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James Russell
Birthdate: 1/8/1986 (28 y, 7 m, 13 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-4/200     Position: P
Drafted: 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 14, Pick: 3, Overall: 427, Team: Chicago Cubs
Contract: $1.8M / 1 Years (2014)
RotoWire News: The Cubs traded Russell to the Braves on Thursday along with Emilio Bonifacio in exchange for catching prospect Victor Caratini. (7/31/2014)



SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2007Cubs (R)000112.09.000.000.00.000100.0 %  0.002.25  
2007Cubs (A)000227.011.575.140.00.231100.0 %  0.002.47  
2008Cubs (A+)2208841.05.272.850.88.26271.4 %  3.514.25  
2008Cubs (AA)480181786.16.462.611.88.33366.8 %  6.365.62  
2009Cubs (AA)23011537.06.322.191.22.33364.6 %  5.114.25  
2009Cubs (AAA)33026765.26.302.600.82.30179.7 %  3.434.13  
2010Cubs (AAA)0005011.08.183.274.09.222100.0 %  5.739.04  
2010Cubs11057049.07.712.022.02.29160.4 %31.0 %14.1 %4.965.204.23-0.3
2011Cubs16064567.25.721.861.60.29073.1 %37.6 %11.0 %4.124.774.49-0.2
2012Cubs71277069.17.142.990.65.29875.0 %37.4 %5.9 %3.253.484.350.8
2013Cubs16074052.26.323.081.20.25879.7 %33.3 %8.9 %3.594.454.77-0.1
2014Steamer43365065.06.962.841.28.27976.5 %  3.834.39 -0.1
2014Oliver33 73160.06.662.871.06.29072.3 %  3.934.16 0.1
2014ZiPS43 72059.76.632.561.06.29572.5 %  3.924.00 0.2
20142 Teams02154041.06.593.950.66.23172.1 %41.0 %6.4 %3.514.014.50-0.1
    2014Cubs02144033.17.024.320.81.21973.4 %40.9 %7.7 %3.514.284.57-0.2
    2014Braves0001007.24.702.350.00.28066.7 %41.7 %0.0 %3.522.884.180.1
2014ZiPS (R)11 15012.06.933.000.89.30371.8 %  3.923.94 0.0
2014ZiPS (U)13 69053.06.663.730.71.26070.9 %  3.604.00 0.0
2014Steamer (R)11012012.07.193.051.10.28775.1 %  3.814.24 -0.1
2014Steamer (U)13166053.06.723.750.76.24472.3 %  3.584.07 -0.1
Total- - -101633265279.26.662.701.22.27872.4 %36.0 %9.5 %3.864.364.460.2


SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2007Cubs (R)000.0011000  2.060000000002
2007Cubs (A)000.0022000  7.0263000400009
2008Cubs (A+)223.5188000  41.0163361816413000024
2008Cubs (AA)486.361817000  86.139011164611825064062
2009Cubs (AA)235.11115000  37.016145242159013026
2009Cubs (AAA)333.43267000  65.2287712525619102046
2010Cubs (AAA)005.7350000  11.047117754010010
2010Cubs114.965700006249.02195537271111042042
2011Cubs164.126450006267.22927637311214421043
2012Cubs713.2577000213369.1292672825523711155
2013Cubs163.5974000019852.2214462121718611037
2014Steamer433.83650  3  65.0280643028921 2  50
2014Oliver333.93731     60.025560292671962  44
2014ZiPS433.92720     59.7 592826717611044
20142 Teams023.515400016241.0173311716318311030
    2014Cubs023.514400015233.1142241413316211026
    2014Braves003.52100000107.2317330210004
2014ZiPS (R)113.92150     12.0 126514 0  9
2014ZiPS (U)133.60690     53.0 432321422 1  39
2014Steamer (R)113.81120  0  12.051125514 0  9
2014Steamer (U)133.58660  1  53.0224432221422 1  39
Total- - -10163.8632650035017279.21190275140120388420961207

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2007Cubs (R)9.000.002.000.0033.3 %0.0 %33.3 %.0000.00.000100.0 %  2.25
2007Cubs (A)11.575.142.250.0034.6 %15.4 %19.2 %.1361.00.231100.0 %  2.47
2008Cubs (A+)5.272.851.850.8814.7 %8.0 %6.7 %.2401.20.26271.4 %  4.25
2008Cubs (AA)6.462.612.481.8815.9 %6.4 %9.5 %.3091.58.33366.8 %  5.62
2009Cubs (AA)6.322.192.891.2216.2 %5.6 %10.6 %.2981.46.33364.6 %  4.25
2009Cubs (AAA)6.302.602.420.8216.0 %6.6 %9.4 %.2651.37.30179.7 %  4.13
2010Cubs (AAA)8.183.272.504.0921.3 %8.5 %12.8 %.2621.36.222100.0 %  9.04
2010Cubs7.712.023.822.0219.2 %5.0 %14.2 %.2701.35.29160.4 %1201265.20
2010Average7.133.282.170.9618.5 %8.5 %10.0 %.2531.35.29372.2 %  4.20
2011Cubs5.721.863.071.6014.7 %4.8 %9.9 %.2751.33.29073.1 %1041204.77
2011Average7.133.112.300.9418.6 %8.1 %10.5 %.2511.32.29172.5 %  4.12
2012Cubs7.142.992.390.6518.8 %7.9 %11.0 %.2501.30.29875.0 %80873.48
2012Average7.563.052.481.0219.8 %8.0 %11.8 %.2501.31.29372.5 %  4.12
2013Cubs6.323.082.061.2017.3 %8.4 %8.9 %.2361.22.25879.7 %941164.45
2013Average7.573.022.510.9619.9 %7.9 %11.9 %.2501.30.29473.5 %  4.02
2014Steamer6.962.842.451.2818.0 %7.3 %10.6 %.2501.31.27976.5 %  4.39
2014Oliver6.662.872.321.0617.3 %7.5 %9.8 %.2561.33.29072.3 %  4.16
2014ZiPS6.632.562.591.06   .2601.27.29572.5 %  4.00
20142 Teams6.593.951.670.6617.3 %10.4 %6.9 %.2011.20.23172.1 %941064.01
    2014Cubs7.024.321.630.8118.3 %11.3 %7.0 %.1921.20.21973.4 %931134.28
    2014Braves4.702.352.000.0012.9 %6.5 %6.4 %.2411.17.28066.7 %96782.88
2014Average7.712.942.620.8720.3 %7.7 %12.5 %.2481.28.29573.0 %  3.84
2014ZiPS (R)6.933.002.310.89   .2601.32.30371.8 %  3.94
2014ZiPS (U)6.663.731.780.71   .2231.22.26070.9 %  4.00
2014Steamer (R)7.193.052.351.10   .2511.32.28775.1 %  4.24
2014Steamer (U)6.723.751.790.76   .2131.22.24472.3 %  4.07
Total- - -6.662.702.461.2217.4 %7.1 %10.3 %.2511.28.27872.4 %981104.36

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2010Cubs0.6319.6 %31.0 %49.4 %15.4 %14.1 %20.4 %25.0 %3.561064.23
2011Cubs0.7814.2 %37.6 %48.2 %10.1 %11.0 %12.9 %28.6 %4.061174.49
2012Cubs0.9121.4 %37.4 %41.3 %12.9 %5.9 %11.7 %14.3 %3.941114.35
2013Cubs0.6616.0 %33.3 %50.6 %19.0 %8.9 %7.7 %0.0 %4.231274.77
20142 Teams1.0218.8 %41.0 %40.2 %6.4 %6.4 %8.3 %14.3 %4.251214.50
    2014Cubs0.9717.2 %40.9 %41.9 %7.7 %7.7 %10.5 %16.7 %4.261234.57
    2014Braves1.2525.0 %41.7 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %4.251134.18
Total- - -0.7817.8 %36.0 %46.1 %13.1 %9.5 %12.2 %18.5 %3.971164.46

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2010Cubs49783112104120284552836
2011Cubs8510932111172303617421103
2012Cubs77854411971354267581184
2013Cubs5279251542010300550850
20142 Teams48472234718250430680
    2014Cubs38391634614204358562
    2014Braves1086001044672118
Total- - -3113981545238275103162130324653

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2010Cubs-0.37-2.351.97-12.06-1.160.580.770.860.9246-0.900.2558
2011Cubs-0.96-4.603.64-5.37-0.570.790.700.940.8954-0.88-0.3373
2012Cubs0.57-4.845.407.510.761.000.951.161.10580.370.20179
2013Cubs-1.54-6.805.270.250.021.421.071.451.21660.20-1.281613
20142 Teams-0.92-3.202.280.06-0.020.960.871.201.28450.28-1.24910
    2014Cubs-0.84-2.872.03-0.35-0.070.990.921.251.10370.11-0.9699
    2014Braves-0.08-0.330.250.410.050.830.631.002.0780.17-0.2701
Total- - --3.23-21.7918.56-9.61-0.970.950.871.141.09269-0.93-2.485443

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2010Cubs50.7% (88.8)37.9% (80.1) 3.1% (73.2)8.3% (79.6)  0.5%
2011Cubs47.3% (88.1)37.1% (80.3) 4.5% (73.6)11.1% (80.4)  1.6%
2012Cubs32.6% (89.1)39.2% (81.4)9.4% (87.2)6.2% (73.6)12.6% (81.8)  2.4%
2013Cubs35.8% (89.1)37.9% (81.5)10.9% (87.6)3.5% (74.1)11.9% (80.9)  2.8%
20142 Teams42.1% (89.0)23.8% (80.9)12.4% (87.6)4.3% (75.3)17.4% (80.8)  1.8%
    2014Cubs41.2% (88.8)27.3% (80.8)12.6% (87.5)2.2% (75.0)16.8% (80.6)  1.4%
    2014Braves46.5% (89.6)7.0% (82.5)11.4% (88.2)14.9% (75.6)20.2% (81.8)  3.4%
Total- - -41.4% (88.8)36.0% (80.9)6.2% (87.4)4.5% (73.9)12.0% (80.9)  1.9%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2010Cubs47.8 %3.8 %    37.7 %3.5 %  7.2 %   
2011Cubs48.0 %     38.8 %3.1 %  9.0 %   
2012Cubs21.7 %13.0 %8.1 %   37.8 %5.5 %  11.4 %   
2013Cubs30.1 %9.6 %6.2 %   37.3 %3.3 %  10.8 %   
20142 Teams25.3 %21.2 %7.4 %  0.6 %22.8 %4.6 %  16.5 %   
    2014Cubs24.9 %19.9 %8.5 %  0.7 %25.8 %2.5 %  16.2 %   
    2014Braves27.1 %27.1 %1.7 %   8.5 %14.4 %  17.8 %   
Total- - -34.7 %8.9 %4.3 %  0.1 %35.7 %4.0 %  10.7 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2010Cubs88.786.3    80.173.9  79.5  
2011Cubs87.9     80.073.4  80.0  
2012Cubs89.088.187.0   81.273.5  81.7  
2013Cubs88.988.987.1   81.473.9  80.8  
20142 Teams88.688.987.3  81.980.975.9  80.7  
    2014Cubs88.488.887.3  81.980.876.4  80.5  
    2014Braves89.389.388.3   82.475.5  81.7  
Total- - -88.588.487.1  81.980.774.0  80.7  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2010Cubs-6.00.1 -0.6-2.8  -1.430.03 -2.22-4.06  
2011Cubs-2.6-0.9 -0.8-4.2  -0.50-0.23 -1.56-3.53  
2012Cubs-4.77.41.4-3.00.8  -1.231.641.26-4.190.52  
2013Cubs1.12.1-1.0-4.12.1  0.370.68-1.08-13.992.16  
20142 Teams2.8-2.20.8-0.33.3  1.01-1.400.92-1.052.88  
    2014Cubs2.8-1.00.1-0.11.0  1.22-0.680.07-1.211.02  
    2014Braves0.1-1.20.7-0.22.4  0.10-14.905.52-0.9410.39  
Total- - --9.36.51.2-8.7-0.8  -0.490.400.41-4.25-0.15  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2010Cubs-6.41.1    0.1-0.7  -2.9  
2011Cubs-3.4     1.6-0.8  -4.8  
2012Cubs-4.51.70.8   7.1-2.5  -0.4  
2013Cubs3.8-3.6-0.7   2.9-4.1  2.1  
20142 Teams1.92.0-0.5  0.1-2.3-0.1  3.7  
    2014Cubs1.51.6-0.5  0.1-1.40.1  1.6  
    2014Braves0.50.40.0   -0.9-0.2  2.2  
Total- - --8.51.2-0.5  0.19.3-8.2  -2.3  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2010Cubs-1.603.37    0.02-2.37  -4.80  
2011Cubs-0.64     0.36-2.46  -4.86  
2012Cubs-1.771.130.81   1.59-3.84  -0.28  
2013Cubs1.49-4.43-1.37   0.91-14.76  2.25  
20142 Teams1.131.40-1.02  1.76-1.49-0.18  3.33  
    2014Cubs1.061.44-1.10  1.76-0.960.88  1.72  
    2014Braves1.441.260.94   -9.15-1.04  10.33  
Total- - --0.530.29-0.23  1.760.56-4.39  -0.45  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2010Cubs31.4 %68.5 %49.3 %60.2 %84.2 %76.3 %48.4 %63.5 %11.6 %
2010Average29.3 %64.4 %45.6 %66.5 %88.1 %80.7 %46.5 %58.8 %8.5 %
2011Cubs37.5 %64.9 %50.3 %72.7 %84.1 %79.5 %46.6 %63.7 %10.1 %
2011Average30.6 %65.0 %46.2 %68.1 %87.9 %80.7 %45.3 %59.4 %8.6 %
2012Cubs34.0 %66.8 %48.4 %73.1 %82.8 %79.0 %44.0 %61.3 %9.9 %
2012Average30.8 %64.7 %46.0 %66.8 %87.2 %79.7 %44.9 %59.8 %9.1 %
2013Cubs33.9 %70.4 %50.6 %75.3 %84.9 %81.4 %45.8 %61.7 %8.8 %
2013Average31.0 %65.5 %46.4 %66.6 %87.0 %79.5 %44.7 %60.3 %9.3 %
20142 Teams29.8 %71.1 %47.0 %78.5 %87.8 %84.4 %41.6 %64.2 %7.1 %
    2014Cubs29.9 %72.0 %47.6 %76.0 %86.8 %82.9 %42.0 %66.2 %7.8 %
    2014Braves29.4 %66.7 %44.3 %90.0 %93.3 %92.0 %39.8 %54.8 %3.4 %
2014Average31.0 %65.5 %46.5 %65.8 %87.3 %79.5 %45.1 %60.6 %9.3 %
Total- - -33.7 %67.9 %49.2 %72.1 %84.5 %79.8 %45.4 %62.8 %9.6 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2010Cubs29.6 %67.4 %48.7 %59.0 %83.5 %76.2 %50.7 %21.6
2010Average28.4 %61.3 %44.9 %64.6 %87.9 %80.6 %50.4 %21.5
2011Cubs33.5 %63.4 %49.8 %68.7 %83.7 %79.1 %54.4 %19.9
2011Average28.9 %62.1 %45.6 %64.7 %88.0 %80.6 %50.1 %21.6
2012Cubs32.8 %63.7 %48.2 %71.6 %83.1 %79.2 %49.9 %22.3
2012Average29.3 %62.2 %45.6 %63.6 %87.3 %79.6 %49.5 %22.1
2013Cubs29.3 %66.1 %49.9 %72.0 %84.3 %81.1 %55.9 %24.0
2013Average29.7 %62.7 %45.9 %63.2 %87.3 %79.4 %49.2 %22.6
20142 Teams28.2 %66.1 %46.7 %75.0 %88.9 %84.6 %49.0 %22.6
    2014Cubs27.2 %67.6 %47.3 %71.1 %88.2 %83.2 %49.6 %23.2
    2014Braves32.3 %57.7 %43.9 %90.0 %93.3 %92.0 %45.6 %19.6
2014Average29.9 %63.1 %46.1 %63.1 %87.5 %79.4 %48.8 %23.0
Total- - -31.1 %65.1 %48.8 %69.2 %84.4 %79.7 %52.1 %22.0

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2010CubsP57049.0260000000 3   1.000 
2011CubsP64567.2381011001 5   .917 
2012CubsP77069.1190000000 7   1.000 
2013CubsP74052.2480001100 6   1.000 
20142 TeamsP54041.0260000000 4   1.000 
    2014CubsP44033.1260000000 4   1.000 
    2014BravesP1007.2000000000 0   .000 
Total- - -P3265279.212371012101 25   .980 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2010CubsP49.00  0-1-1              
2011CubsP67.21  0-10              
2012CubsP69.10  -1-1-1              
2013CubsP52.21  001              
20142 TeamsP41.00  000              
    2014CubsP33.10  000              
    2014BravesP7.20  000              
Total- - -P279.22  -1-3-1              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%) Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2012CubsP69.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (1)88.9%      (9)
2013CubsP52.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (5)
20142 TeamsP41.00.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)100.0%      (1)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (4)
    2014CubsP33.10.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)100.0%      (1)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (4)
Total- - -P279.20.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)100.0%      (1)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (1)94.4%    (18)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2010Cubs-1.10.1-0.9-0.8-2.8-0.3($1.2) 
2011Cubs0.00.10.10.1-2.0-0.2($0.7) 
2012Cubs0.80.00.00.07.10.8$3.4 
2013Cubs0.50.40.20.6-0.6-0.1($0.3) 
20142 Teams0.20.6-0.30.3-0.9-0.1($0.5) 
    2014Cubs0.20.6-0.20.4-1.5-0.2($0.9) 
    2014Braves0.10.00.00.00.60.1$0.4 
Total- - -0.51.2-0.80.30.80.2$0.7 

SeasonTeamAgeWLGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%ERAFIPRA9-WARWAR
2014Oliver283373160.06.662.871.06.29072.3 %3.934.160.00.1
2015Oliver293371158.06.672.950.93.29671.8 %4.034.000.00.2
2016Oliver303369156.06.712.880.96.29771.0 %4.004.01-0.10.2
2017Oliver313370157.06.742.821.10.29871.8 %4.084.18-0.20.1
2018Oliver323370157.06.632.841.11.29971.8 %4.264.22-0.20.0

  • $1.8m / 1 Years (2014) (Edit)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs on 1/17/2014 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2014: $1.8M
    • Agent / Agency: Hendricks Sports
    • Originally Reported By: Jesse Rogers
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  • 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 14, Pick: 3, Overall: 427
    • Team: Chicago Cubs
    • School: U Texas Austin
  • 2005 June Amateur Draft - Round: 17, Pick: 3, Overall: 503
    • Team: Seattle Mariners
    • School: Navarro Col, TX
  • 2004 June Amateur Draft - Round: 37, Pick: 22, Overall: 1113
    • Team: Seattle Mariners
    • School: Heritage HS (TX)