Adam William Russell...Attended Ohio University...Is a 2001 graduate of North Olmsted (Ohio) High
School...Drafted by Miami in the 26th round of the 2001 First-Year Player Draft but did not sign...Signed by Nathan Durst and Larry Grefer.
Played the entire season with Triple-A Norfolk, going 3-3 with 5 saves and a 2.37 ERA (16 ER in 60.2 IP) in
42 games (3 starts)...Was 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA (4 ER in 8.0 IP) as a starter and 3-2 with a 2.05 ERA (12 ER in 52.2 IP) in relief.
Released by ATL on July 20 and signed as a free agent with LAA on August 1 ... Was 3-0 with one save and a 2.45 ERA (11.0IP, 3ER) in April with Triple-A Gwinnett ... Did not allow a run in his first five outings with Gwinnett (6.0IP) ... Struck out a season-high five on April 6 against Durham ... Held opponents scoreless in seven of his first nine appearances with Triple-A Salt Lake
Made his first Opening Day roster and made a career-high 36 relief appearances...Was designated for assignment on 7/18, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Durham, where he spent the remainder of the season...Made 11-straight scoreless outings from 5/21-6/15 and allowed only two home runs in his 36 outings...Held left-handed hitters to a .135 clip, while right-handers batted .306...Allowed 55% (12-of-22) of inherited runners to score, the highest rate of any Major League pitcher with at least 30.0 IP...Owned a 1.80 ERA (20.0 IP, 4 ER) in 20 games at Tropicana Field. Had a 4.97 ERA (12.2 IP, 7 ER) in 16 road appearances...Averaged 5.51 walks per 9.0 innings, highest of any Rays reliever and eighth-highest among AL relievers (min. 30.0 IP)...Gave up a two-run walk-off homer on 5/22 vs. TOR to John McDonald in the 12th inning. The home run was just the second allowed in his career (60 games, 63.0 IP) and the first since BOS' Jacoby Ellsbury on 8/9/08 at CWS. The loss was his first since 9/14/09 vs. ARI while with SD...With Durham, compiled a 4.24 ERA over 15 games and allowed four of his eight runs on 8/13 at BUF.
Made 12 relief apps over four stints with the
Padres, compiling a 4.02 ERA (15.2-IP, 7-ER)
with 18 strikeouts ... spent the remainder of
the season with Triple-A Portland, where he
recorded 14 saves in 50 games ... Was a member of the Padres active roster from April 12-17 (3 games), May 11-14 (did
not appear), May 20-27 (3 games) and Sep 3
through season's end (6 games) ... did not allow
a hit to his first 13 batters faced, spanning
his 3 apps during his first stint (4.1-IP, 0-R,
... Ten of his 12 apps were scoreless...did not
allow a run over his first 5 outings (7.2-IP)...
carried a 2.30 ERA (15.2-IP, 7-ER) into his final
appearance, Sep 26 vs. CIN, when he tied a
career high by allowing 4 runs.
... Held left-handed hitters to a .143 (3-for-21)
mark, while righties hit .324 (11-for-34).
... Did not allow a run in 5 road apps (6-IP)...posted
a 6.52 ERA (9.2-IP, 7-ER) at home.
... Was one of the Padres final cuts out of spring
training ... missed out on the final spot in the
bullpen to Cesar Ramos.
... With Portland, compiled a 2.70 ERA (20-IP,
6-ER) and was 12-for-12 in save opportunities
in 20 apps after the All-Star break...prior to the
break, went 3-7 with 6 saves and a 6.25 ERA
(31.2-IP, 22-ER) in 30 games.
Made 15 relief appearances for the Padres after being acquired from the White Sox along with three
other pitchers in exchange for Jake Peavy on 7/31...split the majority of the season between Triple-A Charlotte (CWS) and Triple-A Portland...Recalled from Triple-A Portland 8/24 and worked scoreless ball in 11 of 15 appearances, including eight straight (6.1 IP)
from 8/28-9/13...Limited opponents to a .260 average, including a .238 mark at home...Averaged over a strikeout per inning with 14 in his 12.1 innings of work (1.14 K/IP)...Stranded four of five inherited runners and tallied four holds...Recorded four saves and a 5.25 ERA (7 ER/12.0 IP) with six walks and seven strikeouts in nine appearances for Portland...Combined to go 2-2 with nine saves and a 3.56 ERA (27 ER/68.1 IP) in 43 relief appearances between Charlotte and
Split the season between Class AAA Charlotte and Chicago ... was 4-0 with a 5.19 ERA (15 er/26.0 iP) in 22 relief appearances in his first season in the Major Leagues ... the four wins came in his first 10 Major League outings ... three of his four wins came at home and all against American League Central opponents ... first batters faced hit .238 (5-21) ... allowed 6-12 (50.0 percent) inherited runners to score ... made his Major League debut on 6/17 vs. Pittsburgh with 1.0 perfect IP and his first strikeout (Jose Bautista) ... earned his first Major League wins in back-to-back games on 7/2-3 vs. Cleveland ... went 3-0 with a 5.59 ERA (6 ER/9.2 IP) in his second stint with the Sox from 7/17-19 (also 5/2-9 but did not pitch) ... was optioned to Charlotte following the game on
7/19 ... was recalled for the third time on 8/5 and picked up his fourth win that night vs. Detroit (0 ER/0.2 IP) ... tossed a season-high 3.0 IP on 8/9 vs. Boston ... struck out a season-high four batters on 8/14 vs. Kansas City
... began the season with the Knights and went 3-2 with a 2.89 ERA (12 er/37.1 iP) in 25 relief appearances ... limited opponents to a .203 (28-138) average ... lasted more than 1.0 IP on 13 occasions and at least 2.0 IP 11 times ... made seven scoreless appearances from 5/7-25 (10.0 IP) ... ERA was 2.31 before his final outing on 8/1 vs. Louisville (3 ER/2.1 IP) ... entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 9 Prospect in the White Sox farm system.
Went 9-11 with a 4.80 ERA (74 ER/138.1 IP) and one save in 38 games (20 starts) in his first full
season with Double-A Birmingham...Began the season in the starting rotation before moving to the bullpen on 7/21...7-9 with a 4.61 ERA (57 ER/111.1 IP) as a starter and 2-2 with a 5.60 ERA (17 ER/27.1 IP) in relief...Was a non-roster invitee to Major League Spring Training, going 0-0 with an 8.53 ERA (12 ER/12.2 IP) in five games (two
starts)...Rated by Baseball America as the No. 7 prospect and possessing the Best Fastball in the White Sox farm system entering
Is rated by Baseball America
as the No. 7 Prospect and possessing the Best Fastball in the White Sox farm system entering the 2007 season ... was 10-6 with a 3.43 ERA (57 ER/149.2 IP) in 27 starts between Class A Winston-Salem and Class AA Birmingham ... ranked among the organizational leaders in starts (T2nd), wins (5th),
ERA (8th), strikeouts (8th, 108) and IP (10th) ... opponents hit .248 (139-560), including a .210 (52-248) mark by
lefties ... began the season at Winston-Salem, going 7-3 with a 2.66 ERA (28 ER/94.2 IP) in 17 starts ... six of his
seven wins came at home ... allowed more than three earned runs in just two starts ... posted a 0.64 ERA (2 ER/
28.1 IP) in June, including three consecutive starts without yielding an earned run from 6/15-25 (16.0 IP) ... was
promoted to Birmingham on 7/12, where he went 3-3 with a 4.75 ERA (29 ER/55.0 IP) in 10 starts ... gave up 11
runs in 3.1 IP on 8/4 at Tennessee ... ERA at Birmingham would have been 3.10 minus that start ... was 2-0 with
a 3.65 ERA (5 ER/12.1 IP) in 13 relief appearances with Scottsdale of the Arizona Fall League ... made 11
consecutive scoreless appearances to end the AFL season (10.2 IP).
Ranked eighth among White Sox Minor Leaguers in ERA (3.78).
Made his professional debut with Great Falls of the Pioneer League and was promoted to Kannapolis
after four starts.