Bell went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs in a 6-4 victory against the Athletics on Saturday.
Continuing his strong start, Bell single-handedly erased an early 3-0 deficit with two home runs in his first two at-bats. After a very disappointing 2018, Bell is swinging the bat extremely well to begin 2019. He's batting .291 with eight home runs, 25 RBI and 19 runs in 110 at-bats. Bell is seeing the ball well, as he's walked 14 times, and behind 19 extra-base hits, he supports a .627 slugging percentage.
Bell went 2-for-5 with a walk and a two-run double against the Rangers on Tuesday.
He ranks 10th in the major leagues with an average exit velocity of 94.2 mph -- he finished 97th with an average exit velocity of 90 mph in 2018. Bell leads Pittsburgh in runs (16) doubles (eight), homers (six) and RBI (21). The switch hitter's hitting both left-handed pitching (.870 OPS) and righties (.990 OPS) and is on track to help make fantasy owners forget about his disappointing 2018 campaign.
Bell went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and walk in an 11-2 loss to the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
The Pirates first baseman has continued his impressive start. Last year, he hit just .261 with 12 homers, which are very weak numbers for a first baseman. This season, he looks more like the top prospect he was a couple years ago. Bell is hitting .299 with five home runs, 17 RBI and 15 runs in 77 at-bats this year. He's slugging .623 and has a strong walks-to-strikeouts ratio -- 11 versus 17 -- as well.
Bell went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts against Arizona on Tuesday.
He stranded five baserunners in a 2-1 loss -- he entered the tilt hitting .643 with runners in scoring position. Prior to Tuesday, the first baseman hit .347 with four homers and 12 RBI in his last 14 games. Bell is off to a terrific start in 2019, but it will be interesting to see how he responds to his first rough performance.
Bell went 1-for-3, hitting a two-run home run in a 3-2 loss to the Giants on Sunday.
The 26-year-old accounted for the only runs the Pirates scored in the loss. After a really disappointing 2018 season, Bell is off to a wonderful start, hitting for both average and power. While his four homers through 19 games doesn't stand out, he's already a third of the way to his 12-bomb total from last season. With five doubles and a triple as well, Bell supports a .591 slugging percentage. He is also hitting .303 with 15 RBI and 13 runs in 66 at-bats.
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