Rookie infielder who is spent the first part of the year competing with Michael Fisher for the starting job at shortstop ... Excellent all around athlete ... Had a solid fall practice ... Has good range at shortstop and has a strong throwing arm ... A very good defensive player who continues to improve at the plate. Spent just one season at Georgia Tech.
2006: Played in just seven games during the season, earning three starts ... Went 3-for-10 with two RBI and a run scored in his seven games ... Also earned two walks.
High School: A four-year letterwinner for coach Greg Robinson at Milton High School ... Helped Milton win the 2004 state championship ... Hit .350 with five home runs and 14 stolen bases as a senior ... Batted .323 as a junior and hit .310 as a sophomore ... Also lettered two years in football ... Played summer ball with the East Cobb Cardinals ... Rated as the No. 41 prospect in the state of Georgia.
Personal: Full name is Russell Alan Harben, Jr. ... Born January 6, 1987 ... Son of Russell Harben and Laura Hamilton ... Majoring in Management.