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Brandon Belt

26-Year-Old First Baseman – San Francisco Giants

2014 Stats

AVG

.234

HR

10

RBI

22

R

20

SB

3

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

It was a tale of two seasons for Belt in 2013, as he got off to a slow start, while being hampered by an illness and a minor neck injury. He really turned things around after the All-Star break, thoug...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 219   DOB: 4/20/1988   BORN: Nacogdoches, TX   COLLEGE: Texas   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brandon Belt Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $2.9 million contract with the Giants in February of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

July 10, 2014  –  Brandon Belt News

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Brandon Belt Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 22 A+ SAN 77 334 270 62 103 42 28 4 10 62 18 7 58 50 0 3 3 .381 .491 .626 1.117
2010 22 AA RIC 46 201 175 26 59 26 11 6 9 40 2 1 22 34 0 2 2 .337 .413 .623 1.036
2010 22 AAA FRE 13 61 48 11 11 8 4 0 4 10 2 0 13 15 0 0 0 .229 .393 .563 .956
2011 23 A+ SAN 4 18 13 3 6 1 1 0 0 4 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 .462 .611 .538 1.149
2011 23 AAA FRE 49 212 165 32 51 20 12 0 8 32 4 4 42 47 0 3 2 .309 .448 .527 .975
2011 23 MAJ SF 63 209 187 21 42 16 6 1 9 18 3 2 20 57 0 0 2 .225 .306 .412 .718
2012 24 MAJ SF 145 472 411 47 113 40 27 6 7 56 12 2 54 106 0 4 3 .275 .360 .421 .781
2013 25 MAJ SF 150 571 509 76 147 60 39 4 17 67 5 2 52 125 1 3 6 .289 .360 .481 .841
2014 26 A+ SAN 2 8 6 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .500 .625 1.000 1.625
2014 26 AAA FRE 5 20 19 2 10 5 3 0 2 5 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 .526 .550 1.000 1.550
2014 26 MAJ SF 42 167 154 20 36 14 4 0 10 22 3 1 10 46 0 1 2 .234 .287 .455 .742
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3-Year Averages     119 416 369 48 100 38 24 3 11 47 6 2 42 96 0 2 3 .271 .349 .442 .790

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Brandon Belt Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 10 Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .287 .455 .742
Jul. 9 Oak 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .293 .464 .757
Jul. 8 @Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .294 .473 .767
Jul. 7 @Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .301 .486 .787
Jul. 6 @SD 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .257 .309 .500 .809
Jul. 5 @SD 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .255 .311 .504 .815
Jul. 4 @SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .308 .489 .797
Jul. 3 StL Did not play.
Jul. 2 StL Did not play.
Jul. 1 StL Did not play.
Jun. 29 Cin Did not play.
Jun. 28 Cin Did not play.
Jun. 27 Cin Did not play.
Jun. 26 Cin Did not play.
Jun. 25 SD Did not play.
Jun. 24 SD Did not play.
Jun. 23 SD Did not play.
Jun. 22 @Ari Did not play.
Jun. 21 @Ari Did not play.
Jun. 20 @Ari Did not play.
Jun. 18 @CWS Did not play.
Jun. 17 @CWS Did not play.
Jun. 15 Col Did not play.
Jun. 14 Col Did not play.
Jun. 13 Col Did not play.
Jun. 12 Was Did not play.
Jun. 11 Was Did not play.
Jun. 10 Was Did not play.
Jun. 9 Was Did not play.
Jun. 8 NYM Did not play.
Last 7 Days 25 2 2 0 0 1 4 2 8 0 1 0 1 0 .080 .143 .200 .343
Last 14 Days 25 2 2 0 0 1 4 2 8 0 1 0 1 0 .080 .143 .200 .343
Last 30 Days 25 2 2 0 0 1 4 2 8 0 1 0 1 0 .080 .143 .200 .343

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Brandon Belt: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 42
2013 143
2012 139 4 4
2011 31 32 31 1

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Brandon Belt Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014523270.269.404.707
2013119113120.261.437.755
2012128155171.242.453.768

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014102178153.216.480.760
20133906514555.297.495.867
20122833223911.290.406.786

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014585130.172.276.514
2013263366293.274.441.785
2012200315314.315.505.906

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201496159193.271.563.880
20132464011382.305.524.901
2012211162258.237.341.662
Brandon Belt Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 22 A+ SAN 334 270 17.4% 15% 1.16 81% .443 .245
2010 22 AA RIC 201 175 10.9% 16.9% 0.65 81% .379 .286
2010 22 AAA FRE 61 48 21.3% 24.6% 0.87 69% .241 .334
2011 23 A+ SAN 18 13 27.8% 5.6% 5.00 92% .500 .076
2011 23 AAA FRE 212 165 19.8% 22.2% 0.89 72% .391 .218
2011 23 MAJ SF 209 187 9.6% 27.3% 0.35 70% .273 .187
2012 24 MAJ SF 472 411 11.4% 22.5% 0.51 74% .356 .146
2013 25 MAJ SF 571 509 9.1% 21.9% 0.42 75% .354 .192
2014 26 A+ SAN 8 6 0% 12.5% 0.00 83% .500 .500
2014 26 AAA FRE 20 19 5% 25% 0.20 74% .667 .474
2014 26 MAJ SF 167 154 6% 27.5% 0.22 70% .265 .221
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3-Year Averages     416 369 10.1% 23.1% 0.44 74% .340 .171

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2014 Stat Review for Brandon Belt    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.234 AVG
POOR
70% Contact Rate
POOR
.265 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.455 SLG
GOOD
.221 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.22 BB/K
TERRIBLE
6.0% BB Rate
WEAK
27.5% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.742 OPS
AVERAGE
.287 OBP
POOR

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Brandon Belt: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Belt was 1-for-4 with a game-winning two-run home run, his 10th of the season, in the 10th inning of the Giants' 5-3 win against San Diego on Saturday night.

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Belt (thumb) returned to the lineup Friday and went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.

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Belt will start at first base and bat second Friday, Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News reports.

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Belt (thumb) was officially activated from the DL on Friday, MLB.com reports.

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Belt (thumb) will indeed be activated from the DL before Friday's game, MLB.com's Chris Haft reports.

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Belt (thumb) is expected back Friday, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Belt (thumb) believes he is okay to play in the majors, but he wants to be "better than OK" before rejoining the Giants, the Sacramento Bee's Matt Kawahara reports.

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Belt has transferred his rehab assignment to Triple-A Fresno.

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Belt (thumb) still needs plenty of at-bats, and he may not be able to make the San Diego trip next weekend as originally planned, the San Francisco Chronicle's John Shea reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Belt improved in his second season with the Giants posting a stronger wOBA of .339 and a 116 wRC+, however his HR/FB ratio dropped from 15.8 to 6.2 percent. Additionally, his ISO dropped from .187 to .146 as his flyball rate dropped from 43.8 to 36.6 percent. The drop in flyballs was a result in his increased line drive rate (25.6 percent), which helped propel him to a .351 BABIP. Belt will finally have first base all to himself heading into 2013, but his average is likely to drop considering his swinging-strike rate (12.8 percent). It is unlikely he will keep his strikeout rate at 22.5 percent if he continues to whiff that often, leaving plenty of risk here in the batting average department barring improvement.

2012

A slow start with the Giants last season resulted in a trip back to the minors for Belt, who once again tore up the inferior competition, posting a .320/.461/.528 line with a 47:48 BB:K ratio. After he was finally recalled, he suffered a wrist injury and was jerked around in the lineup, rarely seeing regular playing time. Belt is clearly the Giants' best prospect and would likely be the team's third-best hitter if they left him alone and gave him a full-time job in 2012, but unfortunately, that's still no guarantee. He'll enter spring training likely battling Nate Schierholtz for the right-field job, though first base (his natural position) could just as easily once again become an option if Aubrey Huff doesn't bounce back. Belt is a fantasy sleeper since the hype has mostly worn off by now.

2011

Taken in the fifth round of the 2009 draft, Belt has quickly developed into one of the better prospects in baseball and certainly the best in the Giants organization. He hit .352/.455/.620 with a 93:99 BB:K ratio throughout the minors last season, including holding his own at Triple-A (.956 OPS) at age 22. The left-hander has more gap power than 40-homer potential, but that will play just fine at AT&T Park. While he may spend the first couple of months of 2010 in Triple-A getting more seasoning, Belt is fully expected to be given a chance to win an everyday job with San Francisco in spring training. He's the future at first base for the Giants and is a sleeper in fantasy leagues.