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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
70.7 5.03 1.37 53 3 2 1 -0.4
Birth Date1-8-1986
Height6' 4"
Weight205 lbs
Age31 years, 1 months, 20 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
-0.52013
-0.22014
-0.52015
0.02016
-0.42017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2010 CHN MLB 57 0 49.0 1 1 0 55 11 42 11 .269 99 10.1 2.0 2.0 7.7 32% .291 .301 1.35 5.23 4.96 111 4.96 109.5 -0.0
2011 CHN MLB 64 5 67.7 1 6 0 76 14 43 12 .260 101 10.1 1.9 1.6 5.7 40% .290 .291 1.33 4.74 4.12 113 5.19 117.5 -0.3
2012 CHN MLB 77 0 69.3 7 1 2 67 23 55 5 .260 99 8.7 3.0 0.6 7.1 40% .293 .257 1.30 3.53 3.25 106 4.68 106.8 0.1
2013 CHN MLB 74 0 52.7 1 6 0 46 18 37 7 .265 103 7.9 3.1 1.2 6.3 34% .258 .265 1.22 4.43 3.59 120 5.36 120.6 -0.5
2014 ATL 0 22 1 24.3 0 0 0 21 4 16 0 .260 93 7.8 1.5 0.0 5.9 42% .276 .200 1.03 2.28 2.22 109 4.94 113.2 -0.1
2014 CHN 0 44 0 33.3 0 2 1 24 16 26 3 .257 98 6.5 4.3 0.8 7.0 44% .219 .248 1.20 4.24 3.51 109 4.60 109.3 -0.0
2015 CHN MLB 49 0 34.0 0 2 1 42 9 20 3 .266 96 11.1 2.4 0.8 5.3 45% .336 .303 1.50 3.93 5.29 119 6.01 124.7 -0.5
2016 PHI MLB 7 0 4.3 0 0 0 9 5 4 2 .276 88 18.7 10.4 4.2 8.3 33% .438 .475 3.23 10.80 18.69 111 4.94 108.6 0.0
2014 TOT MLB 66 1 57.7 0 2 1 45 20 42 3 .258 96 7.0 3.1 0.5 6.6 43% .244 .229 1.13 3.41 2.97 109 4.74 110.9 -0.2
CareerMLB3946334.71018434010024343.263999.12.71.26.539%.286.2761.314.284.091125.08114.1-1.4

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2007 PEO A 2 2 7.0 0 0 0 3 4 9 0 .261 85 3.9 5.1 0.0 11.6 38% .231 .177 1.00 2.45 0.00 97 3.80 98.1
2007 CUB Rk 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .276 92 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 75% .000 -.008 0.00 2.27 0.00 89 3.67 86.2
2008 DAY A+ 8 8 41.0 2 2 0 36 13 24 4 .255 101 7.9 2.9 0.9 5.3 41% .282 .261 1.20 4.26 3.51 100 5.02 106.2
2008 TEN AA 18 17 86.3 4 8 0 111 25 62 18 .250 112 11.6 2.6 1.9 6.5 37% .333 .286 1.58 5.59 6.36 121 8.35 120.2
2009 TEN AA 11 5 37.0 2 3 0 45 9 26 5 .273 96 10.9 2.2 1.2 6.3 34% .336 .292 1.46 4.26 5.11 107 5.74 114.1
2009 IOW AAA 26 7 65.7 3 3 0 71 19 46 6 .271 85 9.7 2.6 0.8 6.3 38% .301 .277 1.37 4.11 3.42 110 4.80 104.4
2009 MSS Wnt 11 0 14.3 0 1 0 12 2 14 2 .000 7.6 1.3 1.3 8.8 0% .244 .000 0.98 4.52 1.26 0 0.00 0.0
2010 CHN MLB 57 0 49.0 1 1 0 55 11 42 11 .269 99 10.1 2.0 2.0 7.7 32% .291 .301 1.35 5.23 4.96 111 4.96 109.5
2010 IOW AAA 5 0 11.0 0 0 0 11 4 10 5 .266 94 9.0 3.3 4.1 8.2 41% .222 .312 1.36 9.04 5.73 95 3.69 96.3
2011 CHN MLB 64 5 67.7 1 6 0 76 14 43 12 .260 101 10.1 1.9 1.6 5.7 40% .290 .291 1.33 4.74 4.12 113 5.19 117.5
2012 CHN MLB 77 0 69.3 7 1 2 67 23 55 5 .260 99 8.7 3.0 0.6 7.1 40% .293 .257 1.30 3.53 3.25 106 4.68 106.8
2013 CHN MLB 74 0 52.7 1 6 0 46 18 37 7 .265 103 7.9 3.1 1.2 6.3 34% .258 .265 1.22 4.43 3.59 120 5.36 120.6
2014 ATL MLB 22 1 24.3 0 0 0 21 4 16 0 .260 93 7.8 1.5 0.0 5.9 42% .276 .200 1.03 2.28 2.22 109 4.94 113.2
2014 CHN MLB 44 0 33.3 0 2 1 24 16 26 3 .257 98 6.5 4.3 0.8 7.0 44% .219 .248 1.20 4.24 3.51 109 4.60 109.3
2015 CHN MLB 49 0 34.0 0 2 1 42 9 20 3 .266 96 11.1 2.4 0.8 5.3 45% .336 .303 1.50 3.93 5.29 119 6.01 124.7
2015 IOW AAA 9 0 11.0 2 0 3 8 4 13 0 .260 90 6.5 3.3 0.0 10.6 46% .308 .209 1.09 2.33 2.45 87 3.25 93.9
2016 PHI MLB 7 0 4.3 0 0 0 9 5 4 2 .276 88 18.7 10.4 4.2 8.3 33% .438 .475 3.23 10.80 18.69 111 4.94 108.6
2016 LEH AAA 29 13 79.7 3 5 0 88 19 49 11 .256 100 9.9 2.1 1.2 5.5 35% .288 .287 1.34 4.52 4.29 127 7.19 119.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2010 834 0.5024 0.4832 0.7494 0.6587 0.3060 0.8080 0.6220 0.2506
2011 1085 0.5401 0.4922 0.7790 0.6229 0.3387 0.8329 0.6627 0.2210
2012 1155 0.4710 0.4762 0.7764 0.6176 0.3502 0.8065 0.7290 0.2236
2013 826 0.5472 0.4988 0.7791 0.6615 0.3021 0.7993 0.7257 0.2209
2014 908 0.4978 0.4714 0.8201 0.6571 0.2873 0.8754 0.6947 0.1799
2015 549 0.4936 0.4827 0.8264 0.7011 0.2698 0.8263 0.8267 0.1736
2016 116 0.4741 0.4483 0.6923 0.5818 0.3279 0.7813 0.5500 0.3077
Career54730.50780.48310.78370.64570.3150.82380.69940.2163

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-02-28 2014-03-12 Camp 12 0 Right Arm Fatigue - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 CLE $
2016 PHI $1,500,000
2015 ATL $596,312
2014 CHN $1,775,000
2013 CHN $1,075,000
2012 CHN $512,500
2011 CHN $427,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$5,886,312
6 yrTotal$5,886,312

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 142 dHendricks Sports1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/14/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 11/12/15 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.5M in majors. Contract selected by Philadelphia 4/2/16. DFA by Philadelphia 4/20/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/22/16.
  • 1 year/$2.425M (2015). Re-signed by Atlanta 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration). Released by Atlanta 3/29/15 (due 45 days' pay, or $596,312). Signed by Chicago Cubs 4/8/15 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 5/5/15. DFA by Chicago Cubs 9/1/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/3/15.
  • 1 year/$1.775M (2014). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/31/14.
  • 1 year/$1.075M (2013). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2012). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4275M (2011). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010). Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 4/4/10.
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs 2007 (14-427) (University of Texas).

2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 5.1 3.2 1.4 82 5 83.7 75 25 61 13 .253 1.20 4.30 4.53 3.4 0.4
80o 4.6 2.9 1.2 76 4 77.3 75 25 57 13 .267 1.29 4.70 4.97 -0.6 -0.1
70o 4.2 2.7 1.1 71 4 72.8 74 25 53 12 .277 1.36 4.99 5.29 -3.0 -0.3
60o 3.9 2.6 1 67 4 69.0 73 25 51 12 .285 1.42 5.25 5.57 -5.0 -0.5
50o 3.7 2.5 0.9 64 4 65.5 72 24 48 12 .293 1.47 5.49 5.83 -6.5 -0.7
40o 3.4 2.3 0.8 61 4 62.1 71 24 46 12 .301 1.53 5.74 6.1 -8.0 -0.9
30o 3.1 2.2 0.7 57 3 58.5 70 24 43 12 .310 1.60 6.01 6.39 -9.4 -1.0
20o 2.8 2 0.7 53 3 54.5 68 23 40 11 .320 1.67 6.33 6.74 -10.8 -1.2
10o 2.4 1.8 0.5 48 3 49.0 65 22 36 11 .334 1.79 6.79 7.24 -12.3 -1.3
Weighted Mean3.62.40.963464.971244812.2911.465.465.8-6.3-0.7

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20183221140242401636737.2901.344.945.738.63.57.81.5-0.2
20193321033234361228637.3181.434.835.609.63.27.51.6-0.1
202034421633656622521337.2961.355.155.979.13.07.21.8-0.5
20213532146248421441937.2651.174.685.437.92.67.71.7-0.1
20223611018119201014437.3061.616.277.279.64.86.81.9-0.4
20233721143245421534737.2771.284.805.568.53.06.91.4-0.2
202438321482505117381037.2951.375.236.069.23.16.91.8-0.5
202539100121131568237.3211.665.616.5010.74.35.71.4-0.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 82)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 90 Manny Corpas 2014 0.00 DNP
2 89 Manny Delcarmen 2013 0.00 DNP
3 88 Joe Beimel 2008 2.02
4 88 Chris Ray 2013 0.00 DNP
5 88 Jeff Bennett 2011 0.00 DNP
6 87 Julio Mateo 2009 0.00 DNP
7 87 Vinnie Chulk 2010 0.00 DNP
8 86 Ryan Mattheus 2015 4.98
9 86 Brandon Medders 2011 0.00 DNP
10 86 Chris Resop 2014 0.00 DNP
11 86 Scott Proctor 2008 6.98
12 85 Jesus Colome 2009 7.59
13 85 Chad Harville 2008 0.00 DNP
14 84 Pat Neshek 2012 1.37
15 84 Lance Cormier 2012 0.00 DNP
16 84 Frank Herrmann 2015 0.00 DNP
17 84 Brandon Kintzler 2016 3.33
18 83 Boof Bonser 2013 0.00 DNP
19 83 Mitchell Boggs 2015 0.00 DNP
20 83 John Parrish 2009 0.00 DNP
21 83 Cesar Ramos 2015 2.92
22 83 Brandon Gomes 2016 0.00 DNP
23 83 Derrick Turnbow 2009 0.00 DNP
24 82 Sam LeCure 2015 4.05
25 82 John Riedling 2007 0.00 DNP
26 82 Angel Guzman 2013 0.00 DNP
27 82 Jared Burton 2012 3.05
28 82 Geoff Geary 2008 2.53
29 82 Brian Bruney 2013 0.00 DNP
30 81 Mark Lowe 2014 9.00
31 81 Chris Spurling 2008 0.00 DNP
32 81 Zach Miner 2013 4.40
33 81 Luis Perez 2016 0.00 DNP
34 81 Brandon Villafuerte 2007 0.00 DNP
35 81 Greg Aquino 2009 4.50
36 81 Steve Mingori 1975 3.75 DNP
37 81 John Foster 2009 0.00 DNP
38 81 Mike Gallo 2008 0.00 DNP
39 81 Ricky Stone 2006 0.00 DNP
40 81 Craig Stammen 2015 0.00
41 81 Jeff Gray 2013 0.00 DNP
42 81 Jerry Don Gleaton 1989 6.28
43 81 Josh Roenicke 2014 0.00 DNP
44 81 Marvin Freeman 1994 3.12
45 81 Luis Sanchez 1985 6.02
46 80 Bobby Parnell 2016 6.75
47 80 Todd Coffey 2012 5.12
48 80 Jorge Sosa 2009 6.85
49 80 Matt Wise 2007 5.03
50 80 Windy McCall 1957 13.50
51 80 Tom Wilhelmsen 2015 3.48
52 80 Seth McClung 2012 0.00 DNP
53 80 Willie Eyre 2010 0.00 DNP
54 80 Ted Abernathy 1964 4.95
55 80 Vic Darensbourg 2002 6.33
56 80 Don McMahon 1961 3.42
57 80 Lance Carter 2006 8.49
58 80 Larry Bradford 1981 4.39
59 80 Kyle Snyder 2009 0.00 DNP
60 80 Fred Beene 1974 5.20
61 80 Gary Glover 2008 5.47
62 80 Jason Bergmann 2013 0.00 DNP
63 79 Manny Acosta 2012 7.23
64 79 Jack Taschner 2009 5.52
65 79 Jack Baldschun 1968 0.00 DNP
66 79 Geremi Gonzalez 2006 6.91
67 79 Vladimir Nunez 2006 0.00 DNP
68 79 Scott Dohmann 2009 0.00 DNP
69 79 Matt Perisho 2006 0.00 DNP
70 79 Wes Obermueller 2008 0.00 DNP
71 79 Jerry Johnson 1975 6.17 DNP
72 79 Warren Brusstar 1983 2.58
73 79 Bob Grim 1961 0.00 DNP
74 79 Luke Hudson 2008 0.00 DNP
75 79 Alfredo Aceves 2014 6.52
76 79 Will Ohman 2009 5.84
77 79 David Weathers 2001 2.51
78 79 Andy Hassler 1983 5.70
79 79 Tom House 1978 5.43
80 79 Doug Slaten 2011 5.51
81 79 Tom Timmermann 1971 3.86
82 79 Jim Brewer 1969 3.06
83 79 Javier Lopez 2009 10.03
84 79 Burke Badenhop 2014 2.55
85 79 Mark Dewey 1996 4.32
86 79 Rick Lysander 1984 3.65
87 79 Shawn Camp 2007 7.88
88 79 Cecil Upshaw 1974 3.72
89 79 Vinnie Pestano 2016 0.00 DNP
90 79 Dennys Reyes 2008 2.33
91 79 Dave Tomlin 1980 5.88
92 78 Joe Hoerner 1968 1.65
93 78 Scott Radinsky 1999 5.86
94 78 Frank Dipino 1988 5.48
95 78 Jay Ritchie 1968 5.08
96 78 Ray Searage 1986 3.53
97 78 Carlos Reyes 2000 5.72
98 78 Carlos Almanzar 2005 14.40
99 78 Cliff Politte 2005 2.00
100 78 Don Robinson 1988 3.21

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .276 .335 .428 .280
11 vs R (Multi) .284 .348 .477 .308
18 Split (Multi) -.008 -.013 -.049 -.027
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.064 -.025
30 vs L (2016) .444 .545 .778 .483
31 vs R (2016) .417 .500 .750 .469
38 Split (2016) .028 .045 .028 .014
39 LgAvg (2016) -.022 -.023 -.071 -.028

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 Due to publishing agreements, the 2017 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2017 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2016 On the one hand, Russell's best role is LOOGY because righties paste him: He's allowed a .275/.337/.464 line to them in his career while striking out just 1.7 for every walk allowed. On the other hand, Russell's best role is longshoreman because only in one season, 2013, has he actually shut lefties down. We need a name for this type of pitcher. Lefty No Outs GuY?
2015 ". . . he needs to be spotted carefully or northpaws will eat him alive," we concluded about Russell last year. Oops. Included in the same three-player trade that netted Bonifacio, Russell left Chicago for Atlanta yet continued to confound with an odd season. Historically a lefty killer and righty thriller, the results were flipped in 2014. There's no reason to think the slider-heavy Russell is vulnerable to same-handed batters—ditto for his improved performance against righties—but it goes to show that funky things can happen to specialists in small samples. Even to those who look like Jesus.
2014 Dale Sveum summoned Russell from the 'pen a club-leading 74 times last summer, but the veteran lefty worked only 53 innings, highlighting his inexorable evolution from starter to reliever to LOOGY. Russell’s slideriffic assortment has long been more effective against same-side hitters, but last year the chasm grew immense. Lefties posted a .207 TAv against Russell, compared to .351 for righties—roughly the difference between Brendan Ryan and Migual Cabrera—and the organization certainly noticed. Russell has his uses, but he needs to be spotted carefully or northpaws will eat him alive.
2013 Russell has flirted with starting from time to time but has mostly stuck as a reliever, and was one of the few bright spots in the Cubs relief corps in 2012. A lefty but not a LOOGY, he pitches unconventionally, featuring a slider as his most common pitch. He also has more pitches to choose from than most relievers, with a two- and four-seam fastball, a cutter, a curve, and a changeup. Briefly a part of the College of Closers, he looks more like a middle- or long-relief guy in the future.
2012 Russell uses his blistering 88-mph fastball and nuclear 80-mph slider to incinerate any hope lefty batters might have. Or at least he's held them to a .265 on-base percentage in his career, though nine home runs in 207 PA adds excitement to even his appearances in a LOOGY role. As a starter, he's a catastrophe waiting to happen; right-handed hitters have little trouble picking up his pitches and driving them. With a bit more experience, and used in roles where he can succeed, he should hang around for a few years.
2011 Another legacy, Russell didn't exactly live up to papa Jeff's legacy for relief effectiveness in his rookie season. That said, his being here represented a modest surprise in the first place; he's more of an organizational arm, but a good showing in camp while others struggled or got hurt earned him an Opening Day slot as a third lefty, at least until June, when he'd pitched his way off the roster, only to be called back when Grabow's knee gave out. Russell's mastery of a fairly pedestrian fastball/slider mix leads to a lot of fly balls and more than a few homers. Better execution against lefties might earn him a situational role, but five of his 11 taters were surrendered to the same-handed.

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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James Russell has thrown 5,721 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Slider (83mph), Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Sinker (89mph), also mixing in a Curve (76mph) and Change (84mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (88mph).