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Josh Bell

#55 | DH/1B/RF
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Josh Bell
Name: Joshua Evan Bell
Born: Aug 14, 1992 in Irving, TX
High School: Dallas Jesuit HS
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 250 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (61st overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011 (signed for $5,000,000)
Bell has the most usable power among high school players in the 2011 draft, and he provides it from both sides of the plate. He has been switch-hitting since he was 5 years old, and he's equally effective from both sides of the plate. Armed with quick hands, strength and an advanced approach, the 6-foot-3, 206-pounder projects as a plus hitter for both average and power. A cracked left kneecap prevented him from proving himself on the showcase circuit last summer, but he recovered to star at the World Wood Bat Championship in October. Bell's other tools aren't as dynamic as his bat, and he'll have to move from center field once he turns pro, but he profiles nicely as a corner outfielder. He's an average runner who may have enough arm strength to play right field. Bell is a good student whose mother is a college professor and who will be advised by the Boras Corp., so it may cost a team dearly to pry him away from a Texas scholarship. His offensive upside still will draw plenty of suitors in the middle of the first round.
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