|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||480.00||14.00||.277||71.00||59.00||12.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Back - Probable for May 24 vs. Colorado|
|vs Colorado||24||5||0|| .269|| .333|| .208|
|vs Chatwood (Career)||6||2||0|| .500||.429||.333|
|vs RHP||114||29||6|| .331|| .465|| .254|
|Last 10 Games|
|Brandon Belt returns to starting lineup|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5:35 pm ET) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt was back in the starting lineup as expected Friday against the Rockies. Belt was held out of the starting lineup for the team's previous game Wednesday against the Nationals but appeared later in the game as a pinch-hitter.
|Brandon Belt makes late appearance|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/22/13) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt was unable to start Wednesday against the Nationals with tightness in his back, but he appeared as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning. He made the final out of the inning and finished the game at first base.
The Giants are off Thursday, so Belt could be back in the lineup Friday against the Rockies.
|Brandon Belt out with back soreness|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/22/13) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is out of Wednesday's lineup with back tightness, CSN San Francisco reports.
Belt's injury is at a point where he could play if needed, but with the Giants facing a lefty in Gio Gonzalez, manager Bruce Bochy is taking the opportunity to let the back heal up. Brett Pill will get the start in Belt's place
|Make a move for Brandon Belt|
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(5/21/13) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt has continued to sit against occasional lefties, holding back his point total in Head-to-Head leagues, but if he keeps hitting like he has over his last 26 games, producing a .321 (25 for 78) batting average, six home runs, 10 walks and a 1.020 OPS, he'll entrench himself as an everyday player once and for all.
And Fantasy stardom may follow.
Is it really so far-fetched? We've been waiting for this guy to step up his power production for a couple of years now. In that 26-game stretch, he has nearly as many home runs as he hit in 145 games last year. And that's after ranking among the league leaders in home runs this spring. If that's not stepping it up, I don't know what is.
Not that I think Belt is going to hit 30 home runs or compete for NL MVP. But if you're still messing around with Todd Frazier or Paul Konerko at DH, it's time to upgrade.
|Brandon Belt homers among four hits|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/21/13) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt matched a career high with four hits Monday during an 8-0 win over the Nationals. Belt also hit his sixth home run of the season.
He went 4 for 5 with four runs scored. Belt singled three times and added a solo blast in the fifth off Craig Stammen. The four-hit game gives Belt a .261 average. He had four hits total in his previous five games combined.
|Unlike in his 2011 rookie season, Brandon Belt got a genuine chance at regular playing time last season, but he didn't produce home runs like he had as a minor league prospect. Nonetheless, there were clear signs of progress for the Giants' primary first baseman. Belt struck out far less often and drew walks at a higher rate. He also raised his batting average 50 points as he rediscovered the line drive power he displayed in the minors. The reappearance of Belt's doubles power -- he produced 27 doubles in 411 at-bats -- was a boon to owners in points leagues. After hitting nine home runs in an abbreviated rookie season, Belt's output of seven homers last year had to be a letdown. He will be just shy of his 25th birthday on opening day, so Belt is a strong bet to improve, as he could add home run power to the gains he achieved last season. Owners in standard mixed leagues should pursue a safer option to man first base, but because of his untapped potential, taking Belt in the later rounds would be an advisable gamble. (Updated 12/7/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/24/13||COL||10:15 pm||Tyler Chatwood|
|5/25/13||COL||4:05 pm||Juan Nicasio|
|5/26/13||COL||4:05 pm||Jon Garland|
|5/27/13||@ OAK||4:05 pm||Dan Straily|
|5/28/13||@ OAK||10:05 pm||Jarrod Parker|
|5/29/13||OAK||10:15 pm||Tommy Milone|
|5/30/13||OAK||3:45 pm||A.J. Griffin|