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Heath Bell

36-Year-Old Pitcher – Tampa Bay Rays

2014 Stats

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5.40

WHIP

1.56

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4

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Much was made of the Diamondbacks' bullpen philosophy and its failures in 2013, and Bell was a big part of that. Dragged down by a few abysmal months, he posted a very disappointing year, especially g...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 250   DOB: 9/25/1977   BORN: Oceanside, CA   COLLEGE: Rancho Santiago (CA)   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Traded to the Diamondbacks in October of 2012.

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Heath Bell Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 26 AA BIN 1 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2004 26 AAA NOR 44 0 0 52.7 40 20 4 68 23 3 1 16 3.42 1.20
2005 27 AAA NOR 13 2 0 26.7 15 5 1 29 5 1 0 6 1.69 0.75
2005 27 MAJ NYM 42 0 0 46.7 56 29 3 43 13 1 3 0 5.59 1.48
2006 28 AAA NOR 30 0 0 35.0 27 5 1 56 8 3 3 12 1.29 1.00
2006 28 MAJ NYM 22 0 0 37.0 51 21 6 35 11 0 0 0 5.11 1.68
2007 29 MAJ SDG 81 0 0 93.7 60 21 3 102 30 6 4 2 2.02 0.96
2008 30 MAJ SDG 74 0 0 78.0 66 31 5 71 28 6 6 0 3.58 1.21
2009 31 MAJ SDG 68 0 0 69.7 54 21 3 79 24 6 4 42 2.71 1.12
2010 32 MAJ SD 67 0 0 70.0 56 15 1 86 28 6 1 47 3 0 1.93 1.20
2011 33 MAJ SD 64 0 0 62.7 51 17 4 51 21 3 4 43 5 0 2.44 1.15
2012 34 MAJ MIA 73 0 0 63.7 70 36 5 59 29 4 5 19 8 13 5.09 1.55
2013 35 MAJ ARI 69 0 0 65.7 74 30 12 72 16 5 2 15 7 8 4.11 1.37
2014 36 MAJ TB 6 0 0 8.3 10 5 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 5.40 1.56
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Heath Bell
3-Year Averages MAJ   68 0 0 64.0 65 27 7 60 22 4 3 25 6 7 3.80 1.36
Career  (View All) MAJ   583 0 0 619.7 570 235 47 629 209 37 31 168 3.41 1.26

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Heath Bell Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 17 NYY 1.7 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.56
Apr. 13 @Cin 1.0 3 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.50
Apr. 7 @KC 2.7 3 2 2 0 1 2 1 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.18 1.06
Apr. 3 Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.67
Apr. 2 Tor 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
Apr. 1 Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 1.8 IP/G
5.3 9 6 5 0 2 4 2 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 8.44 2.06
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 1.4 IP/G
8.3 10 6 5 0 3 4 2 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 5.40 1.56
Last 60 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 1.4 IP/G
8.3 10 6 5 0 3 4 2 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 5.40 1.56

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Heath Bell Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201311525827903.255
2012131252026601.239
2011128281332402.283

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201317247847709.296
2012155349441214.317
201112823819202.164

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201329.031833886.831.76
201235.34111331625.091.50
201137.73320271422.151.19

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201336.721739841.961.06
201228.3048261335.081.62
201125.0012324722.881.08
Heath Bell Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 26 AA BIN 1 0 2.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.20 .262
2004 26 AAA NOR 44 0 52.7 11.62 3.93 2.96 0.68 72.9% 3.42 3.09 .309
2005 27 AAA NOR 13 2 26.7 9.79 1.69 5.80 0.34 78.9% 1.69 2.08 .233
2005 27 MAJ NYM 42 0 46.7 8.29 2.51 3.31 0.58 60.6% 5.59 3.06 .374
2006 28 AAA NOR 30 0 35.0 14.40 2.06 7.00 0.26 88.2% 1.29 1.14 .378
2006 28 MAJ NYM 22 0 37.0 8.51 2.68 3.18 1.46 2.70 73.2% 5.11 4.34 .394
2007 29 MAJ SDG 81 0 93.7 9.80 2.88 3.40 0.29 2.18 79.3% 2.02 2.43 .260
2008 30 MAJ SDG 74 0 78.0 8.19 3.23 2.54 0.58 1.08 70.8% 93.4 MPH 3.58 3.33 .291
2009 31 MAJ SDG 68 0 69.7 10.21 3.10 3.29 0.39 1.21 76% 93.6 MPH 2.71 2.56 .303
2010 32 MAJ SD 67 0 70.0 11.06 3.60 3.07 0.13 1.32 83.1% 94.0 MPH 1.93 2.17 .331
2011 33 MAJ SD 64 0 62.7 7.32 3.02 2.43 0.57 1.26 80.9% 94.0 MPH 2.44 3.41 .272
2012 34 MAJ MIA 73 0 63.7 8.34 4.10 2.03 0.71 1.61 67% 93.7 MPH 5.09 3.83 .350
2013 35 MAJ ARI 69 0 65.7 9.87 2.19 4.50 1.64 1.25 76.9% 93.2 MPH 4.11 4.25 .354
2014 36 MAJ TB 6 0 8.3 4.32 3.24 1.33 0.00 3.67 61.5% 91.2 MPH 5.40 4.04 .339
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Heath Bell
3-Year Averages MAJ   68 0 64.0 8.44 3.09 2.73 0.98 75% 3.80 3.78 .325
Career MAJ   583 0 619.7 9.14 3.04 3.01 0.68 74.3% 3.41 3.20 .319

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2014 Stat Review for Heath Bell    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.33 K/BB
TERRIBLE
4.32 K/9
TERRIBLE
3.24 BB/9
WEAK
91.2 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
3.67 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.40 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.56 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.04 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.339 BABIP
HIGH
61.5% Strand Rate
LOW

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Worst Matchups for Heath Bell (by OPS against, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Aramis Ramirez MIL 9 6 1 2 1 0 0 .667 1.000 1.700
Skip Schumaker CIN 9 5 0 0 1 2 0 .556 1.000 1.600
Juan Uribe LA 14 5 2 3 0 3 0 .357 .929 1.286
David Wright NY-N 10 4 1 5 2 1 0 .400 .700 1.200
Yadier Molina STL 10 4 1 5 0 1 0 .400 .800 1.200
Matt Kemp LA 14 6 1 4 1 6 0 .429 .714 1.181
Ryan Ludwick CIN 7 4 0 1 0 2 0 .571 .571 1.143
Pablo Sandoval SF 13 6 0 2 4 1 0 .462 .538 1.127
Carlos Ruiz PHI 8 4 0 1 0 2 0 .500 .625 1.125
Hanley Ramirez LA 10 5 0 2 1 2 0 .500 .500 1.045

Best Matchups for Heath Bell (by OPS against, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Hunter Pence SF 12 2 0 1 0 3 0 .167 .167 .333
Matt Holliday STL 14 1 0 0 1 7 0 .071 .143 .330
Ryan Braun MIL 7 1 0 0 0 3 2 .143 .143 .286
Wilson Betemit TB 7 1 0 2 0 4 0 .143 .143 .286
Adrian Beltre TEX 7 1 0 2 0 2 0 .143 .143 .286
Jimmy Rollins PHI 14 1 0 0 0 1 0 .071 .071 .143
Jeff Francoeur SD 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .125
Jonathan Herrera BOS 7 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .125
Corey Hart SEA 10 0 0 0 0 5 0 .000 .000 .091
Xavier Nady SD 7 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000

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Heath Bell: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Diamondbacks traded Bell to the Rays on Tuesday, as part of a three-team trade with the Reds, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.

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Bell was placed on revocable waivers Monday, CBS Sports reports.

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Bell tossed a scoreless seventh inning in the D-Backs' win over the Cubs on Tuesday night.

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For the third consecutive day, a reliever other than Bell recorded a save for the Diamondbacks, with Brad Ziegler pitching the ninth Saturday. Instead, Bell pitched in the eighth Saturday, notching a hold and two strikeouts.

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Bell will re-assume the closer's duties for the Diamondbacks for the time being, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Bell pitched a scoreless 11th inning Thursday to earn the save against the Nationals.

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Bell has found a mechanical flaw in his delivery which may be causing his recent pitch location issues, Fox Sports Arizona reports.

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Manager Kirk Gibson said prior to Sunday's game that Bell would remain the team's closer, FOXSportsArizona.com reports.

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After Saturday's blown save, manager Kirk Gibson said he would have to "put some thought" to Bell's status as the Diamondbacks' closer, Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Bell broke his streak of three straight 40-save seasons by notching just 19 saves for the Marlins in 27 opportunities. The disappointing numbers came on the heels of an utterly dominant five-year stretch in the San Diego bullpen when Bell registered a 2.53 ERA and 1.12 WHIP while averaging 75.0 innings per season and striking out 9.4 K/9. Bell's strikeout rate rebounded a bit to 8.3 K/9 in 2012 after he saw that number slip below 8.0 K/9 for the first time in 2011. Traded to Arizona in October, Bell is likely to open the season in a setup role to J.J. Putz, and he represents a low-risk, high-reward move for the Diamondbacks who convinced the Marlins' stingy front office to pick up a portion of Bell's bloated salary.

2012

Bell signed a three-year, $27 million contract with the Marlins and will look to continue his ninth-inning dominance as the team's new closer. He's notched 40-plus saves in each of the last three seasons and has done so while maintaining a solid 75.7 percent strand rate. He did, however, see a strong decrease in strikeout totals last season, his groundball rate dropped and his K/BB ratio has fallen steadily the last three seasons leading to speculation of a tired arm. Ultimately, it hasn't been enough to drop him down on draft boards just yet. With the help of the dimensions of the Marlins' new park, which is technically bigger than Petco, Bell could remain a top-10 closer given his job security and that he should receive plenty of save opportunities.

2011

Trade rumors surrounded Bell for much of last season, but it didn't matter as he once again collected 40-plus saves with a fantastic ERA and WHIP. One possible chink in his armor is his walk rate, which has been on a steady ascent since 2004. In 2010 it reached 3.60 BB/9IP, but was offset by a career high 11.06 K/9IP mark. With a possible $7 million payday coming in arbitration, it's likely the Padres will finally move him in exchange for young talent. He'll excel in any bullpen role, but his value takes a big hit if he's not closing with his new team.

2010

Bell pitched exactly as well last year as he had in two previous seasons with the Padres, but with Trevor Hoffman in Milwaukee, got 40 extra saves for his trouble. A closer is a luxury on a bad team, so look for Bell to be on another roster by the end of the year. There is a significant risk that he will not close with a new team, so factor that into his value.

2009

For the past few seasons, Bell has been a popular choice as a speculative closer-to-be. He'll take over the closer role with the departure of Trevor Hoffman, but he is coming off a rather pedestrian campaign marred with a couple of cautionary flags. Though he still fanned nearly a batter an inning, his strikeout rate dropped while his walk rate increased. In addition, for the second straight season he allowed significantly more fly balls than the year before. He still has the peripherals to be a good closer, just don't anticipate Bell joining the elite class.

2008

Bell was dominant for much of 2007 and cemented himself as San Diego's top set-up man. In his first full major league season, the 30-year-old posted a 2.02 ERA and 0.961 WHIP along with 102 strikeouts in 93.2 innings. It's still a concern that he hasn't developed a top-notch second pitch to complement his mid-90's fastball. Opposing hitters caught up to Bell in July and August, pushing his season ERA up nearly a full run from July 4 to August 27 before he settled down in September. Bell is an elite middle reliever, especially in pitcher-friendly San Diego. However, the ninth inning won't be Bell's anytime soon with closer Trevor Hoffman planning to stick around for a while.

2007

Bell once again bounced between the Mets and Triple-A as his inability to come up with an effective second pitch to go with his mid-90s fastball doomed him to a another year of riding the Norfolk-New York shuttle. He was dealt to San Diego this offseason where he will try and stick in the bullpen.

2006

Bell bounced between Triple-A and the bigs last year. His major flaw is the lack of an effective changeup. While in the minors, he brought back the split-fingered fastball that he abandoned in 2004. If that can be an effective off-speed pitch, he has a shot at sticking in the Mets bullpen.

2005

Bell rebounded to pitch well at Triple-A Norfolk after struggling at that level in 2003. It has become somewhat of a pattern for him to do poorly when he's first promoted to the next level, then pitching well the following season. Bell's low-90s fastball, slider, and change-up earned him a promotion to the parent club in August 2004. He pitched fairly well for the Mets, but the one negative was the five long balls he gave up in only 24.3 IP. With the team's bullpen in a state of flux, he'll get a shot to make the team out of spring training.

2004

Bell hit a wall in 2003 after dominating Double-A Binghamton in 2002. This was not the first time Bell struggled moving up the ladder as he regressed in 2001 in Double-A following back-to-back tremendous campaigns in 2000 and 2001, where he saved 56 games over that two-year stretch. Bell will start the year back in Triple-A Norfolk and could move up to the Mets if he uses his low-90s fastball, slider, and change-up to dominate Triple-A hitters.

2003