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Josh Bell

24-Year-Old First Baseman – Pittsburgh Pirates

2017 Stats

AVG

.236

HR

13

RBI

32

R

34

SB

2

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Bell burst onto the scene in 2016, stroking a memorable grand slam off Chicago's Jake Arrieta in his first series just prior to the All-Star break. GM Neal Huntington then recalled Bell for good in Au...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 230   DOB: 8/12/1992   BORN: Irving, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   

June 22, 2017  –  Josh Bell News

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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 114 484 421 57 124 41 23 4 14 60 3 7 57 74 0 2 4 .295 .382 .468 .850
2016 23 MAJ PIT 45 152 128 18 35 11 8 0 3 19 0 1 21 19 0 3 0 .273 .368 .406 .774
2017 24 MAJ PIT 73 273 242 34 57 27 12 2 13 32 2 1 29 56 0 1 1 .236 .319 .463 .782
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3-Year Averages     45 152 128 18 35 11 8 0 3 19 0 1 21 19 0 3 0 .273 .368 .406 .775
Career  (View All)     118 425 370 52 92 38 20 2 16 51 2 2 50 75 0 4 1 .249 .336 .443 .780

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Josh Bell 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 E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jun. 22 @Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .236 .319 .463 .782
Jun. 21 @Mil 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .320 .466 .786
Jun. 20 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .313 .451 .764
Jun. 19 @Mil 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .314 .453 .767
Jun. 18 ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .320 .463 .783
Jun. 17 ChC 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .322 .469 .791
Jun. 16 ChC 4 2 2 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .319 .466 .785
Jun. 14 Col 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .233 .316 .443 .759
Jun. 13 Col 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .317 .449 .766
Jun. 12 Col 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .314 .451 .765
Jun. 11 Mia 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .231 .311 .448 .759
Jun. 10 Mia 5 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .312 .452 .764
Jun. 9 Mia 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .306 .438 .744
Jun. 8 Mia 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .304 .442 .746
Jun. 7 @Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .302 .437 .739
Jun. 6 @Bal 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .303 .443 .746
Jun. 4 @NYM 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .300 .447 .747
Jun. 3 @NYM 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .308 .459 .767
Jun. 2 @NYM 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .310 .450 .760
May. 31 Ari 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .303 .432 .735
May. 30 Ari 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .309 .442 .751
May. 29 Ari 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 .232 .316 .452 .768
May. 28 NYM 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .321 .458 .779
May. 27 NYM 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .236 .324 .466 .790
May. 26 NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .328 .474 .802
May. 25 @Atl 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .329 .484 .813
May. 24 @Atl 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .333 .486 .819
May. 23 @Atl 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .346 .507 .853
May. 22 @Atl 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .338 .500 .838
May. 21 Phi 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .333 .504 .837
Last 7 Games 23 3 6 1 1 2 5 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 .261 .346 .652 .998
Last 14 Games 45 6 14 2 2 2 7 6 7 1 0 0 1 2 .311 .385 .578 .963
Last 30 Games 109 15 24 4 2 4 13 13 26 1 0 0 1 3 .220 .301 .404 .705

Josh Bell: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 66 1
2016 23 16 16

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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
2017586480.172.397.647
2016193010.211.211.515

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017180289231.256.489.830
2016109153180.284.440.820

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017120176180.250.492.823
20166282120.290.435.800

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017118177131.220.441.749
20166610170.258.379.751
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% .381 .129
2013 20 A WES 519 459 10% 17.3% 0.58 80% .319 .174
2014 21 A+ BRA 363 331 6.9% 11.8% 0.58 87% .364 .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% .335 .120
2015 22 AAA IND 145 121 14.5% 10.3% 1.40 88% .377 .157
2016 23 AAA IND 484 421 11.8% 15.3% 0.77 82% .328 .173
2016 23 MAJ PIT 152 128 13.8% 12.5% 1.11 85% .294 .133
2017 24 MAJ PIT 273 242 10.6% 20.5% 0.52 77% .253 .227
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3-Year Averages     152 128 13.8% 12.5% 1.11 85% .294 .133
Career     425 370 11.8% 17.6% 0.67 80% .269 .194

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Josh Bell Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2016 1B 150.3 -1 8 -1 0 -1 62 0 35 0 0 0 -1
2016 RF 108.3 -9 23 -6 -9 72 -5 29 -1
2017 1B 499.3 4 33 3 1 3 271 2 71 0 1 -1 3
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2016 1B -1 0 -2 0 0 -3
2016 RF -3 -2 -1 0 0 0 0 -5 0 -5
2017 1B 0 0 1 2 0 3

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2017 Stat Review for Josh Bell    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.52 BB/K
GOOD
10.6% BB Rate
GREAT
20.5% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.782 OPS
AVERAGE
.319 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.236 AVG
POOR
.253 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.463 SLG
GOOD
.227 ISO
GREAT

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

Bell is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Brewers.

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Bell went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a triple, three RBI and two runs during Friday's loss to the Cubs.

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Bell went 0-for-3 with a walk Wednesday against the Rockies.

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Bell is not in the lineup Monday against the Rockies.

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Bell is not in the lineup Thursday against the Marlins.

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Bell went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Mets.

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Bell went 2-for-4 with his 10th home run of the season Friday against the Mets.

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Bell is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

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Bell went 1-for-5 with a double and a run scored Thursday against the Braves.

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Bell went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run during Thursday's win over Washington.

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Bell is slated to bat cleanup for the Pirates on Thursday for the first time this season.

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Bell went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run homer in Friday's 11-4 loss to the Diamondbacks.

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Bell is out of the lineup Thursday night against the Diamondbacks.

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Bell is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 only seven homers in 572 plate appearances, however, and the Pirates need power from the first base position. The organization is hopeful the 23-year-old matures into 20-plus home run hitter annually, as his raw power grades out as above average, though potential .300 hitters have plenty of value regardless of home run-hitting ability. A former outfielder, Bell will likely begin 2016 at Triple-A Indianapolis, but he could be called up in late-April, once the Pirates have exacted an extra year of control over the promising prospect. The likes of John Jaso, Mike Morse and Jason Rogers do not exactly represent daunting roadblocks.

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.