Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pirates take Josh Bell with 61st pick

 Josh Bell of Jesuit College Prep was selected 61st overall by the Pirates

An interesting choice, but he may be difficult to sign due to his commitment to the University of Texas. If he does sign, he is likely to become one of the top hitting prospects in the Pirates organization, perhaps behind Tony Sanchez and Starling Marte. He will probably be assigned to Low-A State College if he signs. The key will be getting him to agree to sign, however. The Pirates were able to pull it off with Stetson Allie last year, perhaps they can repeat it with Bell. Bell is the power hitter that I had hoped the Pirates would take with Rendon, so hopefully they are able to convince him to sign.


Name: Josh Bell
School: Jesuit College Prep (Texas)
Birthdate: 08/12/1992
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 195 lbs.
Bats: S
Throws: R
AVG: .552
OBP: .687
SLG: 1.073
OPS: 1.760
R: 57
RBI: 55
SB: 19
CS: 4

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