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James Russell PPhillies

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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
52.0 4.35 1.27 38 2 1 3 0.0
Birth Date1-8-1986
Height6' 4"
Weight205 lbs
Age30 years, 6 months, 22 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.12012
-0.12013
0.02014
-0.42015
-0.12016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2010 CHN MLB 57 0 49.0 55 11 42 11 .269 99 10.1 2.0 2.0 7.7 32% .291 .301 1.35 5.23 4.96 111 5.28 -0.2
2011 CHN MLB 64 5 67.7 76 14 43 12 .260 101 10.1 1.9 1.6 5.7 40% .290 .291 1.33 4.74 4.12 113 4.74 0.1
2012 CHN MLB 77 0 69.3 67 23 55 5 .260 99 8.7 3.0 0.6 7.1 40% .293 .257 1.30 3.53 3.25 106 4.70 0.1
2013 CHN MLB 74 0 52.7 46 18 37 7 .265 103 7.9 3.1 1.2 6.3 34% .258 .265 1.22 4.43 3.59 120 4.71 -0.1
2014 ATL 0 22 1 24.3 21 4 16 0 .260 93 7.8 1.5 0.0 5.9 42% .276 .200 1.03 2.28 2.22 0 0.00 0.0
2014 CHN 0 44 0 33.3 24 16 26 3 .257 98 6.5 4.3 0.8 7.0 44% .219 .248 1.20 4.24 3.51 0 0.00 0.0
2015 CHN MLB 49 0 34.0 42 9 20 3 .266 96 11.1 2.4 0.8 5.3 45% .336 .303 1.50 3.93 5.29 119 5.75 -0.4
2016 PHI MLB 7 0 4.3 9 5 4 2 .279 18.7 10.4 4.2 8.3 33% .438 .469 3.23 10.77 18.69 124 7.15 -0.1
2014 TOT MLB 66 1 57.7 45 20 42 3 .258 96 7.0 3.1 0.5 6.6 43% .244 .229 1.13 3.41 2.97 109 4.48 0.0
CareerMLB3946334.734010024343.263989.12.71.26.539%.286.2761.314.284.091124.90-0.7

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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2007 PEO A 2 2 7.0 3 4 9 0 .261 85 3.9 5.1 0.0 11.6 38% .231 .177 1.00 2.45 0.00
2007 CUB Rk 1 1 2.0 0 0 2 0 .276 92 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 75% .000 -.008 0.00 2.27 0.00
2008 DAY A+ 8 8 41.0 36 13 24 4 .255 101 7.9 2.9 0.9 5.3 41% .282 .261 1.20 4.26 3.51
2008 TEN AA 18 17 86.3 111 25 62 18 .250 112 11.6 2.6 1.9 6.5 37% .333 .286 1.58 5.59 6.36
2009 TEN AA 11 5 37.0 45 9 26 5 .273 96 10.9 2.2 1.2 6.3 34% .336 .292 1.46 4.26 5.11
2009 IOW AAA 26 7 65.7 71 19 46 6 .271 85 9.7 2.6 0.8 6.3 38% .301 .277 1.37 4.11 3.42
2009 MSS Wnt 11 0 14.3 12 2 14 2 .000 7.6 1.3 1.3 8.8 0% .244 .000 0.98 4.52 1.26
2010 CHN MLB 57 0 49.0 55 11 42 11 .269 99 10.1 2.0 2.0 7.7 32% .291 .301 1.35 5.23 4.96
2010 IOW AAA 5 0 11.0 11 4 10 5 .266 94 9.0 3.3 4.1 8.2 41% .222 .312 1.36 9.04 5.73
2011 CHN MLB 64 5 67.7 76 14 43 12 .260 101 10.1 1.9 1.6 5.7 40% .290 .291 1.33 4.74 4.12
2012 CHN MLB 77 0 69.3 67 23 55 5 .260 99 8.7 3.0 0.6 7.1 40% .293 .257 1.30 3.53 3.25
2013 CHN MLB 74 0 52.7 46 18 37 7 .265 103 7.9 3.1 1.2 6.3 34% .258 .265 1.22 4.43 3.59
2014 ATL MLB 22 1 24.3 21 4 16 0 .260 93 7.8 1.5 0.0 5.9 42% .276 .200 1.03 2.28 2.22
2014 CHN MLB 44 0 33.3 24 16 26 3 .257 98 6.5 4.3 0.8 7.0 44% .219 .248 1.20 4.24 3.51
2015 CHN MLB 49 0 34.0 42 9 20 3 .266 96 11.1 2.4 0.8 5.3 45% .336 .303 1.50 3.93 5.29
2015 IOW AAA 9 0 11.0 8 4 13 0 .260 90 6.5 3.3 0.0 10.6 46% .308 .209 1.09 2.33 2.45
2016 PHI MLB 7 0 4.3 9 5 4 2 .279 18.7 10.4 4.2 8.3 33% .438 .469 3.23 10.77 18.69
2016 LEH AAA 21 11 64.7 65 15 39 7 .254 100 9.0 2.1 1.0 5.4 35% .275 .265 1.24 4.06 4.04

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
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
5 yrPrevious$4,386,312
2011Current$1,500,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$5,886,312
6 yrTotal$5,886,312

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 122 dHendricks Sports1 year/$1.5M (2016)

Details
  • 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).

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2.6 1.1 4 49 0 69.6 55 19 51 7 .255 1.06 3.18 3.46 7.7 0.8
80o 2.6 1.1 4 49 0 63.4 54 19 46 7 .269 1.14 3.55 3.86 5.4 0.6
70o 2.5 1 3 49 0 59.0 53 18 43 7 .279 1.20 3.83 4.16 3.6 0.4
60o 2.5 1 3 49 0 55.4 51 18 41 6 .288 1.26 4.06 4.42 2.1 0.2
50o 2.5 0.9 3 49 0 52.1 50 18 38 6 .296 1.31 4.29 4.66 0.7 0.1
40o 2.4 0.9 3 49 0 48.8 49 17 36 6 .305 1.36 4.52 4.91 -0.7 -0.1
30o 2.4 0.9 3 49 0 45.4 48 17 33 6 .313 1.41 4.76 5.18 -2.2 -0.2
20o 2.3 0.8 2 49 0 41.5 46 16 30 6 .324 1.48 5.06 5.5 -4.0 -0.4
10o 2.3 0.7 2 49 0 36.3 42 15 27 5 .339 1.58 5.48 5.95 -6.5 -0.7
Weighted Mean2.50.9349051.54917386.2941.294.264.630.90.1

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 7/29/2016 10:24 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 3.5 1.6 1.3 69 0 55.7 46 16 39 6 .244 1.11 3.55 3.73 5.5 0.6
80o 3.1 1.3 1.1 62 0 49.8 44 15 35 6 .258 1.19 3.91 4.11 2.8 0.3
70o 2.8 1.2 1 57 0 45.7 43 15 32 6 .267 1.25 4.17 4.39 1.2 0.1
60o 2.5 1 0.9 53 0 42.3 41 14 30 5 .275 1.31 4.39 4.63 -0.0 -0.0
50o 2.3 0.9 0.8 49 0 39.1 40 14 28 5 .283 1.36 4.61 4.86 -1.0 -0.1
40o 2.1 0.8 0.7 45 0 36.1 38 13 26 5 .291 1.41 4.82 5.09 -1.9 -0.2
30o 1.9 0.7 0.6 41 0 32.9 36 12 23 5 .299 1.47 5.06 5.34 -2.6 -0.3
20o 1.6 0.6 0.5 36 0 29.2 34 11 21 4 .309 1.54 5.34 5.64 -3.3 -0.4
10o 1.3 0.4 0.4 30 0 24.3 30 10 17 4 .323 1.65 5.73 6.07 -3.9 -0.4
Weighted Mean2.30.90.848038.53913275.2811.354.584.83-0.9-0.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
34% 63% 16% 6% 89%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 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
20173121148051491836643.2941.314.555.088.63.26.41.1-0.1
20183221145048461734643.2901.324.615.158.73.26.41.1-0.2
20193321138040401428543.3001.344.695.248.93.16.21.1-0.2
20203421136039381427543.2971.344.725.278.83.36.31.2-0.2
20213510030031311224543.2971.375.045.638.93.46.91.4-0.3
20223611029031301121443.2941.324.665.218.73.26.11.2-0.1
20233721135038381325543.2971.354.865.439.13.16.01.2-0.2
20243821032034341223543.2961.344.785.348.93.16.01.3-0.2
20253910026028281019443.2961.364.735.299.03.26.11.3-0.1

Upside By Year

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
16.124.220.112.117.811.690.4

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
201516.124.220.112.117.811.690.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 83)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 90 Lindy McDaniel 1966 3.40
2 90 Rich Monteleone 1993 5.46
3 89 Kent Tekulve 1977 3.58
4 88 Gary Lucas 1985 3.86
5 88 Tony Pena 2012 0.00 DNP
6 88 Dave Schmidt 1987 4.14
7 88 Chris Reitsma 2008 0.00 DNP
8 87 Mark Eichhorn 1991 2.42
9 87 Bob Locker 1968 2.59
10 87 Todd Coffey 2011 3.77
11 87 John Habyan 1994 3.23
12 87 Pedro Feliciano 2007 3.66
13 86 Danny Patterson 2001 3.34
14 86 George Frazier 1985 6.75
15 86 Logan Ondrusek 2015 0.00 DNP
16 86 Oscar Zamora 1975 5.45 DNP
17 86 Tom Gorman 1955 3.99
18 86 Steve Howe 1988 0.00 DNP
19 85 Chris Ray 2012 0.00 DNP
20 85 Chuck McElroy 1998 3.16
21 85 Dave Baldwin 1968 4.07
22 85 Jim Corsi 1992 2.45
23 84 Juan Gutierrez 2014 4.24
24 84 John Grabow 2009 3.48
25 84 Dennys Reyes 2007 4.60
26 84 Donn Pall 1992 5.30
27 84 Windy McCall 1956 3.19
28 84 Curtis Leskanic 1998 4.40
29 84 Dave Veres 1997 4.06
30 84 Jay Ritchie 1967 3.79
31 84 Tim Crabtree 2000 5.83
32 84 Casey Janssen 2012 2.54
33 84 Elias Sosa 1980 3.27
34 83 Mark Lowe 2013 9.26
35 83 Burke Badenhop 2013 4.62
36 83 Darren Holmes 1996 4.91
37 83 Doug Corbett 1983 5.19
38 83 Rafael Perez 2012 3.52
39 83 Mike Marshall 1973 3.08
40 83 Mike Fornieles 1962 6.23 DNP
41 83 Ed Farmer 1980 3.34
42 83 Jim Mecir 2000 3.28
43 83 Mike Maddux 1992 2.82
44 83 Scott Radinsky 1998 3.36
45 83 Hank Aguirre 1961 3.58
46 83 Dyar Miller 1976 3.15
47 83 Luis Aponte 1983 3.92
48 82 Xavier Hernandez 1996 5.19
49 82 Gil Heredia 1996 6.26
50 82 Scott Sullivan 2001 3.83
51 82 Gene Nelson 1991 7.40
52 82 Al Holland 1983 2.55
53 82 Tom Timmermann 1970 4.75
54 82 Randy Moffitt 1979 8.49
55 82 Jeremy Affeldt 2009 2.02
56 82 Cliff Politte 2004 4.56
57 82 Jeff Fassero 1993 3.01
58 82 Kyle McClellan 2014 0.00 DNP
59 82 Vinnie Chulk 2009 4.50
60 82 Mike Timlin 1996 3.97
61 82 Mike Stanton 1983 3.60
62 82 Bob Allen 1968 0.00 DNP
63 82 Gary Lavelle 1979 2.98
64 82 Scott Stewart 2006 0.00 DNP
65 82 Alejandro Pena 1989 2.49
66 82 Juan Oviedo 2012 0.00 DNP
67 82 Lou Pote 2002 3.40
68 82 Cecil Upshaw 1973 5.71
69 81 Matt Guerrier 2009 2.71
70 81 Don Mossi 1959 3.63
71 81 Ed Roebuck 1962 4.60 DNP
72 81 Joe Hoerner 1967 3.41
73 81 Luis Sanchez 1984 3.66
74 81 Matt Albers 2013 3.57
75 81 Jesse Crain 2012 2.44
76 81 Wilton Lopez 2014 11.37
77 81 Ken Dayley 1989 3.11
78 81 Paul Assenmacher 1991 3.68
79 81 Mark Davis 1991 5.17
80 81 Bill Campbell 1979 4.61
81 81 Mike Schooler 1993 6.29
82 81 Ricardo Rincon 2000 3.15
83 81 Bryn Smith 1986 4.85
84 81 LaTroy Hawkins 2003 2.33
85 81 Tom House 1977 4.73
86 80 Gene Garber 1978 2.46
87 80 Manny Corpas 2013 4.54
88 80 Mike Caldwell 1979 3.68
89 80 Jason Christiansen 2000 5.44
90 80 Mike Cuellar 1967 3.62
91 80 Chad Bradford 2005 3.86
92 80 Mark Williamson 1990 2.64
93 80 Jim Willoughby 1979 0.00 DNP
94 80 Mike MacDougal 2007 7.87
95 80 Jeff Tam 2001 3.25
96 80 Ramiro Mendoza 2002 4.32
97 80 Hoyt Wilhelm 1953 3.95
98 80 Bryce Florie 2000 5.66
99 80 Steve Karsay 2002 3.46
100 80 Steve Hamilton 1965 1.85

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .257 .309 .389 .255
11 vs R (Multi) .267 .324 .442 .282
18 Split (Multi) -.010 -.016 -.052 -.028
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.058 -.023
30 vs L (2015) .273 .324 .364 .248
31 vs R (2015) .338 .368 .606 .356
38 Split (2015) -.065 -.044 -.242 -.108
39 LgAvg (2015) -.016 -.018 -.053 -.020

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
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

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


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).