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About Aaron Russell

I live in Denver and love baseball. I am married to my beautiful wife and we have two boys.

Aaron Russell has written 207 articles so far, you can find them below.


Starling Marte Hits Late Home Run

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte smashed a home run in the eighth inning off Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress. The homer cut the Brewers lead to one, but that is as close as the Pirates would get. Marte has an OPS of .802 and has six RBI in his last seven games. The matchups... Read More

2 years ago

Austin Meadows Dealing With Sore Foot

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Austin Meadows fouled a ball off his right foot Sunday, but says he is feeling better Tuesday. He completed all the pre-game requirements and even came to the plate in the bottom of the seventh against Brewers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress. Meadows had a good at-bat, but he struck out on the... Read More

2 years ago

Austin Meadows Sits on Tuesday

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Austin Meadows is the odd man out for Tuesday evening's game against the Brewers. Corey Dickerson, Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco will man the outfield from left to right. The batting order for the game will be Josh Harrison, Dickerson, Marte, Colin Moran, Francisco Cervelli, Josh Bell, Polanco, Jordy Mercer and then the pitcher's... Read More

2 years ago

Jameson Taillon To Start Tuesday Against Milwaukee

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon will get the ball against the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday at PNC Park. Taillon is 4-5 with 3.45 ERA this year, but is 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA and 17 strikeouts in the month of June. He went seven full innings last outing and only gave up two runs to... Read More

2 years ago

Pirates Call Up Jose Osuna

The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up corner infielder Jose Osuna from the Indianapolis Indians. They also activated relief pitcher Richard Rodriguez from the 10-day disabled list. To make room for these two, the Bucs have optioned relief pitcher Dovydas Neverauskas and catcher Jacob Stallings to Triple-A. Osuna has been dominating minor league pitchers with a... Read More

2 years ago


Felipe Vázquez Notches 14th Save

The Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez struck out two Brewers to collect his 14th save of the season on Monday night. Vázquez got his first save in three days after giving up a lead-off single to Christian Yelich, striking out Ryan Braun and Eric Thames, and then getting Hernan Perez to ground out. Vázquez has... Read More

2 years ago

Trevor Williams Allows Single Hit to Brewers

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Trevor Williams threw seven scoreless innings Monday night against the Milwaukee Brewers. Williams struck-out seven, walked two, and allowed his only hit, a single to Jonathan Villar, in the fourth inning. According to Adam Berry, "He'd allowed 25 runs, 20 of which were earned, over his last 21 innings prior to... Read More

2 years ago

Josh Harrison Leading Off Against Brewers

Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison will lead off Monday night against Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin. Harrison is batting .294 with 4 home runs and two stolen bases this season, and is 2-4 lifetime against Chacin. The rest of the Pirates have very little success against the righty with the exception of Starling... Read More

2 years ago

Nick Kingham Dominates In Triple-A Start

The Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher prospect Nick Kingham dominated the Toledo Mud Hens last Thursday. Kingham pitched a perfect game into the seventh inning in his first outing since being optioned down. He finished the night with six strikeouts and was named the International League Pitcher of the Week. The starting pitcher went 2-3 with... Read More

2 years ago

Colin Moran Homers For Second Day In A Row

The Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Colin Moran hit his second home run in as many days Sunday. The red-bearded, left-hand hitter belted a 406 foot shot to center field off of Cincinnati starter Anthony DeSclafani in the second inning to give the Bucs the early lead. The homer was the only hit for Moran on... Read More

2 years ago


Gregory Polanco Has A Great Game

The Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco went 3-3 on Sunday afternoon against the Cincinnati Reds. Polanco put on a show in front of the Pirate faithful and his own father with a home run, a double, a walk, two RBI and an outfield assist. Pittsburgh would fall short late and lose the game six... Read More

2 years ago

Austin Meadows Batting Second Against Cincinnati On Sunday

The Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Austin Meadows will bat second behind Josh Harrison Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds. Meadows is an outstanding .372 hitter at home and has an OPS of 1.051 during day games. The Pirates rookie is worth a look in DFS and is definitely worth a pick up in deeper season-long leagues. The... Read More

2 years ago

Adrian Beltre Triple Lifts Rangers To Win

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, hitting in the DH spot Saturday against the Colorado Rockies, hit a triple that scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Rangers the win. The deep fly to right field was belted off Rockies reliever Harrison Musgrave. The only hit of the day... Read More

2 years ago

Josh Harrison Homers Against Reds

The Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison had two hits, two RBI, and two runs in four plate appearances against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. He hit a two-run blast off Austin Brice in the bottom of the sixth inning. Harrison is hitting .292 with three homers and 16 RBI; he missed over 30 days... Read More

2 years ago

Nomar Mazara Out Friday With Wrist Soreness, Lineup Shuffled

The Texas Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara was a late scratch Friday with left wrist soreness. Mazara, who was originally scheduled to bat third and play right field, will be replaced by Shin-Soo Choo in right and the lineup will get shuffled like this: Choo, Delino DeShields, Jurickson Profar, Adrian Beltre, Roughned Odor, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Joey... Read More

2 years ago


Jung Ho Kang Optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis, On 40-Man Roster

Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang has been reinstated and optioned to the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians. He has been placed on the 40-man Roster. While in the minors, Kang has gone a pathetic 1-for-15 with three strikeouts in four games. The Korean ball player has been plagued with off-field issues, including a third DUI,... Read More

2 years ago

Bartolo Colon And Adrian Beltre Make History In Los Angeles

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Bartolo Colon became the 34th pitcher in MLB history to record 2,500 strikeouts when he got Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy in the first inning on Tuesday night. Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre now holds the record for most hits by a foreign-born player when he got a double in... Read More

2 years ago

Cole Hamels Will Start Against Dodgers

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Cole Hamels will take on the red-hot Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night. Hamels is 3-6 with a 3.86 ERA in 13 starts this year and has a career record of 3-2 with a 1.89 ERA in eight starts against the Dodgers. With Los Angeles knocking the ball all around the... Read More

2 years ago

Shin-Soo Choo's On-Base Streak Up To 27 Games

Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-5 in the loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, including nailing a home run in the fifth inning. With the three hits, Choo pushed his on-base streak to 27 games and is now hitting .273 to go along with an OPS of .844. With dual-position availability at... Read More

2 years ago

Adrian Beltre Batting Fourth Tuesday

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre will head back to the town where his career started Tuesday. He is batting fourth against Dodgers left-handed pitcher Caleb Ferguson. Delino DeShields will hit second and Joey Gallo will play first and bat sixth. Ronald Guzman will sit as the pitcher, Bartolo Colon, will be required to hit... Read More

2 years ago


Delino DeShields Gets Three Hits

Texas Rangers outfielder Delino DeShields had three base hits Sunday night against the Houston Astros. The speedy center fielder had a few spectacular catches over the weekend and finished up the four-game series with a 3-for-5 day. This puts the outfielder at an on-base percentage of just over .300. Being on base gives DeShields the... Read More

2 years ago

Bartolo Colon Will Try to Make History Against Dodgers

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Bartolo Colon will attempt to become the most winning pitcher born in the Dominican Republic when he takes on the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night in Texas. Colon will face a tough Dodgers team that has caught fire recently, winning seven of their last 10 games, so the outlook is... Read More

2 years ago

Yovani Gallardo Could Replace Doug Fister

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Doug Fister was placed on the disabled list Sunday with a strained right knee. Fister is 1-7 with a 4.50 ERA in 12 starts. The Rangers will need to call up a pitcher to take his rotation spot, and a good option is Yovani Gallardo. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's... Read More

2 years ago

Shin-Soo Choo Gets On Base Again

Texas Rangers designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo continued his on-base streak Saturday night with three walks. He has now been on base in 25 straight games and is hitting .268 with 11 homers and 27 RBI. Keep an eye on him as the July trade deadline nears, as he may be a target of several teams.... Read More

2 years ago

Ronald Guzman Carries Rangers Offensively

Texas Rangers first baseman Ronald Guzman got the Rangers first hit in the bottom of the third inning with a double that beat the over shift of the Houston Astros. He singled in the fifth to drive in Rougned Odor but struck out on a full-count pitch in the seventh. Guzman finished the night 2-for-3... Read More

2 years ago


Doug Fister Leaves Game with Knee Soreness

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Doug Fister "left Friday night's game against the Astros with right knee soreness after throwing one pitch in the sixth inning. He will be evaluated on Saturday," wrote Dave Sessions of MLB.com. Fister was 1-6 with a 4.13 ERA entering the game against the Astros. Although Fister made a very exciting... Read More

2 years ago

Delino DeShields Still in Center

Texas Rangers center fielder Delino DeShields will remain in center field for the time being. He is a better defensive player (0.9 dWAR with 119 putouts) than left fielder Joey Gallo (-0.5 dWAR with 65 putouts). He is a better offensive threat than backup outfielder Carlos Tocci with a slash line of .202/.295/.286 compared to... Read More

2 years ago

Adrian Beltre to Start at Third

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre will start at third base on Friday against Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander. Beltre, who is making just his second start at third since coming back, will also be hitting cleanup for the home team. Fantasy owners should see this as a good indicator that Beltre should start to... Read More

2 years ago

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