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James Russell

+ Detroit Tigers Status: Minors

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Biography Data
Positions: P-503
Proper Name: James Clayton Russell
Born: January 8, 1986 (32.011)
Place Cincinnati, Ohio
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 205 Bats/Throws: Left-Left
High School: Heritage (Colleyville,TX)
College: University of Texas , Navarro College
Drafted: 2007 -- 14th round (427th overall) by Chicago Cubs (June-Reg)
MLB Debut:April 5,2010 (24.087)
Service Time:5.142 (2016)
TBC Player ID:46518
Career Activity
Recent Tranx: 2018-01-12 - Detroit Tigers - Signed to Minor League Contract More
Recent Contract:Signed to Minor League Contract by Detroit Tigers (2018-01-12)
Organizations:CHN, ATL, PHI
Signed by:Trey Forkerway
Relationship(s):Son of Jeff Russell

Pitch Repertoire Fastball (32.32%) -- Slider (32.06%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (13.23%) -- Changeup (11.42%) -- Curveball (5.56%) -- Cutter (5.33%) -- Sinker (0.07%)
Fastball Velocity: [2016] - 89.75 - [2015] - 90.05 - [2014] - 88.57 - [2013] - 88.93 - [2012] - 89.09 - [2011] - 88.03 - [2010] - 88.71

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  • Salary Information
    Player Movement (May 2012-)
    2018MLB TeamPosStatusActual TeamLevelTransaction Notes40Man
    2018-01-12Detroit TigersRPMinorsDetroit TigersMLBSigned to Minor League Contract---
    2017-03-31RPFAMLBReleased by Indians---
    2017-02-12Cleveland IndiansRPMinorsCleveland IndiansMLBSigned to Minor League Contract---
    2016-10-02RPFAMLBGranted free agency---
    2016-04-22Philadelphia PhilliesRPMinorsLehigh ValleyAAAOutrighted to minors---
    2016-04-21Philadelphia PhilliesRPDFAPhiladelphia PhilliesMLBDesignated for Assignment---
    2016-04-02Philadelphia PhilliesRPActive-MLBPhiladelphia PhilliesMLBContract purchased from minors40man
    2015-11-26Philadelphia PhilliesRPMinorsPhiladelphia PhilliesMLBSigned to Minor League Contract---
    2015-10-11RPFAMLBGranted free agency---
    2015-09-03Chicago CubsRPMinorsIowaAAAOutrighted to minors---
    2015-09-02Chicago CubsRPDFAChicago CubsMLBDesignated for Assignment---
    2015-05-06Chicago CubsRPActive-MLBChicago CubsMLBContract purchased from minors40man
    2015-04-13Chicago CubsRPMinorsIowaAAAAssigned to Iowa (AAA)---
    2015-04-13Chicago CubsRPMinorsChicago CubsMLBSigned to Minor League Contract---
    2015-03-29RPFAMLBReleased by Braves---
    2015-01-16Atlanta BravesRPActive-MLBAtlanta BravesMLBSigned to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($2.425m) Avoids arbitration40man
    2014-07-31Atlanta BravesRPActive-MLBAtlanta BravesMLBTraded from Cubs with Emilio Bonifacio to Braves for Victor Caratini and cash40man
    2014-01-17Chicago CubsRPActive-MLBChicago CubsMLBSigned to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($1.775m) Avoiding arbitration40man
    2013-01-19Chicago CubsRPActive-MLBChicago CubsMLBSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($1.075m) Avoiding arbitration40man
    2012-05-04Chicago CubsRPActive-MLBChicago CubsMLB40man
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Draft Instances
    Drafted: Selected by Chicago Cubs in 14th round (427th overall) of 2007 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    *Did not sign* ... Selected by Seattle Mariners in 17th round (503rd overall) of 2005 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    *Did not sign* ... Selected by Seattle Mariners in 37th round (1113rd overall) of 2004 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2016Philadelphia Phillies$ 1,500,000410954$ 507,500$ 3,498,245
    2015Chicago Cubs$ 507,500784390$ 507,500$ 3,571,2832015-01-16 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($2.425m) Avoids arbitration
    2014Atlanta Braves$ 1,775,0003831258$ 500,000$ 3,256,4972014-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($1.775m) Avoiding arbitration
    2014Chicago Cubs$ 1,775,0003831258$ 500,000$ 3,256,4972014-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($1.775m) Avoiding arbitration
    2013Chicago Cubs$ 1,075,0004261753$ 490,000$ 3,021,5312013-01-19 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($1.075m) Avoiding arbitration
    2012Chicago Cubs$ 512,5005201743$ 480,000$ 2,954,887
    2011Chicago Cubs$ 427,5006462229$ 414,000$ 2,722,607
    2010Chicago Cubs$ 400,000757370$ 400,000$ 2,812,412

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