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Scouting Pitcher, Heath Bell

The Mets signed Heath Bell in 1998 as an undrafted free agent. He attended Rich Santiago Junior College. Bell has actively been involved in the Baseball in Education Program. A nationally acclaimed organization, Bell made several appearances at local Binghamton schools and spoke of the importance of staying in school and staying off drugs and tobacco.

Entering into 2001, Bell had been an extremely consistent reliever with 56 saves over three seasons and an ERA between 2.60 and 2.54. He's BB-rate consistently low and his K-rate high. Bell struggled in 2001, after yielding 12 HR in 169 IP in 3 years prior to 2001, Bell allowed 13 in 61 IP at Binghamton. Welcome to the AA test. For the first time, Bell yielded more hits/IP and it was 22 more hits...

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