WATCH: Addison Russell hits first career home run

Addison Russell clubs his first career homer.
Addison Russell clubs his first career homer. (

Cubs second baseman Addison Russell was ranked as a top five prospect in baseball entering the season, much like his teammate Kris Bryant. Quite surprisingly, Russell has homered before Bryant. He did so in his first at-bat Friday afternoon. Check it out:

Hey, the bleachers are almost done! They will be open for seating May 11, so Russell's first career homer fell into an empty section.

Russell's homer gave the Cubs a 1-0 lead, which was the score through the seventh inning. He is hitting .194/.219/.387 in 31 at-bats, but he has three doubles and six RBI, after having come through in the clutch a few times.

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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered every World Series since 2010. The former Indiana University baseball player now lives on the... Full Bio

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