Originally posted by westofyou
Russell is worth something while he is cheap, but he's pretty much the same hitter as before. He's striking out every 3.2 ab and bb every 6.7. His lifetime average prior to being a Red was a K every 2.4 ab and a bb every 8.8 ab.
HR total before being a Red was 15.8 as of tonight 14.8.
My complaint about Russell is that he is Rob Deer, better fielder, can play infield ect...
But he hits HR"s mostly not many 2b's (34 in 810 lifetime ab's)
Pretty much all or nothing with Branyan.
But after the dogs we've had on the bench over the past few years this year is nice.
before 188 strikeouts 68 BB 38 HR
after 250 strikeouts 90 BB 41 HR not to mention a higher batting average now than ever before.
I'd say a pretty significant improvement.