Josh Bell Pittsburgh Pirates

Age: 26 (August 14, 1992) | 6' 4" | 235lbs. | Bats: Both 1B-137 DH-1 PH-12
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
PIT AA 2015 96 368 47 113 44 50 17 6 5 60 7 4 .307 .376 .427 10 12 .335 n/a
PIT AAA 2015 35 121 20 42 21 15 7 3 2 18 2 0 .347 .441 .504 14 10 .377 n/a
PIT NL 2016 45 128 18 35 21 19 8 0 3 19 0 1 .273 .368 .406 14 13 .294 50/21/29 4 4
PIT NL 2017 159 549 75 140 66 117 26 6 26 90 2 4 .255 .334 .466 11 19 .278 51/18/31 18 17
PIT NL 2018 148 501 74 131 77 104 31 4 12 62 2 5 .261 .357 .411 13 18 .305 49/19/33 13 15
PIT NL 2019 44 165 31 55 20 41 14 2 14 44 0 1 .333 .404 .697 11 22 .366 40/23/37 14 13
Career 4yrs 396 1343 198 361 184 281 79 12 55 215 4 11 .269 .355 .468 12 18 .300 n/a
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And the deluge continues - suddenly on pace for a 30+ type year.

Over his last 3 weeks, hitting. .375 with 8 HR and 23 RBI.

I had questions over keeping him at $17 ... now definitely wishing I'd extended him!

Phil Ponebshek Texpope

Ever since I cast aspersions, he's been pounding the pea. Two singles, a double and homer yesterday to plate five. Eighteen hits, ten for extra bases, four times touching them all, knocking in 15 in his last 11 games. Nine runs, if you play in 5x5. Five free passes, if you're in an enlightened league that has switched to OBP.

Thanks to all those runs, he's earned $8 in 5x5, same as 4x4.

Before we get the stat feed.

Alex Patton Alex

Grounded out to first in his first AB with no one one, then fanned in his next three AB, the second with runners at the corner and one out, the fourth with runners on first and second, two outs, the team trailing 2-1 in the 8th. Never took anything less than a mighty a cut. Pathetic, if you ask me. 

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 24

Josh Bell (1B) PIT - Mar. 24

Manager Clint Hurdle said Bell will "absolutely" be the Pirates' cleanup hitter in 2019, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Bell has primarily hit fourth throughout his career, so this should be nothing new for him. The first baseman owns a .200/.231/.360 with a pair of homers through 17 games this spring.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 25

Another way to put it: the bids are limits. On your sheet your limits should add up to the league's budget. If you buy every player at your limit, in theory you don't get any profits and your team finishes exactly in the middle.

That's the theory. In practice, you of course could go over limit for every player and still finish first if enough of your players end up having better years than anyone expects (except you).

Real-Joker is talking about John Benson's optimum bids. They did not add up to league budgets. As a result, quite a few Bensonites found themselves with money to spare at the end. I doubt they still do.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 11

For me, put it this way. You want him. Hope it doesn't take $20 (and I'll have to cogitate whether I'd go that far) but there is a $25 season coming. This year? Maybe.

Plus, first base is terrible. And Bell is not. Plus he's better in OBP leagues. All things to consider.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 11

Megary has a sharp eye.  Probably a Benson-bump.  Age 26.

John Hobbs Real-Joker
Mar 11

I'm confused here.  Seems like these bets are taking out any chance for profit.  There is some good in those interior K and BB numbers but considering the hype is pretty low, I find it hard to believe anyone would have to pay for the upside.

12-14 seems more reasonable.

Gary Cruciani Megary
Mar 10
Fangraphs: WAR 0.9 Bat 8 Field -5 Run -3 HR/FB 9% Pull 34% Hard 34%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18