Know About Josh Bell; Parents, Stats, Contract, Dating, Age, Height

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Published Date: 28 Jun, 2019 Updated date: 28 Jun, 2019

After an incredible high school and college stats, Josh Bell, age 26 became a baseball prodigy. Well, the sheer credit of excellent performance also goes to his parents, who are with him through his incredible playing journey.

American professional baseball first baseman Josh Bell plays for MLB team, Pittsburgh Pirates. The dominant athlete is the National League record holder for most home runs by a rookie switch hitter on 4 September 2017.

Josh Bell Bio & Family

The player was born as Joshua Evan José Bell on 14 August 1992 in Irving, Texas to parents, Earnest and Myrtle Bell. He went to Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas in Dallas, Texas. In his senior season, his stats were .548 batting average and 1.054 slugging percentage with 13 home runs, 54 runs batted in and 54 runs scored.

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Josh Bell’s birthday post for his father Earnest on 16 June 2019 (Picture: Josh’s Instagram)

Josh stands at the height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.87 m) and weighs around 111 kg.

Career & Net Worth

Bell played for the University of Texas at Austin and at the time, the Pirates drafted him in the second round (61st overall) of the 2011 MLB draft. In the process, the two agreed on a signing contract of $5 million. He was one of the players to secure the 69th best prospect in baseball by MLB.com prior 2012 season.

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Josh Bell playing stats (Picture: MLB)

In the same year, he was chosen to make a professional debut with the West Virginia Power of the Class-A South Atlantic League. Three years later, he got the fortune to play for Altoona in the 2015 season. A year then, the Pirates made him a prominent part of their playing squad where his 2016 stats were batting .324 with a .407 on-base percentage in 83 games.

Is Josh Dating Anyone?

When it comes about his personal life, the 26-year-old has always remained low-key. It is sporadic to find whether he is dating someone or is still single. Nevertheless, the athlete must be thriving for more career success rather be in a relationship.

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Some Interesting Facts About Josh Bell

  • Josh and his dad Earnest used to share the same daily routine. They played baseball together in their backyard in Coppell, Texas.
  • He was named the USA Today All-USA high school baseball team and the Gatorade/ESPN Rise Texas Player of the Year.
  • The player played for the West Virginia Power of the Class A South Atlantic League in 2013. His stats were batted .279 with 13 home runs, 76 RBIs, and 37 doubles in 119 games.
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