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Cubs | Addison Russell delivers big hit

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:55:13 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Addison Russell went 1-for-4 with a three-run double in a 5-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds Sunday, April 26.

Fantasy Tip: Russell's first week in the majors has been a rough one, and he is hitting .136 with 12 strikeouts in five games. The big hit could start a hot streak for the highly-touted prospect, but until he shows some more consistency at the plate, he can be avoided at FantasyScore when he is added to the player pool.

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Cubs | Addison Russell has rough debut

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:27:34 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell was hitless in five at-bats with three strikeouts in his major league debut Tuesday, April 21, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Fantasy Tip: There will certainly be better days for Russell. FantasyScore owners simply need to be patient, as he will hit much sooner than later.

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Cubs | Addison Russell batting ninth

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:09:56 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Addison Russell will bat ninth in the starting lineup Tuesday, April 21, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Fantasy Tip: Russell is too new a callup to have any official FantasyScore value yet, but it's clear they want to remove any pressure from him by batting Russell last in the lineup. Like with Kris Bryant, there will be some pressure on him to start so wait until he has had one or two games under his belt.

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Cubs | Addison Russell to debut Tuesday

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:11:48 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell is expected to make his major league debut while starting at second base against the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, April 21. Russell was hitting .318 with Triple-A Iowa before his call-up.

Fantasy Tip: Russell came up as a shortstop, but he'll be even more valuable when he gains second base eligibility. He can do a little bit of everything, and he should be owned in all leagues immediately. Russel will be a cheap commodity at FantasyScore in the early going, and it'll be hard to argue better value for his upside, especially in an improved Cubs lineup.

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Cubs | Addison Russell headed for north side

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:09:02 -0700

The Chicago Cubs plan to recall SS Addison Russell from Triple-A Iowa, sources said Monday, April 20.

Fantasy Tip: Russell has been playing second base in the minors, and it might be a spot for him in the short term with Tommy La Stella on the 15-day disabled list and Starlin Castro entrenched at short. Itís an exciting time for fantasy owners in keeper leagues, as the Cubs first recalled Kris Bryant and now Russell. For FantasyScore purposes, let Russell get his feet wet before plugging him into your lineup.

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Cubs | Addison Russell playing second base

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:31:25 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Addison Russell has been playing second base with Triple-A Iowa in preparation for a potential opening at the keystone with the Cubs, according to manager Joe Maddon.

Fantasy Tip: Russell is a top-tier prospect, and Chicago doesn't have an incumbent who can match his talent. Taking a flier in deep mixed leagues sooner than later in anticipation of a recall isn't out of the question. Through 37 minor league at-bats, Russell has seven runs, a home run, seven RBI and a .297/.308/.432 slash line. Continue to monitor the situation and check back for updates.

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Cubs | Addison Russell assigned to minors

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:13:48 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell was assigned to the minor league camp Monday, March 30. "I couldn't tell him what to work on," manager Joe Maddon said. "He's that accomplished at that age. I told him, 'Just keep doing what you're doing."

Fantasy Tip: Russell had a great spring and it is just a matter of time before he sees his time on the north side with the big club. At this point, only long-term keeper owners and fantasy owners in NL-only leagues with plenty of bench spots will want to draft him.

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Cubs | Javier Baez, Kris Bryant sent down

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:53:48 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez was optioned to Triple-A Iowa Monday, March 30, and 3B Kris Bryant and SS Addison Russell were assigned to minor league camp.

Fantasy Tip: Baez, unlike Bryant, really struggled to make consistent contact this spring. It could be a while before the Cubbies bring him back up, as they'll likely want to see him cut down on his swings and misses. Bryant, on the other hand, could be up very soon after the first week or so of the regular season. Both Bryant and Baez should remain owned in all formats. The moves assure that Arismendy Alcantara ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) will see consistent playing time on the infield to start the year, and he'll be a sneaky FantasyScore play in the early going. Alcantara is worth a gamble in the later rounds of deep mixed leagues.

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Cubs | Addison Russell goes yard

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 05:48:42 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell hit his first home run of the spring Saturday, March 22. Through 22 at-bats, Russell has five runs, one home run, four RBI, one stolen base and a .409/.458/.682 slash line.

Fantasy Tip: Russell is widely considered a top-five prospect in baseball, but he is currently blocked at the major league level and expected to begin the season in the minors. He does have just 13 plate appearances above Class AA, after all. Russell is unlikely to have a significant impact in 2015, but he would be worth a speculative add if there is news he may be recalled to Chicago, but it is far from guaranteed he'll appear in the majors this year. He should be on your radar in all keeper/dynasty formats, if he isn't owned already.

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Cubs | Several headed for AFL

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:05:40 -0700

Chicago Cubs top prospect SS Addison Russell will be playing for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League. He will be joined by P Lendy Castillo, P Zach Cates, P Gerardo Concepcion, P C.J. Edwards, OF Jacob Hanneman, P Ivan Pineyro, and 1B Dan Vogelbach.

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