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James Russell

James Clayton Russell

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: January 8, 1986 in Cincinnati, OH
High Schools: Colleyville Heritage HS (Colleyville, TX), Heritage HS (Heritage, TX)
Schools: Navarro College (Corsicana, TX), University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
Drafted
by the Chicago Cubs in the 14th round of the 2007 amateur draft.
Signed August 14, 2007. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 5, 2010 (Age 24.087)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2011 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Braves 2010-2014
2014 Contract Status: 2nd-Year Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$1.78M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 4.000, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Hendricks Sports [*]
Relatives: Son of Jeff Russell
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2010 24 CHC NL 1 1 .500 4.96 57 0 11 0 0 0 49.0 55 37 27 11 11 0 42 4 0 2 219 86 5.20 1.347 10.1 2.0 2.0 7.7 3.82
2011 25 CHC NL 1 6 .143 4.12 64 5 10 0 0 0 67.2 76 37 31 12 14 4 43 2 0 1 292 95 4.77 1.330 10.1 1.6 1.9 5.7 3.07
2012 26 CHC NL 7 1 .875 3.25 77 0 19 0 0 2 69.1 67 28 25 5 23 7 55 1 1 1 292 126 3.48 1.298 8.7 0.6 3.0 7.1 2.39
2013 27 CHC NL 1 6 .143 3.59 74 0 7 0 0 0 52.2 46 21 21 7 18 6 37 1 0 1 214 109 4.45 1.215 7.9 1.2 3.1 6.3 2.06
2014 28 TOT NL 0 2 .000 3.27 56 0 10 0 0 1 44.0 32 17 16 3 18 3 30 1 0 1 183 118 3.95 1.136 6.5 0.6 3.7 6.1 1.67
2014 28 CHC NL 0 2 .000 3.51 44 0 7 0 0 1 33.1 24 14 13 3 16 2 26 1 0 1 142 111 4.27 1.200 6.5 0.8 4.3 7.0 1.63
2014 28 ATL NL 0 0 2.53 12 0 3 0 0 0 10.2 8 3 3 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 41 149 2.94 0.938 6.8 0.0 1.7 3.4 2.00
5 Yrs 10 16 .385 3.82 328 5 57 0 0 3 282.2 276 140 120 38 84 20 207 9 1 6 1200 105 4.34 1.274 8.8 1.2 2.7 6.6 2.46
162 Game Avg. 2 3 .385 3.82 67 1 12 0 0 1 58 56 29 25 8 17 4 42 2 0 1 245 105 4.34 1.274 8.8 1.2 2.7 6.6 2.46
CHC (5 yrs) 10 16 .385 3.87 316 5 54 0 0 3 272.0 268 137 117 38 82 19 203 9 1 6 1159 104 4.40 1.287 8.9 1.3 2.7 6.7 2.48
ATL (1 yr) 0 0 2.53 12 0 3 0 0 0 10.2 8 3 3 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 41 149 2.94 0.938 6.8 0.0 1.7 3.4 2.00
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2010 24 CHC NL 49.0 57 0 37 6.80 4.56 -0.28 -0.34 110.2 4.95 -10 -1.1 .9 -0.1 -0.7 -6 .481 .493 $400,000
2011 25 CHC NL 67.2 64 5 37 4.92 4.31 -0.25 -0.19 101.8 4.45 -4 -0.4 .9 -0.1 0.0 2 .493 .497 $427,500
2012 26 CHC NL 69.1 77 0 28 3.63 4.37 0.01 -0.33 97.3 3.93 2 0.2 1.2 -0.1 0.7 8 .502 .501 $512,000
2013 27 CHC NL 52.2 74 0 21 3.59 4.31 0.18 -0.32 103.3 3.93 2 0.3 1.5 -0.1 0.7 6 .503 .502 $1,075,000
2014 28 CHC NL 33.1 44 0 14 3.78 4.29 -0.08 -0.32 105.5 4.27 2 0.2 1.3 -0.1 0.5 4 .505 .501 $1,775,000
2014 28 ATL NL 10.2 12 0 3 2.53 4.61 0.18 -0.35 93.1 3.80 2 0.2 .9 -0.0 0.2 2 .515 .501
5 Seasons 282.2 328 5 140 4.46 4.38 -0.07 -0.30 102.6 4.27 -7 -0.7 1.1 -0.4 1.4 17 .498 .499 $4,189,500
CHC (5 yrs) 272.0 316 5 137 4.53 4.37 -0.08 -0.29 102.9 4.28 -8 -0.8 1.1 -0.4 1.2 14 .497 .499 $4,189,500
ATL (1 yr) 10.2 12 0 3 2.53 4.61 0.18 -0.35 93.1 3.80 2 0.2 .9 -0.0 0.2 2 .515 .501

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2010 24 CHC NL 57 219 197 37 55 8 1 11 3 1 11 42 .279 .324 .497 .822 .297 98 3 4 3 4 0 6
2011 25 CHC NL 64 292 266 37 76 17 1 12 5 3 14 43 .286 .319 .492 .812 .295 131 5 2 4 6 4 5
2012 26 CHC NL 77 292 263 28 67 22 3 5 7 2 23 55 .255 .314 .418 .732 .301 110 7 1 2 3 7 4
2013 27 CHC NL 74 214 193 21 46 14 2 7 6 5 18 37 .238 .305 .440 .746 .260 85 2 1 1 1 6 1
2014 28 TOT NL 56 183 157 17 32 5 1 3 4 1 18 30 .204 .288 .306 .594 .232 48 1 1 6 1 3 1
2014 28 ATL NL 12 41 38 3 8 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 .211 .250 .237 .487 .235 9 1 0 1 0 1 0
2014 28 CHC NL 44 142 119 14 24 4 1 3 4 1 16 26 .202 .299 .328 .627 .231 39 0 1 5 1 2 1
5 Yrs 328 1200 1076 140 276 66 8 38 25 12 84 207 .257 .312 .439 .750 .281 472 18 9 16 15 20 17
162 Game Avg. 67 245 220 29 56 13 2 8 5 2 17 42 .257 .312 .439 .750 .281 96 4 2 3 3 4 3
MLB Averages .254 .320 .399 .718 .297

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2010 24 CHC NL -6.9 -0.7 226 -0.4 1.9 -2.3 .57 -1.1 0.4 -13.2 -1.3 1.08 -10.7 13 10 29
2011 25 CHC NL -2.9 -0.3 300 -1.0 3.6 -4.6 .79 -1.0 -0.3 -6.2 -0.6 1.02 -8.2 17 6 34
2012 26 CHC NL 6.0 0.6 303 0.6 5.4 -4.8 1.00 0.3 0.3 7.4 0.8 0.98 0.7 22 21 33
2013 27 CHC NL 2.8 0.3 226 -1.7 5.2 -7.0 1.43 0.2 -1.4 -1.4 -0.1 1.01 3.2 33 14 27
2014 28 TOT NL 3.1 0.3 187 -0.9 2.3 -3.2 .92 0.4 -1.4 1.1 0.1 0.88 5.3 17 9 28
2014 28 CHC NL 1.5 0.2 146 -0.9 2.0 -2.9 .99 0.0 -0.9 -0.7 -0.1 0.90 2.0 15 7 20
2014 28 ATL NL 1.6 0.2 41 -0.0 0.3 -0.3 .67 0.4 -0.4 1.8 0.2 0.79 3.3 2 2 8
5 Yrs 2.1 0.3 1242 -3.5 18.4 -21.9 .94 -1.2 -2.5 -12.3 -1.2 1.00 -9.7 102 60 151

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
2011 25 CHC NL 64 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 33.2 37 24 23 4 2 3 2.4 1.4 3.7 70 3 2 0 0 83
1 Yr 64 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0% 33 37 24 23 4 2 3 2.4 1.4 3.7 70 3 2 0 0 83
MLB Averages .500 53% 51 102 -16 4.3 4.3 6.0 96

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
2010 24 CHC NL 57 57 11 1 1 2 0 2 0% 9 6 49 14 29% 7 .567 13 10 29 19 4 34 26 31 7 30 10 12 2.6 15
2011 25 CHC NL 64 59 10 1 1 2 0 2 0% 9 6 42 11 26% 7 .793 17 6 34 13 8 38 25 34 8 34 10 18 2.5 13
2012 26 CHC NL 77 77 19 7 1 5 2 3 40% 20 13 29 9 31% 8 1.002 22 21 33 34 12 31 18 59 9 26 13 24 2.7 15
2013 27 CHC NL 74 74 7 1 6 8 0 8 0% 28 19 51 15 29% 7 1.432 33 14 27 41 11 22 32 42 5 44 10 25 2.1 12
2014 28 TOT NL 56 56 10 0 2 3 1 2 33% 11 6 27 10 37% .920 17 9 28 17 10 29 16 40 9 28 9 13 2.4 13
2014 28 CHC NL 44 44 7 0 2 3 1 2 33% 10 5 23 9 39% 7 .992 15 7 20 13 8 23 14 30 7 23 7 9 2.3 13
2014 28 ATL NL 12 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 25% 8 .671 2 2 8 4 2 6 2 10 2 5 2 4 2.7 13
5 Yrs 328 323 57 10 11 20 3 17 15% 77 50 198 59 30% .936 102 60 151 124 45 154 117 206 38 162 52 92 2.5 13

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2010 24 CHC NL 219 40% 5.0% 19.2% 5.0% 9.1% 36% 0.44 0.55 68% 19% 11.8% 15% 51 3 6%
2011 25 CHC NL 292 41% 4.1% 14.7% 4.8% 10.3% 40% 0.61 0.73 74% 13% 10.4% 18% 59 5 8%
2012 26 CHC NL 292 38% 1.7% 18.8% 7.9% 10.3% 45% 0.63 0.88 71% 19% 4.8% 17% 50 7 14%
2013 27 CHC NL 214 57% 3.3% 17.3% 8.4% 10.8% 50% 0.50 0.53 70% 17% 8.8% 23% 30 2 7%
2014 28 TOT NL 183 48% 1.6% 16.4% 9.8% 4.9% 28% 0.67 0.80 68% 24% 5.0% 21% 24 1 4%
2014 28 CHC NL 142 49% 2.1% 18.3% 11.3% 5.6% 33% 0.69 0.83 64% 21% 7.0% 22% 19 0 0%
2014 28 ATL NL 41 41% 0.0% 9.8% 4.9% 2.4% 13% 0.62 0.75 83% 31% 0.0% 19% 5 1 20%
5 Yrs 1200 44% 3.2% 17.3% 7.0% 9.3% 41% 0.57 0.70 71% 18% 8.4% 19% 214 18 8%
MLB Averages 45% 2.5% 19.4% 8.1% 7.5% 33% 0.82 1.10 68% 21% 7.5% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2010 24 CHC NL 219 836 3.82 553 66.1% 25.7% 18.3% 26.8% 29.3% 74.3% 0.0% 49.2% 75.4% 63.9% 1.8% 4 3 28.3% 62 25 4 10 32 23.8% 6 1 0 0 0
2011 25 CHC NL 294 1103 3.75 742 68.3% 26.4% 15.9% 26.3% 31.4% 73.6% 4.4% 50.2% 78.4% 62.9% 4.8% 14 9 26.9% 79 39 3 11 32 25.6% 9 1 -2 0 0
2012 26 CHC NL 292 1184 4.05 758 65.6% 25.6% 16.5% 29.8% 28.1% 74.4% 6.6% 48.8% 77.8% 61.3% 6.2% 18 9 20.5% 60 27 4 9 46 16.4% 7 2 0 0 0
2013 27 CHC NL 215 852 3.96 550 66.4% 24.0% 16.7% 30.5% 28.7% 76.0% 7.9% 50.5% 78.0% 61.9% 5.6% 12 4 32.1% 69 37 3 7 30 18.9% 5 2 -1 0 0
2014 28 TOT NL 184 723 3.93 459 64.6% 26.6% 12.4% 31.8% 29.2% 73.4% 4.5% 47.4% 83.1% 64.7% 4.3% 8 4 25.5% 47 26 3 13 17 43.3% 6 1 -1 0 0
2014 28 CHC NL 143 562 3.93 358 64.6% 26.3% 13.7% 32.4% 27.7% 73.7% 3.9% 47.7% 81.4% 65.7% 4.2% 6 3 26.6% 38 19 1 11 15 42.3% 6 1 -1 0 0
2014 28 ATL NL 41 161 3.93 101 64.3% 27.7% 7.9% 29.7% 34.7% 72.3% 6.7% 46.5% 89.0% 61.0% 4.9% 2 1 22.0% 9 7 2 2 2 50.0% 0 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs 1204 4698 3.90 3062 66.3% 25.7% 16.1% 28.8% 29.4% 74.3% 4.9% 49.3% 78.3% 62.8% 4.7% 56 29 26.3% 317 154 17 50 157 24.2% 33 7 -4 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.7% 27.8% 15.6% 27.0% 29.5% 72.2% 1.5% 46.0% 78.4% 59.6% 4.7% 23.7% 24.2%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2010 24 CHC NL 219 55 6 1 11 0 18 6 5 8 3 27 14 7 52% 6 2 1 87 3 1 75% 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 9 0
2011 25 CHC NL 292 76 13 2 12 0 12 8 4 8 4 21 11 3 52% 5 1 0 116 5 3 63% 4 3 1 0 0 0 2 2 9 0
2012 26 CHC NL 292 67 9 1 5 0 6 2 3 3 2 21 12 1 57% 4 1 0 115 7 2 78% 6 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 7 0
2013 27 CHC NL 214 46 4 0 7 0 8 5 2 3 4 13 7 1 54% 1 1 0 78 6 5 55% 3 4 3 1 0 0 3 3 2 0
2014 28 TOT NL 183 32 5 1 3 0 1 0 3 1 2 5 5 0 100% 1 1 0 62 4 1 80% 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2014 28 CHC NL 142 24 5 1 3 0 1 0 3 1 2 4 4 0 100% 1 1 0 52 4 1 80% 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2014 28 ATL NL 41 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 100% 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs 1200 276 37 5 38 0 45 21 17 23 15 87 49 12 56% 17 6 1 458 25 12 68% 17 11 8 1 0 0 7 7 29 0
MLB Averages 52% 73%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
2010 24 1 1 .500 4.96 57 0 11 0 0 0 49.0 55 37 27 11 11 0 42 4 0 2 219 86 1.347 10.1 2.0 2.0 7.7 3.82 86
2011 25 2 7 .222 4.47 121 5 21 0 0 0 116.2 131 74 58 23 25 4 85 6 0 3 511 91 1.337 10.1 1.8 1.9 6.6 3.40 91
2012 26 9 8 .529 4.02 198 5 40 0 0 2 186.0 198 102 83 28 48 11 140 7 1 4 803 101 1.323 9.6 1.4 2.3 6.8 2.92 101
2013 27 10 14 .417 3.92 272 5 47 0 0 2 238.2 244 123 104 35 66 17 177 8 1 5 1017 103 1.299 9.2 1.3 2.5 6.7 2.68 103
2014 28 10 16 .385 3.82 328 5 57 0 0 3 282.2 276 140 120 38 84 20 207 9 1 6 1200 105 1.274 8.8 1.2 2.7 6.6 2.46 105

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
2010 24 2 3 .400 5.88 49.0 53 36 32 11 11 42 4 1.306 9.7 2.0 7.7 3.82 2.0 57
2011 25 4 4 .500 4.63 68.0 79 39 35 12 15 43 2 1.382 10.5 2.0 5.7 2.87 1.6 64
2012 26 4 4 .500 3.39 69.0 69 29 26 5 24 55 1 1.348 9.0 3.1 7.2 2.29 0.7 77
2013 27 3 3 .500 3.40 53.0 49 22 20 7 19 37 1 1.283 8.3 3.2 6.3 1.95 1.2 74
2014 28 3 2 .600 3.27 44.0 33 18 16 3 19 30 1 1.182 6.8 3.9 6.1 1.58 0.6 56
5 Yrs 16 16 .500 4.10 283.0 283 144 129 38 88 207 9 1.311 9.0 6.6 2.35 1.2 328



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
2012 NL  77 (6th)
2013 NL  74 (10th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 2 (2526), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1169th), 1.5 career WAR/1.5 7yr-peak WAR/1.5 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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