The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Monday afternoon that Josh Bell has been named as the National League Player of the Week for May 13-19.
Bell hit .407/.484/.889 last week in 25 at-bats, with four homers and ten RBIs. On the season, he is hitting .333/.404/.697 in 44 games. He’s tied for the Major League lead with 44 RBIs and he’s also tied four fourth with 14 homers. Bell hit just 12 home runs all of last season.
Bell is the first Pirates player to win Player of the Week since Jameson Taillon last April, and he’s the first position player to win since Andrew McCutchen during the final week of the 2017 season.