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Josh Bell

24-Year-Old First Baseman – Pittsburgh Pirates

2016 Stats

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.273

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3

RBI

19

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18

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2017 RotoWire 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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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Knee     EST. RETURN:  3/10/2017
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 245   DOB: 8/12/1992
BORN: Irving, TX   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   

February 22, 2017  –  Josh Bell News

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Bell (knee) has been cleared for everything except running at full speed, Stephen Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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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
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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)     45 152 128 18 35 11 8 0 3 19 0 1 21 19 0 3 0 .273 .368 .406 .775

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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
Oct. 2 @StL Did not play.
Oct. 1 @StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .368 .406 .774
Sep. 30 @StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .372 .411 .783
Sep. 29 ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .283 .382 .425 .807
Sep. 28 ChC 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .387 .429 .816
Sep. 27 ChC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .384 .426 .810
Sep. 26 ChC 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .380 .426 .806
Sep. 25 Was 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .282 .386 .436 .822
Sep. 24 Was 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .383 .444 .827
Sep. 23 Was 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .390 .427 .817
Sep. 22 @Mil 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .407 .449 .856
Sep. 21 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .402 .443 .845
Sep. 20 @Mil 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .312 .416 .462 .878
Sep. 18 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .311 .413 .467 .880
Sep. 17 @Cin 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .326 .429 .488 .917
Sep. 17 @Cin 5 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .416 .482 .898
Sep. 16 @Cin 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .406 .449 .855
Sep. 15 @Phi 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .411 .466 .877
Sep. 14 @Phi 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .404 .444 .848
Sep. 13 @Phi 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .412 .456 .868
Sep. 12 @Phi 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .413 .444 .857
Sep. 11 Cin 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .421 .467 .888
Sep. 10 Cin 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .417 .474 .891
Sep. 9 Cin 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .403 .453 .856
Sep. 8 Cin 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .406 .460 .866
Sep. 7 StL Did not play.
Sep. 6 StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .400 .468 .868
Sep. 5 StL 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .283 .407 .478 .885
Sep. 4 Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .418 .465 .883
Sep. 3 Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .426 .476 .902
Last 7 Games 18 0 4 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 .222 .250 .222 .472
Last 14 Games 42 4 7 0 0 1 4 4 9 0 0 0 2 2 .167 .229 .238 .467
Last 30 Games 89 12 24 6 0 1 11 11 15 0 0 0 2 3 .270 .343 .371 .714

Josh Bell: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
2016193010.211.211.515

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016109153180.284.440.820

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20166282120.290.435.800

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
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% .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 484 421 11.8% 15.3% 0.77 82% .330 .173
2016 23 MAJ PIT 152 128 13.8% 12.5% 1.11 85% .302 .133
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3-Year Averages     152 128 13.8% 12.5% 1.11 85% .302 .133
Career     152 128 13.8% 12.5% 1.11 85% .302 .133

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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
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

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

Plate Discipline

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1.11 BB/K
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13.8% BB Rate
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12.5% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.774 OPS
AVERAGE
.368 OBP
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Contact

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.273 AVG
GOOD
.302 BABIP
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Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.406 SLG
WEAK
.133 ISO
POOR

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Josh Bell

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

Bell (knee) faced live pitching Tuesday and continues to recover from February surgery. "It's all structurally stable," Bell told DK Pittsburgh Sports. "It's just the incision marks still scarring over. Just from that, waiting for that to heal. But for the most part I feel great."

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Bell (knee) participated in light baserunning drills Tuesday, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Bell (knee) hit off a tee and completed soft toss drills over the past couple of days, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

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Pirates head athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk said that Bell (knee) is making good progress toward being cleared to participate in baseball activities, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

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Bell (knee) intends to be completely ready in time for Opening Day, Stephen Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Bell's status for Opening Day is up in the air after he underwent a minor knee procedure Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Tribune's Rob Biertempfel reports.

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Bell had surgery Wednesday to remove loose body from his left knee. He should return to baseball activities in 2-to-4 weeks.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.