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55 Josh Bell 1B

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
100%88%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
35827.29384710
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018PIT1485017413112627710425.357.411.261
2019PIT94358711052784438601.367.623.293

Player Updates

July 17, 2019 11:04 AM
Pirates' Josh Bell: Takes seat Wednesday afternoon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell isn't in Wednesday's starting lineup against the Cardinals.

He's played in all but one of Pittsburgh's first 94 games and is slashing .220/.313/.504 since the end of May. Bell has still produced power during his slump, however, hitting nine homers and 32 RBI over the stretch. Jose Osuna will replace him for the afternoon at first base.

July 16, 2019 11:12 AM
Pirates' Josh Bell: Batting average falling
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Monday's 7-0 loss to the Cardinals.

He's slashing .219/.315/.511 with nine homers and 32 RBI in 162 plate appearances since the end of May. The Pirates have hinted at giving Bell a breather in the coming days. The first baseman has appeared in 92 of 93 games and hasn't missed a game since June 4 against Atlanta. Bell leads the majors in doubles (31) and RBI (84) but he's cooled off after his breakout start.

July 6, 2019 07:32 AM
Pirates' Josh Bell: Goes deep again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in a 7-6 loss to the Brewers on Friday.

The 26-year-old is experiencing an incredible week of power. Since Monday, he has five home runs and 14 RBI. That's brought his totals up to an astonishing 27 homers and 84 RBI. He's also slashing .308/.380/.662 with 60 extra-base hits and 68 runs in 331 at-bats.

July 4, 2019 06:04 PM
Pirates' Josh Bell: Posts two more extra-base hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run in a 6-5 victory against the Cubs on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old smashed his 26th homer, but even more impressively, his 59 extra-base hits are the most ever by a National League player before the All-Star break. Bell has five extra-base hits in three games this week against the Cubs. He is batting .309 with a 1.042 OPS, 80 RBI and 67 runs in 324 at-bats this season.

July 1, 2019 11:08 PM
Pirates' Josh Bell: Clobbers three homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell went 4-for-6 with three homers, seven RBI and four runs scored in Monday's 18-5 blowout win over the Cubs.

Bell used the Cubs' pitching staff as a warmup for next week's Home Run Derby, breaking out for his first career three-homer game. He launched a three-run homer in the first inning, a two-run blast in the second, and put the Pirates up 18-5 with a two-run shot in the eighth. Bell is up to 77 RBI with a 1.035 OPS in his breakout campaign.

June 27, 2019 09:56 AM
Pirates' Josh Bell: Goes deep in Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer against the Astros on Wednesday. He also scored three runs and drew a pair of walks.

The home run was Bell's third in June and 21st overall. He's hitting .222/.330/.457 for the month after slashing .390/.442/.797 with 12 homers in May. The first baseman continues to lead the majors with 28 doubles and 68 RBI. He's already surpassed his extra-base total from 2018 (47) with 52.

June 19, 2019 12:48 AM
Pirates' Josh Bell: Hits solo blast
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in a 5-4 loss against the Tigers on Tuesday.

The solo bomb was Bell's 20th of the season, but unfortunately, he grounded into a double play with two runners aboard and only one out in the ninth. Bell is still a candidate to hit 40 long balls and/or 50 doubles, but he has cooled off considerably in June. He is 8-for-37 (.216) with two homers and nine RBI in the last 10 games. Overall, Bell is batting .319 with 50 extra-base hits, 66 RBI and 53 runs in 276 at-bats this season. He possesses a 1.040 OPS.

June 15, 2019 11:48 AM
Pirates' Josh Bell: Hits third triple of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell went 1-for-3 with a triple and two RBI against the Marlins on Friday.

The extra-base hit was his first in eight games. Bell is slashing just .217/.321/.435 in June (56 plate appearances). He was bound to cool off following a torrid May and his strikeout rate has increased from 19 percent to 25 percent in June. Despite his recent regression, Bell leads the major leagues with 25 doubles, 63 RBI and 172 total bases.

June 13, 2019 07:48 AM
Pirates' Josh Bell: Cranks 19th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell went 2-for-5 with a walk, a solo home run and a second run scored in Wednesday's 8-7 extra-innings loss to Atlanta.

The first baseman broke out of an 11-game homer drought -- his longest of the year -- with a blast off Luke Jackson in the ninth inning that briefly gave a Bucs a 7-6 lead. The cold stretch helped lower Bell's slash line on the season to a still-impressive .325/.392/.663 with 19 home runs and 61 RBI through 66 games.

June 4, 2019 02:48 PM
Pirates' Josh Bell: Gets first day off
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell sits for the first time this season Tuesday against the Braves.

Bell has been a fixture in the Pirates' lineup this season, and deservedly so, as he's broken out to a remarkable .332/.395/.681 line with 18 homers in 58 games. Jose Osuna will handle first base in his absence.

June 3, 2019 12:16 PM
Pirates' Josh Bell: Collects RBI against Brewers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell went 1-for-4 with an RBI double against the Brewers on Sunday.

Despite his decent performance Sunday, his strong season has showed a few signs of slowing recently. Bell has struck out six times in the last two games as it appears opponents are looking to pitch away from the slugger. It will be up to Bell to show discipline and take more walks -- he's walked just six times in his last 86 plate appearances. Overall, the first baseman's numbers are terrific -- he's slashing .332/.395/.681 with 18 homers and 53 RBI -- and he figures to compete for NL Player of the Month honors in May.

June 1, 2019 12:08 PM
Pirates' Josh Bell: Extends batting streak Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell extended his hitting streak to 11 games Friday, going 2-for-5 with an RBI in a 9-4 win over Milwaukee.

He slashed .390/.442/.797 with 12 doubles, 12 homers and 31 RBI in May. Bell leads the major leagues with 20 doubles, 152 total bases and is tied for the RBI lead (52) with Cody Bellinger. The 26-year-old has boosted his average exit velocity from 90 mph in 2018 to 94.6 mph in 2019 (good for second behind Joey Gallo's 96 mph).

May 30, 2019 01:28 PM
Pirates' Josh Bell: Posts three more hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run and two runs in a 7-2 victory against the Reds on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old is now on a nine-game hitting streak, after he started the month on a 15-game hitting streak. Bell has gone hitless in just one game during May. For the month, he is batting .398 with 12 home runs and 30 RBI. Bell has as many home runs in May (with two days still remaining) as he did all of last year. Overall, Bell is batting .345 with 18 home runs, 51 RBI and 41 runs in 206 at-bats this season. He's slugging an incredible .718.

May 27, 2019 11:16 PM
Pirates' Josh Bell: Posts two more extra-base hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell went 3-for-8 with a double and solo home run during both games of a doubleheader against the Reds on Monday.

With hits in both games, Bell is now on a seven-game hitting streak. He's raised his average to .340, but even more impressively, Bell's slugging .711. That's because he's amassed 18 doubles, 17 home runs and two triples to boot. Bell also has 48 RBI and 39 runs in 197 at-bats, putting himself firmly in the MVP conversation almost one-third of the way through the year.

May 24, 2019 12:16 AM
Pirates' Josh Bell: Goes deep for second straight game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell went 3-for-4 with a home run, double, walk, three runs and two RBI in Thursday's 14-6 win over the Rockies.

Bell already provided the highlight of the series a night earlier when he splashed down in the Allegheny River for his 15th home run of the season, but he turned in quite the encore performance Thursday. After reaching base four times and adding two more extra-base knocks to his ledger, Bell raised his OPS to 1.126, trailing only the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger (1.243) and the Brewers' Christian Yelich (1.172).

May 23, 2019 05:16 PM
Pirates' Josh Bell: Keeps raking in series finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell went 3-for-4 with a home run, double, walk, three runs and two RBI in Thursday's 14-6 win over the Rockies.

Bell already provided the highlight of the series a night earlier when he splashed down in the Allegheny River for his 15th home run of the season, but he turned in quite the encore performance Thursday. After reaching base four times and adding two more extra-base knocks to his ledger, Bell raised his OPS to 1.126, trailing only the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger (1.243) and the Brewers' Christian Yelich (1.172).

May 19, 2019 10:44 AM
Pirates' Josh Bell: Another multi-homer game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell went 3-for-4 with a walk, two home runs and four RBI in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Padres.

It's the third time in May that Bell has gone yard twice in a game. The 26-year-old now has a .333/.402/.704 slash line on the year with 14 homers and a big-league-leading 43 RBI through 43 games.

May 16, 2019 03:40 PM
Pirates' Josh Bell: Extends hitting streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell went 2-for-4 with a double in an 11-1 loss to the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old extending his hitting streak to 15 games was about the only positive for the Pirates in the lopsided loss. During the hitting streak, Bell is batting .426 (26-for-61) with 14 extra-base hits and 21 RBI. He's slashing .333/.404/.693 with 12 home runs, 39 RBI and 27 runs in 150 at-bats this season.

May 15, 2019 06:48 PM
Pirates' Josh Bell: Smashes two more homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell went 2-for-4 with a pair of homers, four RBI and a walk in a 6-2 victory against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

It's still early, but Bell is in the National League MVP conversation right now. With this pair of homers -- one of which was another massive shot more than 450 feet -- he has already matched his 12 home runs from last season in just 167 plate appearances. Bell is also currently on a 14-game hitting streak, during which he's hit .421 with 13 extra-base hits. Overall, Bell is batting .329 with a .692 slugging percentage, 12 home runs, 39 RBI and 27 runs in 146 at-bats.

May 14, 2019 01:20 AM
Pirates' Josh Bell: Hitting streak reaches 13 games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bell went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a walk in Monday's 9-3 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Bell knocked in a run during the first inning, extending his hitting streak to 13 games. He missed out on other opportunities though, including a bases-loaded strikeout in the seventh frame. His OPS now sits at an incredible 1.050 with 35 RBI. The red-hot slugger has been one of the best fantasy surprises in 2019.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs St. Louis3091 .353 .433 .300
vs Ponce de Leon (Career)2000.3330
vs RHP2688220 .382 .653 .306
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
7/7MIL3000010
7/12@CHC4000000
7/13@CHC4020000
7/14@CHC3000010
7/15@STL4000000
7/16@STL4110000
7/17@STL1100000
Two Week Schedule
JULY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14
@CHC
L3-8
15
@STL
L0-7
16
@STL
W3-1
17
@STL
L5-6
18
19
PHI
7:05 pm
20
PHI
7:05 pm
21
PHI
1:35 pm
22
STL
7:05 pm
23
STL
7:05 pm
24
STL
7:05 pm
25
STL
12:35 pm
26
@NYM
7:10 pm
27
@NYM
7:10 pm
Fantasy Points by Week
32

22

15

19

25

35

40

28

29

15

32

15

20

46

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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016PIT451281835319211901 .368 .406 .273
2017PIT1595497514026906611724 .334 .466 .255
2018PIT1485017413112627710425 .357 .411 .261
2019PIT94358711052784438601 .367 .623 .293
Total 446153623841168255207326411 .352 .480 .268
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2016PIT1B231917415714311 .983
2016PITOF16141817010 .944
2017PIT1B147139123511398610116 .992
2018PIT1B1371351110102183690 .995
2019PIT1B898972466059559 .993
Total  4093963261299424225276 .992
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2016PIT805230004
2017PIT266256401415
2018PIT314206500212
2019PIT31322360277
Total 961373718031338
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
2016AAA-Indianapolis114421571242341460577437 .382 .468 .295
Total 487185626356211119442852093052318 .370 .454 .303
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/240
Birthdate:
8/14/1992
Age:
26
Hometown:
Irving, TX
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:

MLB Experience:
4