Top Pirates prospect hit his first pro home run, a three-run blast in the fifth inning, in the West Virginia Power's 10-6 loss to Asheville Wednesday. Bell also added a single and is currently hitting .269 for the year.â†µ
Bell's blast evidently wasn't the most compelling one, as this Bucs Dugout account of the Asheville Tourists' radio broadcast suggests:â†µ
The radio feed available for the game is that of the Asheville Tourists, and this is how their announcer described it: "It didn't look too hard-hit, but the baseball just kept carrying [in the wind] and it just made it over the wall."â†µ
Bell is only 19, so he'll have plenty of time to hit tape-measure blasts.â†µ
Bell was the Pirates' second-round pick in 2012. The Bucs paid $5 million to sign him away from a commitment to the University of Texas. He profiles as a power-hitting outfielder.â†µ
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