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Brandon Belt

27-Year-Old First Baseman – San Francisco Giants

2015 Stats

AVG

.280

HR

18

RBI

68

R

73

SB

9

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Belt turned in one of his best seasons from an offensive standpoint in 2015, though he went through a series of hot and cold streaks throughout the season, providing immense fantasy value when hot, bu...

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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:

Agreed to a one-year, $6.2 million contract with the Giants in February of 2016, avoiding arbitration.

February 10, 2016  –  Brandon Belt News

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Belt and the Giants agreed to a one-year, $6.2 million contract, avoiding arbitration, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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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
2015 27 MAJ SF 137 556 492 73 138 56 33 5 18 68 9 3 56 147 0 4 4 .280 .356 .478 .834
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3-Year Averages     116 453 405 59 112 44 26 3 15 54 5 2 42 112 0 2 4 .277 .349 .467 .815

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Brandon Belt Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 4 Col Did not play.
Oct. 3 Col Did not play.
Oct. 2 Col Did not play.
Oct. 1 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 30 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 29 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 28 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 27 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 26 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 25 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 24 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 23 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 22 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 20 Ari Did not play.
Sep. 19 Ari Did not play.
Sep. 18 Ari 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .356 .478 .834
Sep. 16 Cin 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .358 .481 .839
Sep. 15 Cin 5 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .282 .359 .482 .841
Sep. 14 Cin 3 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .281 .358 .479 .837
Sep. 13 SD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .357 .474 .831
Sep. 12 SD 3 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .357 .476 .833
Sep. 11 SD 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .356 .470 .826
Sep. 9 @Ari 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .356 .472 .828
Sep. 8 @Ari 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .354 .473 .827
Sep. 7 @Ari 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .353 .472 .825
Sep. 6 @Col 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .356 .476 .832
Sep. 5 @Col Did not play.
Sep. 4 @Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .354 .476 .830
Sep. 3 @Col Did not play.
Sep. 2 @LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .356 .480 .836
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 47 7 12 3 1 1 7 6 16 0 0 0 1 1 .255 .333 .426 .759

Brandon Belt: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 120 14 14
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
2015129185181.264.457.802
2014644290.266.391.715
2013119113120.261.437.755

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20153635513508.287.485.845
20141502610183.233.473.772
20133906514555.297.495.867

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015242405283.314.488.877
20147510260.253.400.749
2013263366293.274.441.785

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20152503313406.248.468.792
20141392010213.237.475.757
20132464011382.305.524.901
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
2015 27 MAJ SF 556 492 10.1% 26.4% 0.38 70% .367 .198
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3-Year Averages     453 405 9.3% 24.7% 0.38 72% .349 .190

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2015 Stat Review for Brandon Belt    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.280 AVG
GOOD
70% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.367 BABIP
HIGH
Power

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.478 SLG
GREAT
.198 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

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0.38 BB/K
WEAK
10.1% BB Rate
GREAT
26.4% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.834 OPS
GREAT
.356 OBP
GOOD

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Brandon Belt

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

Belt (concussion) was fully cleared by doctors to resume his normal offseason program, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Belt underwent a procedure Wednesday to repair a small tear in his meniscus, Amy Guetierrez of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Belt (concussion) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Athletics.

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Belt (concussion) remains out of the lineup Friday against the A's.

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Belt (concussion) did not make the trip to San Diego, the San Francisco Chronicle's John Shea reports.

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Belt (concussion) is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Padres.

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Belt was diagnosed with concussion symptoms Saturday and is expected to miss multiple games, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Belt is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks.

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Belt cranked his 18th home run of the year Saturday, going 1-for-3 with three runs scored in an 8-0 rout of the Padres.

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Belt (illness) will return to the lineup Sunday against the Rockies.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

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 injury and then had to deal with concussion symptoms in the second half. Belt had a weird season statistically in that 10 of his 12 homers came against righties, but his batting average was 30 points better against lefties. Historically, he does not have splits in terms of batting average, but 33 of his 45 career home runs have come against righties. It feels like Belt is on the verge of a career breakout as he has flashed the skills necessary to be a productive player, but injuries in 2014 derailed that progress. Perhaps that will hold down his draft value so savvy owners can pounce on a player who has .280/25/100 potential.

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.