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Brandon Belt | First Baseman | #9

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Texas
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 5 (0) / SF
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Brandon Belt hit his 14th home run of the season in Saturday's loss to the Mets.
Belt hit a solo homer off Mets starter Jacob deGrom to knot the game at 1-1 in the seventh inning. The homer was his third in his last five games, and he's driven in runs in each of those five games. He's hit in seven straight, but only has one hit in each of those seven contests. Still, it's something to cling to for Belt's owners, who have been disappointed by a .228/.343/.448 line thus far. Perhaps this is a sign of better things to come. Jun 24 - 11:24 PM

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Brandon Belt hit his third homer in four games Friday against the Mets.

Belt hit cleanup tonight after spending the last week in the bottom half of the order. His slump now seemingly over, he should go back to being a fixture in the top half of the lineup. While he hasn't performed as hoped with his .783 OPS this year, he's still the Giants' second-best hitter.
Jun 24 - 1:33 AM

Brandon Belt is not in the Giants' lineup Thursday against the Braves.

The left-handed Belt will take a seat against Braves southpaw Jaime Garcia. Buster Posey will man first base with Nick Hundley starting behind the plate. Belt has hit just .193 against lefties this season.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: If you aren't a fan of Luis Severino tonight, pitching options are thin, but Jaime Garcia may actually offer solid value against the Braves. The Giants have been one of the weakest offenses in baseball against left-handed pitching; they rank 27th in wRC+ (79), 29th in wOBA (.288) and dead last in ISO (.117), which makes them a team worth targeting despite a relatively low K% (19.2%). Garcia himself owns a respectable 22.5 K% at home with a solid 3.39 FIP and 3.24 xFIP.
Jun 22 - 4:26 PM

Brandon Belt launched his 12th home run of the season as the Giants topped the Braves on Tuesday.

Belt's solo shot off of Jason Motte added a valuable insurance run in the ninth inning. He finished night 1-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. It has been a very disappointing season for Belt who is hitting just .223/.337/.418 with 12 long balls and 29 RBI.
Jun 20 - 10:48 PM

Brandon Belt is absent from the Giants' lineup on Saturday.

Giants' manager Bruce Bochy is using a matchup against left-hander Kyle Freeland to give Belt, Brandon Crawford and Denard Span a breather. Buster Posey is starting in his place at first base and batting cleanup for the Giants.
Jun 17 - 1:01 PM

Brandon Belt is not in the Giants' lineup Sunday.

Neither is Brandon Crawford against Twins lefty Nik Turley. Buster Posey is at first base, Nick Hundley is catching and Kelby Tomlinson is at shortstop.

Brandon Belt went 2-for-3 and cracked a solo home run in a loss to the Twins on Saturday.

He took starter Jose Berrios deep in the first inning. He added a single and a walk later in the ballgame. He has struggled to hit for average this year but his power hasn't suffered. He has a .237/.353/.443 slash line with 11 homers, 34 runs and 28 RBI in 269 plate appearances.
Jun 10 - 9:30 PM

Brandon Belt is out of the Giants' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Dodgers.

Belt went 2-for-4 with a home run in Tuesday night's victory over Los Angeles, but Michael Morse will start at first base and bat fifth for the Giants on Wednesday afternoon. San Francisco is going right-handed-heavy versus ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw. Brandon Crawford and Denard Span are also sitting.
May 17 - 1:32 PM

Brandon Belt went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers.

Belt took Rich Hill deep for a solo home run in the fourth inning, continuing what has been a torrid stretch for the slugger. This was his was fourth home run in his last six games (giving him eight overall) and he is now building on a little six-game hitting streak. Despite the increased power output, contact has not been in the cards -- the slugger is hitting just .229 on the season.
May 17 - 1:17 AM

Brandon Belt went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Reds.

Belt unloaded for a solo shot off Austin Brice in the sixth inning. The tater was his seventh of the season. While he is still hitting just .221, the power is starting to come to the forefront for the 29-year-old first baseman, who has clubbed three homers in his last four games.
May 14 - 8:02 PM

Brandon Belt went 1-for-3 and hit a solo home run against the Reds on Saturday.

He hit the blast in the first inning off Reds' starter Lisalverto Bonilla. He also worked a walk in the ballgame. The home run was his sixth of the season to go with 16 RBI and a weak .220 batting average. If prior seasons are any indication, he should heat up with the weather this summer.
May 13 - 7:22 PM

Brandon Belt went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Reds.

Belt whacked a 418-foot home run to dead central off Bronson Arroyo in the second inning. The tater was his fifth of the season. His campaign on the whole has been underwhelming -- Belt is hitting just .221/.358/.418 over the course of 122 at-bats. He hit .275/.394/.474 last season and posted a similar triple-slash in 2015, though, meaning there should be a reasonable amount of room for improvement as the weather heats up over the coming months.
May 12 - 1:07 AM

Brandon Belt is out of the Giants' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Mets.

Buster Posey is at first base and Nick Hundley is catching with New York throwing left-hander Tommy Milone. Belt has hit .232/.338/.321 off lefties this season.
May 10 - 11:19 AM

Brandon Belt finished 1-for-2 with an RBI and four walks in Wednesday's game at L.A. Dodgers.

The four walks were a bit of a surprise since he had managed just nine free passes over his past 17 outings. After a day off on Monday he has produced a pair of solid stat lines over his past two games. While he has managed 32 strikeouts over his first 100 at-bats, he remains a solid fantasy play with 14 RBI and a solid .863 OPS.
May 4 - 3:23 AM

Brandon Belt finished 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Tuesday's road loss against the Dodgers.

Belt has an outstanding .840 OPS with 13 RBI and he remains a solid fantasy play if you can stand his 31 strikeouts over 98 at-bats. He was energized after getting a day off to rest Monday. Belt has posted four RBI over the past four games after managing nine RBI through his first 23 outings.
May 3 - 2:35 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2Michael Morse
2B1Joe Panik
2Aaron Hill
3Kelby Tomlinson
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Eduardo Nunez
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Austin Slater
2Jarrett Parker
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Matt Cain
6Ty Blach
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Cory Gearrin
4George Kontos
5Bryan Morris
6Josh Osich
7Sam Dyson
8Kyle Crick
9Will Smith