MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Former Power outfielder Bell makes Futures Game


from staff reports

Josh Bell, an outfielder for the Bradenton Marauders who played last season with the West Virginia Power, has been selected the 2014 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.

Bell, ranked the No. 6 prospect in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, is batting .335 with nine home runs and 47 RBIs in 70 games for the advanced Class A Marauders.

Bell is leading the Florida State League with 141 total bases, ranks second in slugging percentage (.518) and hits (91), is third in batting average and is tied for third in extra-base hits (29) and RBIs. He batted .279 with 13 home runs and 76 RBI last season for the Power.

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