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Cubs Injury Update: Addison Russell shut down in AFL but 'perfectly healthy'

Chicago Cub fans, do not fear. The shutdown of shortstop Addison Russell has nothing to do with injury. The Cubs simply felt that he needed some rest. Therefore, Thursday's contest with the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League was Russell's last game of 2014.Russell played in 11 AFL games, but he hit only .196 while playing mainly shortstop and designated hitter, but...
Via MLB Injury News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Addison Russell on the Trade Block?

The Cubs have a problem. It’s a good problem, but a problem nonetheless. With Starlin Castro, Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara, and Addison Russell headlining the youth movement in the organization, the Cubs have something of a logjam. For the short term, Alcantara has been in centerfield, while Baez has played second base. However, with Russell expected to make it to the major...
Via Sports Mockery
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Future of Addison Russell

If you thought that super prospect Addison Russell was the future short stop for the Chicago Cubs, you might want to hold off on that thought. Yesterday, Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein told the crowd of season ticket holders that the time to compete was now. In order to do so, he admitted that in order to do so, the  Cubs must add quality starting pitching...
Via World Series Dreaming
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Update: Addison Russell

#479187145 / Addison Russell was considered to be one of the top prospects in all of the majors when he was traded to the Chicago Cubs where he planted himself on top of the teams prospect list. Considering the wealth of talent in the Cubs system it is not small feat to crack the top 5 of that team. Today we take a look at what he has done this year and see if he...
Via TopSportsReport
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Prospect Addison Russell Dominating Double-A

The piece Theo and Jed acquired for Jeff Samardzija, Chicago Cubs prospect Addison Russell, is putting up some impressive numbers for the Double-A affiliate Tennessee Smokies. Russell, who was ranked by Keith Law as the number two prospect in all of baseball at the beginning of the season, will become a very valuable piece moving forward. While most of the future starting pitching...
Via Sports Mockery
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Russell the Missing Piece for the A’s?

#479190075 / Despite being swept in a three game series at Detroit, the Oakland A’s are still the best team in baseball with a 51-33 record and they have a roster stacked with several players who are not far-fetched to call All-Star candidates.  But even with the best record in baseball, the A’s still have their fair share of flaws that need to be addressed...
Via TopSportsReport
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Three prospects that can make an impact this year

The Oakland A’s have been having a great season. They are leading the American League West by two and a half games and currently have the third best record in baseball. Even though the Athletics seem like a solid team now, they are notorious for switching things up mid-way through the season. So who are some of the top prospects that could make an impact this year in the major...
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Addison Russell, The Lone Athletic On The Top 100 Prospects List

Shortstop Addison Russell was the only A’s minor leaguer to make it into’s list of top 100 prospects. recently released its new Top 100 Prospects list and the Oakland A’s lone representative is shortstop Addison Russell. Russell, the A’s 20-year-old minor league shortstop and 2012 first-round draft pick, is currently the No. 12 prospect in the game according...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s Russell Named to Arizona Fall League All-Star Team

Addison Russell, the 19-year old shortstop phenom working his way through the Oakland Athletics‘ minor league system, was named to the Arizona Fall League’s All-Star team on Monday. This Saturday, November 2nd, the Fall Stars Game (previously known as the Rising Stars Game) will take place at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Arizona. The game, pitting 21 of’s top 100 MLB...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Prospect Addison Russell Turning Corner for Oakland in Minors

After a successful first season in professional baseball in 2012, Oakland Athletics top prospect Addison Russell got off to a slow start to the 2013 season, a slow start which has recently begun to shed throughout the month of June.A 11th-overall draft pick in the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft out of Pace High School (Pace, Florida), Russell quickly ascended the ranks of the Oakland farm...
Via Baseball News Source
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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