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Josh Bell

Josh Bell

1B - WSH
Age: 28Bats: BThrows: R

2021 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) H #97
Best / Worst #83 / #148
ADP #179

Ownership

 
Yahoo
73%
 
ESPN
78%

Eligibility

Yahoo 1B
ESPN 1B,DH
CBS 1B,DH
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Bell looked like a superstar in the making in the first half of 2019, but struggled for much of the second half of the season and then fell off a cliff in 2020. He slashed a mere .226/.305/.364 and hit only eight home runs. His strikeout and ground ball rates took massive jumps, while his walk rate and launch angle plummeted. Bell blamed his struggles on his swing getting long, and you could tell by how often he changed his stance and swing last year that he simply could not figure things out. Now with the Nationals, the 29-year-old Bell will have a chance to revive his career. We've seen the upside, so he's certainly worth drafting at a discount, but he's much more of a borderline corner infielder than a starting-caliber first baseman.

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Josh Bell avoids arbitration with the Nationals

Josh Bell and the Nationals avoid arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.35 million deal.

Fantasy Impact

Bell was traded to the Nationals during the offseason and is expected to be the team’s everyday 1B. He struggled in 2020, slashing .226/.305/.364 with eight home runs, 22 RBI and 22 runs scored across 223 plate appearances for the Pirates. Bell is one year removed from crushing 37 homers and considered an excellent bounce back candidate in 2021.

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Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Draft#131#69#2736
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Dynasty #119#89#891
Projections
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Projections (2021 Season)
ABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
4817713527326906912412.280.369.472.841
Stats
Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPSBABIP
2018PIT148501741313141262771042.261.357.411.768.305
2019PIT1435279414637337116741180.277.367.569.936.288
2020PIT5719522443082222590.226.305.364.669.273
Game Log
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Game Log
GameOPPScoreABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPOPS
Sun, Sep 27@ CLE-4000000010.000.200.200
Sat, Sep 26@ CLE-4120001000.500.5001.000
Fri, Sep 25@ CLE-3110000120.333.500.833
Thu, Sep 24vs. CHC-3110012100.333.5001.833
Game Schedule
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DateOppTimePitcherThrowsVBRMatchup
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