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Brandon Belt

26-Year-Old First Baseman – San Francisco Giants

2014 Stats

AVG

.310

HR

6

RBI

11

R

11

SB

1

2014 RotoWire 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.

April 19, 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 MAJ SF 17 74 71 11 22 8 2 0 6 11 1 0 3 19 0 0 0 .310 .338 .592 .930
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Brandon Belt
3-Year Averages MAJ   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
Apr. 19 @SD 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .338 .592 .930
Apr. 18 @SD 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .309 .338 .603 .941
Apr. 17 LAD 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .328 .563 .891
Apr. 16 LAD 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .333 .583 .916
Apr. 15 LAD 5 0 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .322 .596 .918
Apr. 13 Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .283 .577 .860
Apr. 12 Col Did not play.
Apr. 11 Col 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .306 .625 .931
Apr. 10 Ari 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .311 .636 .947
Apr. 9 Ari 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .325 .325 .700 1.025
Apr. 8 Ari 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .343 .343 .771 1.114
Apr. 6 @LAD 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .323 .323 .710 1.033
Apr. 5 @LAD 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .296 .630 .926
Apr. 4 @LAD 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .318 .318 .727 1.045
Apr. 3 @Ari 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .833 1.166
Apr. 2 @Ari 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .385 .385 .846 1.231
Apr. 1 @Ari 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .556 .556 1.222 1.778
Mar. 31 @Ari 5 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .600 .600 1.200 1.800
Last 7 Days 23 2 8 1 0 1 2 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 .348 .400 .522 .922
Last 14 Days 53 6 16 2 0 3 6 3 13 1 0 0 0 0 .302 .339 .509 .848
Last 30 Days 71 11 22 2 0 6 11 3 19 1 0 0 0 1 .310 .338 .592 .930

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Brandon Belt: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 17
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
2013119113120.261.437.755
2012128155171.242.453.768
2011465240.348.522.934

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133906514555.297.495.867
20122833223911.290.406.786
2011141167143.184.376.648

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013263366293.274.441.785
2012200315314.315.505.906
2011849252.226.369.655

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132464011382.305.524.901
2012211162258.237.341.662
2011103127131.223.447.769
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 MAJ SF 74 71 4.1% 25.7% 0.16 73% .348 .282
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Brandon Belt
3-Year Averages MAJ   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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.310 AVG
ELITE
73% Contact Rate
POOR
.348 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.592 SLG
ELITE
.282 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.16 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.1% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
25.7% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.930 OPS
ELITE
.338 OBP
GOOD

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Brandon Belt (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Matt Reynolds AZ 4 3 1 1 2 1 0 .750 1.750 2.583
Alex White HOU 9 7 2 5 0 1 0 .778 1.556 2.333
Adam Ottavino COL 4 4 0 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.250 2.250
Chad Bettis COL 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.250 2.250
Huston Street SD 6 4 1 1 1 0 0 .667 1.500 2.214
Stephen Fife LA 9 7 1 2 0 1 0 .778 1.111 1.911
David Hernandez AZ 4 2 1 4 1 1 0 .500 1.250 1.850
Wade Miley AZ 6 3 1 3 0 2 0 .500 1.333 1.833
J.A. Happ TOR 5 3 1 3 0 1 0 .600 1.200 1.800
Joe Kelly STL 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .750 1.000 1.750

Worst Matchups for Brandon Belt (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Shelby Miller STL 5 0 0 0 1 2 1 .000 .000 .167
Kyle Lohse MIL 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .167
Matt Harvey NY-N 5 0 0 0 1 3 0 .000 .000 .167
Luke Gregerson OAK 7 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Jamey Wright LA 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Capuano BOS 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Brad Brach BAL 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000
A.J. Griffin OAK 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jon Lester BOS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Manny Parra CIN 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Belt collected three hits, including a double and an RBI in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers.

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Belt collected two hits, including his fifth home run of the season in Tuesday's win over Arizona.

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Belt kept his red-hot start going Sunday, going 2-for-4 with a solo shot in the loss to the Dodgers.

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Belt hit a solo homer in Thursday's 8-5 win at Arizona.

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Belt went yard for the second time in two games Tuesday, but his three-run homer wasn't enough as the Giants were beat 5-4 by Arizona.

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Belt will bat sixth Tuesday against Diamondbacks left-hander Wade Miley.

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Belt went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and his first home run of the season Monday.

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Brandon Belt will bat second in the order Monday.

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Belt (illness) worked out Thursday and is slated to be in the lineup Friday, the San Francisco Chronicle's John Shea reports.

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Belt was sent home after coming down with a stomach flu, CSN Bay Area reports.

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Belt (neck) is in the lineup for Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Rockies, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Belt was removed early from Sunday's game with neck stiffness, Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News 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.