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James RussellTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2018 MLB Years: 2010-2016
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PositionsP-503Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJames Clayton Russell
Height6-4Weight205BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateJanuary 8,1986 [32.163]PlaceCincinnati,Ohio
High SchoolHeritage (Colleyville,TX)
CollegeUniversity of Texas (Austin,TX), Navarro College (Corsicana,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Chicago Cubs [Team Picks] in the 14th round (427th overall) of the 2007 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Seattle Mariners [Team Picks] in the 17th round (503rd overall) of the 2005 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Seattle Mariners [Team Picks] in the 37th round (1113rd overall) of the 2004 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$350,000Signing ScoutsTrey ForkerywayService Time5.142 (2016)
MLB DebutApril 5,2010 [24.087]
OrganizationsCHN [9] ATL [1] DET [1] PHI [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID46518Retrosheet IDrussj003MLBAM ID460701
RelationshipsSon of Jeff Russell
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (32.32%) -- Slider (32.06%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (13.23%) -- Changeup (11.42%) -- Curveball (5.56%) -- Cutter (5.33%) -- Sinker (0.07%)
Fastball Velocity [2016] - 89.75 - [2015] - 90.05 - [2014] - 88.57 - [2013] - 88.93 - [2012] - 89.09 - [2011] - 88.03 - [2010] - 88.71
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts25Walks72Hittable36SO/BB54vsPower36Hitting3Durability69Team.510Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2006Navarro CollegeCollegeNCAASoRel20601.76707000051.0381410013490001.006.71--2.298.653.771.000-
2007TexasBig12NCAA-1Jr31ST21843.86211920000109.210851471428914201.248.861.152.307.473.25.667-
2007Arizona CubsArizRkchn-ST21000.0011000002.0000002000--------9.000.00--
2007Peoria ChiefsMidwAchn-ST21000.0022000007.03000490001.003.86--5.1411.572.25--
2007Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0000.0033000009.030004110000.783.00--4.0011.002.75-2.13
2008Daytona CubsFSLA+chn41ST22223.51880000041.0361816413240001.207.900.882.855.271.85.500-
2008Tennessee SmokiesSouAAchn16ST22486.3618171000086.011164611825624001.5811.571.882.616.462.48.333-
2008Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST06105.44262510000127.014782772238864001.4510.391.552.696.082.26.3754.92
2009Tennessee SmokiesSouAAchn35S/R23235.111156000037.045242159263001.4610.951.222.196.322.89.400-
2009Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn-S/R23333.4326719003065.2712525619462001.379.730.822.606.302.42.500-
2009Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--S/R0564.033712250030102.211649461128725001.4010.170.962.456.312.57.4553.91
2010Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn38Rel24005.73505000011.0117754100001.369.004.093.278.182.50--
2010Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40Rel24114.96570570011049.05537271111422041.3510.102.022.027.713.82.5005.20
2011Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40Rel25164.12645590010067.27637311214431021.3310.111.601.865.723.07.1434.77
2012Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40Rel26713.25770770019269.0672825523551111.308.700.652.997.142.39.8753.48
2013Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40Rel27163.5974074007052.2462121718371011.227.861.203.086.322.06.1434.45
2014Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40Rel28023.5144044007133.0241413316261011.206.480.814.327.021.63.0004.27
2014Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl51Rel28002.2222121008024.0216604160001.037.77--1.485.924.00-2.31
2015Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn0Rel29202.45909006311.085304130001.096.55--3.2710.643.251.000-
2015Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40Rel29025.2949049008134.042242039200001.5011.120.792.385.292.22.0003.90
2016Lehigh Valley IronPigsILAAAphi18S/R30354.29291316004079.28843381119491001.349.941.242.155.542.58.375-
2016Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi40Rel300018.6970700104.09992540003.2318.694.1510.388.310.80-10.76
2017Texas AirHogsAmerAssocInd-ST31312.79990310058.062201846460101.179.620.620.937.147.67.750-
2018Toledo Mud HensILAAAdetRel320115.0020200003.05551120002.0015.003.003.006.002.00.000-
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter10184.09394638800714332.2340176152431002436191.319.141.162.696.532.43.3571.20
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter17224.79116585800133373.24051991835110427011001.4810.611.342.727.072.60.436-
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter994.4976255100133200.0210938524531474001.5411.101.272.807.772.77.500-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter6115.98292270000123.015688822334887001.5411.381.682.486.422.59.353-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter223.51880000041.0361816413240001.207.900.882.855.271.85.500-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0022000007.03000490001.003.86--5.1411.572.25--
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0011000002.0000002000--------9.000.00--
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter312.79990310058.062201846460101.179.620.620.937.147.67.750-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1443.19281990000160.2146655714411404201.168.180.782.307.843.41.778-
Chicago Cubs Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter10184.03365536000624304.031016113741912236191.319.121.212.686.562.45.357-
Atlanta Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter002.2222121008024.0216604160001.037.77--1.485.924.00--
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter0018.6970700104.09992540003.2318.694.1510.388.310.80--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings7124.09259425500473220.022411610028661604161.319.141.162.696.532.43.3681.20
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings11144.797437370082220.025912711733671737001.4810.611.342.727.072.60.440-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2008Tennessee SmokiesSouAAchn16221812000001003503101.000.188.000.1880019.000.000.250.13315.7926.321.670.000.000.00
2009Tennessee SmokiesSouAAchn35p23117010000000300000.143.143.143.286107.250.000.000.1280.0042.860.000.000.000.00
2009Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn-p23268111001001200000.125.222.250.472219.167.125.250.21811.1122.222.000.000.00100.00
2009Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         3715121001001500000.133.188.200.3883116.200.067.133.1796.2531.255.000.000.0050.00
2010Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn38p2431000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2010Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40p24574000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2011Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40p25598010000000300000.125.125.125.250108.200.000.000.1110.0037.500.000.000.000.00
2012Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40p26771000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2014Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl51p28222000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2015Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn0p2970000000001000000.0001.000.0001.000001.000.000.000.687100.000.000.000.000.000.00
2015Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40p29491000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2016Lehigh Valley IronPigsILAAAphi18p3073100000001200000.000.250.000.250004.000.000.333.17325.0050.002.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter34516010000000600000.063.063.063.1261016.100.000.000.0000.0037.500.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter72312210020061303101.065.211.097.3083141.105.032.226.00014.6331.712.170.000.0050.00
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter4312211001003500000.083.267.167.4342115.143.084.333.00020.0033.331.670.000.00100.00
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2919010001003803101.053.174.053.2271026.083.000.158.00011.5430.772.670.000.000.00
Chicago Cubs Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter31614010000000600000.071.071.071.1421014.125.000.000.0000.0042.860.000.000.000.00
Atlanta Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter222000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1628000000000300000.063.063.063.126008.100.000.000.0000.0037.500.000.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games1627055200500142907202.065.211.097.3087292.105.032.226.00014.6331.712.170.000.0050.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2007Arizona Cubs ArizRkchn21P1---1--111.0001.00------1100.01.8
2007Peoria Chiefs MidwAchn21P2---1--111.0000.50------2100.01.4
2008Daytona Cubs FSLA+chn22P8--16--771.0000.88------8100.06.1
2008Tennessee Smokies SouAAchn22P18--511221816.8890.89------18100.012.9
2009Tennessee Smokies SouAAchn23P11--36-1991.0000.82------11100.07.9
2009Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn23P26--391-1312.9230.46------26100.018.1
2010Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn24P5---3--331.0000.60------5100.03.5
2010Chicago CubsNLMLBchn24P57-4926--881.0000.140.16-----57100.035.2
2011Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25P6456738111211.9170.170.16-----64100.039.5
2012Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26P77-6919--10101.0000.130.147277.8-77100.047.5
2013Chicago CubsNLMLBchn27P74-5248-112121.0000.160.236554.5-74100.045.7
2014Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28P44-3326--881.0000.180.244180.0-44100.027.2
2014Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl28P22124--------1-100.0-22100.013.6
2015Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn29P9---------------9100.06.3
2015Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29P49-3446--10101.0000.200.295362.5-49100.030.2
2016Lehigh Valley IronPigs ILAAAphi30P29--811-119191.0000.66------29100.020.3
2016Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi30P7-4-------------7100.04.3
MLB Totals for P - 7 season(s)-   P39463321643126059.9830.150.18231167.6-3940.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P69--1123113534.9710.49------690.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P29--817232725.9260.86------290.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P8--16--771.0000.88------80.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P2---1--111.0000.50------20.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P1---1--111.0001.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2007Arizona Cubs ArizRkchn211----------
2007Peoria Chiefs MidwAchn212----------
2008Daytona Cubs FSLA+chn228----------
2008Tennessee Smokies SouAAchn2218----------
2009Tennessee Smokies SouAAchn2311----------
2009Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn2326----------
2010Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn245----------
2010Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2457----------
2011Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2564----------
2012Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2677----------
2013Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2774----------
2014Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2844----------
2014Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl2822----------
2015Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn299----------
2015Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2949----------
2016Lehigh Valley IronPigs ILAAAphi3029----------
2016Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi307----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2009Mesa Solar SoxArizona Fall LgMinor23011.2911011002014.012622214001.007.711.291.299.007.003.86.000
2010Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB24000.6911011000113.09310411101.006.230.002.777.622.752.08.000
2011Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB25008.03615000012.1231511428002.0716.782.921.465.844.0010.95.000
2012Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB26003.0010010001012.01244109001.009.000.750.006.7503.00.000
2013Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB27102.7990900109.2733036001.096.520.002.795.592.002.791.000
2014Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB28101.8060600005.0611123001.6010.801.803.605.401.501.801.000
2015Atlanta BravesMLB Spring TrainingMLB290010.5730300007.210109333001.8111.743.523.523.521.0011.74.000
2016Philadelphia PhilliesMLB Spring TrainingMLB30002.7071600006.2422109000.655.401.350.0012.1502.70.000
2017Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB31013.0090900309.0733129001.007.001.002.009.004.503.00.000
2018Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB32006.7520200111.1311021004.5520.250.0013.506.750.506.75.000
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs011.2911011002014.012622214001.007.711.291.299.007.003.86.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 9 yrs214.1163261006276.7814235111859101.299.511.292.116.933.284.93.667

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2011Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2542010000000000000.500.500.5001.000102.500.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 4 yrs202010000000000000.500.500.5001.000102.500.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2018-05-08PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Tigers32.120  
2018-05-08PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Tigers32.120  
2018-05-08PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Tigers32.120  
2018-01-12RPDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract32.004Team Roster on 2018-01-12
2017-03-31RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Indians31.082  
2017-02-12RPCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract31.035Team Roster on 2017-02-12
2016-10-02RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency30.267  
2016-04-22RPPhiladelphia PhilliesLehigh Valley (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsOutrighted to minors30.104Team Roster on 2016-04-22
2016-04-21RPPhiladelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for Assignment30.103Team Roster on 2016-04-21
2016-04-02RPPhiladelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from minors30.084Team Roster on 2016-04-02
2015-11-26RPPhiladelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract29.322Team Roster on 2015-11-26
2015-10-11RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency29.276  
2015-09-03RPChicago CubsIowa (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsOutrighted to minors29.238Team Roster on 2015-09-03
2015-09-02RPChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for Assignment29.237Team Roster on 2015-09-02
2015-05-06RPChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from minors29.118Team Roster on 2015-05-06
2015-04-13RPChicago CubsIowa (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Iowa (AAA)29.095Team Roster on 2015-04-13
2015-04-13RPChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract29.095Team Roster on 2015-04-13
2015-03-29RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Braves29.080  
2015-01-16RPAtlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($2.425m) Avoids arbitration29.008Team Roster on 2015-01-16
2014-07-31RPAtlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Cubs with Emilio Bonifacio to Braves for Victor Caratini and cash28.204Team Roster on 2014-07-31
2014-01-17RPChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($1.775m) Avoiding arbitration28.009Team Roster on 2014-01-17
2013-01-19RPChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($1.075m) Avoiding arbitration27.011Team Roster on 2013-01-19
2012-05-04RPChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)YActive--26.116Team Roster on 2012-05-04
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2007Chicago Cubs-21350,000-------350,000Signing Bonus out of 2007 Draft (14th round - 427th overall)
2010Chicago CubsTeam Payroll24400,000-75737-2,812,412400,000750,000
2011Chicago CubsTeam Payroll25427,500-64622292,722,607414,0001,177,500
2012Chicago CubsTeam Payroll26512,500-52017432,954,887480,0001,690,000
2013Chicago CubsTeam Payroll271,075,000-42617533,023,990490,0002,765,0002013-01-19 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($1.075m) Avoiding arbitration
2014Chicago CubsTeam Payroll281,775,000-38312583,256,497500,0004,540,0002014-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($1.775m) Avoiding arbitration
2014Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll281,775,000-38312583,256,497500,0004,540,0002014-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($1.775m) Avoiding arbitration
2015Chicago CubsTeam Payroll29507,5005.12278439-3,571,283507,5005,047,5002015-01-16 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($2.425m) Avoids arbitration
2015-04-13 - Signed to Minor League Contract
2016Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll301,500,0005.1424109543,498,245507,5006,547,5002015-11-26 - Signed to Minor League Contract
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red