Comments on: Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Top Prospects: #4 – Josh Bell http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-top-prospects-4-josh-bell.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 22 May 2014 00:30:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-top-prospects-4-josh-bell.html#comment-11395 Wed, 21 Dec 2011 19:35:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22551#comment-11395 I guess it just depends how he does, he destroys at West Virginia next year the Pirates could be aggressive with him like they did with Matt Curry.

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By: john.alcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-top-prospects-4-josh-bell.html#comment-11394 Wed, 21 Dec 2011 12:56:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22551#comment-11394 Baseball prospectus did a study on this last year (wish I still had the link). If I recall we were among the fastest teams in getting pitchers to the bigs (fewest MiLB innings), but among the slowest with position prospects (most MiLB ab’s). There were many caveats due to the fact that they just looked at a 5 or 7 year window and most of that time was the DL era where we picked a lot of college pitchers who would be expected to move faster. That said it was the only comp I’ve ever seen on the subject.

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By: Murray Passarieu http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-top-prospects-4-josh-bell.html#comment-11393 Wed, 21 Dec 2011 12:35:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22551#comment-11393 I agree Tim.  I love these reports, but I’m really hoping Bell can be up before 2015!!!  It seems like all our prospects take longer to develop than other teams.  It’s probably just my impatience, but still, if he’s that great why can’t he be up when he’s 20 or 21?  It’s not like that would be unprecedented.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-top-prospects-4-josh-bell.html#comment-11391 Tue, 20 Dec 2011 21:44:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22551#comment-11391 Tim, I like these top ten reports and I am anxiously awaiting my prospect guide. Last years guide is always within reach and I have read it cover to cover at least 10 times. this site seems to get better and better every day. Keep up the good work and I look forward to reading reports from you, Kevin, Wilbur, Nancy, etc. throughout the season!!!!!

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-top-prospects-4-josh-bell.html#comment-11390 Tue, 20 Dec 2011 21:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22551#comment-11390 If Taillon can add a mean streak to his mound presence he could become a Josh Beckett type pitcher for us and turn out to be better then Cole. Right now, I think Cole has a slight edge over Taillon for top prospect, but if Taillon adds that mean streak he will be the better of the two in my opinion…

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-top-prospects-4-josh-bell.html#comment-11389 Tue, 20 Dec 2011 19:04:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22551#comment-11389 So that leaves Cole, Taillon, and Marte….Or Taillon, Cole, Marte. Personally I feel Cole will be the better top of the rotation candidate.

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