• Full name Michael Joseph Bell
  • Born 03/30/1985 in Santa Rosa, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Grayson CC
  • Drafted in the 15th round (445th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2005.
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    Bell caused a bit of a sensation when he joined Wareham late in the Cape Cod League season last summer. He had been playing with a junior college all-star team that traveled to Japan, and by the time he arrived on the Cape most scouts had moved on. Bell hit .357 in the final two weeks, earning comparisons to former Gatemen star Aaron Hill. Currently a shortstop, Bell has tried catching at Grayson County and likely will play third base as a pro. His bat is his ticket, and he was hitting .441 in late May while ranking third among national juco players in RBIs (77) and eighth in homers (14). He runs well and has a strong arm, though it can be erratic. One scout calls him a poor man's Cliff Pennington with more strength. Bell has no four-year college option after his juco eligibility expires this year, so he should be quick to sign.

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