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40 James Russell RP
Height/Weight: 6-4/205 | Birthdate: 1/8/1986 | Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Chicago | College: Texas | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $1,075,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Projections
TimeframeIPWLSVERAWHIPKBBI
2015 Season (CBSSports.com)60.003.003.001.003.301.2245.0020.00
 
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
20.00-101.80136
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20150000000030
20140000000165
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
More Injuries
 
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Miami 2.000 0.00002
vs LHB 11.200 0.77048
vs RHB 8.100 3.24025
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
10/07/2014Buster Posey, C SF
Henderson Alvarez, SP MIA
Carlos Torres, RP NYM
Daniel Corcino, SP LAD
Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS
James Russell, RP CHC
Chad Billingsley, SP PHI
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppWLSVIPHAERBBAKs
6/16CLE0001.02010
6/18@CLE0000.11000
6/20@MIN0000.00010
6/22LAD0000.20000
6/24LAD0001.00002
6/25LAD0000.10000
6/26@STL0000.10000
6/28@STL0001.01001
7/1@NYM0000.21001
7/3MIA0000.21002
 
Rank Among Leaders
 
 
 
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Cubs reliever James Russell makes season debut Tuesday

by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/6/15) Cubs reliever James Russell allowed one run on two hits in 1 1/3 innings during the team's 7-4 loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday. After starting his career with Chicago, he was dealt to the Braves at the trading deadline last season. The Cubs signed him to a minor league contract last month, and brought him up to the team prior to Tuesday's game

"It's comfortable to be back," Russell said, per MLB.com. "It's a good feeling. The culture has kind of changed for the better. It's definitely nice."

Last season with the Cubs and Braves, the left-hander pitched to a 3.51 ERA in 33 1/3 innings. While pitching in Triple-A this season, Russell did not allow an earned run in seven appearances, and posted a 12:0 K:BB ratio.

Report: Cubs sign LHP James Russell to minor-league deal

by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/8/15) The Cubs have signed left-hander James Russell to a minor-league deal on Wednesday, according to the Chicago Tribune. He will report to Triple-A Iowa, per MLB.com

Russell, 29, spent his first four-plus seasons with the Cubs before he was acquired by Atlanta last season at the trade deadline. The Braves released Russell last week after allowing nine earned runs and three homers in 7 2/3 innings while striking out three and walking three.

Braves release RP James Russell

by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/29/15) The Braves have released relief pitcher James Russell, MLB.com reports.

Russell came to the Braves from the Cubs in a deadline-day deal last season and posted a 2.22 ERA and 16:4 K:BB ratio in 24 1/3 innings with his new team. He struggled this spring, allowing nine earned runs and three homers in 7 2/3 innings while striking out three and walking three.

Braves' James Russell (toe) has 30-pitch live BP session

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/11/15) Braves pitcher James Russell, who has been dealing with turf toe, said he felt good Wednesday after throwing 30 pitches during live batting practice Tuesday, per MLB.com.

Russell, who has yet to make his spring debut, is still hoping for a chance to be used as a starting pitcher.

Braves RP James Russell agrees to $2.425M salary for 2015

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/15/15) The Braves and reliever James Russell avoided arbitration Thursday, agreeing to a one-year, $2.425 million contract, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Russell posted a 2.22 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in 22 relief appearances after his acquisition from the Cubs in July. He posted a career-best 2.97 ERA in 66 relief outings last season.

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
7/4/15MIA7:15 pmJarred Cosart
7/5/15MIA2:20 pmMat Latos
7/6/15STL8:05 pmJohn Lackey
7/7/15STL1:20 pmJaime Garcia
7/7/15STL8:05 pmJohn Lackey
7/8/15STL8:05 pmMichael Wacha
7/10/15CHW4:05 pmChris Sale
= 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 2.976610013 57.2452019312042
2015CHC01 1.803000001 20.0205410613
Total 1017 3.61368600321 316.130914812739992232
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010CHC57400000200 .000 .000 .000
2011CHC64801000300 .125 .125 .125
2012CHC77100000000 .000 .000 .000
2013CHC74000000000 --- --- ---
2014CHC-ATL66200000000 .000 .000 .000
2015CHC30000000000 --- --- ---
Total 3681501000500 .067 .067 .067
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2010CHCP570826001.000
2011CHCP645123811 .917
2012CHCP7701019001.000
2013CHCP7401248011.000
2014CHC-ATLP661826001.000
2015CHCP300743001.000
Total  368657164012 .982
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-ATL35971 0.8651001 .215238 10.3 .2972
2015CHC12517 1.7132100 .26781 11.7 .3471
Total 21296398 0.802914816 .2571336 11.7 .42618
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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