Cubs Quick Hits: Addison Russell Has Been Cubs’ Top Situational Hitter

While Addison Russell’s .290 wOBA and .220 batting average have been underwhelming, he hasn’t lost his situational hitting awareness.

Russell leads the Cubs in RBI efficiency when a runner is on third base. The 23-year-old knocks in said runner 41.7 percent of the time. In comparison, Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo have pushed home 20 percent and 36.7 percent of third base runners, respectively.

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Brendan Miller

Brendan Miller is the better looking and smarter part of the Cubs Related Podcast duo with Corey Freedman. He's also the lead analytics writer for Cubs Insider, tries to be a neuroscientist, and will immediately recognize something different in a player's batting stance or mechanics.

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