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55 Josh Bell 1B

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
31%1%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
211.000430
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016PIT42321420001.0002.5001.000

Player Updates

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Pirates' Josh Bell: Will see some starts in outfield
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pirates GM Neal Huntington said Sunday that Bell will see more action in the outfield after he was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis a day earlier, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. "It'll be just a refresher. He's very comfortable in the outfield, in fact he ran around the other day here in right field as we were working through when and if Gregory [Polanco's] going to be ready to go," Huntington said. "With what he's done offensively with the number of years, the number of balls he's taken in the outfield, we felt that he could be a very good fallback choice for us if there were an injury or something happened at the major league level and we needed another outfielder."

Bell had played primarily first base this season at Indianapolis prior to his promotion to the big leagues earlier this month, but the Pirates are content with what John Jaso and David Freese have provided them at that position. However, with Bell slashing an impressive .324/.407/.535 at Triple-A and having little left to prove in the minors, the Pirates will try to find ways to increase his utility at the big-league level. Once he gets comfortable playing the outfield again, a promotion could come again in the next couple of weeks, and at the very latest, as a September call-up.

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Pirates' Josh Bell: Optioned back to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell was optioned back to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

Bell has logged only four plate appearances for the Pirates on the year, and he'll now return to Triple-A, where he holds a .324 average with 53 RBI through 83 games. The move comes in response to Gerrit Cole returning from the DL on Saturday.

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Pirates' Josh Bell: Reaches base again Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell pinch-hit for the fourth consecutive game Friday, drawing a walk against Stephen Strasburg.

Bell has yet to play in the field, even though Friday's game presented a good opportunity for him to get his feet wet with the Bucs down by four runs in the eighth. The team will need to clear a roster spot for Saturday's starter Gerrit Cole. Bell will either be sent to Triple-A or Gregory Polanco (hamstring) will go on the DL.

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Pirates' Josh Bell: Bench role Friday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Bell figures to potentially come off the bench as a pinch hitter Friday against the Nationals.

The team will likely decide his future Saturday, when it needs to clear a roster spot for the returning Gerrit Cole. Bell will stay on the roster if Gregory Polanco (hamstring) is placed on the disabled list, otherwise he'll head back to Triple-A.

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Pirates' Josh Bell: Still looking for defensive polish
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Despite an electric weekend debut, the Pirates are unwilling to commit to Bell at first base because of his defense, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

He went 2-for-2 with a walk and a grand slam against the Cubs in three pinch-hitting opportunities but did not play in the field. General manager Neal Huntington is looking for Bell to become a "ninth-inning defender." There was some talk that Pittsburgh could put him in right field Sunday with Gregory Polanco (hamstring) ailing, but manager Clint Hurdle didn't think that'd be fair after two years away from the outfield. The team has yet to reveal whether Bell, who's already made 10 errors at first base for Triple-A Indianapolis, will start the second half in the big leagues. Polanco's status will likely determine whether Bell remains with the Bucs or fights for the Triple Crown at Indy.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
First Basemen DNQ
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs RHP2211.0002.5001.000
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
7/8CHC1110000
7/9CHC1111400
7/10CHC0100010
7/15@WAS0000010
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
3
StL
W4-1
4
5
StL
W6-5
6
StL
W5-1
7
8
@Cin
W6-5
9
@Cin
L1-5
10
@Cin
L1-2
11
@Det
W7-4
12
@Det
L2-8
13
Det
L3-7
14
Det
L4-7
15
Mil
L4-8
16
Mil
W5-0
Fantasy Points by Week
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016PIT42321420001.0002.5001.000
Total 42321420001.0002.5001.000
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2016PIT00500000
Total 00500000
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012AFX-West Virginia Power15626175011122110 .288 .403 .274
2013AFX-West Virginia Power119459751283721376529012 .353 .453 .279
2014AA-Altoona Curve24941327200781241 .343 .309 .287
2014AFA-Bradenton Marauders8433145111204953254354 .384 .502 .335
2015AA-Altoona Curve9636847113176560445074 .376 .427 .307
2015AAA-Indianapolis Indians35121204273218211520 .441 .504 .347
Total 37314352064388815302251522312011 .367 .450 .305
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/245
Birthdate:
8/14/1992
Age:
23
Hometown:
Irving, TX
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:

MLB Experience:
1
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