Chicago Cubs: Addison Russell is key to the Cubs’ offense

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Russell comes up in key situations

Now that Kyle Schwarber is seemly back to full-strength, Russell may find himself batting a little lower in the line-up in 2018. However, that does not mean the 23-year-old will not get his shot to drive in runs.

Over the last two seasons, Russell has floated around the middle of the Cubs’ order. Despite having an average south of .240 over the last two seasons, Russell continues to step to the plate with men on and a chance to bring them home. It’s for that reason that Russell is a big part of this offense and why the Cubs need the youngster to step-up in 2018.