PITCHING: Russel is a low 3/4-arm slot pitcher. Russel gets a lot of sink and run on his fastball which makes it difficult for RHH and LHH to barrel him up. Russel forces bad contact and gets a lot of weak ground balls. His change up and slide work well off his fastball he can locate both for strikes. Change up sinks down and his slider has a sharp late bite away from RHH.