Tag: Josh Bell

Cole Tucker and the Pirates’ Super Two History

Count me among the many, many fans who were shocked when they saw the news that Cole Tucker was called up to start at shortstop less than a month into the season. Tucker has always been a hard prospect to pin down. At first, many thought he appeared to be an overdraft in the first […]
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Williams: This is the Josh Bell We’ve Been Waiting For

There's nothing better than watching a highly regarded prospect come up and make an immediate impact in the majors. The jump to the majors...

Josh Bell Named NL Player of the Week

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 […]
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Josh Bell is Showing a Lot of Encouraging Signs at the...

One of the big bright spots on the team early this season has been the offensive emergence from Josh Bell. At the time of this writing, Bell has a .309/.381/.600 line with three homers in 63 plate appearances. Those 63 plate appearances represent a low number, far below what you’d want to see to call […]
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This Singular Approach is One of the Keys For Josh Bell’s...

BRADENTON, Fla. – When the Pirates were searching for a hitting coach, I was only half-joking when I suggested their interview would start with a question of “How would you tap into Josh Bell’s offensive upside?” I don’t know if that was an actual interview question or topic. I do know that out of everyone […]
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Pirates Activate Josh Bell from Disabled List; Option Jose Osuna

Prior to Wednesday’s game in Colorado, the Pittsburgh Pirates activated Josh Bell from the 10-day disabled list. To make room on the 25-man roster, they optioned Jose Osuna to Indianapolis. Bell was placed on the disabled list on July 28th with a left oblique strain. He batted once on July 27th before leaving the game […]
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Pirates Place Josh Bell on Disabled List; Recall Jose Osuna

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed first baseman Josh Bell on the 10-day disabled list due to a left oblique strain. Bell was injured during an at-bat in the second inning of yesterday’s game and did not come back out on defense in the top of the third. The Pirates have recalled Jose Osuna from Indianapolis […]
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Gajtka: Team Keeping Up In NL, But Young Pedigreed Pirates Still...

I was not (completely) correct in my analysis. You might recall my opening day column, referring to the Pirates' "vanilla veterans" and how it was...

Gajtka: Forget What We Think. Do The Pirates Expect To Keep...

PITTSBURGH -- I asked about a month ago if it was too early to adjust our expectations for the Pirates. At that time, the team...

How Pirates’ Various Successes Can Feed Off One Another

PITTSBURGH — Baseball is a team sport, but not necessarily a synergistic one. A batting lineup can run hot or cold, but that has little impact on how well arms and gloves can limit the opposition. There can easily be a disconnect between scoring and defending, perhaps more so than any other team sport. Even […]
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