Bell begins his first season with the Ducks and eighth in professional baseball. The infielder began the season with the San Antonio Missions (AA, San Diego Padres) of the Texas League, where he hit .232 with one home run, 12 RBI’s, 13 runs scored, 23 hits, nine doubles, seven walks, and six stolen bases over the course of 30 games played. He was named 2022 Frontier League Most Valuable Player, batting .368 with 24 home runs, 81 RBI’s, 92 runs, 138 hits, 30 doubles, three triples 32 stolen bases, and a 1.088 OPS with the Tri-City Valley Cats.
Bell was originally selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 11th round of the 2015 MLB June Amateur Draft from State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota in Bradenton, Florida. He is the son of 18-year Major League Baseball veteran Jay Bell, who played for Cleveland Indians (1986-88), Pittsburgh Pirates (1989-1996), Kansas City Royals (1997), Arizona Diamondbacks (1998-2002), and New York Mets (2003), winning a World Series Championship with Arizona in 2001.