Bell insists that he's honoring his commitment to Texas.
If Major League Baseball decides to install a hard slotting system in the draft after this year, it will be a massive blow to the Pittsburgh Pirates, who have spent the most on draft bonuses in the last three years, and look to spend big again this year. For the second year in a row, the Pirates saw a projected top 10 pick fall to them in the second round, entirely due to signability issues. For the second year in a row, the Pirates took that player, ignoring the high price tag that caused him to fall to them.
Josh Bell was ranked as the 15th best prospect in the draft by Baseball America coming in to this week. He's a switch hitting outfielder who has a great bat, with plus hitting skills and plus power from both sides ...
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