Josh Bell could crack a top 100 prospect list next year.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have a lot of top prospects in their system. Jameson Taillon and Gregory Polanco have emerged as consensus top 25 prospects in baseball. Alen Hanson and Tyler Glasnow are both getting attention as top 50 prospects. Austin Meadows and Reese McGuire will most likely crack a lot of top 100 lists next year. Nick Kingham could also challenge for the back end of a few top 100 lists, while Luis Heredia has been on some lists before, and could remain depending on how people see his upside.
One player who has been overlooked has been Josh Bell. The outfielder was considered a top 100 prospect prior to the 2012 season, but missed most of the year with a knee injury. Bell could be back on at least one top 100 list, as Jim Callis says that he is close to the MLB.com top 100 list for 2014.
Callis notes that Bell has been passed up and overshadowed the last two years. He points out that Gregory Polanco and Alen ...
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