Josh Bell Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 250 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/14/1992 (28)
Josh Bell Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Josh Bell News
Washington Nationals first baseman Josh Bell put the Nationals out in front over the Philadelphia Phillies right away Tuesday, hitting a three-run home run off of starting pitcher Matt Moore in the top of the first inning. Bell went 1-for-3 with a walk in the game. It's Bell's 16th home run of the year and his fourth in his last eight games. With a .546 slugging percentage over his last 30 games, Bell is surging, and he's worth a roster spot in all leagues.
Washington Nationals first baseman Josh Bell went 1-for-4 with a triple and a walk Monday, driving in two runs against the Philadelphia Phillies in a disappointing 6-5 loss. Bell has been excellent over his past thirty games with a .287/.342/.509 slash line and six homers in 108 at-bats. With the Nationals moving into sell mode, it's possible that Bell could be dealt, though it's unlikely his fantasy value would change significantly if a move were made.
Washington Nationals first baseman Josh Bell provided all the offense for the club in a 6-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles Friday, hitting a monster solo home run an estimated 448 feet off of starter Jorge Lopez. It was his 15th home run of the season, and his third in his last four games. Bell is impressing in July, with an .873 OPS, four homers, 10 runs, and nine RBI in 63 at-bats. He ought to be rostered in more leagues, as he's well-positioned to contribute in all categories but steals batting in the middle of the Washington lineup.
Josh Bell was a disappointment in fantasy last season, but a fresh start with the Washington Nationals should help him return to form. Like many of us, the big first baseman looked lost in 2020. Bell finished the season ranked 41st among 1B eligible players while setting new career-worsts in on-base percentage (.305), slugging percentage (.364), K-rate (26.5%), and wRC+ (78).The good news is that was across only 223 plate appearances. In 2019 Bell was an All-Star. He blasted 37 homers and had 116 RBI with a .936 OPS across 613 PA. It's tempting to look at 2020 as a slump and move on. Unfortunately, Bell's 2019 success was limited to an equally small sample. Bell did an overwhelming amount of his damage early in the season while batting just .233 in the second half. However, even if he doesn't regain his torrid 2019 pace, Bell should improve in 2021. Last year he dealt with uncharacteristic plate discipline issues resulting in an abysmal 0.37 BB/K rate. His career 11.9% walk rate would suggest last season was an anomaly. If healthy, Bell is a near-lock for 30 homers and will have plenty of RBI and run opportunities playing with a better supporting cast than he ever had in Pittsburgh. Bell's durability gives him a safe floor with massive upside if he cuts back on the strikeouts and grounders. Bell is a steal at his average draft position of 175th overall.