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Josh Bell
AVG HR RBI
.243 9 20
Team: PittsburghHt / Wt: 6-2 / 230 NFBC ADP: 304.23
Position: 1BBorn: 8/14/1992 Birthplace: Irving, Texas
Bats/Throws: S/R Draft: 2nd Round by Pirates (2011)


Latest News
May 24 10:28 AM PT11:28 AM MT12:28 PM CT1:28 PM ET13:28 ET17:28 GMT1:28 10:28 AM MST12:28 PM EST12:58 PM VEN21:28 UAE12:28 PM CT-Josh Bell went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI Tuesday as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Atlanta Braves 6-5. Bell scored twice. He ended the game with a .254 batting average.
Analysis: Bell is hitting .314 with four homers, four doubles and 11 RBIs over his last 11 games.
May 23 9:04 PM PT10:04 PM MT11:04 PM CT12:04 AM ET0:04 ET4:04 GMT12:04 9:04 PM MST11:04 PM EST11:34 PM VEN8:04 UAE11:04 PM CT-Josh Bell went 1 for 3 Monday as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Atlanta Braves 5-2. Bell scored once. He ended the game with a .246 batting average.
May 21 2:21 PM PT3:21 PM MT4:21 PM CT5:21 PM ET17:21 ET21:21 GMT5:21 2:21 PM MST4:21 PM EST4:51 PM VEN1:21 UAE (+1)4:21 PM CT-Josh Bell went 0 for 2 Sunday as the Pittsburgh Pirates topped the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0. He ended the game with a .244 batting average.
May 20 4:28 PM PT5:28 PM MT6:28 PM CT7:28 PM ET19:28 ET23:28 GMT7:28 4:28 PM MST6:28 PM EST6:58 PM VEN3:28 UAE (+1)6:28 PM CT-Josh Bell went 0 for 4 Saturday as the Pittsburgh Pirates topped the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3. He ended the game with a .248 batting average.
May 19 7:28 PM PT8:28 PM MT9:28 PM CT10:28 PM ET22:28 ET2:28 GMT10:28 7:28 PM MST9:28 PM EST9:58 PM VEN6:28 UAE (+1)9:28 PM CT-Josh Bell went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI Friday as the Pittsburgh Pirates fell to the Philadelphia Phillies 7-2. Bell scored once. He ended the game with a .256 batting average.
Analysis: Bell is 8 for 22 with four homers, three doubles and 10 RBIs over a seven-game hit streak.
May 18 1:24 PM PT2:24 PM MT3:24 PM CT4:24 PM ET16:24 ET20:24 GMT4:24 1:24 PM MST3:24 PM EST3:54 PM VEN0:24 UAE (+1)3:24 PM CT-Josh Bell went 1 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs Thursday as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 10-4. The homer was his ninth of the season. He ended the game with a .248 batting average.
Analysis: Bell homered for the second straight game and for the fourth time in his last six contests. He's had one hit in each of those six games, with the other two being doubles, and has driven in nine runs.
May 17 8:51 PM PT9:51 PM MT10:51 PM CT11:51 PM ET23:51 ET3:51 GMT11:51 8:51 PM MST10:51 PM EST11:21 PM VEN7:51 UAE (+1)10:51 PM CT-Josh Bell went 1 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs Wednesday as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 6-1. He ended the game with a .246 batting average.
Analysis: Bell has hit three of his eight homers in the last five games. His other two hits in that span were doubles.
May 16 7:53 PM PT8:53 PM MT9:53 PM CT10:53 PM ET22:53 ET2:53 GMT10:53 7:53 PM MST9:53 PM EST10:23 PM VEN6:53 UAE (+1)9:53 PM CT-Josh Bell went 1 for 4 with a double Tuesday as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Washington Nationals 8-4. Bell scored once. He ended the game with a .244 batting average.
May 15 6:57 AM PT7:57 AM MT8:57 AM CT9:57 AM ET9:57 ET13:57 GMT21:57 6:57 AM MST8:57 AM EST9:27 AM VEN17:57 UAE8:57 AM CT-Josh Bell went 1 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs Sunday as the Pittsburgh Pirates topped the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4. The homer was his seventh of the season. He ended the game with a .243 batting average.
May 14 9:06 AM PT10:06 AM MT11:06 AM CT12:06 PM ET12:06 ET16:06 GMT0:06 9:06 AM MST11:06 AM EST11:36 AM VEN20:06 UAE11:06 AM CT-Josh Bell went 1 for 2 with a double Saturday as the Pittsburgh Pirates topped the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3. He ended the game with a .241 batting average.
May 13 10:08 AM PT11:08 AM MT12:08 PM CT1:08 PM ET13:08 ET17:08 GMT1:08 10:08 AM MST12:08 PM EST12:38 PM VEN21:08 UAE12:08 PM CT-Josh Bell went 1 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs Friday as the Pittsburgh Pirates fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-4. The homer was his sixth of the season. He ended the game with a .236 batting average.
Analysis: Bell had entered the day in an 0-for-14 slump and didn't even start two of Pittsburgh's previous three games.
May 12 8:27 AM PT9:27 AM MT10:27 AM CT11:27 AM ET11:27 ET15:27 GMT23:27 8:27 AM MST10:27 AM EST10:57 AM VEN19:27 UAE10:27 AM CT-Josh Bell went 0 for 1 Thursday as the Pittsburgh Pirates fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1. He ended the game with a .234 batting average.
May 11 8:32 AM PT9:32 AM MT10:32 AM CT11:32 AM ET11:32 ET15:32 GMT23:32 8:32 AM MST10:32 AM EST11:02 AM VEN19:32 UAE10:32 AM CT-Josh Bell went 0 for 4 Wednesday as the Pittsburgh Pirates fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2. He ended the game with a .236 batting average.
May 10 1:25 PM PT2:25 PM MT3:25 PM CT4:25 PM ET16:25 ET20:25 GMT4:25 1:25 PM MST3:25 PM EST3:55 PM VEN0:25 UAE (+1)3:25 PM CT-Josh Bell went 0 for 1 Tuesday as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3. He ended the game with a .245 batting average.
May 9 8:40 AM PT9:40 AM MT10:40 AM CT11:40 AM ET11:40 ET15:40 GMT23:40 8:40 AM MST10:40 AM EST11:10 AM VEN19:40 UAE10:40 AM CT-Josh Bell went 0 for 4 Monday as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 12-1. He ended the game with a .248 batting average.
May 7 3:37 PM PT4:37 PM MT5:37 PM CT6:37 PM ET18:37 ET22:37 GMT6:37 3:37 PM MST5:37 PM EST6:07 PM VEN2:37 UAE (+1)5:37 PM CT-Josh Bell went 0 for 4 Sunday as the Pittsburgh Pirates fell to the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2. He ended the game with a .258 batting average.
May 6 7:41 PM PT8:41 PM MT9:41 PM CT10:41 PM ET22:41 ET2:41 GMT10:41 7:41 PM MST9:41 PM EST10:11 PM VEN6:41 UAE (+1)9:41 PM CT-Josh Bell went 2 for 4 with a double Saturday as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1. Bell scored once. He ended the game with a .269 batting average.
Analysis: Bell is hitting .351 in his last 10 games.
May 6 9:45 PM PT10:45 PM MT11:45 PM CT12:45 AM ET0:45 ET4:45 GMT12:45 9:45 PM MST11:45 PM EST12:15 AM VEN8:45 UAE11:45 PM CT-Josh Bell went 2 for 4 with a double, a home run and an RBI Friday as the Pittsburgh Pirates topped the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0. The homer was his fifth of the season. Bell scored twice. He ended the game with a .258 batting average.
May 4 1:42 PM PT2:42 PM MT3:42 PM CT4:42 PM ET16:42 ET20:42 GMT4:42 1:42 PM MST3:42 PM EST4:12 PM VEN0:42 UAE (+1)3:42 PM CT-Josh Bell went 2 for 4 with a double Thursday as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Cincinnati Reds 4-2. Bell scored once. He ended the game with a .247 batting average.
Analysis: Bell is 9 for 29 (.310) with two homers, three RBIs and six runs over his last eight games.
May 3 8:27 PM PT9:27 PM MT10:27 PM CT11:27 PM ET23:27 ET3:27 GMT11:27 8:27 PM MST10:27 PM EST10:57 PM VEN7:27 UAE (+1)10:27 PM CT-Josh Bell went 1 for 3 Wednesday as the Pittsburgh Pirates fell to the Cincinnati Reds 7-2. He ended the game with a .235 batting average.
May 2 7:21 PM PT8:21 PM MT9:21 PM CT10:21 PM ET22:21 ET2:21 GMT10:21 7:21 PM MST9:21 PM EST9:51 PM VEN6:21 UAE (+1)9:21 PM CT-Josh Bell went 0 for 5 Tuesday as the Pittsburgh Pirates topped the Cincinnati Reds 12-3. He ended the game with a .231 batting average.
May 1 8:21 PM PT9:21 PM MT10:21 PM CT11:21 PM ET23:21 ET3:21 GMT11:21 8:21 PM MST10:21 PM EST10:51 PM VEN7:21 UAE (+1)10:21 PM CT-Josh Bell went 0 for 3 Monday as the Pittsburgh Pirates fell to the Cincinnati Reds 4-3. He ended the game with a .247 batting average.
Analysis: Bell had hit safely in his previous four games while going 6 for 14 with two homers, three RBIs and five runs scored.
Apr. 30 6:30 PM PT7:30 PM MT8:30 PM CT9:30 PM ET21:30 ET1:30 GMT9:30 6:30 PM MST8:30 PM EST9:00 PM VEN5:30 UAE (+1)8:30 PM CT-Josh Bell went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs Sunday as the Pittsburgh Pirates fell to the Miami Marlins 10-3. The homer was his fourth of the season. Bell stole a base. He ended the game with a .257 batting average.
Analysis: Bell is starting to see the ball better, going 6 for 14 with two homers and three walks in his last four games.
Apr. 29 7:22 PM PT8:22 PM MT9:22 PM CT10:22 PM ET22:22 ET2:22 GMT10:22 7:22 PM MST9:22 PM EST9:52 PM VEN6:22 UAE (+1)9:22 PM CT-Josh Bell went 1 for 4 Saturday as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Miami Marlins 4-0. Bell scored once. He ended the game with a .242 batting average.
Apr. 29 11:43 PM PT12:43 AM MT1:43 AM CT2:43 AM ET2:43 ET6:43 GMT14:43 11:43 PM MST1:43 AM EST2:13 AM VEN10:43 UAE1:43 AM CT-Josh Bell went 1 for 3 Friday as the Pittsburgh Pirates topped the Miami Marlins 12-2. Bell scored once. He ended the game with a .242 batting average.
Apr. 27 9:41 PM PT10:41 PM MT11:41 PM CT12:41 AM ET0:41 ET4:41 GMT12:41 9:41 PM MST11:41 PM EST12:11 AM VEN8:41 UAE11:41 PM CT-Bell hit his third homer of the season Wednesday in a win over the Cubs.
Analysis: Bell has reaches base in 11 straight games, going 10 for 30 with three homers, five RBIs, five runs and five walks.
Apr. 21 8:00 PM PT9:00 PM MT10:00 PM CT11:00 PM ET23:00 ET3:00 GMT11:00 8:00 PM MST10:00 PM EST10:30 PM VEN7:00 UAE (+1)10:00 PM CT-Bell homered for the second straight game Friday, hitting a two-run shot against the Yankees.
Analysis: He's 5 for 15 over his last four games after hitting .156 in his first 12.
Apr. 19 5:38 PM PT6:38 PM MT7:38 PM CT8:38 PM ET20:38 ET0:38 GMT8:38 5:38 PM MST7:38 PM EST8:08 PM VEN4:38 UAE (+1)7:38 PM CT-Bell hit his first homer of the season Wednesday in St. Louis.
Analysis: He's 4 for 12 over his last three games after hitting .156 in his first 12.
Feb. 1 2:47 PM PT3:47 PM MT4:47 PM CT5:47 PM ET17:47 ET22:47 GMT6:47 3:47 PM MST5:47 PM EST6:17 PM VEN2:47 UAE (+1)4:47 PM CT-Bell underwent left knee surgery on Wednesday and could miss the start of spring training later this month. Bell told the team last month he was dealing with discomfort in the knee. Team doctors recommended surgery to remove a loose body they believe was causing the problem. Bell is expected to return to baseball activities in two to four weeks.
Analysis: The 24-year-old Bell, a second-round pick by the Pirates in 2011, hit .273 with three home runs and 19 RBIs in 45 games in 2016 after making his big-league debut on July 8. He is expected to compete for playing time at first, though he also saw time in right field last season.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2016 Pit 45 128 18 35 8 0 3 19 21 19 0 1 .273 .368 .406
2017 Pit 47 148 22 36 9 0 9 20 19 32 1 1 .243 .333 .486
Career 92 276 40 71 17 0 12 39 40 51 1 2 .257 .350 .449


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