04/30/2023 - National Showcase - Manalapan, NJ Russell is a 2024 2B/OF prospect from Bayonne, NJ. At second, he shows off active feet and range to the glove side, doing a good job of getting centered behind the baseball. He gets in a squared fielding position and presents his hands out in front to make all the routine plays. He has good rhythm and moves fluidly in the infield. He has a clean exchange and gets the ball out quickly, making consistent throws to his target. In the OF, he does a good job of working behind the baseball and getting centered. He does a good job presenting his hands out in front and makes all the routine plays. He really goes after the baseball and attacks with a lot of intent. At the plate, he starts in a crouched stance and gets a back load with a squared stride toward the pitcher. He has smooth rhythm with his movements and does a good job of staying balanced throughout his swing. He likes to work the middle of the field and can square the ball up consistently. We are excited to see more of Russell as he continues to develop his baseball skills!