Cubs Star Addison Russell On His First Full Year As A Starter

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Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell hits an RBI single off Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Zach Davies in Chicago on Aug. 18, 2016. Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press
Addison Russell Cubs
Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell hits an RBI single off Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Zach Davies in Chicago on Aug. 18, 2016. Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press

Cubs Star Addison Russell On His First Full Year As A Starter

Addison Russell’s talent was never secret. He was picked 11th overall by the Oakland A’s in 2012. Two years later he was traded to the Cubs, and began last season as Baseball America’s #3 prospect. 

But this is Russell’s first full year as a starter in the majors. And what a year it’s been so far. 

WBEZ’s sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout talked with Addison Russell about his young family and his quick development into a major league star.