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Who’s Gonna Go? The Cubs Have Too Many Infielders

As Theo Epstein and the rest of the management have said, it’s a good problem, a very good problem, to have a plethora of infielders on the major and minor league rosters. With Javier Baez and Starlin Castro already with the major league Club, prized prospect Addison Russell is waiting for his chance to be called up and be a difference maker. Whether that call up will be to start...
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14 days ago  |  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...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs prospect review: Russell, McKinney, Straily, Torrez

Yesterday, the biggest Fourth of July fireworks in Cub Land was a blockbuster trade between the Cubs that sent top starters Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for three minor league prospects and a player to be named later.  One of those prospects, SS Addison Russell, joins SS Javier Baez, 3B Kris Bryant and CF Albert Almora on’s list...
Via The Sports Bank
July 06, 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 Athletics: Addison Russell Goes 2-for-3 in First Game Back, Says ‘There’s No Set Date’ for Return to Double-A

Addison Russell was happy to be back at Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton. “It feels great, said Russell following his 2-for-3 performance in his first rehab game for the Stockton Ports. “Especially in Stockton where I’m pretty familiar with the area, familiar with some of the guys that I’ve played with, familiar with the fans. I love this ballpark. So, it feels great to...
Via BaySportsNet
June 08, 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

Addison Russell,Oakland A’s Shortstop of The Future, is Tearing up The Cal League

It was 93 degrees in Stockton, and even with the cool breeze blowing off McLeod Lake, the sweat was still dripping off his forehead. We were standing outside the clubhouse at Banner Island Ballpark, and the player who has been widely described as the Oakland A’s shortstop of the future sounded exactly like an A’s player of the present. “Baseball is just a game within a game...
Via BaySportsNet
July 09, 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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