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Josh Bell
1B | B/T: S/R | 6' 4" 255LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2011 | Rd: 2, #61, Pittsburgh Pirates | Jesuit Col Prep (TX)
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 72 64 14 9 2 9 0 .141 .222 .281 .504
6 Seasons 2263 1964 297 505 88 318 4 .257 .345 .460 .804
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .141 2 9 0 .504
6 Seasons .257 88 318 4 .804

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2016 617 112 5 4.5 88.3 108.9 5.8 22.3 .252 .386 .339 .328 .316 41.2 12.5 13.8
2017 2551 436 28 6.4 87.6 112.4 8.6 28.9 .258 .425 .338 .329 .365 34.3 18.9 10.6
2018 2366 402 28 7 90.2 115.6 9.4 29.6 .255 .414 .337 .340 .360 39.3 17.8 13.2
2019 2442 416 53 12.7 92.4 116.2 13 34.9 .282 .555 .378 .382 .441 46.9 19.2 12.1
2020 857 140 12 8.6 91.7 114.2 5.9 24.3 .228 .381 .286 .297 .365 42.9 26.5 9.9
2021 273 46 5 10.9 92.4 111.4 1.4 21.7 .235 .423 .226 .324 .401 52.2 26.4 8.3
9106 1552 131 8.4 90.2 116.2 9.3 29.6 .259 .450 .340 .343 .382 40.8 19.3 11.8
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .363 35.2 21.9 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 148 57.1 39 34 8 4 3 0 1 12 23 .235 .268 .412 .462 .312 .360 94.7 -2 28.2 33.3
2021 Offspeed 60 23.2 23 22 0 0 0 0 0 6 16 .000 .193 .000 .325 .030 .239 90.6 1 31.3 35.3
2021 Breaking 51 19.7 6 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 .200 .220 .800 .573 .458 .382 88.8 1 50.0 9.1
2020 Fastballs 460 53.7 126 110 31 22 2 0 7 29 84 .282 .284 .491 .522 .356 .373 95.4 5 28.7 28.7
2020 Breaking 228 26.6 52 46 8 7 0 0 1 18 29 .174 .119 .239 .168 .224 .179 88.1 10 34.3 24.3
2020 Offspeed 169 19.7 41 39 5 4 1 0 0 12 27 .128 .196 .154 .233 .150 .214 84.0 3 46.2 32.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2016 50.9 18.8 25 5.4 25.9 26.8 47.3 2.7 38.4 16.1 22.3 3.6 4.5
2017 52.3 19.3 22.5 6 36.5 34.4 29.1 5 35.3 21.3 25.5 5.3 6.4
2018 49.8 22.6 21.4 6.2 32.6 39.1 28.4 3 37.6 23.4 22.4 6 7
2019 44 26.9 22.8 6.3 38.9 35.1 25.7 1.7 32.5 23.3 20.4 7.7 12.7
2020 56.4 15.7 22.9 5 36.4 37.1 26.4 2.1 43.6 19.3 22.9 3.6 8.6
2021 54.3 21.7 19.6 4.3 32.6 43.5 23.9 4.3 45.7 15.2 17.4 6.5 10.9
49.7 21.9 22.4 5.9 35.2 35.8 28.9 3.2 36.4 21.6 22.6 5.9 8.4
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Splitter -7.4 -1 8 2.9 2 0 0 0 40 0 0 .613 .989 .673 100
2021 Curveball 4.7 1 25 9.2 2 .5 2 1 60 0 0 .343 1.194 .618 50
2021 Slider 1.8 1 33 12.1 4 0 0 .4 50 25 11.1 .137 .159 .267 50
2021 Sinker -5 -2 40 14.7 7 .167 .333 .179 28.6 28.6 50 .253 .786 .472 80
2021 Cutter -5.3 -1 25 9.2 7 0 0 .3 31.3 28.6 25 .174 .197 .392 50
2021 Changeup -6.9 -4 52 19 21 0 0 .033 29.6 28.6 42.9 .151 .258 .198 35.7
2021 4-Seamer 2.9 3 90 33 29 .259 .444 .359 25.5 27.6 29.6 .276 .429 .327 52.6
2020 Splitter -4.8 0 6 0.7 3 0 0 0 40 33.3 25 .429 .512 .414 0
2020 Cutter 0.1 0 60 7 15 .231 .462 .3 23.5 20 25 .171 .426 .262 45.5
2020 Curveball -0.6 -1 103 12 23 .25 .4 .335 41 39.1 28.1 .14 .227 .225 45.5
2020 Slider -3.9 -5 125 14.6 29 .115 .115 .141 30 31 21.4 .103 .123 .143 27.8
2020 Sinker -0.2 0 121 14.1 33 .345 .483 .402 18.6 12.1 26.7 .346 .51 .408 68
2020 Changeup -3.2 -5 163 19 38 .139 .167 .164 46.6 28.9 33.3 .176 .21 .198 16
2020 4-Seamer 0.7 2 279 32.6 78 .265 .5 .366 33.1 28.2 29.7 .28 .546 .379 50
2019 Splitter 5.4 2 45 1.8 15 .333 .667 .42 33.3 20 20 .337 .742 .445 25
2019 Cutter 0.7 1 169 6.9 36 .226 .516 .343 20.7 16.7 11.8 .291 .499 .365 38.5
2019 Curveball 1.6 4 238 9.7 54 .261 .435 .373 25.8 18.5 12.5 .366 .596 .448 58.3
2019 Slider 2.1 7 304 12.4 83 .278 .681 .42 27.7 21.7 14.9 .277 .69 .418 50
2019 Sinker 2.3 10 419 17.2 107 .391 .736 .511 14.3 7.5 10.4 .386 .701 .492 57.5
2019 Changeup -1.2 -5 462 18.9 118 .208 .387 .293 38.6 22 21.5 .237 .406 .306 28
2019 4-Seamer 1.6 13 771 31.6 178 .273 .602 .393 22 25.3 21.5 .241 .528 .35 52.1
2018 Splitter 1.5 1 43 1.8 13 .364 .364 .385 23.5 15.4 20 .281 .433 .371 33.3
2018 Cutter 0.3 0 107 4.5 27 .182 .318 .302 21.7 18.5 17.9 .201 .244 .288 23.5
2018 Curveball -1.7 -4 249 10.5 49 .159 .205 .214 25.8 24.5 15.6 .189 .264 .249 21.9
2018 Changeup 0.4 1 300 12.7 63 .291 .309 .315 32 11.1 9.6 .228 .314 .277 20
2018 Slider 1.4 5 331 14 79 .221 .426 .341 40.3 36.7 21.5 .162 .276 .269 33.3
2018 Sinker 1.4 7 456 19.3 132 .31 .496 .399 16.8 12.9 19.5 .298 .5 .383 46.9
2018 4-Seamer 0.4 4 876 37 216 .269 .452 .359 19.8 14.8 13.9 .295 .501 .389 47.7
2018 N/A 1 0 0
2017 Knuckleball 2.7 0 13 0.5 3 .333 .667 .417 0 0 0 .332 .349 .299 0
2017 Splitter -1.8 -1 64 2.5 21 .158 .211 .212 44 38.1 42.1 .223 .255 .257 9.1
2017 Cutter -2 -3 129 5.1 33 .097 .29 .218 21.2 12.1 11.1 .243 .492 .328 33.3
2017 Curveball 2.8 6 222 8.7 41 .257 .543 .388 30.6 29.3 21.1 .248 .423 .344 30.4
2017 Slider 0 0 266 10.4 72 .169 .415 .276 34.9 40.3 23.6 .194 .378 .275 40.5
2017 Changeup 0 0 394 15.4 91 .229 .386 .32 29.3 14.3 12.1 .278 .374 .318 24.3
2017 Sinker 1.2 6 490 19.2 119 .337 .567 .434 17.9 14.3 16.7 .316 .535 .403 46
2017 4-Seamer -0.2 -2 960 37.6 231 .275 .471 .358 20 14.7 12.8 .254 .423 .326 34.1
2017 N/A 1 0 0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 137 574 -2 -2 7 2 5
2017 611 2538 0 -24 18 13 7
2018 579 2362 -4 -17 22 12 13
2019 592 2411 13 -16 19 15 31
2020 219 857 -10 -9 5 4 -9
2021 72 273 -3 -3 1 2 -3
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2016 617 46.3 71.8 85.9 21.8 70.1 43.7 34.9 44.6 18.2 6.8 76.9
2017 2551 45.5 66.9 81.1 24 65.4 43.4 25.2 43.6 23.5 6.3 82.5
2018 2366 43.7 68.5 81.6 23.1 61.2 43.3 27.8 43 24.4 6 78
2019 2442 41.7 77 80.2 27.5 63 42.1 38 48.1 25.3 5.2 87.3
2020 857 41.8 72.3 74.5 26.9 50.7 43.3 27.4 45.9 33.6 6 78.4
2021 273 44.7 78.7 75 25.8 53.8 38.8 34.7 49.5 31.1 8.4 87
9106 43.7 71.1 80.5 24.9 62 42.9 30.5 45.1 25.1 6 81.9
48.4 66.6 82.1 28.4 58.8 42.6 29 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2016 60
2017 53 51 48 47 61 60 50 42 42 60 69 47 56 7
2018 69 58 50 43 81 58 49 75 61 69 88 47 53 42
2019 92 88 93 92 92 94 88 95 88 67 86 45 48 16
2020 21 25 29 38 30 61 55 87 69 29 61 12 33 7
2021 39 32 40 49 33 38 67 88 87 30 46 25 23 86
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.6 37 35.4 2 14 22 18 48.6
2020 23.9 8 7.8 0 0 5 4 50
2021 23.1 2 1.6 0 1 1 1 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 37 38 38 40 39 31 34 38 34 36 36 38 26 29 36 40 29 37 34 38 22 34 32 39 37 41 39 34 37 34 41
2020 8 9 7 9 9 6 8 8 7 9 7 7 6 5 7 8 6 8 9 9 7 8 8 7 9 7 8 9 9 8 9
2021 2 1 3 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 2
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.3 87.6 -0.7 90.2 2.6 92.4 2.2 91.7 -0.7 92.4 0.7
Launch Angle 5.8 8.6 2.8 9.4 0.8 13 3.6 5.9 -7.1 1.4 -4.5
Barrel % 4.5 6.4 1.9 7 0.6 12.7 5.7 8.6 -4.1 10.9 2.3
Hard Hit % 41.2 34.3 -6.9 39.3 5 46.9 7.6 42.9 -4 52.2 9.3
Sweet Spot % 22.3 28.9 6.6 29.6 0.7 34.9 5.3 24.3 -10.6 21.7 -2.6
xBA .252 .258 0.006 .255 -0.003 .282 0.027 .228 -0.054 .235 0.007
BA .273 .255 -0.018 .261 0.006 .277 0.016 .226 -0.051 .141 -0.085
xwOBA .328 .329 0.001 .34 0.011 .382 0.042 .297 -0.085 .324 0.027
wOBA .339 .338 -0.001 .337 -0.001 .378 0.041 .286 -0.092 .226 -0.06
xSLG .386 .425 0.039 .414 -0.011 .555 0.141 .381 -0.174 .423 0.042
SLG .406 .466 0.06 .411 -0.055 .569 0.158 .364 -0.205 .281 -0.083
K% 12.5 18.9 6.4 17.8 -1.1 19.2 1.4 26.5 7.3 26.4 -0.1
BB% 13.8 10.6 -3.2 13.2 2.6 12.1 -1.1 9.9 -2.2 8.3 -1.6
Swing % 44.6 43.6 -1 43 -0.6 48.1 5.1 45.9 -2.2 49.5 3.6
Whiff% 18.2 23.5 5.3 24.4 0.9 25.3 0.9 33.6 8.3 31.1 -2.5
In Zone % 46.3 45.5 -0.8 43.7 -1.8 41.7 -2 41.8 0.1 44.7 2.9
Out of Zone % 53.7 54.5 0.8 56.3 1.8 58.3 2 58.2 -0.1 55.3 -2.9
Out of Zone Swing % 21.8 24 2.2 23.1 -0.9 27.5 4.4 26.9 -0.6 25.8 -1.1
First Pitch Swing % 34.9 25.2 -9.7 27.8 2.6 38 10.2 27.4 -10.6 34.7 7.3
First Pitch Strike % 59.9 55 -4.9 55.4 0.4 55 -0.4 49.3 -5.7 55.6 6.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 L 121 6 5.0 .360 .500
2016 R 16 0 0.0 .263
2017 L 470 12 2.6 .340 .246
2017 R 140 1 0.7 .327 .000
2018 L 423 77 18.2 .370 .219
2018 R 158 10 6.3 .322 .295
2019 L 436 173 39.7 .465 .307
2019 R 161 27 16.8 .327 .291
2020 L 158 144 91.1 .289 .298
2020 R 61 27 44.3 .240 .282
2021 L 53 36 67.9 .266 .235
2021 R 14 6 42.9 .173 .325

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