IP 86
ERA 3.977
WHIP 1.558
BB/9 4.814
SO/9 7.012
  • Full name Adam William Russell
  • Born 04/14/1983 in North Olmsted, OH
  • Profile Ht.: 6'8" / Wt.: 280 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Ohio
  • Debut 06/17/2008
  • Drafted in the 6th round (179th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2004 (signed for $140,000).
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    The 6-foot-8, 250-pound Russell is an intimidating presence on the mound. His fastball also can be intimidating when it reaches 95 mph with electric life in the zone, and he works with a free, easy motion. He hasn't had success at the college level because he doesn't throw a quality breaking pitch for strikes consistently. In the absence of injured righthander Marc Cornell, Ohio's ace a year ago, Russell was expected to provide more than a 1-3, 4.75 record this year. Because of his ceiling, he should be drafted in the first three or four rounds.

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  • Rated Best Fastball in the Chicago White Sox in 2007

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