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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 308 283 44 70 15 46 0 .247 .305 .456 .761
6 Seasons 2499 2183 327 566 101 355 4 .259 .343 .464 .808
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .247 15 46 0 .761
6 Seasons .259 101 355 4 .808

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2016 24 617 112 5 4.5 88.3 108.9 5.8 22.3 .252 .386 .339 .328 .316 41.2 12.5 13.8
2017 25 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 26 2366 402 28 7 90.2 115.6 9.4 29.6 .255 .414 .336 .338 .360 39.3 17.8 13.2
2019 27 2442 416 53 12.7 92.4 116.2 13 34.9 .282 .557 .378 .383 .442 46.9 19.2 12.1
2020 28 857 140 12 8.6 91.7 114.2 5.9 24.3 .228 .381 .286 .297 .365 42.9 26.5 9.9
2021 29 1171 215 20 9.3 92.9 115.8 6.5 28.4 .269 .471 .326 .345 .419 53.5 22.4 7.5
10004 1721 146 8.5 90.4 116.2 9.2 29.6 .261 .454 .341 .344 .386 42.1 19.4 11.3
6.5 88.3 122.2 12 32.8 .243 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.4 22 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 585 50.0 155 140 39 21 8 0 10 36 105 .279 .299 .550 .557 .377 .395 96.0 6 22.8 24.2
2021 Breaking 311 26.6 65 61 15 6 5 0 4 15 46 .246 .282 .525 .509 .345 .359 91.6 12 29.7 15.0
2021 Offspeed 275 23.5 87 82 16 14 1 0 1 18 64 .195 .208 .244 .296 .219 .246 88.7 3 30.4 24.0
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 51.6 21.9 22.8 3.7 34.4 40.9 24.7 1.4 40 15.8 25.6 7.9 9.3
49.9 21.9 22.5 5.7 35.2 36.2 28.5 2.9 36.6 21.1 23.1 6.1 8.5
45.2 22.3 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.7 33.3 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 N/A -12 0 2 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .708 .388 100
2021 Splitter -1.8 -1 31 2.6 8 .286 .286 .313 50 25 20 .389 .5 .426 60
2021 Cutter 1.4 1 74 6.3 18 .333 .6 .447 38.1 27.8 25 .326 .56 .428 60
2021 Curveball -1.4 -2 133 11.4 25 .16 .32 .202 18.2 20 13.2 .247 .338 .253 40
2021 Sinker -2.4 -3 136 11.6 36 .25 .594 .369 19.4 22.2 32 .307 .676 .446 72
2021 Slider 2 4 178 15.2 40 .306 .667 .458 37.3 25 16.1 .306 .629 .425 61.5
2021 Changeup -1.8 -4 242 20.7 78 .189 .243 .216 28.8 20.5 24.6 .19 .271 .227 36.2
2021 4-Seamer 1.5 6 375 32 101 .28 .527 .388 20.8 22.8 22.1 .292 .515 .373 60
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 .691 .42 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 .531 .351 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 1 299 12.6 63 .291 .309 .315 32.3 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 7 458 19.4 132 .31 .496 .399 16.8 12.9 19.5 .298 .5 .383 46.9
2018 4-Seamer 0.4 4 875 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 1.1 6 503 19.7 122 .336 .561 .43 18.5 13.9 15.9 .311 .524 .396 44.4
2017 4-Seamer -0.1 -1 947 37.1 228 .274 .473 .358 19.7 14.9 13.1 .256 .427 .329 34.7
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 307 1171 -7 -11 11 7 0
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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 1171 47.1 76.8 82.1 26.3 52.1 41.8 37 50.1 26.2 6.9 82.7
10004 44.1 71.6 80.9 25.1 61.1 42.9 31.2 45.6 25 6 81.8
48.5 66.7 82.1 28.3 58.6 42.6 29.1 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.9

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2016 60
2017 53 52 48 47 61 60 50 42 42 60 69 47 56 5
2018 68 58 50 43 81 58 49 75 61 69 88 47 53 43
2019 92 88 93 92 92 94 88 95 88 67 86 45 48 12
2020 21 24 28 38 30 61 55 87 69 29 61 12 33 8
2021 69 76 79 72 53 57 57 94 94 51 34 43 27 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 15 13.9 1 4 9 7 46.7

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 15 15 15 14 16 14 12 16 13 14 15 15 11 11 14 15 11 15 15 14 7 13 13 17 15 16 15 14 16 11 16
! 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 92.9 1.2
Launch Angle 5.8 8.6 2.8 9.4 0.8 13 3.6 5.9 -7.1 6.5 0.6
Barrel % 4.5 6.4 1.9 7 0.6 12.7 5.7 8.6 -4.1 9.3 0.7
Hard Hit % 41.2 34.3 -6.9 39.3 5 46.9 7.6 42.9 -4 53.5 10.6
Sweet Spot % 22.3 28.9 6.6 29.6 0.7 34.9 5.3 24.3 -10.6 28.4 4.1
xBA .252 .258 0.006 .255 -0.003 .282 0.027 .228 -0.054 .269 0.041
BA .273 .255 -0.018 .261 0.006 .277 0.016 .226 -0.051 .247 0.021
xwOBA .328 .329 0.001 .338 0.009 .383 0.045 .297 -0.086 .345 0.048
wOBA .339 .338 -0.001 .336 -0.002 .378 0.042 .286 -0.092 .326 0.04
xSLG .386 .425 0.039 .414 -0.011 .557 0.143 .381 -0.176 .471 0.09
SLG .406 .466 0.06 .411 -0.055 .569 0.158 .364 -0.205 .456 0.092
K% 12.5 18.9 6.4 17.8 -1.1 19.2 1.4 26.5 7.3 22.4 -4.1
BB% 13.8 10.6 -3.2 13.2 2.6 12.1 -1.1 9.9 -2.2 7.5 -2.4
Swing % 44.6 43.6 -1 43 -0.6 48.1 5.1 45.9 -2.2 50.1 4.2
Whiff% 18.2 23.5 5.3 24.4 0.9 25.3 0.9 33.6 8.3 26.2 -7.4
In Zone % 46.3 45.5 -0.8 43.7 -1.8 41.7 -2 41.8 0.1 47.1 5.3
Out of Zone % 53.7 54.5 0.8 56.3 1.8 58.3 2 58.2 -0.1 52.9 -5.3
Out of Zone Swing % 21.8 24 2.2 23.1 -0.9 27.5 4.4 26.9 -0.6 26.3 -0.6
First Pitch Swing % 34.9 25.2 -9.7 27.8 2.6 38 10.2 27.4 -10.6 37 9.6
First Pitch Strike % 59.9 55 -4.9 55.4 0.4 55 -0.4 49.3 -5.7 57.5 8.2
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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 .368 .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 222 116 52.3 .313 .343
2021 R 80 18 22.5 .273 .557

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