Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pirates Select Joshua Bell In The Second Round

The Pirates started the second day of the MLB Entry Draft off with a bang by selecting prep outfielder Josh Bell with the first pick. Bell is a huge signability risk, going as far as sending letters to teams telling him not to draft him because he wants to go to school.

He is also advised by Scott Boras, the second Boras client the Pirates have taken in a row this year.

Bell has first round talent. He is projected to have huge power as he grows into his large frame, he has fast hands, and he uses all fields from both sides of the plate. His power is almost can't miss at this point, but it's hard to say how well he will hit overall.

Defense and arm are concerns which is a bit of a problem because he doesn't have the arm for right, but doesn't have the speed for left at PNC but if Garrett Jones can play outfield I see little problems.

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