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Brandon Belt | First Baseman

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 219
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Brandon Belt continued his assault against NL pitching on Tuesday, going 3-for-5 with a walk, double and RBI against the Dodgers.
Belt's ninth-inning RBI double off Los Angeles closer Kenley Jansen forced the game into extra innings. The 25-year-old native Texan looks poised to top last year's breakout campaign. He's batting .298/.322/.596 with five homers (third in the NL) and 10 RBI in 13 games. Apr 16 - 3:24 AM

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Brandon Belt is not in the Giants starting lineup on Saturday.

It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the Baby Giraffe. He's been extremely impressive in the early going, slashing .292/.306/.625 with five homers and nine RBI in his first 11 games. Buster Posey will start at first base in his place.
Apr 12 - 1:08 PM

Brandon Belt singled and ripped a two-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

The longball -- which was Belt's fifth on the young season -- came in the first inning off of Trevor Cahill. Belt is hitting .343/.343/.771 with nine RBI over his first eight games, picking up where he left off following last season's .326/.390/.525 second half. He could be headed for a big breakout campaign.
Apr 8 - 8:02 PM

Brandon Belt clubbed his fourth home run of the 2014 season in a losing effort against the Dodgers on Sunday.

He finished the night 2-for-4 with the sixth inning solo shot off Zack Greinke. The Baby Giraffe has been feeding early and often this season, slashing .323/.323/.710 with four homers and seven RBI through his first seven games.
Apr 6 - 11:00 PM

Brandon Belt had his second big game in two days in Tuesday's 5-4 setback against Arizona, going 2-for-4 with a three-run homer.

Belt collected three hits -- including a solo homer -- and three runs scored in Monday's Opening Day victory over the Diamondbacks. He batted No. 2 on Monday, but slid down to sixth this evening against Wade Miley. The 25-year-old figures to continue batting lower in the lineup against southpaws going forward. He's only nine at-bats in to the season, obviously, but his current .556/.556/1.222 slash line sure looks pretty.
Apr 2 - 12:35 AM

Brandon Belt went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and three runs scored in a win over the Diamondbacks on Opening Day.

With Marco Scutaro sidelined, Giants manager Bruce Bochy used Belt out of the No. 2 spot in the order. The 25-year-old really took off down the stretch last year after making some changes to his grip and he appears primed for his best season yet.
Apr 1 - 9:27 AM

Brandon Belt went 0-for-4 and struck out three times against the A's on Friday.

Belt finally convinced the Giants he was legit in the second half of last season. Hopefully, the team's faith won't waver now that he is hitting .244 with no homers and 21 strikeouts in 57 at-bats this spring. It is quite the huge departure from last year, though; he hit .410 with eight homers in 78 at-bats last spring.
Mar 29 - 1:49 AM

Brandon Belt had a rough day at the plate in Sunday's loss to the Indians, going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts.

The 25-year-old first baseman had been battling neck stiffness this spring, which could linger into the regular season. His fantasy value will be directly tied to where he hits in manager Bruce Bochy's lineup, which will be at its highest if he remains in the third slot.
Mar 16 - 11:30 PM

Brandon Belt went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored Tuesday against the Rockies.

Belt has been battling a stiff neck recently but appeared fine during Tuesday's action. He doubled to lead off the fourth, then came around to score on Tyler Colvin's one-out double. Belt was quietly one of the more productive first basemen and the 25-year-old seems poised to continue his success.
Mar 4 - 5:01 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy hopes Brandon Belt (neck) can return to the lineup Tuesday.

Belt had to exit Monday's game due to stiffness in his neck, but it was a precautionary move. Even if the Giants play it safe and hold him out a few more days, the malady shouldn't be a long-term concern.
Mar 3 - 6:31 PM

Brandon Belt left Sunday's Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks early due to stiffness in his neck.

Belt went 0-for-2 on the afternoon and made an error in the field before being removed. Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated that it was purely precautionary and that he didn't anticipate the injury to be an issue moving forward.
Mar 2 - 6:23 PM

Giants and 1B Brandon Belt avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.9 million contract.

Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com passed along the contract details. Belt requested $3.6 million and was offered $2.05 million from the Giants when arbitration figures were exchanged last month, so the two sides settled for just above the midpoint. The 25-year-old flew to Florida on Tuesday to prepare for an arbitration hearing against the Giants on Wednesday morning, but they were able to agree to a last-minute deal.
Feb 19 - 8:32 AM

Giants general manager Brian Sabean said Tuesday that he's open to discussing a long-term deal with Brandon Belt but wants to focus on a one-year pact first.

Belt has an arbitration hearing scheduled for Wednesday morning, and the primary objective right now is to avoid that hearing. However, once a one-year deal is worked out, it's possible the Giants could then pursue an extension. "We like the player," Sabean said. "We think he’s one of the up-and-coming players in the National League an we want to hold onto him. But first things first."
Feb 18 - 7:46 PM

Brandon Belt requested $3.6 million and was offered $2.05 million from the Giants when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

The Baby Giraffe finally started to deliver on his immense promise in 2013, slashing .289/.360/.481 with 17 homers, 67 RBI and five stolen bases in 509 at-bats. He'll earn a nice raise over the $531,500 that he earned in 2013.
Jan 17 - 10:33 PM

Giants general manager Brian Sabean said Brandon Belt will remain at first base next season.

"We have no intention to move Belt. He's not going to play another position other than first base," Sabean said when asked. There was some thought that the Giants might move the 25-year-old to left field, a position he appeared at in 2011 and 2012, but such a move would just create a need at first base instead. The former top prospect experienced success this past season, posting a .289/.360/.481 line with 17 home runs.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 08:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Marco Scutaro
2Joaquin Arias
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3Brandon Hicks
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Michael Morse
2Gregor Blanco
CF1Angel Pagan
RF1Hunter Pence
2Juan Perez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Tim Lincecum
5Ryan Vogelsong
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sergio Romo
2Santiago Casilla
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6David Huff
7Yusmeiro Petit
8J.C. Gutierrez