Addison Russell, the super prospect (ranked No. 5 overall by Baseball America) that the Cubs acquired from the Oakland Athletics in the Jeff Samardzija/Jason Hammel trade, provided a nice example Thursday night of why many evaluators think he could be the Cubs' long-term answer at shortstop.

Check out this incredible play from the 20-year-old in the Tennessee Smokies' 4-2 victory over the Mississippi Braves:


That is Rey Ordonez-esque stuff (and Russell can actually hit too!).

I've rolled my eyes at much of the "STARLIN CASTRO MUST BE MOVED OFF SHORTSTOP" talk over the last few years, mainly because there hasn't been a clearly-better long-term option there for the Cubs. But Addison Russell looks like he may be that guy, eventually.

Oh, and Russell wasn't the only highly regarded Cubs prospect flashing the leather for the Smokies in that game. Check out the plays made by pitcher Pierce Johnson, center fielder Albert Almora (in his first game at Double-A), and third baseman Christian Villanueva in the Smokies' win:


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