According to Mark Gonzales in today’s Chicago Tribune:
“[Cubs' manager Joe] Maddon marvels at [Addison] Russell's large, strong hands that seem to compensate for a lack of bulk.”
Which actually sounds a lot like Ernie Banks. Ernie was famous for his quick hands. They enabled him to wait a fraction of a second longer and still hit the ball. And those hands and his swing were perfectly designed to hit the ball into the left field bleachers at Wrigley Field despite his slight build.
If Addison Russell’s hand are even partly as good as Ernie’s the Cubs are in good shape at shortstop for a long time to come.