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9 Brandon Belt 1B
Height/Weight: 6-5/219 | Birthdate: 4/20/1988 | Birthplace: Nacogdoches, TX | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: San Francisco | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $531,500 | Owned/Started%: 97/86 | Average Draft Position: 180.09
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Brandon Belt out of lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) 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
(4/8/2014) 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
(4/7/2014) 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
(4/2/2014) 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
(4/2/2014) 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. 


Giants plan to rotate No. 2 hitter until injured 2B returns


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2014) While Giants first baseman Brandon Belt performed well batting second Monday against the Diamondbacks, manager Bruce Bochy told MLB Network Radio he won't bat Belt second when a left-handed starter is on the hill.

"Against a left-handed pitcher, like (Tuesday vs. Wade Miley), Hunter Pence will hit second and Belt will go down in the five- or six-hole. That's the plan until we get Marco Scutaro back."


Brandon Belt looks comfortable batting second


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2014) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt hit second in Monday's season opener against the Diamondbacks for just the fourth time in his career, but it looked as though Belt had been hitting in that spot for years. The first baseman went 3 for 5 with a solo home run and three runs scored.

Belt connected for his first home run of the season leading off the sixth inning against Brandon McCarthy. Belt didn't get his first home run last season until his 19th game.


Brandon Belt out with flu Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt missed his second straight game due to the flu Wednesday and will likely rest Thursday as well, MLB.com reports.

Belt is 6 for 20 with two doubles and one walk in eight games this spring.


Brandon Belt doubles, scores run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2014) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt went 2 for 3 with a double and one run scored in his team's 3-2 win over the Rockies Tuesday.

Belt dealt with neck stiffness over the last few days but returned Tuesday to post his third multihit performance in four spring games. He's 6 for 10 with two doubles, two runs and one RBI thus far.


Brandon Belt feeling better Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2014) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is feeling better Tuesday, according to the Mercury News.

Belt has been dealing with a stiff neck, and was hoping to return Tuesday. He's scheduled to return to the lineup, and will hit third. Belt hit .289/.360/.481 in 509 at-bats last year.


Giants hopeful Brandon Belt will return Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) Giants manager Bruce Bochy is hopeful first baseman Brandon Belt will be able to start Tuesday, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reports.

Belt was removed from Sunday's spring game with a stiff neck after going 0 for 2 at the plate and making an error in the field. He's coming off his best major-league season, in which he hit .289/.360/.481 with 17 home runs and 67 RBI in 509 at-bats.


Brandon Belt exits with stiff neck


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2014) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt was forced out of Sunday's Cactus League contest against the Diamondbacks because of a stiff neck, the Bay Area News Group reports.

Belt went 0 for 2 and made an error on the field before leaving the game. He'll likely be re-evaluated before returning to action.

Brandon Belt glad to have a contract


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt was happy to work out a deal with the club, according to the Mercury News

Belt avoided arbitration Tuesday, agreeing to a $2.9 million deal. "I’ve been waiting on a phone call like that since I was in high school," Belt said. "I really can’t believe it right now." Belt believed he would receive a similar offer out of high school, where he excelled as a pitcher, but an arm injury prevented that from happening.

He also expressed his desire to remain in San Francisco long-term. "I think anybody would be open to a long-term extension, especially with this organization," he said. Belt hit .289/.360/.481 in 509 at-bats last season.


Giants, Brandon Belt avoid arbitration with one-year deal


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) The Giants and first baseman Brandon Belt have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The two sides buckled down Tuesday in hopes of hammering out an agreement before an aribtration hearing Wednesday morning, and they ultimately got it done Tuesday night, settling on a 2014 salary of $2.9 million. Belt is coming off a breakout season in which he hit .289/.360/.481 with 17 home runs and 67 RBI in 509 at-bats.


Giants open to longterm extension for Brandon Belt


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2014) The Giants focused Tuesday on signing first baseman Brandon Belt to a one-year deal with a Wednesday arbitration session moving, but the team remains open to signing Belt to a multiyear extension, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

"We like the player," general manager Brian 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."

The two sides had a massive gap to bridge after exchanging figures, with the Giants filing for $2.05 million and Belt seeking $3.6 million. He hit .289/.360/.481 with 17 home runs and 67 RBI in 509 at-bats last season.


Brandon Belt scheduled for arbitration hearing Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2014) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is scheduled to have his arbitration hearing Wednesday, according to CSN.

The two sides are still trying to work out a one-year deal "in the spirit of trying to settle," according to general manager Brian Sabean. Belt broke out last season, hitting .289/.360/.481 in 509 at-bats. If he's unable to reach an agreement with the club, he could miss the team's first workout Wednesday morning. 


Giants, Brandon Belt moving toward avoiding arbitration


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2014) There are "vibes" that the Giants and first baseman Brandon Belt will avoid going to trial for arbitration, according to CSN.

General manager Brian Sabean indicated that the two sides are moving closer. The goal is to settle on a one-year deal, and then talk to Belt about a potential extension once spring training begins. 


Brandon Belt to remain at first base


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2013) Giants general manager Brian Sabean indicated Wednesday that first baseman Brandon Belt will remain at first base full time in 2014, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reports.

Belt has transitioned between first base and left field in his career, but the team is ready to stick with him as a full-time first baseman as it did in 2013. He hit .289/.360/.481 with 17 home runs and 67 RBI in 509 at-bats last season.


Brandon Belt out Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2013) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is not in the team's starting lineup Thursday against the Mets. 

Belt will be replaced by Buster Posey at first base. Belt is hitting .289/.361/.478 in 477 at-bats.


Brandon Belt records five hits, six RBI vs. Dodgers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2013) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt had another impressive night at the dish as he recorded five hits and fell a triple shy of the cycle Saturday night against the Dodgers.

Belt singled in a run in the first, singled in another in the third, unleashed a two-run home run in the seventh and doubled in two more runs in the eighth. He finished 5 for 6 with four runs scored and six RBI in a 19-3 victory. He owns a .289/.362/.483 slash line with 16 homers and 62 RBI in 464 at-bats.

Brandon Belt collects four hits


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2013) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt picked up four hits Tuesday against the Rockies.

Belt hit four singles, finishing the game 4 for 5. He scored two runs, but did not register any RBI. Belt is hitting .279/.354/.478 in 408 at-bats. 


Brandon Belt falls homer short of cycle


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2013) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt made up for some lost time Tuesday, snapping a three-game hitting streak with a three-hit game.

Belt went 3 for 4 while ending up a home run short of the cycle. He had a double and a triple as part of his game, but ended up with no runs drive in or scored in a 3-2 win over the Red Sox.

Belt is hitting .276 on the season, but has been red hot with a .379 average in the month of August. 


Brandon Belt ups hit streak to 11 games


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2013) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt finished just a home run shy of hitting for the cycle Friday night during a 14-10 win at Miami. Belt drove in a run and scored four times in the game.

Belt went 4 for 6 as he hit his 26th double and third triple of the season. He singled twice and now has 50 RBI for the Giants to go with his .279 batting average.

Few players have been hotter than Belt of late. The first baseman has an 11-game hitting streak working. He's gone 19 for 44 (.432) on the streak thus far with four home runs, four doubles and nine RBI.

Brandon Belt hits 14th home run


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2013) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt went 2 for 5 with his 14th home run in his team's 6-5 loss to the Nationals Wednesday.

Belt extended his hitting streak to nine games while raising his line to .273/.351/.471 in 359 at-bats. All three slash statistics are season highs for the 25-year-old.


Brandon Belt gets advice from Domonic Brown


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2013) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt received some swing advice from Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

The club had attempted to alter Belt's swing, but he was hesitant to make changes. He changed his mind after talking to Brown. "Domonic said it only took him a couple of days to change his grip. I thought, if it only took him a couple of days, maybe I can do it in a couple of days, too." Belt also moved back in the batting box, in order to see pitches a little longer. 

Belt is hitting .271/.349/.466 in 350 at-bats.