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Brandon Belt (1B,LF)

San Francisco Giants - 82% owned

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Bats: L, Throws: L

Brandon Belt went 0-for-1 in his pinch-hitting appearance, snapping his modest three-game hitting streak Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: While his hitting streak ended, Belt has been a force in August. He's posted a .938 OPS with 10 extra-base hits and 16 RBI this month.

 

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Brandon Belt got the start in left field and had a big night at the plate with a 2-for-3 performance at the plate. He hit one single, one double, and drew one walk. Belt finished his night up with two RBI and two runs scored himself before he was pinch hit for.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Belt will continue to receive the vast majority of his starts at first base, but he is still a decent option as a value outfielder when he starts in left field. Belt is a particularly good option against right handed pitching, with a .290 batting average and 44 of his 56 RBI.

 

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt hit his 16th and 17th home runs of the year in a 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday. Both home runs were solo shots off of Astros' starter Scott Kazmir.

Fantasy Impact: Belt now has seven home runs in the month of August through 10 games. The only other hitter in major league baseball hitting home runs at this rate is Seattle Mariners' OF Nelson Cruz, as he also has seven home runs in August. Brandon Belt's average on the month is only .256, but if you need home runs in your daily or weekly fantasy lineup, Belt is your guy.

 

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In July, Brandon Belt only managed to hit one home run. He has hit five home runs in August through nine games, but also has struck out 14 times this month and has a .229 batting average as well.

Fantasy Impact: Belt has provided fantasy value courtesy of the long ball, but has been called out on strikes at least once in each of his last 11 games. The Giants kick off a series with the Houston Astros on Tuesday at home. Belt only has 78 at-bats against left-handed pitchers this season, so pay attention to the starting lineup as recently acquired left-handed SP Scott Kazmir takes the mound for the Astros.

 

In the month of July, Brandon Belt has seen 19 AB and produced six hits. Although he has not hit a home run in July, he has driven in three RBI. With a .316 average, Belt and the Giants head into a matchup against pitching ace Jacob deGrom.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Belt has been a decent fantasy player this year. As his statline shows, Belt has 35 R, 9 HR, 36 RBI and a .268 batting average. Not bad for a player whose ADP was 219.0. Belt has the power to drive in runs, and can be a good addition to your team if your team is weak at the position.

 

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Brandon Belt went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk, and a RBI against the Nationals on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Belt continues to be a solid fantasy bat, if not a flashy one. The two doubles moved him into a tie for 9th in MLB (21), to go along with nine homers, four steals, and a decent .273 average. Belt should be active in all fantasy formats.

 

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Brandon Belt got the start in left field, but he came through at the plate with a 2-for-4 effort. Both of his hits were singles, he drove in one run, and he stole one base (his fourth of the year).

Fantasy Impact: Belt has been solid (but not spectacular) all season. He holds more value at his regular position of first base, but expect him to still pick up the occasional start at left field, especially when the team is dealing with injuries.

 

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Brandon Belt went 3-for-5 in a game that felt a lot like watching batting practice. The final result was 13-8, with Belt driving in one RBI and one run.

Fantasy Impact: Belt has had a rough month of June, batting for just .192 on 78 AB. However, Belt is a player who thrives off of momentum, and when he is in form, Belt can hit well. In 2014, Belt accumulated just 27 RBI and 12 HR, but before the All-Star break in 2015, Belt has already tallied 9 HR and 31 RBI.

 

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Brandon Belt facing June slump

Wed, Jun 17th 11:22am EDT
By Daniel Rogers

In May, Brandon Belt was on fire and even made a case for himself to appear in this year's All-Star game. But now, in June, Belt has seemed to fizzle out a little bit. In 47 AB, Belt has managed nine hits, six RBI, and only one home run.

Fantasy Impact: Don't think about Belt's slump too much, as the whole Giants team hit a bit of a slump for five games straight. It looks like they are finally shaking it off now, and Belt will look to regain the composure he showed in May.

 

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Brandon Belt went 2-for-5 with a single and a two-run HR against the Mets on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Belt joined a rare home run party against Mets ace SP Matt Harvey, launching a two-run shot in the sixth inning. After showing off some speed in the last few games, Belt went back to power, while continuing to keep his nice average up (.296). Keep him active in all fantasy formats.

 

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Brandon Belt went 2-for-5 with two singles, a RBI, a run scored, and a stolen base against the Phillies on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Belt has found some kind of success on the basepaths lately, stealing two bases in the last three games. That is just one more counting stat for his fantasy owners, to go with a decent seven homers, and his nearly .300 average (.298).

 

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Brandon Belt went 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base against the Phillies on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Don't expect too many of these from Belt, as he hasn't stolen more than five bases since 2012. However, each one is a nice added bonus to his current package, a .301 average with a modest seven home runs. Keep him active in all fantasy formats.

 

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Brandon Belt homered once again in today's loss to the Braves. Belt hit 7 home runs in the month of May, and he is batting with a .302 average.

Fantasy Impact: Belt has been batting at a very high level recently. It seems he has shaken off all the injuries that were nagging him earlier in the season and is now firing on all cylinders. Belt has proved to be a starter and is still available in a lot of leagues. Look for his form to continue, as Belt is known for his home runs.

 

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Brandon Belt appears to be fully healthy and back into his peak form, batting .301 so far in 2015. On Tuesday, the Giants beat the Brewers 6-3, with the help of a home run from Belt. Belt also added 1 RBI to the cause.

Fantasy Impact: Because Belt is hitting well again, he is worth a spot on your fantasy team for the time being. When he is fully healthy, Belt can hit with the best of them. The Giants are in incredible form this month, and they don't show any signs of letting up any time soon. Look for Belt off waivers as he is available in most leagues.

 

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Brandon Belt went 2-for-5 with a single, a two-RBI double, and a run scored against the Rockies on Saturday. He also struckout twice in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Belt has been incredible in May, batting .363 with four homers, 18 runs scored, and 13 RBI. The slugger should be active in all fantasy formats, and is one of the top-tier players at 1B.

 

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Brandon Belt homered for the third straight game after not homering at all prior. He also had a hit, and double, just missing the triple for the cycle. He also knocked in one run.

Fantasy Impact: Belt has been hitting all season, he just hasn't been able to get the ball over the fence, but that looks like its changing. Things get a little easier now that Hunter Pence is back in the lineup.

 

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Brandon Belt has been playing well in May. He had three hits against the Cincinnati Reds in a blowout 11-2 victory. Going 3-for-5 on the night, Belt added two runs to the Giants' total score tally. Perhaps the offensive unit was inspired by the return of Hunter Pence from the DL.

Fantasy Impact: Belt is a great player when he is fully healthy, and it looks like Belt is feeling better. When Belt is fully operating, he can hit home runs as good as anyone in the league. Monitor Belt's game for the next couple of games, and if he can keep playing at a high level, Belt can become a great waiver wire addition.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.