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Josh Bell Named FSL Player of the Week

Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Josh Bell has been named the Player of the Week in the Florida State League for the week ending June 15th. The 21-year-old right fielder is the first Marauders player to win the award this year. Bell went 6-for-13 with a home run in each of the last three games. He drove in five runs during a week that was abbreviated due to the FSL All-Star game. Bell participated in the All-Star game and went 0-for-4 with a walk. He has a .318/.368/.512 slash line this season and he hasn’t struck out in his last 31 at-bats.

Bell’s strong week landed him the top spot in our top ten hitters of the week.

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John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.

When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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piraddict

Time for promotion to AA!

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