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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date1-8-1986
Height6' 4"
Weight200 lbs
Age28 years, 8 months, 8 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
-0.22010
0.12011
1.12012
-0.62013
0.12014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2010 CHN 24 57 0 49.0 0.0 49.0 1 1 0 3 0 0 219 55 37 27 11 98 11 11 4 42 4.96 5.23 5.09 -2.2 -0.2
2011 CHN 25 64 5 67.7 18.3 49.3 1 6 0 3 0 0 292 76 37 31 12 131 14 10 2 43 4.12 4.74 4.60 2.1 0.1
2012 CHN 26 77 0 69.3 0.0 69.3 7 1 2 5 0 0 292 67 28 25 5 109 23 16 1 55 3.25 3.53 3.08 10.4 1.1
2013 CHN 27 74 0 52.7 0.0 52.7 1 6 0 9 0 0 214 46 21 21 7 85 18 12 1 37 3.59 4.43 5.79 -5.4 -0.6
2014 ATL 28 17 0 15.0 0.0 15.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 61 15 6 6 0 17 2 1 0 9 3.60 2.29 2.69 2.1 0.2
2014 CHN 28 44 0 33.3 0.0 33.3 0 2 1 4 0 0 142 24 14 13 3 39 16 14 1 26 3.51 4.23 4.70 -1.1 -0.1
Career3335287.018.3268.7101632400122028314312338479846492123.864.294.435.90.5

Advanced

'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 FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2007 PEO A 2 2 7.0 2.32 140 .177 .247 .322 .357 .261 .231 85 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2007 CUB Rk 1 1 2.0 3.24 129 -.008 .303 .396 .427 .276 .000 92 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2008 DAY A+ 8 8 41.0 6.40 62 .261 .248 .328 .367 .255 .282 101 -5.7 -0.6 -5.7 -0.6
2008 TEN AA 18 17 86.3 6.16 83 .286 .261 .336 .400 .250 .333 112 2.3 0.2 2.5 0.2
2009 TEN AA 11 5 37.0 5.72 64 .292 .260 .338 .390 .273 .336 96 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2009 IOW AAA 26 7 65.7 3.89 103 .277 .265 .331 .402 .271 .301 85 3.8 0.4 3.5 0.3
2009 MSS Wnt 11 0 14.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .244 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 CHN MLB 57 0 49.0 5.09 83 .301 .257 .326 .406 .269 .291 99 -1.6 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2010 IOW AAA 5 0 11.0 8.30 31 .312 .274 .351 .427 .266 .222 94 -2.7 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3
2011 CHN MLB 64 5 67.7 4.60 91 .291 .257 .319 .393 .260 .290 101 2.9 0.3 2.1 0.1
2012 CHN MLB 77 0 69.3 3.08 128 .257 .255 .317 .397 .260 .293 99 11.5 1.2 10.4 1.1
2013 CHN MLB 74 0 52.7 5.79 62 .265 .255 .322 .403 .265 .258 103 -5.4 -0.6 -5.4 -0.6
2014 ATL MLB 17 0 15.0 2.69 128 .222 .257 .314 .393 .265 .300 93 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2014 CHN MLB 44 0 33.3 4.70 77 .251 .248 .312 .381 .259 .219 95 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2007 CUB Rk 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 0 0 2 0 75% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.00 0.6 0.1
2007 PEO A 0 0 0 2 2 7.0 3 4 9 0 38% .231 3.9 5.1 0.0 11.6 1.00 0.00 2.0 0.2
2008 TEN AA 4 8 0 18 17 86.3 111 25 62 18 37% .333 11.6 2.6 1.9 6.5 1.58 6.36 2.5 0.2
2008 DAY A+ 2 2 0 8 8 41.0 36 13 24 4 41% .282 7.9 2.9 0.9 5.3 1.20 3.51 -5.7 -0.6
2009 TEN AA 2 3 0 11 5 37.0 45 9 26 5 34% .336 10.9 2.2 1.2 6.3 1.46 5.11 -0.6 -0.1
2009 IOW AAA 3 3 0 26 7 65.7 71 19 46 6 38% .301 9.7 2.6 0.8 6.3 1.37 3.42 3.5 0.3
2009 MSS Wnt 0 1 0 11 0 14.3 12 2 14 2 0% .244 7.6 1.3 1.3 8.8 0.98 1.26 0.0 0.0
2010 IOW AAA 0 0 0 5 0 11.0 11 4 10 5 41% .222 9.0 3.3 4.1 8.2 1.36 5.73 -2.8 -0.3
2010 CHN MLB 1 1 0 57 0 49.0 55 11 42 11 32% .291 10.1 2.0 2.0 7.7 1.35 4.96 -2.2 -0.2
2011 CHN MLB 1 6 0 64 5 67.7 76 14 43 12 40% .290 10.1 1.9 1.6 5.7 1.33 4.12 2.1 0.1
2012 CHN MLB 7 1 2 77 0 69.3 67 23 55 5 40% .293 8.7 3.0 0.6 7.1 1.30 3.25 10.4 1.1
2013 CHN MLB 1 6 0 74 0 52.7 46 18 37 7 34% .258 7.9 3.1 1.2 6.3 1.22 3.59 -5.4 -0.6
2014 ATL MLB 0 0 0 17 0 15.0 15 2 9 0 42% .300 9.0 1.2 0.0 5.4 1.13 3.60 2.1 0.2
2014 CHN MLB 0 2 1 44 0 33.3 24 16 26 3 44% .219 6.5 4.3 0.8 7.0 1.20 3.51 -1.1 -0.1

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 835 0.5150 0.4910 0.7634 0.6651 0.3062 0.8462 0.5726 0.2366
2011 1085 0.5318 0.5014 0.7923 0.6395 0.3445 0.8347 0.7029 0.2077
2012 1156 0.5182 0.4883 0.7908 0.6494 0.3142 0.8329 0.6971 0.2057
2013 826 0.5557 0.5048 0.8106 0.6841 0.2807 0.8439 0.7087 0.1894
2014 781 0.5019 0.4789 0.8529 0.6658 0.2905 0.8966 0.7522 0.1471
Career46830.52470.49320.80010.65880.30990.84830.68750.199

Injury History

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
2015 CHN $
2014 CHN $1,775,000
2013 CHN $1,075,000
2012 CHN $512,500
2011 CHN $427,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$2,015,000
2011Current$1,775,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$3,790,000
4 yrTotal$3,790,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 0 dHendricks Sports1 year/$1.775M (2014)

Details
  • 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 2007 (14-427) (University of Texas).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .215 .251 .367 .224
11 vs R (Multi) .289 .364 .519 .310
18 Split (Multi) -.074 -.113 -.152 -.086
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .183 .221 .322 .207
31 vs R (2013) .321 .418 .615 .351
38 Split (2013) -.138 -.196 -.294 -.144
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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James Russell has thrown 4,767 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Slider (82mph), Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Sinker (90mph), also mixing in a Change (82mph), Cutter (88mph) and Curve (76mph).