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Addison Russell

#27 | SS
Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs
Addison Russell
Name: Addison W. Russell
Born: Jan 23, 1994 in Pace, Fla. USA
High School: Pace (Fla.) HS
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
2018420.250.317.3405
Career1,772.242.313.39251
Drafted in the 1st round (11th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2012 (signed for $2,625,000)
Russell earned Juan Uribe comparisons last summer for his thick body, arm strength and power potential, as well as his profile as a player who will stick on the left side of the infield. Those comparisons no longer work physically, though, as he has lost at least 20 pounds and shaped up his physique considerably. Some scouts still think he will have to move to third, but most consider him a shortstop with soft hands, improved footwork and an above-average arm. Russell has bat speed and raw power, hindered by inconsistent swing mechanics. He's a tinkerer with his set-up and stance, and his swing can get long and loopy, leading to seven homers this spring but also a fairly modest .368 average. At other times, though, Russell will get locked in, wait on good breaking balls and make consistent, hard contact. Teams that have seen him on the right day as a shortstop with juice may buy the Boras Corp. client out of his Auburn scholarship.
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