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Josh Bell

23-Year-Old First Baseman – Pittsburgh Pirates

2016 Stats

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1.000

HR

1

RBI

4

R

3

SB

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Bell is somewhat of an enigma. The 6-foot-2, 233-pounder produced a sterling .317/.393/.446 line split between Double-A and Triple-A while exhibiting tremendous plate discipline (65:65 K:BB). He hit o...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 245   DOB: 8/12/1992   BORN: Irving, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   

July 17, 2016  –  Josh Bell News

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Pirates GM Neal Huntington said Sunday that Bell will see more action in the outfield after he was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis a day earlier, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. "It'll be just a refresher. He's very comfortable in the outfield, in fact he ran around the other day here in right field as we were working through when and if Gregory [Polanco's] going to be ready to go," Huntington said. "With what he's done offensively with the number of years, the number of balls he's taken in the outfield, we felt that he could be a very good fallback choice for us if there were an injury or something happened at the major league level and we needed another outfielder."

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Josh Bell Stats
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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
2015 22 AA ALT 96 426 368 47 113 28 17 6 5 60 7 4 44 50 3 9 2 .307 .376 .427 .803
2015 22 AAA IND 35 145 121 20 42 12 7 3 2 18 2 0 21 15 0 2 1 .347 .441 .504 .945
2016 23 AAA IND 90 386 334 50 106 38 21 4 13 53 1 6 46 59 0 2 4 .317 .404 .521 .925
2016 23 MAJ PIT 4 4 2 3 2 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.500 3.500
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Career  (View All)     4 4 2 3 2 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.500 3.500

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Josh Bell Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 23 Phi Did not play.
Jul. 22 Phi Did not play.
Jul. 21 Mil Did not play.
Jul. 20 Mil Did not play.
Jul. 19 Mil Did not play.
Jul. 17 @Was Did not play.
Jul. 16 @Was Did not play.
Jul. 15 @Was 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.500 3.500
Jul. 10 ChC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.500 3.500
Jul. 9 ChC 1 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.500 3.500
Jul. 8 ChC 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Jul. 7 @StL Did not play.
Jul. 6 @StL Did not play.
Jul. 5 @StL Did not play.
Jul. 4 @StL Did not play.
Jul. 3 @Oak Did not play.
Jul. 2 @Oak Did not play.
Jul. 1 @Oak Did not play.
Jun. 29 @Sea Did not play.
Jun. 28 @Sea Did not play.
Jun. 27 LAD Did not play.
Jun. 26 LAD Did not play.
Jun. 25 LAD Did not play.
Jun. 24 LAD Did not play.
Jun. 23 SF Did not play.
Jun. 22 SF Did not play.
Jun. 21 SF Did not play.
Jun. 20 SF Did not play.
Jun. 19 @ChC Did not play.
Jun. 18 @ChC Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 2 3 2 0 0 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.500 3.500
Last 30 Days 2 3 2 0 0 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.500 3.500
Josh Bell Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 23 Charlotte 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Jul. 22 Charlotte 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .667 1.167
Jul. 21 Charlotte 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .667 .000 .667
Jul. 20 Lehigh Vly 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Jul. 19 Lehigh Vly 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Jul. 18 Lehigh Vly 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .667 1.167
Jul. 17 Louisville 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Jul. 7 Toledo 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jul. 6 Louisville 5 2 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .800 .800 1.400 2.200
Jul. 5 Louisville 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
Jul. 4 Louisville 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Jul. 1 Toledo 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Jun. 30 Toledo 3 2 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .667 .500 2.000 2.500
Jun. 29 Gwinnett 3 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Jun. 28 Gwinnett 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .400 .000 .400
Jun. 27 Gwinnett 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
Jun. 26 Buffalo 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .750 1.250
Jun. 25 Buffalo 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Jun. 24 Buffalo 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 22 2 5 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .370 .318 .688
Last 14 Days 22 2 5 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 .227 .357 .318 .675
Last 30 Days 66 9 20 4 0 2 6 10 0 0 0 0 1 .303 .390 .455 .845

Josh Bell: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016

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Josh Bell: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 116

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Josh Bell Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201601000.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016221401.0002.5003.500

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016231401.0002.5003.500

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201600000.000.0001.000
Josh Bell Advanced Stats
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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
2015 22 AA ALT 426 368 10.3% 11.7% 0.88 86% .345 .120
2015 22 AAA IND 145 121 14.5% 10.3% 1.40 88% .385 .157
2016 23 AAA IND 386 334 11.9% 15.3% 0.78 82% .355 .204
2016 23 MAJ PIT 4 2 50% 0% 0.00 100% 1.000 1.500
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Career     4 2 50% 0% 0.00 100% 1.000 1.500

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2016 Stat Review for Josh Bell    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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1.000 AVG
ELITE
100% Contact Rate
ELITE
1.000 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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2.500 SLG
ELITE
1.500 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.00 BB/K
TERRIBLE
50.0% BB Rate
ELITE
0.0% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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3.500 OPS
ELITE
1.000 OBP
ELITE

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

Bell was optioned back to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

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Bell pinch hit for the fourth consecutive game Friday, drawing a walk against Stephen Strasburg.

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Bell figures to potentially come off the bench as a pinch hitter Friday against the Nationals.

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Despite an electric weekend debut, the Pirates are unwilling to commit to Bell at first base because of his defense, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Bell walked and scored a run as a pinch hitter in Sunday's loss to the Cubs.

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Bell will not play in front of John Jaso at first base and will likely be going back to Triple-A Indianapolis after Sunday's matchup with the Cubs, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Bell is not in the lineup for Saturday's tilt with the Cubs, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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The Pirates plan to have Bell serve as a bench bat this weekend against the Cubs, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Bell is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs.

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Bell was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

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 League, with fairly disappointing results. The Pirates have sought help at first and the 22-year-old switch-hitter projects as a possible long-term solution. Unfortunately, after a rough AFL both in the field (five errors) and at the plate (zero homers), the organization must wonder whether the 6-foot-2, 235 pounder will ever hit for power. Bell went deep just nine times in 465 plate appearances split between High-A (nine homers in 363 PA) and Double-A (zero homers in 102 PA). He's already dealt with knee injuries on multiple occasions, but if he finds a power stroke, the Bucs will most likely fast track him to the majors.

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.