Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Know Your Enemy: James Russell

Who the hell is this guy? We dig deep, to find you the answers.

*Russell graduated from Heritage High School in Colleyville, Texas, and pitched for University of Texas.

*He's 25, and made his Major-League debut on April 5 against Atlanta, throwing 2IP, 2H/0ER, 1K:0BB.

*In two "seasons" at Triple-A, he threw 76.2IP, 82H/32ER, 56K:23BB, throwing only 11IP in 2010. But has a 4.68 ERA/1.40 WHIP in 250IP in the minors.

*Russell throws a fastball between 84-88mph, a changeup, and a hard slurve.

*The Baseball Cube gives Russell a 78 for control, 45 for K-Rating, 57 for Efficiency, and a 26 for Power.