Josh Bell

Josh Bell

1B - PIT
Age: 26Bats: BThrows: R

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Josh Bell clobbers two home runs in win Tuesday

Josh Bell went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and four RBI in the Pirates' 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact

Bell had the makings of a breakout early on, but he's looking better than anyone could've anticipated. His 28.6% HR/FB ratio will certainly drop, but the changes in launch angle and increase in average exit velocity have made a world of difference. Bell now has a monster .329/.401/.692 triple slash on the year.

Elliott Baas4 days ago
Josh Bell drives in five in monster performance Sunday

Josh Bell went 4-for-4 with a three-run homer, a double, five RBI, and three runs scored in the Pirates' 10-6 win over the Pirates on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

Bell continued his breakout effort with a huge performance in this one, and now has a .319 AVG along with 10 homers and a .341 ISO. Bell is shaping up to be one of the best draft day values thus far. His 94.6 MPH average exit velocity and .413 xwOBA suggest everything he's doing is sustainable.

Elliott Baas6 days ago
Josh Bell homers and doubles in loss Wednesday

Josh Bell went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run homer in the Pirates' 9-6 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

Bell has quietly been one of the best breakouts of 2019. He's already topped last year's home run total, and his .295/.371/.648 triple slash is All-Star level. Regression is coming, but Bell's increased his average launch angle by two degrees and is crushing the ball with a 94.1 MPH average exit velocity. Both of those changes suggest that the power is here to stay.

Elliott Baas1 week ago
Josh Bell homers twice in victory Saturday

Josh Bell went 2-for-3 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in the Pirates' 6-4 win over the Athletics on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact

Bell has been a monster at the plate this season, owning a .291/.370/.627 triple slash with eight home runs and a .336 ISO in 127 PA. His breakout is supported by a 10% jump in hard hit rate and a 5% jump in flyball rate. Bell won't maintain a 20.7% HR/FB ratio all season, especially not while playing in Pittsburgh, but he should be a solid contributor all year long.

Elliott Baas2 weeks ago
Josh Bell has a big game in Tuesday's victory

Josh Bell went 2-for-5 with a double, a walk, and two RBI as the Pirates beaat the Rangers 6-4 in 11 innings on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact

The 26-year-old has been great this year, hitting .286 with a .955 OPS. He already has six homers and 21 RBI here on the first of May, and it looks like he'll be a fantasy contributor all season long.