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55 Josh Bell 1B

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
46%23%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1283.27319180
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016PIT451281835319211901.368.406.273

Player Updates

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Pirates' Josh Bell: Reports to camp 23 pounds lighter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell reported to minicamp at 225 pounds, down from 248 at the beginning of spring training last season, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Bell credited yoga for his weight loss. The 24-year-old hit .273 in 152 plate appearances last season, splitting time between first base and the outfield, though the focus seems to be on using him at first this season. Defense has always been one thing that has been a knock on Bell, but the Pirates will hope his participation in yoga and weight loss will increase his ability in the field, which could result in more consistent playing time.

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Pirates' Josh Bell: Focusing on move to first base in 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager Neal Huntington said he's focused on deploying Bell at first base in 2017, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

After starting 2016 in Triple-A, Bell finished the season in the majors, slashing .273/.368/.406 over 128 at-bats while splitting time between right field and first base for the Pirates. Although he struggled on defense at times last season, the 24-year-old only began playing first base in 2014 due to Pittsburgh's outfield depth with Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte, and Gregory Polanco. In anticipation of Bell grabbing hold of the starting job at first base, the Pirates have kicked around the idea of moving John Jaso to third base. The move to first should only help Bell's fantasy value, as it now seems he could serve as an everyday player for the Pirates in 2017. Without having to worry about position changes, the switch-hitter could be poised for a breakout year at the plate.

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Pirates' Josh Bell: Teetering on rookie status
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Bell, who isn't in Sunday's lineup, is batting just .167 (7-for-42) in his last 13 games.

He has 128 at-bats and will maintain rookie status if he doesn't exceed 130 at-bats. The Pirates are generally pleased with Bell's first couple months in the big leagues and will work with him to improve his throwing mechanics in the offseason.

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Pirates' Josh Bell: Not in lineup for finale
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Bell is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Bell cemented himself as a regular in the Pirates' lineup from late August onward, finishing the second half of the season with a .351 on-base percentage to go with two homers in 126 at-bats. He'll give way to John Jaso at first base in the season finale.

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Pirates' Josh Bell: Out of Tuesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Cubs.

He had started 10 of the last 11 games, hitting just .238/.316/.357 over that stretch. John Jaso will start at first base and lead off Tuesday.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
First Basemen DNQ
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs St. Louis1220 .154 .250 .167
vs Wainwright (Career)2101.000.500.500
vs RHP109313 .380 .440 .284
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/25WAS2200020
9/26CHC5010000
9/27CHC0000010
9/28CHC4020000
9/29CHC1000100
9/30@STL4000000
10/1@STL4010000
Two Week Schedule
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Fantasy Points by Week
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016PIT451281835319211901 .368 .406 .273
Total 451281835319211901 .368 .406 .273
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2016PIT1B231917415714311 .983
2016PITOF16141817010 .944
Total  363319217414411 .979
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2016PIT805230004
Total 805230004
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:
24
Hometown:
Irving, TX
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:

MLB Experience:
1