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Joshua Bell

22-Year-Old Outfielder – Pittsburgh Pirates

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Bell compiled an overall line of .325/.375/.459 and was named Pittsburgh's top minor league hitter of the year in 2014. The organization moved Bell to first base from the outfield for the Arizona Fall...

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LEAGUE: AA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 233   DOB: 8/12/1992   BORN: Irving, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   

August 19, 2014  –  Joshua Bell News

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Bell was placed on the minor league DL Tuesday with a left knee contusion, the Pittsburgh Tribune's Rob Biertempfel reports.

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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2012 19 A WES 15 66 62 6 17 6 5 0 1 11 1 0 2 21 0 2 0 .274 .288 .403 .691
2013 20 A WES 119 519 459 75 128 52 37 2 13 76 1 2 52 90 0 5 3 .279 .353 .453 .806
2014 21 A+ BRA 84 363 331 45 111 33 20 4 9 53 5 4 25 43 4 1 2 .335 .384 .502 .886
2014 21 AA ALT 24 102 94 13 27 2 2 0 0 7 4 1 8 12 0 0 0 .287 .343 .309 .652

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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2012 19 A WES 66 62 3% 31.8% 0.10 66% .400 .129
2013 20 A WES 519 459 10% 17.3% 0.58 80% .323 .174
2014 21 A+ BRA 363 331 6.9% 11.8% 0.58 87% .366 .167
2014 21 AA ALT 102 94 7.8% 11.8% 0.67 87% .329 .022

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

Bell, 21, is batting .287/.340/.310 with seven RBI and four steals through 22 games since being promoted to Double-A Altoona.

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Bell was promoted to Double-A Altoona on Thursday. He'll bat third in the lineup and play right field for the Curve.

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Bell saw his 14-game hitting streak come to a close Sunday after the outfielder went hitless in four at-bats.

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Bell, 21, is batting .318/.368/.512 with nine home runs, 42 RBI and five steals through 62 games for High-A Bradenton this season.

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Bell is batting .313/.356/.473 with three homers and 23 RBI in 150 at-bats for High-A Bradenton this season.

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Bell went 2-for-4 with a double and a triple Tuesday for High-A Bradenton.

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Bell, 21, is hitting .290/.359/.467 with 11 home runs and 72 RBI through 105 games for Low-A West Virginia.

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Bell went 2-for-4 Wednesday night for Low-A West Virginia, hitting his seventh homer of the year and driving in two.

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Bell is off to a .293/.326/.537 start through nine games with Low-A West Virginia.

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Bell (knee) is looking forward to his first full professional season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus 15 games into the 2012 season, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Bell (knee) expects to be "cleared soon" for baseball activity, according to his Twitter feed.

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Bell (knee) remains injured and may undergo an additional surgery if his condition doesn't improve, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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2014

Bell may have taken a back seat to some of Pittsburgh's other prospects for the last year or so, but make no mistake - his power potential is for real. After being limited to 15 games due to a knee injury in 2012, the switch-hitting corner outfielder began to find his way last summer. Bell posted a .279/.353/.453 line in 459 at-bats for Low-A West Virginia, to which he added 37 doubles, 13 homers, and 76 RBI. Pittsburgh might not promote the second-round draft pick swiftly, if only because the 21-year-old missed nearly all of 2012, but his offensive potential has the organization excited about his future. Owners in dynasty leagues should consider Bell, while most should track his progress. He's likely Pittsburgh's second-best offensive prospect behind Gregory Polanco.

2013

Bell entered 2012 as the team's brightest and best paid ($5 million bonus) offensive prospect in the low minors. He played in only 15 Low-A games, however, before suffering a knee injury that cost him his season -- not exactly the best way to start a pro career. Inflammation in his left knee lingered throughout the summer to the point that he was unable to participate in the fall Instructional League. Hopefully he'll find a way to get back on the field for 2013 because he's one of the organization's best power prospects. The switch-hitter, who remains years away from the majors, makes for a strong pickup in dynasty leagues assuming that he makes it back from his knee issues.

2012

Bell entered the 2011 draft as a player with immense power who seemed bent on foregoing the draft to enter college. His mother is a university professor, but the lure of first-round money at pick No. 61 proved to be too much for the switch-hitter to pass up. Bell immediately becomes the best power prospect in the Pirates system. He's thought to be average at best defensively, but has a chance to move up quickly an offensively-challenged organizational ladder. His second-round, $5 million contract would've never happened under the new CBA, but Bell gives the small market Bucs a chance to cash in on a player who was universally ranked as a first-round talent.