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Brandon Belt (1B)

San Francisco Giants - 58% owned

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Bats: L, Throws: L

Brandon Belt hit a single and went 1-for-3 Saturday night, raising his season average to .103.

Fantasy Impact: Belt was supposed to be poised for a breakout 2015, as many thought he would put together his power and plate discipline that he had displayed at different points in his career. Going into the game he had two hits, both singles, and eight strikeouts, so that tells you all you need to know about his struggles thus far.

 

Category: Game Recaps


Brandon Belt is set to return to 1B for the San Francisco Giants today against the San Diego Padres. Belt missed the last five games due to a groin injury he picked up in game two against the Diamondbacks. (Source: Alex Pavlovic on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Belt will be returning against a tough Padres team that just ripped the Giants apart in a 10-2 win in their past matchup. Starting Belt today is too much of a risk considering he has only played one game so far this season. Look elsewhere if you are in desperate need of a starter at 1B.

 

Brandon Belt will miss another game while he is deaing with a lingering groin injury. Belt left game two against the Diamondbacks in the fourth inning and has not returned to the lineup since. The injury was diagnosed as a groin strain, and Belt is making strides to return to the lineup, but will not return tonight. (Source: San Francisco Giants on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If you have faith in Belt, you can keep him on your bench until he is healthy again. If you would rather go your separate ways, Joaquin Arias will serve as Belt's replacement at 1B. Check free agency for other first basemen to utilize, as this will be Arias' first game of the season.

 

Category: , Injury Updates


The Giants are waiting to put Belt on the DL, hoping he can work it out in less than 15 days. He isn't set to do anything more than pinch-hit tonight. Bochy says it is "day-to-day." (Source: CSN Bay Area)

Fantasy Impact: Belt owners can breathe a sigh of relief. Monitor the situation closely, but it appears as though you can use Belt as you normally would by next week. Tonight Buster Posey shifts over to first base, and Hector Sanchez gets the start behind the dish.

 

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Brandon Belt pulled up lame on a pop up to right field foul territory. He was seen gesturing that it appears to be a groin injury just before leaving the game. (Source: CBSSports.com)

Fantasy Impact: Poor Belt can't catch a break. After missing triple digit games to injuries last season, he appears to have strained his groin before hitting 15 innings this season. Belt was 1-for-2 with an RBI tonight after going hitless in the season opener last night. The likely replacement is Adam Duvall from the minor leagues, though Andrew Susac could get called up, shifting Buster Posey to first base.

 

Category: , Injury Updates


Brandon Belt was 2-4 with a double and home run in the Giants' 8-2 loss last night to the Oakland A's. (Source: MLB)

Fantasy Impact: Belt has now hit four home runs in 21 Spring games and is hitting .369 (24-65). Many projected a breakout year in 2014, but injury sidelined Belt for most of the year. Still only 26, Belt has plenty of potential yet to tap. 2015 could very well be the year he reaches those new heights - 25+ home runs with a .270+ average and 90 RBIs.

 

Category: , Game Recaps


Brandon Belt hit his third home run of the spring today. The homer was an opposite field shot in the 7th inning off Brewers RH reliever Rob Wooten. (Source: Alex Pavlovic)

Fantasy Impact: Belt was an exciting fantasy option going into drafts in 2014 and started the year with nine home runs in his first 35 games before injuries spoiled his season. Projected by most for 17-19 home runs in 2015, Belt could be a sneaky homer pick if he has again found his power swing. 25+ home runs, even with half of his games in the spacious AT&T Park, should not come as a surprise.

 

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Brandon Belt's Spring Training is off to a hot start, as in 20 plate appearances, he has a .412/.500/.647 slash line with 3 walks and 4 strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Belt has had a very inconsistent career, seemingly being either a power hitter or a contact hitter, depending on the season. He missed 100 games last year, but was coming around before his season was derailed. While Spring Training statistics don't count for much, he's one to monitor. If he puts his power and contact skills together, he'll be a high-end corner infield option in mixed leagues.

 

The Giants and Brandon Belt avoided arbitration, agreeing to a one-year, $3.6 million contract. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Belt, who turns 27 in April, will serve as the Giants' everyday first baseman next year. Injuries caused Belt to miss over 100 games last season. He started off hot, but tailed off rapidly before injuries stole his season. He's poised to be a solid corner infielder or utility option in standard-sized leagues, and he figures to improve on his .243/.306/.449 line from 2014.

 

The Giants tendered a contract to Brandon Belt. He is expected to make $3.4 million in his second year of arbitration. (Source: Alex Pavlovic)

Fantasy Impact: This isn't too surprising, as Belt is generally considered to be the future of the Giants at first. Hand injuries and concussions caused Belt to miss over 100 games in 2014. In the 61 he played, he posted a .243/.306/.449 line with 12 home runs. If Belt can stay healthy, he'll be a corner infielder or utility option in most leagues.