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Josh Bell

25-Year-Old First Baseman – Pittsburgh Pirates

2018 Stats

AVG

.259

HR

3

RBI

28

R

27

SB

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Long considered a hit over power first baseman, Bell uprooted that narrative last season with 26 long balls and just a .255 average. He finished with a .211 ISO, which ranked 52nd among qualified hitt...

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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    Show ContractHide Contract

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Josh Bell Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with the Pirates in March of 2018.

May 24, 2018  –  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 159 620 549 75 140 58 26 6 26 90 2 4 66 117 0 4 1 .255 .334 .466 .800
2018 25 MAJ PIT 51 210 185 27 48 17 11 3 3 28 0 2 22 39 0 3 0 .259 .333 .400 .733
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3-Year Averages     102 384 338 46 87 34 17 3 14 54 1 2 43 68 0 3 0 .257 .339 .450 .788
Career  (View All)     255 982 862 120 223 86 45 9 32 137 2 7 109 175 0 10 1 .259 .339 .443 .782

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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
May. 26 StL 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .333 .400 .733
May. 25 StL 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .260 .335 .398 .733
May. 24 @Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .332 .393 .725
May. 23 @Cin 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .333 .395 .728
May. 22 @Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .333 .401 .734
May. 20 SD 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .335 .408 .743
May. 19 SD 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .344 .421 .765
May. 18 SD 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .346 .413 .759
May. 17 SD 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .345 .410 .755
May. 16 CWS 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .341 .408 .749
May. 15 CWS 4 1 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .337 .404 .741
May. 13 SF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .333 .388 .721
May. 12 SF 3 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .257 .335 .396 .731
May. 11 SF 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .248 .331 .383 .714
May. 9 @CWS 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .335 .368 .703
May. 8 @CWS 4 2 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .325 .366 .691
May. 6 @Mil 4 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .315 .346 .661
May. 5 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .312 .325 .637
May. 4 @Mil 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .314 .333 .647
May. 3 @Was 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .311 .336 .647
May. 2 @Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .305 .331 .636
May. 1 @Was 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .307 .339 .646
Apr. 30 @Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .293 .321 .614
Apr. 29 StL 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .303 .333 .636
Apr. 28 StL 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .304 .337 .641
Apr. 27 StL 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .297 .337 .634
Apr. 26 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .302 .344 .646
Apr. 25 Det 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .314 .359 .673
Apr. 25 Det 5 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .309 .364 .673
Apr. 22 @Phi 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .315 .373 .688
Last 7 Games 25 0 5 1 1 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 .200 .250 .320 .570
Last 14 Games 49 5 14 5 1 1 10 4 11 0 0 0 2 1 .286 .327 .490 .817
Last 30 Games 103 16 28 6 3 2 15 14 20 0 0 0 2 1 .272 .353 .447 .800

Josh Bell: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 47 1
2017 147 2
2016 23 16 16

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Josh Bell Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018406060.275.450.804
2017128178210.242.453.758
2016193010.211.211.515

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018145213220.255.386.713
20174215818692.259.470.813
2016109153180.284.440.820

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201895152190.253.389.694
20172643411470.246.428.762
20166282120.290.435.800

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20188612190.267.407.773
20172854115432.263.502.835
20166610170.258.379.751
Josh Bell vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Miles Mikolas STL 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667

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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 620 549 10.6% 18.9% 0.56 79% .278 .211
2018 25 MAJ PIT 210 185 10.5% 18.6% 0.56 79% .308 .141
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3-Year Averages     384 338 11.2% 17.7% 0.63 80% .282 .193
Career     982 862 11.1% 17.8% 0.62 80% .287 .184

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Josh Bell Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
1B 2016 150.3 -3 - 0 0 -2 0 -1 0 0 0 0
2017 1186.3 6 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 257.3 -2 31 -1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2016 108.3 -5 - -5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 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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0.56 BB/K
GOOD
10.5% BB Rate
GREAT
18.6% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.733 OPS
WEAK
.333 OBP
AVERAGE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.259 AVG
WEAK
.308 BABIP
AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.400 SLG
WEAK
.141 ISO
WEAK

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

Bell went 2-for-4 with an RBI single against the Padres on Thursday.

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Bell is out of the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.

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Bell went 2-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI and a run scored Tuesday against the White Sox.

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Bell hit his third homer of the season -- and second in four games -- Friday against the Giants.

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Bell went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

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Bell went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, one RBI and two runs scored Sunday against the Brewers.

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Bell is not in Thursday's lineup against the Nationals.

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Bell is out of the lineup Thursday against the Nationals, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Bell went 0-for-4 against Washington on Monday, dropping his batting average to a season-low .232 in 112 at-bats.

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Bell collected a pinch-hit triple Sunday against the Phillies.

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General manager Neal Huntington said Bell is available to pinch-hit Sunday against the Phillies.

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Bell is not in the lineup Sunday against the Phillies.

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Bell is batting .500 with two homers and two doubles in 14 at-bats against Thursday starter Jake Arrieta.

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Bell went 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and three RBI in Wednesday's 10-2 win over the Rockies.

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Bell went 3-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 7-3 victory over the Marlins.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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 August. Bell batted .273/.368/.406 in 152 plate appearances, though he hit just .167 in his final 47 at-bats. The 24-year-old played at first base but later saw time in right field. His defense is below average but his bat excites fantasy owners. The switch-hitter hit .324 with 13 homers and 41:55 BB:K in 359 Triple-A plate appearances, contending for the Triple Crown. He also showed excellent command of the strike zone in Pittsburgh, walking more times (21) than he struck out (19). Bell should start out on the strong side of a platoon with David Freese at first base, but given his pedigree and long-term upside as a hitter, he should eventually earn everyday at-bats and could have a breakout season.

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.