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Brandon Belt | First Baseman | #9

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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 homered in his fourth straight game Sunday, finishing 3-for-5 with two runs scored as the Giants bested the Angels 4-2.
The home run and the four-game streak are impressive -- he caught up to a high and tight fastball from Blake Parker in the fifth inning, yanking it over the right field wall -- but he set an MLB record with his first at-bat of the afternoon, a 21-pitch saga that ended with a lineout. It was one of the few times Angels hitters were able to get him out Sunday, and with the good game he's now hitting .288/.386/.576 through 17 games. Apr 22 - 9:35 PM

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Brandon Belt went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 4-3 road setback against the Angels.

Belt has homered in three consecutive contests, posting five RBI during the run. He has tied a season best by hitting in four straight games, too. Belt is slashing .259/.369/.519 overall this season while driving in six runs across the past five outings. He is a solid play in standard fantasy leagues and a must-have in DFS while running hot.
Apr 22 - 1:55 AM

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

Belt got the Giants on the board with a solo home run off Zack Greinke to lead off the second inning. That would finish as the only run the team plated in the loss. It was the first baseman's third dinger of the young campaign. in addition, Belt is working to a .255/.361/.471 triple-slash and has driven in seven runs over the course of 15 games played. He has now homered in back-to-back contests.
Apr 20 - 12:13 AM

Brandon Belt went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Belt struck out three times against Zack Godley, and he picked up strikeout No. 4 against Archie Bradley in the ninth. A very forgettable day for the San Francisco first baseman, to put it mildly. He's now hitting .250/.323/.429 on the season with one homer in the first eight games.
Apr 10 - 1:01 AM

Brandon Belt went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI on Wednesday, leading the Giants in a 10-1 thrashing of the Mariners.

Belt tagged Mariners' starter Felix Hernandez for a solo shot during a five-run fifth inning. He tacked on an RBI single in the seventh to cap off the scoring in the ballgame. Belt also drew a walk and scored a pair of runs in the contest, raising his season slash to .353/.450/.588 to go along with his one long ball and two RBI.
Apr 4 - 10:23 PM

Brandon Belt is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Mariners.

No word on any sort of injury, so perhaps Bruce Bochy wanted to sit him against lefty Marco Gonzales. Still, it's a bit of a surprising call for the home opener. Buster Posey will play first base while Nick Hundley will start behind the plate.
Apr 3 - 1:31 PM

Brandon Belt went 3-for-4 and scored three runs in a drubbing of the Diamondbacks on Wednesday in the Cactus League.

Two of the hits were doubles, which gives Belt six in the Cactus League. He's destroyed pitching in Arizona to the tune of a .400 average and a 1.224 OPS. There are certainly better fantasy first basemen to pick than Belt -- he's not even the best option in his division -- but if he falls late, he's certainly worth a flier. This could be a sneaky breakout season for the 29-year-old, who experienced no lingering concussion symptoms this spring.
Mar 22 - 1:12 AM

Brandon Belt went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an RBI double in Saturday's split-squad Cactus League win over the Angels.

After going the first two weeks of spring ball without a home run, Belt has come on hot with a pair of taters over the last two days. Saturday's came in the third inning. He added an RBI double one frame later. The first baseman has been metronomic in his consistency with the power bat, swatting at least 17 long balls in four of his last five seasons. He's still searching for his first 20-homer season. It likely would have come during the 2017 campaign had he not been missed a sizable stretch of games while recovering from a concussion.
Mar 10 - 6:11 PM

Brandon Belt socked a two-run homer and drew a walk in Friday’s 10-7 victory over the Mariners in Cactus League action.

It was his first homer of the spring, though Dee Gordon did his best to try to rob it. Belt has enjoyed an impressive start to his spring, hitting .429 (9-for-21) with more walks (five) than strikeouts (four) through eight games. He was on pace to surpass 20 homers for the first time last season before going down with another concussion. His history can’t be ignored, but he could surprise in fantasy leagues this year if his health allows.
Mar 9 - 9:54 PM

Brandon Belt went 3-for-3 on Tuesday against the Diamondbacks in a Cactus League win for the Giants.

All three hits for Belt were singles. The soon-to-be 30-year-old missed 58 games last season with concussion issues, but he was one of the better hitters in the San Francisco lineup when healthy -- delivering an .823 OPS and 18 homers in 104 games. He won't provide upper-echelon numbers compared to other first basemen, but if he can stay on the field, he should be a reliable fantasy option in deeper leagues.
Feb 27 - 7:06 PM

Giants activated 1B/OF Brandon Belt from the 60-day disabled list.

Belt missed a large chunk of the 2017 season due to continued concussion issues, but he's reportedly entering the offseason sans restrictions. Belt his .241/.355/.469 with 18 long balls in 104 games with the Giants in 2017.
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 10:03:00 AM

Brandon Belt (concussion) will go into the offseason with no restrictions.

Belt was shut down after suffering a concussion in early August, but he's been cleared by MLB. Still, his concussion history is worrisome at this point. The 29-year-old batted .241/.355/.469 with 18 homers in 104 games when healthy in 2017.
Tue, Oct 3, 2017 03:38:00 PM

Giants transferred 1B Brandon Belt from the 7-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Belt suffered another concussion in early August and is now officially done for the 2017 season. The 29-year-old first baseman finished with a .241/.355/.469 batting line, 18 home runs, 51 RBI, and 63 runs scored in 104 games. He's signed through 2021, with a $17.2 million salary due in 2018.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 01:56:00 PM

Brandon Belt (concussion) is unlikely to return this season.

Out since early August, Belt is progressing with his post-concussion issues but is still dealing with lingering problems with his vision and vestibular system. He's been doing light rehab work but has not yet been cleared for baseball activities and at this point is simply running out of time. Belt has dealt with four documented concussions in the last eight years and three over the last four years, which is certainly troubling. "There are always going to be some questions about whether this has some long term effects, and hopefully it doesn’t," Belt said. "But right now it’s not going to keep me from playing baseball. In the long run, I want to make sure I’m one-hundred-thousand percent ready to go when the season starts next year. That’s the long term outlook, and if I can get back this season it’s a bonus."
Source: CSN Bay Area
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 12:11:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that he expects Brandon Belt (concussion) to return this season.

But the first baseman has not resumed any sort of baseball activities and there is no timetable for him to do so. Belt suffered a concussion in the first week of August and has been shut down ever since. He has a history of concussions, so the out-of-contention Giants are going to play this one safe.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 08:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Evan Longoria
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hunter Pence
CF1Austin Jackson
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Andrew McCutchen
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Chris Stratton
5Ty Blach
6Derek Holland
7Tyler Beede
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Tony Watson
4Cory Gearrin
5Sam Dyson
6Will Smith
7Josh Osich
8Pierce Johnson
9Reyes Moronta
10Derek Law
11Julian Fernandez