|Ht./Wt.:||6-0, 200 lbs.|
Addison Russell made his major league debut with the Cubs in 2015 and, at 21 years old, became the club's everyday shortstop in early August ... was acquired from Oakland in a five-player deal that sent pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the A's on July 5, 2014. Recorded 43 extra-base hits for Chicago last season, becoming just the fourth Cub since 1900, age 21 or younger, to reach that mark ... joined Phil Cavarretta in 1935, Ron Santo in 1961 and Starlin Castro in 2011. Entered the 2015 campaign named the Cubs second-best prospect by Baseball America. Owns a .301 batting average (289-for-961) with 57 doubles, 20 triples, 38 home runs, 159 RBI and 44 stolen bases in 244 career minor league games. w His 104 walks contributed to a .377 on-base percentage ... his .520 slugging percentage gives him a .897 career OPS. Named Oakland's top prospect by Baseball America entering 2013 and 2014. Rated as the fifth-best prospect in baseball according to MLB.com entering the 2015 season ... ranked No. 3 on ESPN.com's Top 100 prospects list prior to the 2014 season and was No. 12 on MLB.com. Earned post-season All-Star team honors in the California League in 2013 and the Arizona Rookie League in 2012. Named to the Arizona Fall League All-Prospect team in 2013. Played in the 2013 Futures Games and the 2013 AFL Fall Stars Game. Originally selected by Oakland in the first round (11th overall) of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. Graduated from Pace (Fla.) High School in 2012 ... hit .460 with 37 home runs in his four-year high school career
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