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Addison Russell Has Been Really Impressive, Especially Lately (Stats and Videos)

Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News

addison russell cubs batI submit to you the following facts about Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell:


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  • Addison Russell is currently hitting .261/.292/.500 with a .342 wOBA and 116 wRC+. That’s the fourth best wRC among Cubs regulars.
  • Yes, Addison Russell’s 4.2% walk rate and 43.8% strikeout rate are frightening, but his walk rate and strikeout rate are a slightly less scary 7.7% and 34.6%, respectively, since his first game at Wrigley Field on April 27.
  • In those last seven games, Addison Russell is hitting .375/.423/.750 with a .499 wOBA and 221 wRC+.
  • In the last five games, Addison Russell has homered twice:

  • Addison Russell has been playing second base for only a little more than two weeks, and yet he’s been able to make incredible plays like this:

… and heads up plays like this:

  • Until the Mets called up Dilson Herrera this past weekend, Addison Russell was the youngest player in the National League by a wide margin.

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  • Yes, Addison Russell’s .435 BABIP is going to regress eventually, but if the strikeouts keep coming down and the walk rate keeps improving, his above-average overall offensive performance could continue.
  • For a 21-year-old with what appears to be a very good glove at second, that makes Addison Russell very valuable.

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Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.