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Chicago Cubs: Position-by-position matchup versus the Indians

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Oct 22, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44) reacts after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in game six of the 2016 NLCS playoff baseball series at Wrigley Field. Cubs win 5-0 to advance to the World Series. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44) reacts after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in game six of the 2016 NLCS playoff baseball series at Wrigley Field. Cubs win 5-0 to advance to the World Series. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 22, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell (27) reacts after hitting a double against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning of game six of the 2016 NLCS playoff baseball series at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell (27) reacts after hitting a double against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning of game six of the 2016 NLCS playoff baseball series at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports /

Addison Russell versus Francisco Lindor

Two young and impressive shortstops. Both produce offensively and defensively. Let us just look at stats.

Lindor: .301/.358/.435 split, 15 HR, 78 RBI, 19 stolen bases, 99 runs scored. +17 defensive runs saved

Russell: .238/.321/.417 split, 21 HR, 95 RBI, 5 stolen bases, 67 runs scored. +19 defensive runs saved.

You can make an argument for either player based on these numbers, however, the postseason is a different story.

Lindor leads the Cleveland offense charge this postseason, batting .323. Russell struggled. While both knocked in four, Russell scored six times compared to three for Lindor.

Advantage: Draw 

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