Physical Description: Tall,
athletic frame with long arms and legs. Frame has a good amount
of projection, but he is already quite sturdy.
High 3/4 arm slot, makes use of his height. Medium-to-high leg
kick. Puts some effort on his arm. Lands closed and balanced.
Fastball: Sits around 91-94 mphh, touching 97
Can work on working in and out of the zone.
Slider: Developing slider.
Notes: Son of former MLB All-Star Jay Bell. Older
brother Brantley plays in the Reds' system. Recruited to State
College of Florida as a two-way player. Blew out his arm early
in his sophomore season, which resulted in Tommy john Surgery.
Came back as a redshirt junior with increased velocity.
Showed good control in JuCo. Was committed to Auburn had he not
signed with Boston. Participated in Fall Instructional League in 2019.
Summation: Not many miles on his arm, 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, although is raw
enough to have a starter ceiling. Advancement of changeup and
command around the edges of the zone will be keys to
Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the
scouting team has seen the player in person