Daniel Russell


Danny is a product of the space coast, a graduate from the Florida State University, the grandson of a depression era pitcher, and the son of a south-sider from Chicago.


2014 Season Preview: The Bullpen Depth

The Rays bullpen has a few major league locks: Grant Balfour the closer, Jake McGee (L) the fireman, Joel Peralta the veteran, Juan Carlos Oviedo rebounding from injury, Heath Bell rebounding from...

John Sickels on Skills over Tools

Yesterday, I wrote at-length about my personal process for ranking prospects, which is to look for "skills" over tools; or in other words, tools that have already developed into a major league...

Prioritizing Skills over Tools

When publishing my list of top-prospects this off-season, I used an evaluation process that valued skills ahead of tools, or rather, an ability to showcase a major league talent today above and...

2014 Rays premier on Sun Sports this Sunday

We'be had a few blessed TV games this Spring, but they've all been behind the paywall of -- this Sunday, the Rays make their local debut on the tube. The Rays host the Red Sox at 1:05 PM in...

Best & worst case Projections for the new bats

Baseball Prospectus has published their 10-Year Projections, UPSIDE grades, Percentiles for performance, and Comparables. It's been a glorious morning, whether you love PECOTA or hate it, as this...

Discussing the 5th starter competition

We're less than three weeks from Opening Day and the Rays are still sorting out who the fifth starter will be. With many of the minor league starters already optioned to minor league camp, the...

Cameron Seitzer gets the spotlight

The young Cameron Seitzer, 23, may find his way to Triple-A this season, and before yesterday you might not have known his name, even if it sounds familiar. He is the son of Kevin Seitzer, a two...

Framing the discussion on Hanigan & Molina

The future is now. With public data released en mass by Dan Brooks and Harry Pavlidis this week, here's how Jose Molina and Ryan Hanigan stack up against the best in framing pitches.

Danny's Top-30 Prospects for 2014

My process is to focus on skills ahead of tools, an ability to show major league talent above and beyond the tools to do so eventually. As such, welcome to my list for 2014. It may be more...

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