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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.
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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|Sun, Sep 27||@ CLE||-||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000||.200||.200|
|Sat, Sep 26||@ CLE||-||4||1||2||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||.500||.500||1.000|
|Fri, Sep 25||@ CLE||-||3||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||0||.333||.500||.833|
|Thu, Sep 24||vs. CHC||-||3||1||1||0||0||1||2||1||0||0||.333||.500||1.833|
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