|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||510.00||18.00||.282||71.00||74.00||4.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Miley (Career)||3||1||0||1.000||.333||.333|
|vs LHP||26||9||1|| .370|| .462|| .346|
|Last 10 Games|
|Brandon Belt out of lineup Saturday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/12/14) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rockies.
Belt is tied for the league lead with five home runs, and he's played every inning of the season at first base for the Giants. He's just 2 for 13 over his last three games. Belt has hit .292/.306/.625 in 48 at-bats.
|Brandon Belt clubs fifth homer of the season |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/8/14) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt has been scorching hot to start the season, a trend his continued Tuesday in a 7-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
Belt opened the game with his fifth home run of the season, a two-run shot to give the Giants a lead they would never relinquish. He ultimately went 2 for 4 with two RBI and two runs scored in the win.
Belt is hitting .343 through eight games, with five of his 12 hits going over the wall. He has driven in nine runs and scored nine more, though he has yet to walk while striking out 10 times.
|Brandon Belt crushes fourth home run in loss to Dodgers |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/7/14) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt continued his torrid start to the season with a solo home run off Zack Greinke in a 6-2 defeat to the Dodgers on Sunday.
Belt took Greinke deep in the sixth inning for his fourth home run of the season. He added a single and finished 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI. He is hitting .323 (10 for 31) with four homers and seven RBI in his first seven games.
|Is Brandon Belt turning the corner? |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(4/2/14) The Giants' Brandon Belt was one of my preseason breakout picks, so I wouldn't dare discount what he's already accomplished this season, hitting two home runs in two games. I'm especially encouraged by the one he hit off left-hander Wade Miley Tuesday considering he hit only three off lefties last season.
But the real test will come when he returns home to AT&T Park, where he hit only six of his 17 home runs last season. We already know he can slug it on the road. With the technology available to us in these modern times, we can surmise that only one of his two home runs so far in 2014 would have left AT&T Park, the other thwarted by that dastardly gap in right-center field.
Of course, in his last 200 at-bats, both home and away, Belt has nine home runs, which would put him on pace for more than 25 over a full season. And 25 for a player capable of hitting .300 is a big deal in and of itself. I mean, that's Freddie Freeman territory, provided he's playing every day.
So in a roundabout way, I guess I'm saying I'm encouraged by Belt's strong start, but I don't consider it validation just yet. Then again, I wouldn't be shy about acquiring him if the right offer came along. The floor for him seems pretty high.
|Brandon Belt goes deep yet again |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/2/14) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt showcased some rare power against a left-handed pitcher Tuesday, in a 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks.
Belt took Diamondbacks starter Wade Miley deep for a three-run home run in the first inning, his second long ball of the season. Belt finished the game 2 for 4 with one run and three RBI, while striking out twice.
Belt has been a pretty all-or-nothing hitter through the first two games of the season, going 5 for 9 with two home runs and four strikeouts. He is looking to build off a breakout season that saw him hit .289/.360/.481 with 17 home runs in 509 at-bats.
|It seemed like for the longest time the Giants looked crazy for sticking with Brandon Belt, as the young first baseman struggled to find his footing in the majors. Well, it seems the Giants' perseverance is paying off. Belt had his best season as a major leaguer in 2013, leading many to speculate he could be in for a breakout season in 2014. He was having another horrendous campaign in 2013 before he finally put his pride aside and took to coaching. Belt changed his grip on the bat and stood farther back in the box, leading to great results. After hitting .255 with a .425 slugging percentage through July, Belt blew up over the final two months, batting .346 with a .576 slugging percentage, .984 OPS, three triples, seven home runs, 17 doubles and 28 RBI in his last 52 games. Those numbers mirrored the production he had in the minors, when he hit .343 with a .596 slugging percentage in 189 games. Belt's late-season surge is not enough to thrust him into the mix as a top 12 Fantasy first baseman, but he's a mid-round Fantasy pick with upside.
(Updated 1/7/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/18/14||@ SD||10:10 pm||Tyson Ross|
|4/19/14||@ SD||8:40 pm||Eric Stults|
|4/20/14||@ SD||4:10 pm||Robbie Erlin|
|4/21/14||@ COL||8:40 pm||Jorge De La Rosa|
|4/22/14||@ COL||8:40 pm||Franklin Morales|
|4/23/14||@ COL||3:10 pm||Tyler Chatwood|
|4/25/14||CLE||10:15 pm||Carlos Carrasco|