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.
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.
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:13:06 -0700
Although the Chicago Cubs have a backlog of shortstops, general manager Jed Hoyer has said he doesn't need to trade any of them. SS Starlin Castro, Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara and Addison Russell could all be on the team at the same time if Hoyer finds new positions for three of the players, which he admits may be an option.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:08:21 -0700
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro has drawn trade interest, but the team has no plans to trade him this month.
Fantasy Tip: If the Cubs do trade Castro, Javier Baez would probably get called up and play shortstop. The team could also move Baez to second base eventually and have Addison Russell play shortstop.
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 10:10:00 -0700
The Chicago Cubs have assigned SS Addison Russell to Double-A Tennessee and OF Billy McKinney to Class A Daytona.
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:12:40 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Oakland Athletics have acquired SPs Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs for SS Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney, SP Dan Straily and a player to be named later.
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:10:06 -0700
The Chicago Cubs have traded SPs Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for SS Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney, SP Dan Straily and a player to be named later.
Fantasy Tip: Straily likely will be added to the Cubs starting rotation and should be an option for NL-only leagues. He could also be an option for owners in deeper mixed leagues.
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 19:53:50 -0700
The Oakland Athletics have acquired SPs Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs for SS Addison Russell, according to sources. There may be other players involved in the trade.
Fantasy Tip: Samardzija and Hammel should see a boost in their fantasy value with this move since they will be playing for a better offense in Oakland. Owners in AL-only leagues should look to add either of the pitchers immediately.
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 18:01:14 -0700
The Chicago Cubs are in serious trade talks with Oakland Athletics about a deal that could include SP Jeff Samardzija or SP Jason Hammel, according to sources. The Cubs have shown interest in Athletics SS Addison Russell.
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 12:40:35 -0700
Oakland Athletics minor league SS Addison Russell has been promoted to Double-A Midland. He will report to the club Monday, June 16, according to assistant general manager David Forst.