's considered day-to-day, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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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 BUR 16 66 58 8 18 6 4 2 0 9 5 1 5 12 1 1 1 .310 .369 .448 .817
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
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 Spring Training 23   CHC 14 36 32 8 9 6 1 0 5 9 0 1 3 9 0 0 1 .281 .361 .781 1.142
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3-Year Averages     146 559 500 63 120 46 27 2 17 74 4 2 48 142 0 4 7 .240 .313 .404 .717
Career  (View All)     293 1,121 1,000 127 240 92 54 4 34 149 9 4 97 284 1 8 15 .240 .314 .404 .718

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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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
Oct. 2 @Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .321 .417 .738
Oct. 1 @Cin 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .323 .420 .743
Sep. 30 @Cin 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .323 .422 .745
Sep. 29 @Pit 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .322 .421 .743
Sep. 28 @Pit 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .241 .323 .422 .745
Sep. 27 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 26 @Pit 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .243 .324 .425 .749
Sep. 25 StL 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .324 .427 .751
Sep. 24 StL 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .323 .426 .749
Sep. 23 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .323 .426 .749
Sep. 21 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 20 Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .325 .430 .755
Sep. 19 Cin 4 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .247 .327 .433 .760
Sep. 18 Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .326 .424 .750
Sep. 17 Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .327 .426 .753
Sep. 16 Mil 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .327 .427 .754
Sep. 15 Mil 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 .244 .326 .426 .752
Sep. 14 @StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .327 .427 .754
Sep. 13 @StL 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .329 .431 .760
Sep. 12 @StL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .330 .430 .760
Sep. 11 @Hou 4 3 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .330 .433 .763
Sep. 10 @Hou Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Hou 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .327 .424 .751
Sep. 7 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .328 .423 .751
Sep. 6 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 5 @Mil 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .330 .426 .756
Sep. 4 SF 5 1 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .331 .428 .759
Sep. 3 SF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .241 .327 .422 .749
Sep. 2 SF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .327 .425 .752
Sep. 1 SF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .326 .425 .751
Last 7 Games 17 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 5 0 0 2 0 0 .059 .238 .118 .356
Last 14 Games 39 6 6 3 0 1 3 3 8 0 0 2 0 1 .154 .250 .308 .558
Last 30 Games 84 12 18 7 0 2 9 6 17 0 0 3 0 3 .214 .290 .369 .659

Addison Russell: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
2015 5 6

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Addison Russell Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016139229280.223.468.801
201510916291.156.294.527

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20163864512675.244.399.715
20153664411453.268.418.746

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162573311621.272.486.833
2015225298271.258.444.764

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162683410334.205.351.647
2015250315273.228.340.635
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 BUR 66 58 7.6% 18.2% 0.42 79% .391 .138
2012 18 A VER 57 53 7% 22.8% 0.31 75% .436 .169
2013 19 A+ STO 504 429 12.1% 23% 0.53 73% .341 .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% .361 .159
2015 21 MAJ CHC 523 475 8% 28.5% 0.28 69% .326 .147
2016 22 MAJ CHC 598 525 9.2% 22.6% 0.41 74% .282 .179
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3-Year Averages     559 500 8.6% 25.4% 0.34 72% .302 .164
Career     1,121 1,000 8.7% 25.3% 0.34 72% .302 .164

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Addison Russell Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 2B 746 14 161 14 0 0 355 6 257 6 -1 7 7
2015 SS 471.3 13 107 7 6 0 258 5 129 0 7 3 -2
2016 SS 1262.7 26 302 26 0 0 645 13 318 8 9 9 8
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 2B 0 -2 1 10 0 9
2015 SS 0 -1 1 10 0 10
2016 SS 0 -1 0 20 0 19

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2016 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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0.41 BB/K
AVERAGE
9.2% BB Rate
GOOD
22.6% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.738 OPS
WEAK
.321 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.238 AVG
POOR
.282 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.417 SLG
WEAK
.179 ISO
AVERAGE

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Addison Russell

Overall Ratings

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

Russell has been scratched from Friday's Cactus League lineup with back stiffness, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Russell went 2-for-3 and hit his team-leading fifth home run of spring training in Sunday's loss to the Royals.

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Russell (arm) will start at shortstop and bat fifth in the order during Tuesday's exhibition against Team Italy, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Russell was scratched from the lineup for Sunday's Cactus League game against the Rangers while he deals with soreness in his left arm stemming from being hit by a pitch Saturday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.

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Russell homered for the second time in as many days in Tuesday's spring training loss to the Angels.

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Russell hit his first home run of spring training on Monday, taking White Sox rookie Lucas Giolito deep.

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Russell is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Pirates.

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Russell homered and scored twice in a 2-for-4 game Monday against the Reds.

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Russell picked up an RBI infield single in his only at-bat in Friday's extra-inning victory over the Brewers, tying the game in the bottom of the ninth.

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Russell is out of the lineup Friday against the Brewers.

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Russell is not listed in the lineup for Saturday's matchup versus the Astros.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.