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Brandon Belt

26-Year-Old First Baseman – San Francisco Giants

2014 Stats

AVG

.243

HR

12

RBI

27

R

30

SB

3

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Last year was the second consecutive season in which Belt hit at least 10 homers. That’s about the only positive that can be taken from a season in which he first missed eight weeks with a thumb injur...

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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.

October 4, 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 61 235 214 30 52 20 8 0 12 27 3 1 18 64 0 1 2 .243 .306 .449 .755
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3-Year Averages     118 424 378 51 104 39 24 3 12 50 6 1 41 98 0 2 3 .275 .349 .450 .799

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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
Sep. 28 SD 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .306 .449 .755
Sep. 27 SD 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .302 .443 .745
Sep. 26 SD 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .298 .440 .738
Sep. 25 SD 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .290 .437 .727
Sep. 24 @LAD Did not play.
Sep. 23 @LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .286 .421 .707
Sep. 22 @LAD 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .290 .427 .717
Sep. 21 @SD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .289 .430 .719
Sep. 20 @SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .289 .430 .719
Sep. 19 @SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .295 .439 .734
Sep. 17 @Ari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .299 .446 .745
Sep. 16 @Ari Did not play.
Sep. 15 @Ari Did not play.
Sep. 14 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 13 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 12 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 11 Ari Did not play.
Sep. 10 Ari Did not play.
Sep. 9 Ari Did not play.
Sep. 7 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 6 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 5 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 3 @Col Did not play.
Sep. 2 @Col Did not play.
Sep. 1 @Col Did not play.
Aug. 31 Mil Did not play.
Aug. 30 Mil Did not play.
Aug. 29 Mil Did not play.
Aug. 28 Col Did not play.
Aug. 27 Col Did not play.
Last 7 Days 21 5 8 2 0 1 3 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 .381 .458 .619 1.077
Last 14 Days 28 5 8 2 0 1 3 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .375 .464 .839
Last 30 Days 28 5 8 2 0 1 3 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .375 .464 .839

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Brandon Belt: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 59 1 1
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
2014644290.266.391.715
2013119113120.261.437.755
2012128155171.242.453.768

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20141502610183.233.473.772
20133906514555.297.495.867
20122833223911.290.406.786

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20147510260.253.400.749
2013263366293.274.441.785
2012200315314.315.505.906

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20141392010213.237.475.757
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 235 214 7.7% 27.2% 0.28 70% .290 .206
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3-Year Averages     424 378 9.7% 23.1% 0.42 74% .343 .175

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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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.243 AVG
WEAK
70% Contact Rate
POOR
.290 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.449 SLG
GOOD
.206 ISO
GREAT
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.28 BB/K
POOR
7.7% BB Rate
WEAK
27.2% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.755 OPS
AVERAGE
.306 OBP
WEAK

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Brandon Belt

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

Belt went 2-for-4 with a home run and a pair of RBI in Thursday's win over San Diego.

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Belt started at first Monday and went 2-for-6 with a run scored in the extra-inning win over the Dodgers.

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Belt is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres, MLB.com's Chris Haft reports.

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

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Belt is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Belt (concussion) has been activated from the 15-day DL in advance of Monday's game against Arizona, CSN reports.

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Belt (concussion) could be activated as soon as Monday night, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Belt (concussion) will take batting practice Friday, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Belt (concussion) was cleared to resume baseball activity after meeting with a specialist Thursday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

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, though, putting together an impressive .326/.390/.525 line in 247 second-half plate appearances. Just when we thought we had Belt figured out –- a patient hitter with light power and light speed -- he showed a spike in power, with a .193 ISO this past season compared to .146 in 2012. The improvement in the power department may not be a fluke, as his HR/FB ratio in 2013 was a maintainable 10.6 percent and was actually lower than the 15.8 percent he posted when he burst onto the scene in 2011. Because of the disparity between his first and second halves, Belt will likely be a polarizing asset come draft day, but there is upside here, if he continues to build on the expanded power output that he displayed last season.

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.