Daniel Russell

  • joined Dec 03, 2010
  • last login Aug 20, 2014
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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.

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  • MLB Tampa Bay Rays
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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...

Season Preview 2014: Jeremy Hellickson


Jeremy Hellickson was on the mic at FanFest for Rays Radio, and was asked by Steve Carney and Tom Krasniqi about his recent elbow surgery. The surgery, to remove loose bodies in the elbow, is one...

Evan Longoria stars in 30 video series on hitting techniques


Evan Longoria and sports equipment company SKLZ are posting a 30-video series this month on hitting techniques, most of which have been focused on particular warm ups and a player's mindset thus far. There will be 30 videos in total, and if you find it interesting to learn more about the development techniques and thought process of our star Third Baseman, you're welcome to check it out.

Dan Szymborski's Electoral Brawllege


Who do you have moving through? Full resolution bracket here.

Replacing Hellickson: The argument for Erik Bedard

After Hellickson was prescribed elbow surgery, I sifted through the available starting pitching market and identified two free agent names I thought would be a great acquisition for the Rays. One...

MLBAM to release defense tracking data!


FIELDf/x: This changes EVERYTHING.

Recently traded Todd Glaesmann retires


Outfield prospect Todd Glaesmann, named the Rays 2012 minor league  player of the year, was the only player sent to the Diamondbacks to complete the Ryan Hanigan trade. Team Sent Received ...

Rays Spring Training Broadcast Schedule


The Rays will play their first Spring Training game this afternoon, but the only way to listen in will be on mlb.com, through Baltimore's radio feed. It can be confusing where to find the Rays...

Rays Picture Day Gems


Wednesday was Picture Day, and you might have already noticed Michael's use of a certain smiling face: Kirby Yates is just really excited to be here, you guys. Let's look for some other stand...

The State and Future of Pitch-Framing Research


Pitch framing is a common topic of conversation at DRaysBay, but it's not common knowledge for everyone. Whether you are new to the concept of quantifying a catcher's framing of the strikezone, or a seasoned sabermatrician, this article by friend-of-the-site Bradley Woodrum is well worth your time.

The Rays Tank: Zobrist update; Myers to be on MTV


Camp concludes ahead of The Rays Charity Golf Tournament this afternoon.

Early Vegas odds have Rays winning AL East


Take the over.

Rays join Nick Franklin trade rumors


According to Jon Heyman, the Rays have joined in the Mets pursuit of infielder Nick Franklin, citing multiple sources. It would seem that multiple trade scenarios have been discussed with Seattle,...

Season Preview 2014: Jake McGee and the curveball


Rays southpaw Jake McGee is the oldest home-grown talent on the roster, a former fifth round draft pick from 2004. This will mark his tenth year of professional baseball, including rookie ball from...

Joe Maddon's biceps now selling Flex Packs


"Get your Flex On!"

Rays to salute Military at Spring Opener


Including paratroopers delivering the game ball and American flag, and discounts for veterans.

How well did DRaysBay predict the 2013 off-season?


After the dust of October settled on the 2013 season, DRaysBay held a round table to predict the moves the Rays would make in the coming months. I asked the writing staff to predict who would be...

The Rays Revolution Podcast reunites @ FanFest '14


Matty and Mike return to the airwaves, with special guests Sternfan and Steve Kinsella.

Evaluating the Forsythe and Lobaton trades


How the front office made two necessary moves to sure up the farm and improve the roster. Alternatively: the Rays traded from depth to get deeper.

The Rays Tank: Moore, Maddon, Myers


Pitchers and Catchers reported on Friday, with 33 of 35 hurlers in attendance. Major league reliever Jean Carlos Oviedo and minor league reliever Juan Sandoval are both having visa issues on their...

Weekend News and Notes from Port Charlotte


As pitchers and catchers report, this is your resource for all the relevant news out of Port Charlotte.

Rays sign LHP Erik Bedard to MiLB deal


The Rays are likely to sign Erik Bedard, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, and our sources confirm that the Rays have a strong interest in the Canadian southpaw. Hearing #Rays are...

Rays complete Lobaton trade for Nate Karns


After many weeks of rumored interested between the Rays and Nationals, the deal seems to finally be in place.

Rays & Nationals discussing Lobaton for Nate Karns


We finally have a substantial rumor in the Jose Lobaton saga: Hearing #Rays and #Nats talking again about Lobaton trade, with RHP Nate Karns the potential return. Could involve others too. —...

Understanding the Approach of Rays Hitters


How well did you do with Ian's test on Monday? How well do you feel like you know the Rays hitters? One of the draws for watching baseball is knowing the tendencies of your pitchers and hitters,...

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