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51 James Russell RP
Height/Weight: 6-4/200 | Birthdate: 1/8/1986 | Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Atlanta | College: Texas | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $1,075,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 654.00
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Projections
TimeframeIPWLSVERAWHIPKBBI
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)63.103.004.001.003.701.2845.0018.00
 
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
49.10-213.473618
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20140000000062
20130000000074
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
More Injuries
 
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs N.Y. Mets 2.000 0.00001
vs LHB 19.200 4.580716
vs RHB 29.200 2.7301120
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
08/29/2014Vidal Nuno, SP ARI
Nolan Arenado, 3B COL
Tommy La Stella, 2B ATL
Ike Davis, 1B PIT
Wilmer Flores, SS NYM
Dee Gordon, 2B LAD
Scooter Gennett, 2B MIL
James Russell, RP ATL
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppWLSVIPHAERBBAKs
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8/18@PIT0002.00001
8/21@CIN0002.00000
8/23@CIN0001.01000
8/30MIA0001.02001
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9/14@TEX0001.03201
9/15WAS0001.00001
 
Rank Among Leaders
 
 
 
Latest News
Braves acquire Emilio Bonifacio, James Russell from Cubs
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/31/14) The Braves made one move before the trade deadline, acquiring reliever James Russell and infielder Emilio Bonifacio from the Cubs, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Additional details on the trade are not yet available.

Russell has a 3.51 ERA in 33 1/3 innings for the Cubs this season, while Bonifacio was hitting .279/.318/.373 in 276 at-bats for the Cubs.  

James Russell melts down in loss to Cardinals
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/26/14) Cubs reliever James Russell (0-2) took the loss Saturday afternoon at home against the Cardinals.

Russell allowed a run to score on a fielder's choice to Matt Carpenter and a two-run triple to Matt Adams in the seventh inning. He was charged with four runs on two hits and one walk while striking out one in two-thirds of an inning. He owns a 3.77 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP over 31 innings of relief.
Cubs' closer situation gets all the more confusing
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/17/14) Wondering why James Russell got the save in the Cubs' extra-inning win over the Marlins Monday? Yeah, so am I.

Hector Rondon, who has been the closer most of the year, returned from a nine-day absence for an elbow injury with a scoreless inning of relief, allowing one hit and one walk, but the Cubs clearly didn't reserve him for a save situation, as the road team normally would its closer in an extra-inning game.

So then, they must have been reserving Neil Ramirez, right? After all, he got the save opportunities in Rondon's absence and has the more impressive numbers between the two, leading CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman to suggest on Monday's Fantasy Baseball Today that he may be more than just an injury fill-in.

But when the save opportunity came in the bottom of the 13th inning, it wasn't Ramirez who got the call, but Russell. Ramirez was well rested, too, having thrown just 11 pitches Sunday after sitting out Saturday.

Of course, the Cubs have been extra cautious with Ramirez's workload so far, which may be all there is to it. I still think he's the Cubs' reliever to own here, with Rondon a close second. Hopefully, we'll have some clarity soon.

James Russell makes quick work for first save of season
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/17/14) Cubs reliever James Russell made quick work of the Marlins in extras to secure is first save of the season on Monday.

Russell needed only nine pitches to close out a 5-4 win for the Cubs. He owns a 2.45 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP in 18 1/3 innings of relief.
James Russell not getting as much work
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/6/14) Cubs reliever James Russell, who averaged 75.5 appearances the past two years, has only been used 11 times this season. The lefty is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA.

"It's a little different," Russell told MLB.com. "We haven't really been playing many teams that have a lot of lineups set up to where I can get extended work. It's just one of those things. It happens. I haven't really talked to them about it. I figure if there's a problem, they'd come to me and tell me."

Russell said he felt arm fatigue this spring but feels fine now. "My body feels great, everything feels good," he said. "It's kind of luck of the draw."

Fellow lefty Wesley Wright has cut into Russell's work, posting a 1.86 ERA in 10 games.

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
9/20/14NYM7:10 pmJonathon Niese
9/21/14NYM1:35 pmJacob deGrom
9/22/14PIT7:10 pmFrancisco Liriano
9/23/14PIT7:10 pmGerrit Cole
9/24/14PIT7:10 pmJeff Locke
9/25/14PIT7:10 pmEdinson Volquez
9/26/14@ PHI7:05 pmJerome Williams
= probable start
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2010CHC11 4.965700002 49.05537271141142
2011CHC16 4.126450002 67.27637311221443
2012CHC71 3.257700025 69.1672825512355
2013CHC16 3.597400008 52.2462121711837
2014CHC-ATL02 3.476200013 49.1392019311836
Total 1016 3.84334500320 288.028314312338984213
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010CHC57400000200 .000 .000 .000
2011CHC64801000300 .125 .125 .125
2012CHC77100000000 .000 .000 .000
2013CHC74000000000 --- --- ---
2014CHC-ATL62000000000 --- --- ---
Total 3341301000500 .077 .077 .077
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2010CHCP570826001.000
2011CHCP645123811 .917
2012CHCP7701019001.000
2013CHCP7401248011.000
2014CHC-ATLP620826001.000
Total  334550123712 .980
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2010CHC04067 0.6431102 .279219 12.9 .4972
2011CHC46691 0.7853201 .286292 12.2 .4922
2012CHC76779 0.9472111 .255292 11.8 .4183
2013CHC63973 0.5665301 .238214 11.1 .4408
2014CHC-ATL34963 0.7941001 .218206 10.6 .3132
Total 20261373 0.752512716 .2581223 11.8 .43717
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2007 A-Peoria00 0.0022000 7.03000049
2007 R-Cubs00 0.0011000 2.00000002
2008 AA-Tennessee48 6.361817000 86.111164611862562
2008 A-Daytona22 3.5188000 41.0361816401324
2009AAA-Iowa33 3.46267000 65.0712525601946
2009AA-Tennessee23 5.11115000 37.045242151926
2010AAA-Iowa Cubs00 5.7350000 11.0117751410
 
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