Brandon Belt (1B)
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.
Category: Game Recaps
Thu, Mar 12th 12:07am EDT
By Jeff Krisko
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.