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Brandon Belt | First Baseman

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 219
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Brandon Belt went 3-for-5 and hit his fourth homer Friday at Coors Field.
It's the fourth time in eight days that Belt has had three hits and homer. He's hitting .375 in May after coming in at .235 with no homers in April. May 23 - 1:35 AM

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Brandon Belt (wrist) indicated that he was fine after being hit by a pitch during Thursday's game against the Dodgers.

Belt was drilled by a Clayton Kershaw offering and admitted that it caused him to have flashbacks to last year's wrist injury, but he insists that he's perfectly fine. He has finally started to show signs of life offensively this past week, so as long as he's in the lineup on Friday fantasy owners should continue rolling him out there.
May 21 - 7:52 PM

Brandon Belt finished 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, and three runs scored Sunday against the Reds.

Belt went 9-for-14 with three home runs, seven RBI, and eight runs scored in the Giants' final three games in Cincinnati, lifting his OPS from .732 to .901 in a three-day span. The 27-year-old could be headed toward a breakout season if his health cooperates. He would probably enjoy hitting in Great American Ball Park a little more often.
May 18 - 1:23 PM

Brandon Belt hit his first home run of the season Friday against the Reds and knocked in four runs.

Belt finally got off the schneid with a three-run shot off Jason Marquis in the first inning and later added an RBI double in the seventh. He went 3-for-5 on the night. While the power hasn't been there, the 27-year-old has been swinging the bat quite well of late. He's now hitting .333 this month.
May 15 - 10:28 PM

Brandon Belt turned in a four-hit game Friday against the Marlins.

Unfortunately, his third singles and one double didn't get him any ribbies, even though Buster Posey was on first five times ahead of him. Belt is 12-for-22 with six doubles and a triple in his last six games, but he's still without a homer in 78 at-bats this season.
May 9 - 1:34 AM

Brandon Belt is not in the Giants starting lineup for Friday's game against the Angels.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy continues to sit Belt regularly against left-handed pitching, and with C.J. Wilson on the hill on Friday he'll utilize Buster Posey at first base with Andrew Susac doing the catching. This, despite the fact, that Belt sports a career .264/.326/.438 slash against southpaws.
May 1 - 6:20 PM

Brandon Belt is absent from the Giants' lineup for the third straight day Monday.

It's bad timing with the club facing three straight left-handers, but it's discouraging that manager Bruce Bochy has no faith in Belt's ability versus southpaws. His career OPS against lefties (.771) is not much lower than it is versus righties (.790), but Bochy is, in effect, platooning Belt with Andrew Susac. Buster Posey is at first base again Monday, while Susac is behind the plate.
Apr 27 - 6:33 PM

Brandon Belt hit an RBI double and finished a perfect 3-for-3 in Friday's loss to the Rockies.

The run-scoring double off of Eddie Butler in the fifth inning was Belt's first of the season. Belt, who hit 12 home runs last season, is still searching for a home run in 2015. After a horrible start to April, he's begun to find his groove. His current five-game hitting streak has moved his average from .077 to a slightly more respectable .238. We like Belt as a player, but he'll need to keep this hot streak going before he can be deployed with confidence in mixed leagues.
Apr 25 - 3:05 AM

Brandon Belt is not in the Giants' lineup Tuesday.

It appears to just be a day of rest. The Giants are going with Buster Posey at first base and Andrew Susac behind the plate with Belt out.
Apr 21 - 6:08 PM

Brandon Belt is starting Sunday's game versus the Diamondbacks in left field.

It's his first start at the position since 2012, as Giants manager Bruce Bochy is obviously willing to shake things up in an effort to get his struggling offense going. Buster Posey is starting at first base Sunday, while Andrew Susac is behind the plate.
Apr 19 - 1:06 PM

Brandon Belt went 0-for-3 as the Giants' No. 6 hitter in Friday's loss.

Before Hunter Pence got hurt, the Giants indicated that Belt could open the season batting third. However, that injury rearranged the lineup and Belt has hit fourth twice, fifth four times and now sixth once, going 2-for-26 in the process. His bat will warm up, but his fantasy value has already taken a hit. Hopefully, things will get better for the Giants lineup as a whole once Pence returns.
Apr 18 - 1:34 AM

Brandon Belt (groin) is back in the Giants' lineup Sunday.

Belt hasn't played since straining his groin on Tuesday but is now ready to go. Casey McGehee (knee) and Angel Pagan are sitting out for the Giants, who are going with Matt Duffy at third base and Gregor Blanco in center field.

Brandon Belt (groin) is available to pinch hit Saturday.

And he could return to the Giants' starting lineup for Sunday afternoon's series finale in Arizona. Belt has been sidelined since Tuesday with a mild groin strain.
Apr 11 - 7:04 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated Friday that Brandon Belt (ankle) was doing better and could return to the Giants starting lineup on Sunday.

The team is being careful not to push the oft-injured slugger and risk further aggravation. Matt Duffy is expected to get the start in his place at first base on Saturday.
Apr 10 - 8:43 PM

Brandon Belt (groin) remains out of the Giants starting lineup on Friday.

Belt had reported significant improvement in recent days and looks as though he'll avoid a trip to the disabled list, but he isn't quite ready to rejoin the lineup. Buster Posey will once again draw the start at first base while Hector Sanchez does the catching.
Apr 10 - 7:15 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Matt Duffy
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Casey McGehee
2Joaquin Arias
LF1Nori Aoki
2Travis Ishikawa
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
RF1Hunter Pence
2Justin Maxwell
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
6Ryan Vogelsong
7Chris Heston
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit