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Brandon Belt | First Baseman | #9

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Texas
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 5 (0) / SF
Contract: view contract details
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Brandon Belt went 3-for-4 with a double, triple and five RBI in Wednesday's 13-9 win over the Padres.
Belt started out his productive day with a sacrifice fly against Padres starter Andrew Cashner in the first inning. He added an RBI double in the third, a two-run triple in the fourth and an RBI single in the fifth. Alas, he failed to notch the home run that would allow him a coveted cycle. Through his first 76 at-bats, the 28-year-old first baseman is hitting .303/.402/.513 with three homers, five doubles and 16 RBI. After hitting 18 homers last season, he could be in line for his first 20-homer season in 2016. Apr 27 - 7:16 PM

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Brandon Belt is not in the Giants' lineup Sunday.

It appears to be a simple day off. Buster Posey is at first base Sunday and Trevor Brown is catching. The Giants are also resting Denard Span, as Gregor Blanco is in center field.
Apr 24 - 1:18 PM

Brandon Belt went 2-for-4 and hit a two-run homer in a losing cause Thursday against the Rockies.

Belt is batting .333/.429/.667 in 36 at-bats. So, just how much longer is he going to bat behind Hunter Pence in the Giants' lineup? He was the better hitter last year when both were healthy, though it wasn't by a big margin. Right now, he has 380 points of OPS on Pence, though Pence has the nine RBI in 10 games hitting ahead of him.
Apr 14 - 7:48 PM

Brandon Belt went 2-for-4 and launched his second homer Wednesday against the Rockies.

Belt's lineup spot moved from sixth to fifth when the Giants decided to drop Matt Duffy just a couple of days prior to the opener. He's hitting cleanup now with Buster Posey out, and one wonders if he might get to stick there; after all, he seems like a better bet than Hunter Pence right now. He's batting .313/.421/.594 in 32 at-bats.
Apr 14 - 12:22 AM

Brandon Belt went 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBI on Sunday, powering the Giants to a 9-6 victory over the visiting Dodgers.

Fresh off of signing a five-year contract extension, Belt put his abilities on full display on Sunday. He clobbered a two-run homer off of left-hander Scott Kazmir to tie the game in the third inning. He also singled and walked in the contest, raising his season slash to .292/.433/.542. As long as he can stay healthy, he should finish the season as one of the top first baseman in the National League.
Apr 10 - 8:18 PM

The Giants are expected to announce Brandon Belt's five-year, $72.8 million extension on Saturday.

The deal is complete, pending a physical. The extension, which covers the 2016 season as well as five additional seasons, will keep him in San Francisco through 2021. The Giants have done a terrific job of locking up their controllable young talent, and Belt is no exception.
Apr 9 - 2:24 PM

Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports that the Giants and Brandon Belt have agreed to a five-year contract extension.

The deal buys out his final year of arbitration and first four years of free agency. Financial details aren't yet available, though it's believed that the deal will be similar to the $75 million deal that Brandon Crawford signed. Expect an official announcement from the team with all necessary details on Saturday.
Source: CSN Bay Area
Apr 9 - 10:57 AM

John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle believe extension talks between the Giants and Brandon Belt could continue into the season.

The two sides first began discussing a long-term deal in February and talks have been ongoing this month. While it appears unlikely that anything will get done prior to Opening Day, it does sound like there's a good chance a deal will be reached eventually to keep Belt in San Francisco over the long haul. He's currently slated to hit free agency after the 2017 season.
Mar 31 - 5:17 PM

Brandon Belt socked a three-run homer in a win over the Royals on Friday in Cactus League action.

Belt’s monster spring continues, as he’s now batting .417 with five home runs and a 1.455 OPS. The 27-year-old was very good when healthy last season, reaching career-highs with 18 home runs and 68 RBI while posting an .834 OPS, but he dealt with concussion issues for the second straight year. Here's hoping it's behind him.
Mar 25 - 7:31 PM

Brandon Belt went 3-for-3 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Belt has been on a power tear of late. In addition to Wednesday's two dingers, he also homered on Tuesday. The 27-year-old produced career highs in homers (18) and RBI (68) last season while slashing .280/.356/.478 over 492 at-bats. A 20-homer campaign is well-within reach for 2016 barring unforeseen circumstance.
Mar 23 - 8:09 PM

Brandon Belt slugged his second home run of the spring Tuesday in the Giants' loss to the White Sox.

It was a two-run shot off Mat Latos, who gave up seven earned runs on 11 hits in his White Sox debut. Belt also took a hit-by-pitch from Latos in the top of the first inning, and he drove in a run with a sacrifice fly off Latos in the third. The first baseman is batting .385 with a 1.192 OPS this spring.
Mar 22 - 7:27 PM

The Giants have met with Brandon Belt's representatives about a multi-year deal.

They opened talks in February. Belt has two years left on his deal so there's plenty of time for the two sides to work something out. The 28-year-old is coming off arguably his most complete season, hitting .280 with 18 HR and 68 RBI in 492 at-bats. "There’s no pressure, but if we have the opportunity, it’d be wise to take advantage of it," said GM Bobby Evans. "We’ll see how it plays out."
Source: CSN Bay Area
Mar 22 - 3:29 PM

Brandon Belt finished 4-for-4 with four RBI in the Giants' 10-4 win over the Rockies on Sunday.

Belt had an RBI single in the first inning, a single and a run scored in the third inning, another RBI single in the fifth, and a two-run homer off Rockies right-hander Jason Motte in the seventh. Belt is batting .375 with a 1.083 OPS this spring. He's locked and loaded for what could be a big 2016.
Mar 20 - 8:44 PM

Brandon Belt returned to Giants camp Monday after battling an illness over the weekend.

He is hoping to return to Cactus League action on Wednesday against the Rockies. Belt was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and a walk in his first two games of the spring, but there's nothing to worry about here. The 27-year-old first baseman posted a cool .834 OPS with 18 home runs and 68 RBI in 137 games last season for San Francisco.
Mar 7 - 10:29 AM

Giants and 1B Brandon Belt avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.2 million contract.

MLB Network's Jon Heyman passed along the contract details. The two sides had an arbitration hearing scheduled for Wednesday, so they were able to work out a last-minute deal. Belt requested $7.5 million and was offered $5.3 million by the Giants when figures were exchanged last month, so the two sides settled for a little under the midpoint. He's under team control through 2017.
Feb 10 - 3:24 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Trevor Brown
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
CF1Denard Span
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Jake Peavy
5Matt Cain
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Javier Lopez
4Hunter Strickland
5George Kontos
6Josh Osich
7Cory Gearrin
8Derek Law
9Vin Mazzaro