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Re: Addison Russell is awesome and deserves a thread

Postby David » Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:54 am

Bunts Lick Butts wrote:
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sneakypower wrote:do not be alarmed but in his last 50 games Addison Russell is playing at a 36 HR, 150 RBI pace (600 AB)


yeah but only hitting .254 so.....


every chicago sports talk radio caller is gonna be real confused how to feel about him


lol i saw some kid on instagram asking her friend why Addy's BA was so "small"...like it didn't make sense that he could be good and be hitting .240 something
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Re: Addison Russell is awesome and deserves a thread

Postby David » Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:55 am

BigSlick wrote:Batting average doesn't matter for meatballs, if and only if, you're talking about Todd Frazier


leave it to hawk to correctly point out that BA is overrated and then be completely wrong about why
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Re: Addison Russell is awesome and deserves a thread

Postby David » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:45 pm

I don't even know what to make of this

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Re: Addison Russell is awesome and deserves a thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:48 pm

I predict this leads to, at least, 4 more babies.
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Re: Addison Russell is awesome and deserves a thread

Postby Derwood » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:51 pm

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Postby Banedon » Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:41 pm

David wrote:I don't even know what to make of this


I love Addy, but watching that seems like a little kid playing grown up. Because still seems like 19 years old or something to me.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:41 pm

Put on some horsefeathering socks.
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Postby seanimal » Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:20 pm

Derwood wrote:Image


roger moore-esque
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:39 pm

The responses made me watch that video. I regret watching that video. Someone was way into Mad Men growing up.
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Postby ConstableRabbit » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:08 pm

Great spray tan. Was she wearing plastic gloves in the booth?
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Re: Addison Russell is awesome and deserves a thread

Postby jumbo » Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:08 pm

ConstableRabbit wrote:Great spray tan. Was she wearing plastic gloves in the booth?


Man, you are sofa are observant. I didn't notice either the first time through
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Re: Addison Russell is awesome and deserves a thread

Postby The Logan » Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:28 am

What I can say about that video:

- Solid shot composition
- horsefeathers editing. In the beginning Russell just cuts into the shot without fading in, and then is followed but cut ins of overlays that make no sense. If they all faded in together it would look smooth
- Color correction is pretty oversaturated, which probably accounts for the spray tan look. Whoever color corrected it isn't very good at color correcting
- Please keep letting the businesses in the city of Chicago give you endorsement money so you never leave us, Addison.
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Postby squally1313 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:17 pm

http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=all&stats=bat&lg=all&qual=y&type=8&season=2016&month=0&season1=2016&ind=0

Look at our small child shortstop sneaking onto the first page of the fWAR offensive leaders. I remember being worried about his walk rate plummeting after getting traded here...9.5% from a 22 year old is pretty sexy.
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Postby JennieGarthAlgar » Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:56 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Put on some [expletive] socks.


And a shirt with some cuffs + links
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Postby UMFan83 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:22 pm

Addison's last half season (roughly...79 games):

.258/.341/.491/.832
16 HR
14 2B
58 RBI
.276 BABIP
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Re: Addison Russell is awesome and deserves a thread

Postby Thrilho » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:47 am

UMFan83 wrote:Addison's last half season (roughly...79 games):

.258/.341/.491/.832
16 HR
14 2B
58 RBI
.276 BABIP

Jeepers, that .233 ISO. Rizzo's 2016 ISO is .255. Harper's is .209.

It's also great that the commercial loops. Just click the button and let Addy's smooth jazz go as you peruse discussion of his dominance. Now he just needs to make it his walk up song and watch the scotch endorsements roll in.
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Re: Addison Russell is awesome and deserves a thread

Postby MidoreX » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:48 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Addison's last half season (roughly...79 games):

.258/.341/.491/.832
16 HR
14 2B
58 RBI
.276 BABIP


What's the story on the BABIP being so suppressed? Bad luck, or a change in his hitting profile?
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Re: Addison Russell is awesome and deserves a thread

Postby sneakypower » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:36 pm

his expected babip is .292, so it's probably fairly representative (he is top-15 in MLB for IF flies), though it is exciting to note his expected wOBA (.338) is a decent amount better than his real-life results (.324)

[source: Andrew Perpetua's updates]
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_bwfyWPDu20x5nXMXQGBuHiXqJoS9N4-xSlPqkwh8PA/pubhtml#
http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/xoba-a ... offensive/ (xOBA explanation)
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Re: Addison Russell is awesome and deserves a thread

Postby Old Style » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:13 am

What's with all the throwing issues in the last week or so?
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Re: Addison Russell is awesome and deserves a thread

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:17 am

Old Style wrote:What's with all the throwing issues in the last week or so?


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Re: Addison Russell is awesome and deserves a thread

Postby Duke Silver » Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:48 am

I'm salivating thinking about what this kid could turn into. In the second half this year: .261/.325/.478 with a 19.7% K% in 228 PA.

There was this article awhile ago about him tapping into his power:
http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/here-is- ... n-russell/

But, there's other good stuff going on, too. For instance, his contact rate. His contact% since the break is 75.6%. And it just keeps going up:
http://www.fangraphs.com/graphs.aspx?pl ... ult&gt1=30

And that's coming while his ISO keeps going up:
http://www.fangraphs.com/graphs.aspx?pl ... gle&gt1=30

I'd like to see him walk a little more, like he was earlier in the year. He's been way more aggressive. But you can't really argue with the results. Still, he's freaking 22 and he keeps improving at things that he wasn't so great at, to go with everything that he was already great at. He's going to be a monster.
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Re: Addison Russell is awesome and deserves a thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:49 am

What the hell were people doom bonering about in the game thread tonight.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:36 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:What the hell were people doom bonering about in the game thread tonight.

He has started throwing every ball into the 14th row over the 3rd base dugout instead of to Rizzo. Yip city
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Re: Addison Russell is awesome and deserves a thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:56 pm

No, I saw that, but Heyward Fan and someone else were talking like this is a thing that has been ongoing and people have been talking about.
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Postby mul21 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:25 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:No, I saw that, but Heyward Fan and someone else were talking like this is a thing that has been ongoing and people have been talking about.


He's struggled a bit with it recently, but nothing I'm worried about. He had one game in particular where he made 3 bad throws and got bailed out on at least one of them by Rizzo.
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