Addison Russell should already be on your roster
The Chicago Cubs have called up Addison Russell, their No. 3 rated prospect, to continue their recent call-up parade of prospects. This marks the second Cubs prospect to be called up in the last five days. With Russell joining the Cubs, their average roster age continues to plummet, yet their athleticism and talent continues to skyrocket.
It sounds as if the plan is for Addison Russell to play second base for the Cubs, at least for now. That will give them an infield that consists of some serious youth with Bryant at 3B, Castro at SS, Russell at 2B, and Rizzo at 1B. These four baseball players are young and very hungry to get the Cubs back to the World Series. Plus, it gives fans a chance to see what the near future might hold, and provides fantasy baseball players the opportunity to add a player that will eventually give them dual coverage (2B,SS) for their team. He is currently listed as a SS only, according to Yahoo.
Russell is a career .301/.377/.520 guy that can hit doubles, triples, and home runs while providing your lineup with several stolen bases as well (80% SB success rate). He fits into the Cubs lineup perfectly, although he will initially be batting from the No. 9 spot, which is behind the pitcher.
If you play in a 10-team or 12-team fantasy baseball league, he might still be available, so you should go check the waiver wire right now. If you play in an NL-only league, Russell might be gone already. A big part of fantasy baseball is making a waiver wire move quickly, but with all of the Cubs call-ups you might still be able to snag him.
Do you think Addison Russell will play solely at second base for the Cubs, or will he push Starlin Castro off of the Cubs roster? Leave your comments in the comments section below.
Dustin Brown covers fantasy baseball for MFST. You can follow him on Twitter @SprtsWritingMan.