08/10/2008 - College PREP - Gaffney, SC Russell is a 3B that shows near above average power at the plate. He shows a feel for the barrel to the pull side. Swing path is long and he needs to let the baseball travel to keep hands inside the baseball, utilizing all fields. Abilities at the plate are slightly average through a balanced approach. Hitting grades will improve quickly with some adjustments and instruction. Defensive abilities are average displaying active feet and solid glove presentation out front. He utilizes two hands well through the fielding process. Arm strength is near average and he does need to get on a strict long toss program to aid in further developing more arm strength. Russell has some abilities with room to improve.