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Crystal Ball: Addison Russell, Chicago Cubs

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By reader request, here is a Crystal Ball for Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell.

The Crystal Ball is NOT a PREDICTION in the sense of me saying "this is how the guy will turn out." The idea is to generate discussion about a player by presenting one possible outcome for his career, based on what we currently know about him.

It is not just thrown together; I try to make them logical, based on the outcomes of players who were similar at the same stage of their career. Sometimes a CB represents a maximal outcome, sometimes it is more of a middle ground.

What do you think of this one? Can you spot the free agent signings, the injuries, and the trades?

Much of Russell's value comes on defense of course, and I'm not even going to try and CB glovework.

Addison Russell
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K BA OBP SLG SB HBP Age
2015 Cubs 142 475 60 115 29 1 13 54 42 149 0.242 0.308 0.389 4 3 21
2016 Cubs 151 525 67 125 25 3 21 95 55 135 0.238 0.324 0.417 5 12 22
2017 Cubs 152 532 76 139 27 2 19 84 54 128 0.261 0.339 0.427 5 9 23
2018 Cubs 149 539 66 121 24 3 20 78 55 149 0.224 0.309 0.391 7 11 24
2019 Cubs 158 602 89 172 35 1 26 102 72 127 0.286 0.371 0.477 4 10 25
2020 Cubs 148 562 80 145 33 4 22 89 71 134 0.258 0.349 0.448 5 8 26
2021 Cubs 153 573 102 167 36 2 30 105 80 119 0.291 0.384 0.518 4 6 27
2022 Cubs 147 521 69 132 25 4 31 99 71 125 0.253 0.352 0.495 3 8 28
2023 Cubs 162 612 93 167 30 5 21 93 67 117 0.273 0.351 0.441 2 7 29
2024 Cubs 103 397 46 112 20 0 7 38 40 78 0.282 0.355 0.385 3 5 30
2025 Cubs 150 539 76 137 22 1 18 72 56 98 0.254 0.332 0.399 3 7 31
2026 White Sox 152 563 84 156 27 3 25 90 62 109 0.277 0.359 0.469 2 10 32
2027 White Sox 156 579 82 167 30 1 32 100 68 125 0.288 0.372 0.509 3 9 33
2028 White Sox 143 521 56 119 18 0 16 56 51 90 0.228 0.304 0.355 1 6 34
2029 White Sox 135 489 54 109 19 2 15 68 47 103 0.223 0.303 0.362 2 9 35
2030 Pirates 56 63 8 15 4 0 2 7 3 12 0.238 0.273 0.397 0 0 36
2031 Mariners 63 123 23 30 7 1 2 11 7 14 0.244 0.295 0.366 1 2 37
2320 8215 1131 2128 411 33 320 1241 901 1812 0.259 0.341 0.434 54 122