Comments on: Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Top Prospects: #6 – Josh Bell http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/pittsburgh-pirates-2013-top-prospects-6-josh-bell.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:25:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/pittsburgh-pirates-2013-top-prospects-6-josh-bell.html#comment-24141 Sat, 26 Jan 2013 12:50:31 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46068#comment-24141 I just don’t see any reason for him to be thrown into high-A already. He only had about a months worth of playing time in West Virginia last year. I think they’ll definitely have him in extended spring training, they seem to like to do that with their top guys, but even if he’s completely tearing up low-A, I’d prefer he actually get somet time there. At least half a season if he’s doing well.

When scouts and reporters talk about prospect development being non-linear, Bell’s situation matches that perfectly. Let him work out his issues with the change-up and even the weather, to a lesser degree. He’ll still only be what, 20 this season?

He still has a long way to go, so I don’t see any point in rushing him in the opening stages of his career.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/pittsburgh-pirates-2013-top-prospects-6-josh-bell.html#comment-24140 Sat, 26 Jan 2013 12:26:40 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46068#comment-24140 Developmentally, he should probably return to Lo A West Virginia, but with the knee issue I would prefer he stay at extended ST in Bradenton, and possibly put him with Polanco, Osuna, and Hanson at Hi A. Bell struggled at Lo A but batted .274.

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By: japple2298 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/pittsburgh-pirates-2013-top-prospects-6-josh-bell.html#comment-24111 Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:38:21 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46068#comment-24111 GOOD ONE LEE !!!!

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/pittsburgh-pirates-2013-top-prospects-6-josh-bell.html#comment-24108 Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:02:25 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46068#comment-24108 Whaddaya mean “Even if he never makes the majors,”

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DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT EVER SAYING THAT AGAIN!!!!!!

:) :)

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