MLB Pipeline continued their top ten rankings today with first baseman and Josh Bell grabbed the top spot among all prospects at the position. Bell just switched to the position in the Fall Instructional League in 2014, then got some in-game action during the Arizona Fall League. He didn’t make the list for his glove though, Bell’s bat got him the top ranking. He led the Florida State League last year in OPS and hit .287/.343/.309 after being promoted to Altoona following the All-Star break.
Bell will start at first base in Altoona this year and should see Pittsburgh by mid-2016 at the latest. In the video posted in the link above, the switch-hitting Bell is praised for his approach at the plate, which will allow him to hit for average and power from both sides.