All posts tagged "Josh Bell"

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    Prospect Watch: Big Night from Alex Dickerson

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    Why Has Josh Bell’s Rehab Taken So Long?

    Josh Bell is still experiencing swelling in his knee. One of the most anticipated debuts this year was the pro debut by Josh Bell, who signed for $5 M as a second round pick in the 2011 draft, and was slated to start off in West Virginia. That debut ended up being...

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    Pirates Have Six in John Sickels’ Top 120

    John Sickels of Minor League Ball has released his mid-season top 120 prospect list today, and ranks six Pittsburgh Pirates prospects in the first 77 spots. The rankings don't include 2012 draft picks, so you won't find Mark Appel on there. They have also been adjusted to remove guys who have exceeded...

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    Prospect Notebook: Heredia Will Face a Huge Test in State College

    Luis Heredia will begin the 2012 season in State College, which is an aggressive push for a player at his age. Heredia is 17 this year, and won’t turn 18 until the middle of August, when the short-season league will be coming close to the end of the season. The New York...

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    Prospect Notebook: Battles in the Top 20 Prospect Rankings

    On Friday we released the 2012 Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects list. The list not only looked at the placements of the new draft picks, but also looked at the updated rankings after the first half of the minor league season. The rankings are gathered by taking the average of five different top...

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    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects

    Now that the 2012 Draft is over, it’s time to update the Pittsburgh Pirates top 20 prospect rankings. This update not only takes in to consideration where the new draft picks fall in to the system, but where the current players rank after two months in the 2012 season. I put a...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Cole and Taillon On the Right Track For Double-A

    Top pitching prospects Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon are both off to strong starts in high-A Bradenton. ¬†After Sunday’s start, Cole has a 3.54 ERA in 28 innings during his first professional season, with a 34:10 K/BB ratio. He has struck out at least a batter an inning in each of his...

  • Analysis
    Josh Bell Leaves Game After Feeling Tweak in Left Knee

    Pittsburgh Pirates outfield prospect Josh Bell left the West Virginia Power game tonight after feeling a tweak in his left knee rounding first base. The 2011 second round pick singled to center field with two outs in the third inning, but pulled up rounding first, and was tagged out between first and...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Hunter Strickland’s Return to the Mound

    In 2009 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded first baseman Adam LaRoche to the Boston Red Sox. In return they received Triple-A shortstop Argenis Diaz, and low-A right handed pitcher Hunter Strickland. Strickland was in the middle of a strong season. He had a 3.35 ERA in 83.1 innings for the Red Sox low-A...

  • Season Previews
    2012 West Virginia Power Season Preview

    The 2012 West Virginia Power will feature one of the most interesting teams to watch in the Pittsburgh Pirates' minor league system this year, with a lot of high upside prospects at the level. The team will open with three top ten prospects in Josh Bell, Stetson Allie, and Nick Kingham. High...

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