Jay Bell

Jay Bell

Star
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Looked like a professor, played shortstop like a Gold Glover (which he was).

primary position

Shortstop

primary team

Pittsburgh Pirates

playing career

1986—2003

nickname

Born

December 11, 1965, in Pensacola, FL

died

Still Living

bats / throws

Right / Right

height / weight

6-1 / 180
Average HOF SS
Hitting
50
Power
40
Running
50
Fielding
70
Throwing
60
*The Scouting Grades are based on performance in the Major Leagues, not predictive skills typically placed on prospects.
SCOUTING SCALE
80 = Elite
70 = Excellent
60 = Above Average
50 = MLB Average
40 = Below Average
30 = Inferior
20 = Poor
Double Play Partner
UNIFORM NUMBER
#3
BATTING ORDER
2
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
9-29-1986
FINAL GAME
9-28-2003
CAREER AGE
20-37
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
2001
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

37.2

career value

WAR7

30.1

long peak

WAR5C

20.0

prime

WAR3

16.5

short peak
Average HOF SS

65.9

Career Wins Above Replacement
Average HOF SS

42.1

war in best 7 seasons
Average HOF SS

29.8

war in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF SS

21.3

WAR in best 3 seasons

WIN SHARES

239.5

career value

WIN shares 7

154.6

long peak

Win SHares 5C

107.1

prime

Win SHares 3

74.3

short peak
Average HOF SS

327.4

Career Win Shares
Average HOF SS

189.4

Win SHares In best 7 seasons
Average HOF SS

133.0

Win shares in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF SS

92.3

Win Shares in best 3 seasons

Position

#48

Shortstop

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#9

1986—2003

All-Time

#350

POsition Players
#31
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#49
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#51
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.265
Batting Average
.343
On-Base Percentage
.416
Slugging Percentage
15
home runs per season
7
Stolen Bases per season