Addison Russell

Addison Russell, 2016 Chicago Cubs World Series Champion!!!

An amazing 2016 season for Addison Russell. He was named to his first all-star team and drove in 95 runs.  Russell turns 23 years old in January 2017 so he should be a part of the Cubs infield for a long time!!

April 15, 2016

Addison Russell goes to a knee to make the catch and start a double play at Wrigley against the Rockies

April 9, 2016
Addison Russell diving catch to rob Paul Goldschmidt of a hit in Arizona

April 11, 2016
The Cubs home opener in 2016 was an exciting game. The Reds Brandon Finnegan was pitching a no-hitter into the 7th inning until a David Ross single. Later in the inning, Jason Heyward drove in the first 2 runs for the Cubs to cut the lead to 3-2.

That set the stage for Addison Russell to be the hero with a 3-run home run in the bottom of the 8th inning. I can still remember the excitement when Russell clapped his hands together after watching the ball fly into the left field bleachers at Wrigley!!!

Hector Rondon shuts down the Reds in the 9th and the Cubs sing "Go Cubs Go" for the first of many times in 2016.

Addison Russell's Grand Slam in Game 6 of the World Series

A big home run versus Dodgers in the NLCS

Birthday: January 23

July 4, 2014
The Cubs traded Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammell to the Oakland A’s for Russell, Billy Mckinney and Dan Straily

A note on this trade that may not be known is Dan Straily was later traded by the Cubs to the Astro’s along with Luis Valbuena for Dexter Fowler who was an important contributor to the 2015 Cubs playoff team.

April 21, 2015
Addison Russell’s MLB Debut with the Cubs.

April 22, 2015
Adison Russell’s first hit in the major leagues.

May 1, 2015
Addison Russell’s first MLB home run is an important one as it’s the only run in a 1-0 Cubs victory.

May 26, 2015
Addison Russell gets a big hit, a walk-off to win a game for the Cubs.

Cubs shortstop Addison Russell wins ESPN’s defensive player of the month September at 21 years old.
Addison Russell Defensive Player of the Month-September 2015

Addison Russell’s great play to end a victory over Cardinals

Addison Russell’s Cubs Fantasy Baseball Profile:

Addison Russell is a very interesting fantasy pickup due to many factors. One, he wasn’t an above average hitter compared to other 2B and SS (Russell played the majority of 2015 at 2B before moving to shortstop), however this fact will make him sort of an “under the radar” type of pick for 2016. His defense is great so if you have any concerns about his playing time, I wouldn’t be that concerned. With many Cubs player’s, you do need to consider defense because manager, Joe Maddon will replace guys late that struggle defensively and will cause you to lose fantasy at bats for these players. Another advantage is Russell will turn just 22 years old in January of 2016. His hitting will improve over time and has already shown more slugging potential late in the 2015 season after working with Cubs hitting coach, John Mallee. As a Cubs fan that follows the team very closely, there are 3 guys that are virtually fixtures in the Cubs offense on a day to day basis: Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant & Addison Russell. This, to me, makes him not only a very good “under the radar” fantasy pick, but also a very conservative pick with very little risk.

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Addison Russell was part of the Cubs Rookie’s that helped the Cubs have a great 2015 season