Addison Russell (baseball)

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Addison Russell
Oakland Athletics – No. 17
Born: (1994-01-23) January 23, 1994 (age 20)
Pace, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Addison W. Russell (born January 23, 1994) is an American professional baseball shortstop in the Oakland Athletics organization.

Professional career[edit]

Russell was drafted by the Oakland Athletics from Florida's Pace High School with the 11th overall pick of the first round in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft out of Pace High School in Pace, Florida.[1][2]

Russell started his career with the Arizona League Athletics, where he hit .415/488/.717 with six home runs and 29 runs batted in in 26 games. He was then promoted to the Vermont Lake Monsters and hit .340/.386/.509 with one home run in 13 games. He finished the season with the Class-A Burlington Bees, hitting .310/.369/.448 in 16 games. Overall he finished his first season hitting .369/.432/.594 with seven home runs and 45 runs batted in 55 games.

Prior to the 2013 season, Russell was the Athletics best prospect according to Baseball America.[3] He was also named the best prospect in the Arizona League.[4]


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