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Joshua Bell

21-Year-Old Outfielder – Pittsburgh Pirates

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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 in...

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LEAGUE: A+    40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 195   DOB: 8/12/1992   DRAFTED: No  

April 8, 2014  –  Joshua Bell News

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

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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 16 66 60 4 16 6 3 2 1 5 1 0 4 12 2 0 0 .267 .313 .433 .746

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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 66 60 6.1% 18.2% 0.33 80% .319 .166

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

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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Bell (knee) has yet to return to action following surgery in April, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Bell (knee) has begun his rehab from meniscus surgery and is taking part in limited baseball activities in Bradenton, Fla., the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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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.