Addison Russell is an American professional baseball infielder for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB).
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1, Addison Wayne Russell was born January 23, 1994 in Pace, Florida.
2. He is the eldest of four children raised by mother Milany and stepfather Wayne.
3. Russell’s mother is Filipina.
4. Russell’s full birth name is “Geoffreye O’Neal Addison Robert Watts Jr III”.
5. Russell attended Pace High School in Florida and in 2010 led his high school to a class 5A FHSAA baseball state championship and a runner-up finish in 2012.
6. Russell played in the 2010 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, was named a Perfect Game Aflac All-American Game participant and a Louisville Slugger First Team All-American in 2011.
7. In his final high school baseball season, Russell hit for a .368 batting average and recorded a .532 on base percentage. Russell also played high school football at the running back position.
8. In November 2011, Russell signed a National Letter of Intent to play college baseball at Auburn University for the Tigers baseball team.
9. Russell was a member of the USA Baseball 18U National Team at the 2011 COPABE 18U/AAA Pan American games that won a gold medal.
10. At the tournament, Russell batted .393, going 11-for-28 with three doubles, a triple and a home run, driving in nine RBIs and scoring 11 runs.
11. During the championship game against Team Canada, Russell hit a grand slam and was named First-Team All Tournament as Shortstop for his efforts
12. In 2015, Baseball America listed Russell as the third-best prospect in professional baseball. He made his MLB debut in April 2015 and was an All-Star in 2016.