Physical Description: Tall,
athletic frame with long arms and legs. Frame has a good amount
of projection, but he is already quite sturdy.
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.
91-94 mph, touching 97 mph. Good extension. Can work on working
in and out of the zone more. Good control.
Curveball: Flashes above-average. Best secondary pitch.
Projects average but is still raw.
Developing a slider.
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, which
resulted in Tommy John surgery. Came back from injury with
increased velocity and chose to focus exclusively on pitching.
Was committed to Auburn had he not signed with Boston.
Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2019 and 2020.
Summation: Does not have many miles on his arm
and is still raw for his age, but has two pitches you can dream
on with his fastball and breaking ball. Moldable. Should post
high strikeout numbers in the minors. Likely profiles as a
reliever, the role he pitched in throughout his JuCo experience,
but is raw enough to have a starter ceiling. Advancement of
changeup and command around the edges of the zone will be keys
Note: This page will be updated with
a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the
player in person.
Scouting Report Update (3.31.20)