Brock Bell   Pitcher

       
 
Age: 23
Born: March 18, 1998
Birthplace: Tampa, FL
Height: 6-4
Weight: 215
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 7th round, 2019 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: State College of Florida - Sarasota
High School: Mountain Pointe (AZ)

Photo © Bryan Green  
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First Pro Contract: June 12, 2019 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Stephen Hargett
Signing Bonus: $465,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2025
   
Pro Debut: July 15, 2019 (GCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/21): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2021): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @Brockbell7
Instagram: @brock_bell33

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Tall, sturdy frame with long arms and legs. Frame has some remaining projection in his upper body, but lower half is filled out.

Mechanics: High three-quarters arm slot. Makes use of his height. Medium-to-high leg kick. Puts some effort on his arm. Lands closed and balanced. Delivery is on the stiff side and can be tough to repeat.

Fastball: 92-95 mph, touching 97 mph. Good extension. Could work on working pitch in and out of the zone more. Command and control need a lot of work. Had trouble throwing strikes at the 2020 Fall Instructional League. Potential plus offering if his well below-average command improves significantly.

Changeup: 82-84 mph. Flashes some drop. Keeps hitters off-balance when at its best. Potential average offering.

Slider: 83-85 mph. Only started developing pitch recently, but it has shown some potential. Has good shape and will show some bite on occasion. Potential fringe-average offering.

Curveball: 77-81 mph. Will flash depth when he snaps it off, but does not consistently get over it. Potential below-average offering.
  Career Notes: Son of former MLB All-Star Jay Bell. Older brother Brantley is a third baseman in the Reds organization. Does not have a significant track record as a power arm. Began JuCo career as a two-way player, but blew out his arm early in his sophomore season and underwent Tommy John surgery. Came back with increased velocity and chose to focus exclusively on pitching. Committed to Auburn. Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2019 and 2020. Underwent successful UCL revision surgery in the last week of May 2021 and missed the entire 2021 season.

Summation: Projects as a reliever, but will be developed as a starter at least early on. Has a long way to go developmentally to project as a potential major leaguer. Does not have many miles on his arm and is still raw for his age. Moldable. Should post high strikeout numbers in the minors. Needs to find a go-to secondary pitch; his changeup was his best offering at 2020 Fall Instructs, but coming out of the draft his curveball was thought to be his best secondary. Advancement of secondaries and command and control will be keys to development.

Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in person.

Links
Scouting Report Update (3.31.20)
Scout Chatter (11.30.2020)
 
   
     
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
2017 SCF - Sarasota NJCAA JuCo --- 19 1 1 0.500 2.38 17 0 6 22.2 28 14 6 1 5 20 1.46 4.00 7.94
  2018 SCF - Sarasota NJCAA JuCo --- 20 0 0 --- 7.71 3 0 1 2.1 5 2 2 0 0 2 2.15 --- 7.71
  2019 SCF - Sarasota NJCAA JuCo --- 21 2 1 0.667 2.77 7 0 0 13.0 17 9 4 0 3 23 1.54 7.67 15.92
  2019 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 21 0 1 0.000 2.77 8 8 0 13.0 10 4 4 0 4 11 1.08 2.75 7.62
  2019 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21 0 1 0.000 0.00 1 1 0 1.2 3 2 0 0 2 1 3.00 0.50 5.40
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 22 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
   
     
    2021 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
2021 Salem LAE A Bos 23     stats                            
   
     
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