Scottsdale, Arizona —— The son of longtime big leaguer and current minor league manager Jay Bell, infield prospect Brantley Bell has always been around the game since he could walk. Now playing in the minor leagues with the Cincinnati Reds, the infielder is out at the Arizona Fall League this offseason where, as luck would have it, he’s being managed by his own father as a member of the Scottsdale Scorpions.
Baseball Census on-air host Sande Charles caught up with Brantley Bell before a Scottsdale game late last week to find out all about that, and lots more, in an insightful interview with the Cincinnati Reds farmhand about his interesting life in baseball to date. You can watch that interview here:
In addition to that pre-game interview in Scottsdale, we have some game video up from the Arizona Fall League season showing the Cincinnati Reds prospect hitting across several different games. You can watch Brantley Bell in action here:
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Brantley Bell is a funny guy with a good head on his shoulders and an advanced sense of the game that you’d expect from a coach’s kid. That’s no doubt a reflection of his father and field manager Jay Bell (who, by the way, you can watch in his own interview with Sande Charles right here). Now, as the younger Brantley Bell aims for Double-A at some point in 2018 with the Cincinnati Reds, we’ll see if he can replicate his father’s lengthy big league career down the line, too.
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