Addison Russell hasn’t had as many of these babies this year, but the defense is still top tier. Russell’s 9 DRS are the third most in baseball at any position.
And he may have added to that total in the first inning today with a beautiful sliding play up the middle (full video at MLB.com):
Addy what a play!! pic.twitter.com/QryehJ3SxX
— Brett (@Cubbieblue97) May 29, 2017
That’s so smooth, and he didn’t have a lot of time to work with there.
Naturally, Russell then lead off the top of the next inning with a triple.
(Where the Cubs stranded him. But still. Nice play and nice triple.)