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Jay BellTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1984-2003 MLB Years: 1986-2003
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Drafted
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick
World Series Champion

PositionsSS-2053, 2B-407, 3B-113, 1B-18, DH-10Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJay Stuart Bell
Height6-0Weight182BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateDecember 11,1965 [53.004]PlaceValparaiso,Florida
High SchoolTate (Cantonment,FL)

DraftedSelected by the Minnesota Twins [Team Picks] in the 1st round (8th overall) of the 1984 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1985-MIN-#1 ... 1986-CLE-#2 ... 1987-CLE-#1 ... 1988-CLE-#2
MLB DebutSeptember 29,1986 [20.292]
OrganizationsPIT [8] ARI [5] CLE [4] MIN [2] KCA [1] NYN [1] Awards4Awards Voting3-46
TBC Player ID965Retrosheet IDbellj001MLBAM ID110826
RelationshipsFather of Brantley Bell
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed50Power66Contact52XBH67RBIs59Runs61Hitting57Durability71Team.494Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1984Elizabethton TwinsAppRkmin-ss1866245435412163042425010200.220.334.351.6858619290.251.131.310.31814.4817.241.192.0740.8335.19
1985Visalia OaksCalifA+min-ss1910637656106166959106417344700.282.353.428.78116131432.322.146.266.3479.4916.901.782.0841.7829.25
1985Waterbury IndiansEastAAcle-ss192911413341121143391601010.298.350.456.8065214124.340.158.237.3547.2612.901.780.81114.0041.18
1985Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         135490691402781073139508945710.286.352.435.78721345556.327.149.259.3498.9916.011.781.8049.0032.14
1986Waterbury IndiansEastAAcle-ss20138494861372847741198765011100.277.378.393.77119439593.300.116.296.34914.6710.960.751.1870.5728.47
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle16dh-2b20514352014002300000.357.438.7141.15210316.400.357.500.49212.5018.751.506.2514.0060.00
1987Buffalo BisonsAmerAAAcle-ss211103627194154176065708423310.260.380.464.84416836440.292.204.401.37015.9119.091.203.8621.2938.30
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle16ss21381251427912132083113000.216.269.352.6214412137.272.136.216.2745.8422.633.881.4662.5044.44
1988Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcle-ss2249181355012272431262710100.276.368.481.8498721209.291.205.359.37912.4412.921.043.3525.8642.00
1988Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle16ss227321123465122142215311203.218.289.280.569598236.278.062.171.2658.9022.462.520.85105.5017.39
1989Buffalo BisonsAmerAAApit-ss-3b238629849851531054125385533210.285.370.456.82613628344.319.171.322.37211.0515.991.452.9129.8032.94
1989Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3ss23782713370133227531947110209.258.307.351.6589518303.304.093.170.3006.2715.512.470.66135.5025.71
1990Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3ss2415958393148287752106651093396014.254.329.362.69121142696.298.108.226.3159.3415.661.681.0183.2928.38
1991Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3ss2515760896164328166710652994303115.270.330.428.75826056697.298.158.250.3397.4614.201.902.3038.0034.15
1992Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3ss261596328716736695575551034192012.264.326.383.70924251712.303.119.209.3247.7214.471.871.2670.2230.54
1993Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3ss271546041021873299511610771226131616.310.392.437.82926450701.376.127.265.37110.9817.401.581.2867.1126.74
1994Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3ss2811042468117354945204982383115.276.353.441.79418748487.321.165.285.34910.0616.841.671.8547.1141.03
1995Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3ss291385307913928413552555110431113.262.336.404.74021445593.309.142.240.3309.2718.552.002.1940.7732.37
1996Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3ss301515276513229313716454108566510.250.323.391.71420645598.289.141.247.3149.0318.062.002.1740.5434.09
1997Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28ss3115357389167283219210671101439213.291.368.461.82926452660.317.170.300.36310.7615.301.423.1827.2931.14
1998Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari33ss321555497913829520673581129753314.251.353.432.78523754645.293.181.324.34712.5620.001.593.1027.4539.13
1999Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari332b3315158913217032638112748213244929.289.374.557.93132876688.308.268.413.39511.9219.191.615.5215.5044.71
2000Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari332b3414956587151306186873708836507.267.348.437.78524754649.287.170.301.34510.7913.561.262.7731.3935.76
2001Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari332b3512942859106241134601657948439.248.349.400.74917138509.274.152.301.32912.7715.521.222.5532.9235.85
2002Lancaster JetHawksCalifA+ari-ss36720441017004600001.200.333.400.7338224.231.200.400.32816.6725.001.504.1720.0050.00
2002Tucson SidewindersPCLAAAari-3b36722453002004100001.227.346.364.7108326.238.137.318.32215.383.850.250.000.0060.00
2002Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1442894019008700002.214.340.381.72116550.235.167.357.32516.0014.000.882.0042.0055.56
2002Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari333b-1b3632493810211005910102.163.250.306.55615356.154.143.245.2508.9316.071.803.5724.5037.50
2003New York MetsNLMLBnyn443b-2b37721161121100300223821114.181.319.190.509221142.266.009.198.25315.4926.761.730.000.004.76
MLB Totals - 18 Season(s)Filter20637398112319633946719586091608531443571595825165.265.343.416.75930766568525.304.151.270.00010.0116.931.692.2937.9433.42
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter59821123615691132258324493132137711122632.269.365.426.7919001932482.300.157.317.00012.9315.191.172.3436.4133.92
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter25286315923445934140211113816766621.271.373.462.835399881019.299.191.363.00013.5416.391.213.3425.3837.61
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1676089917139688814129681021110.281.373.405.77824653717.308.124.285.00013.3911.300.841.1276.0030.99
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter113396601101761066106457944701.278.352.427.77916933456.318.149.273.0009.8717.321.762.1939.6030.00
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter66245435412163042425010200.220.334.351.6858619290.251.131.310.00014.4817.241.192.0740.8335.19
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter11064179623112423344784235839426780301282414104.269.339.402.74116793554787.313.133.239.0008.9016.291.831.6353.5831.58
Arizona Diamondbacks Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter616218036057311618913041713303437192322841.263.355.458.8139982252547.288.195.336.00011.9017.161.443.5723.9639.27
Kansas City Royals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter15357389167283219210671101439213.291.368.461.82926452660.317.170.300.00010.7615.301.423.1827.2931.14
Cleveland Indians Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter116350407816253862318724203.223.288.323.61111323389.281.100.200.0007.9722.372.811.2970.0029.49
New York Mets Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter721161121100300223821114.181.319.190.509221142.266.009.198.00015.4926.761.730.000.004.76
Average MLB - Per 162 games16258188154315156875671134125213.265.343.416.75924252669.304.151.270.00010.0116.931.692.2937.9433.42
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625729815431616881388710233711.269.365.426.79124452672.300.157.317.00012.9315.191.172.3436.4133.92

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1984Elizabethton Twins AppRkmin18SS64--1092182543352327.9295.11------6697.092.8
1985Visalia Oaks CalifA+min19SS102--1763305384559506.9054.96------10696.270.8
1985Waterbury Indians EastAAcle19SS29--4179616126120.9524.14------29100.020.9
1986Waterbury Indians EastAAcle20SS123--1973714557613568.9274.62------13889.188.5
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle202B2--162197.7783.50------540.01.2
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle20DH2---------------540.01.2
1987Buffalo Bisons AmerAAAcle21SS109--1983223067550520.9454.77------11099.177.9
1987Buffalo Bisons AmerAAAcle212B1--33-1661.0006.00------1100.90.7
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle21SS38--6793922169160.9474.21------38100.023.5
1988Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcle22SS49--871711844276258.9355.27------49100.035.3
1988Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle22SS72--1031701037283273.9653.79------7398.644.4
1988Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle22DH1---------------731.40.6
1989Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit23SS55--77159827244236.9674.29------8664.038.7
1989Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit233B39--33648510597.9242.49------8645.327.5
1989Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit23SS78--1091971041316306.9683.92------78100.048.1
1990Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24SS159--2604592285741719.9704.52------159100.098.1
1991Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit25SS156--2394912478754730.9684.68------15799.496.3
1992Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit26SS159--2685262294816794.9734.99------159100.098.1
1993Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27SS154--25652711100794783.9865.08------154100.095.1
1994Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28SS110--1523801569547532.9734.84------110100.096.5
1995Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit29SS136--2054091488628614.9784.51------13898.694.4
1995Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit293B3--16-1771.0002.33------1382.22.1
1996Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit30SS151--2154781078703693.9864.59------151100.093.2
1997Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca31SS149--22744310102680670.9854.50------15397.492.5
1997Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca313B4--27-3991.0002.25------1532.62.5
1998Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari32SS138--1963991877613595.9714.31------15589.085.2
1998Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari322B15--2838176766.9854.40------1559.79.3
1999Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari332B148--3203402286682660.9684.46------15198.091.4
1999Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari33DH2---------------1511.31.2
1999Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari33SS1---------------1510.70.6
2000Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari342B145-1243289344885641633.9884.370.51-----14997.389.5
2000Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari34DH1---------------1490.70.6
2001Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari352B80-664153168243323321.9944.010.48-----12962.049.4
2001Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari353B40-3032256538378.9401.950.26-----12931.024.7
2001Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari35DH3---------------1292.31.9
2002Lancaster JetHawks CalifA+ari36SS7--817-325251.0003.57------7100.05.0
2002Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari363B7--192-1210.8331.43------7100.05.0
2002Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari363B6-4248-212121.0002.000.29-----3218.83.7
2002Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari361B5-2516---16161.0003.200.64-----3215.63.1
2002Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari362B2-312--331.0001.501.00-----326.31.2
2002Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari36SS2-914--551.0002.500.56-----326.31.2
2003New York MetsNLMLBnyn373B14773713122120.9521.430.27-----7219.48.7
2003New York MetsNLMLBnyn372B1410841525274240.9522.860.48-----7219.48.7
2003New York MetsNLMLBnyn371B1323633-133433.9712.540.92-----7218.18.1
2003New York MetsNLMLBnyn37SS126511119163130.9682.500.59-----7216.77.5
2003New York MetsNLMLBnyn37DH1---------------721.40.6
MLB Totals for SS - 15 season(s)-   SS15156602309459517687770806904.9754.56115.07-----15150.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 7 season(s)-   2B4061019948079233722917671730.9794.260.87-----4060.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 5 season(s)-   3B6774183690611132126.9551.880.30-----670.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B1826149-135049.9802.720.80-----180.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 6 season(s)-   DH10---------------100.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 3 season(s)-   SS213--3626525613810701014.9484.76------2130.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B46--3473105117107.9152.33------460.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1--33-1661.0006.00------10.00.0
AA Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS152--2384505173739688.9314.53------1520.00.0
A+ Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS109--1843475387584531.9094.87------1090.00.0
Rk Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS64--1092182543352327.9295.11------640.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1984Elizabethton Twins AppRkmin18----64------
1985Visalia Oaks CalifA+min19----102------
1985Waterbury Indians EastAAcle19----29------
1986Waterbury Indians EastAAcle20----123------
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle20---2------2
1987Buffalo Bisons AmerAAAcle21---1109------
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle21----38------
1988Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcle22----49------
1988Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle22----72-----1
1989Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit23----5539-----
1989Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit23----78------
1990Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24----159------
1991Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit25----156------
1992Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit26----159------
1993Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27----154------
1994Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28----110------
1995Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit29----1363-----
1996Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit30----151------
1997Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca31----1494-----
1998Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari32---15138------
1999Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari33---1481-----2
2000Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari34---145------1
2001Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari35---80-40----3
2002Lancaster JetHawks CalifA+ari36----7------
2002Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari36-----7-----
2002Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari36--5226-----
2003New York MetsNLMLBnyn37--13141214----1

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1990Pittsburgh PiratesChamp. SeriesMLB24620351011004300000.250.375.450.8259224.250.200.40016.6712.500.754.1720.0040.00
1991Pittsburgh PiratesChamp. SeriesMLB2572921220110001000000.414.414.5861.00017329.611.172.1720.0034.480.003.4529.0025.00
1992Pittsburgh PiratesChamp. SeriesMLB26729352014003400000.172.250.345.59510332.167.173.2769.3812.501.333.1329.0060.00
1999Arizona DiamondbacksDiv SeriesMLB33414341003001000000.286.333.357.6905115.286.071.1436.670.000.000.000.0025.00
2001Arizona DiamondbacksDiv SeriesMLB3524010000000100000.250.250.250.500104.333.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
2001Arizona DiamondbacksChamp. SeriesMLB3514000000000000000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2001Arizona DiamondbacksWorld SeriesMLB3537310001000200000.143.143.143.286107.200.000.0000.0028.570.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs618351003001100000.278.316.333.6496119.294.055.1115.265.261.000.000.0020.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 4 yrs218282250360071700000.268.326.439.76536889.306.171.2567.8719.102.433.3727.3336.36
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs37310001000200000.143.143.143.286107.200.000.0000.0028.570.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2012Mobile BayBearsSouAAMinorari46Hitting Coach1406971.4936.53Turner WardLeague Champions
2013Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit47Hitting Coach1629468.5803.02Clint HurdleLost in 1st Round (Cardinals)
2014Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin48Bench Coach1627686.46914.04Bryan Price
2015Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin49Bench Coach1626498.39536.05Bryan Price
2017Tampa YankeesFSLA+Minornya51Manager1358550.630--1 Lost in Semi-Finals
2018Trenton ThunderEastAAMinornya52Manager1407961.564--1 Lost in semi-finals
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [4]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1993National League Gold Glove (Shortstop) ... NL Silver Slugger Award (SS)2
1999National League Player of the Week (April 12-April 18)1
2017Florida State League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2003-06-06InjuredActivated from DL 
2003-05-22InjuredDisabled -- strained groin 
2003-02-11ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mets. 
2002-10-29Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2002-07-20InjuredActivated from DL 
1997-11-17ContractSigned as Free Agent by Diamondbacks. 
1997-11-04Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1996-12-13TradeTraded by Pirates with Jeff King to Royals for Jeff Wallace, Joe Randa, Jeff Martin and Jeff Granger. 
1989-03-25TradeTraded by Indians to Pirates for Felix Fermin and Denny Gonzalez. 
1985-08-01TradeTraded by Twins with Rich Yett, Jim Weaver and Curt Wardle to Indians for Bert Blyleven. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1986Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll2060,000-61425-386,34760,00060,000
1987Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll2160,000-59530-344,90660,000120,000
1988Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll2267,500-5802318392,10762,500187,500
1989Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll2385,000-5352634429,80262,500272,500
1990Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll24180,000-4792532515,727100,000452,500
1991Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll25380,000-3671948742,231100,000832,500
1992Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll26875,000-2821265962,245109,0001,707,500
1993Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll272,975,000-102289++968,431109,0004,682,500
1994Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll283,400,000-77292++957,101109,0008,082,500
1995Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll294,400,000-62194++999,520109,00012,482,500
1996Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll304,700,000-47195++957,870109,00017,182,500
1997Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll315,000,000-43196++1,182,177150,00022,182,500
1998Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll325,000,000-56394++1,276,192170,00027,182,500
1999Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll336,100,000-43496++1,454,491200,00033,282,500
2000Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll347,000,000-41496++1,394,248200,00040,282,500
2001Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll358,050,000-42396++1,897,758200,00048,332,500
2002Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll368,000,000-49595++2,011,045200,00056,332,500
2003New York MetsTeam Payroll37550,000-46420422,163,527300,00056,882,500
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red