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Cubs | Two Cubs sitting out

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:11:36 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell and OF Jorge Soler are out of the lineup Wednesday, April 20. OF Tommy La Stella is hitting sixth, and SS Javier Baez is hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Baez is 4-for-9 (.444) on the young season, and albeit a small sample size, he's 2-for-3 lifetime against Carlos Martinez. He's worth the low-end start today, while La Stella doesn't pack the punch for a spot start.

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Cubs | Addison Russell resting Sunday

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 07:28:56 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell is not in the starting lineup against Colorado Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood Sunday, April 17. INF Javier Baez will play shortstop and bat seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Baez went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in his return from the disabled list Saturday, April 17. Despite not having a regular position, the 23-year-old should be owned in most fantasy formats due to his positional versatility and upside stemming from his combination of power and speed.

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Cubs | Anderson Russell provides heroics

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 23:53:09 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell had a game-winning three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning Monday, April 11, against the Cincinnati Reds and he also had a walk.

Fantasy Tip: Russell needed a big hit, as he is still hitting just .160 with five RBIs on the season. This could be the game which jump-starts his season after a brutal start.

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Cubs | Addison Russell slugs sixth spring homer

Sun, 03 Apr 2016 14:58:31 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell went 1-for-2, including a solo homer, in an exhibition game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Sunday, April 3.

Fantasy Tip: Russell batted ninth Sunday in an order that could resemble a typical lineup for the Cubs this season, although he won't be hitting out of the nine-hole very long if he continues to show this kind of power. The 22-year-old is a popular breakout candidate this season after wrapping up a solid rookie season in 2015 with a .242 batting average, 13 home runs and 54 RBI in 475 at-bats.

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Cubs | Addison Russell could move up in order

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 11:23:10 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell could move up the batting order this year because of his hitting development this spring. He could move up to seventh or eighth, according to manager Joe Maddon. "(Russell) is a different animal this year," Maddon said.

Fantasy Tip: Russell is a serious breakout candidate after slugging 13 home runs in 475 at-bats for the Cubbies in his rookie season. At a thin position, the potential for 25-plus home runs from a shortstop is very intriguing as you get into the middle rounds.

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Cubs | Addison Russell has been impressive

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 15:59:40 -0800

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell homered in the Cactus League game Friday, March 4, and has been the team's most impressive hitter so far this spring.

Fantasy Tip: Russell, after hitting 13 home runs and driving in 54 in 475 at-bats in his rookie season, is a prime breakout candidate for the Cubbies, and he has the ability to push for 25 to 30 long balls. At a very thin position, Russell becomes pretty attractive in the early rounds.

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Cubs | CHC to explore trade talk for two players

Sun, 15 Nov 2015 14:14:56 -0800

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler and 2B Javier Baez are the subject of trade interest, and the team will explore offers, according to sources. 3B Kris Bryant, SS Addison Russell and OF Kyle Schwarber are also attracting attention but the club does not intend to move them.

Fantasy Tip: Soler and Baez would bring back pitching, which is what the Cubs sorely need more of at the moment. Soler will get attention in the middle rounds of most mixed drafts, and Baez figures to go a bit lower.

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Cubs | Addison Russell making progress

Mon, 19 Oct 2015 16:13:37 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell (hamstring) is making progress from his strained left hamstring but hasn't resumed hitting yet. He's trying to strengthen his hamstring and wants to be 100% before returning.

Fantasy Tip: Russell ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) won't be eligible to play at all in the NLCS, so you can avoid him on FantasyScore for now.

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Cubs | Quintin Berry added to NLCS roster

Sat, 17 Oct 2015 10:12:35 -0700

The Chicago Cubs have added OF Quintin Berry to their active roster for the National League Championship Series against the New York Mets. He takes the spot of injured SS Addison Russell (hamstring).

Fantasy Tip: If Berry sees action in the NLCS, it will be primarily as a pinch runner or defensive replacement, so he is not a viable FantasyScore option. Including the postseason, he has 32 career stolen bases in 33 attempts.

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Cubs | Addison Russell won't play in NLCS

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:27:09 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell (hamstring) will not be available to play in the National League Championship Series. He's dealing with a moderate hamstring strain.

Fantasy Tip: It's a big blow to the Cubs as they attempt to get back to the World Series for the first time since 1945. Russell will likely be replaced at the 6 with Javier Baez, who is a promising youngster with plenty of pop. However, he often swings and misses and is very aggressive at the dish, making him more of a sleeper pick on FantasyScore.

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