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Josh Bell
Name: Joshua L. Bell
Born: Nov 13, 1986 in Rockford, IL
High School: Santaluces HS, Lantana, Fla.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 230 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
Drafted in the 4th round (136th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2005 (signed for $212,000)
At the outset of the season, Bell was considered one of the country's most intriguing prospects. He made a name for himself last summer at the East Coast Showcase, where he displayed plus raw power and ranked as one of the event's top 10 prospects. But he never looked comfortable at the plate this spring. His approach changed from game to game and he homered just twice in 106 at-bats. Bell has much more power than his stats indicate. When he widens his stance and remains balanced, his swing from both sides of the plate generates good leverage and he hits to all fields with loft. He doesn't figure to hit for a high average, but his plus power tool might entice a team to draft him in the first five rounds. He played shortstop in high school, but his speed and range profile better at third base. Scouts were disappointed that he had not improved his body during the offseason, as his lower half hinders his mobility. He has plenty of arm and his hands are adequate. Consensus suggests he's ready to begin his pro career.
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