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New Kid on the Block

New Kid on the Block

Less than a year after he took his last high school swing, No. 11 overall draft pick Addison Russell is acclimating to his first Major League spring training.

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- What were you doing at the age of 19? Attending a lecture? Doing a keg stand? Struggling home from a late night of partying/studying? Addison Russell is in Major League spring training – the youngest player in the Cactus League – donning the green and gold of the Oakland Athletics. "It's exciting," says Russell, who turned 19 on Jan. 23. "I'm trying to learn from everyone, just...

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