01/18/2019 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Arizona (Ages 14-18) Russell is a solid, athletic RHP/3B who has a tremendous future on the diamond. At 3B, he displays smooth / fluid actions. Feet are active / aggressive as he takes good first steps in attacking the baseball. Glove action is and presents well out front. Hands / feet work well together as he gets rid of the baseball quickly with accuracy and zip across the diamond. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. At the plate, he continues to shine through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (80 mph exit velocity) and work through a compact swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap-to-gap pop. At the event, he was 3 for 6. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 75-76 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. Control is a plus as he attacks hitters and throws strikes with all his pitches. Getting on a long toss program to develop more arm strength and develop off speed pitches will aid in improving abilities on the mound. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and plays the game hard. With 3 years to further develop, Russell has the makings of a special type player and will get looks from the collegiate coaches as he continues to progress his game.