20-Year-Old Outfielder – Pittsburgh Pirates
2013 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
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...
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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Pittsburgh Pirates Roster
MajorsAlvarez, Pedro (3B)
AAABlack, Victor (P)
AAAlderson, Tim (P)
A+Anderson, Calvin (1B)
AAllie, Stetson (3B)
RookieBrewer, Colten (P)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.