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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date1-8-1986
Height6' 4"
Weight205 lbs
Age31 years, 6 months, 19 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
-0.52013
0.22014
-0.42015
-0.12016
-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 5.22 4.96 111 6.08 137.3 -0.7
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 4.73 4.12 113 5.66 131.6 -0.7
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 3.52 3.25 100 4.40 100.8 0.3
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 4.42 3.59 111 5.35 128.1 -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 2.22 106 4.28 104.9 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 3.51 106 4.11 100.8 0.2
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 3.92 5.29 113 5.71 133.4 -0.4
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 10.79 18.69 114 7.76 171.7 -0.1
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 2.97 106 4.18 102.5 0.2
CareerMLB3946334.71018434010024343.263999.12.71.26.539%.286.2761.314.274.091095.19121.2-1.8

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 2.43 0.00 95 3.52 96.1
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 2.24 0.00 89 3.59 84.7
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 4.25 3.51 110 5.83 113.3
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 6.36 118 8.19 116.9
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 4.10 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 5.22 4.96 111 6.08 137.3
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 9.03 5.73 96 3.77 94.9
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 4.73 4.12 113 5.66 131.6
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 3.52 3.25 100 4.40 100.8
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 4.42 3.59 111 5.35 128.1
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 2.22 106 4.28 104.9
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 3.51 106 4.11 100.8
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 3.92 5.29 113 5.71 133.4
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 2.32 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 10.79 18.69 114 7.76 171.7
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
2017 YUC AAA 3 3 18.0 1 0 0 14 6 16 1 .000 7.0 3.0 0.5 8.0 0% .255 .000 1.11 3.59 2.00 0 0.00 0.0

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).

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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

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser Report: Week OneMatt Collins2016-04-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Adjuster: Relief PitchersWilson Karaman2016-03-08
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Players Prefer Presentation: Finding and Fixing Baseball's Worst PositionsMeg Rowley2016-02-18
The NRI Watch: National LeagueBryan Grosnick2016-02-10
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The Week in Quotes: February 10-16Nick Bacarella2014-02-17
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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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James Russell has thrown 5,744 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph), Change (83mph) and Sinker (89mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (84mph) and Slider (86mph).