Tag: Josh Bell
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 […]
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...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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...
PITTSBURGH -- I asked about a month ago if it was too early to adjust our expectations for the Pirates. At that time, the team...
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 […]