Brandon Belt
Brandon Belt

Brandon Belt (1B,LF)

San Francisco Giants - 81% owned
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Brandon Belt finished 2-for-4 with a home run on Tuesday. Belt is 6-for-22 with a home run, two doubles, four RBI, and four runs scored over the last seven days. He has an .854 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Belt has hits in three of his last five games and three multi-hit games in his last 10 games. He has a .255 batting average in September with two home runs, three doubles, eight runs scored, and 10 RBI.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt is back in the lineup after missing last night's game due to an unknown illness. He will be batting sixth in the lineup.

Fantasy Impact: Belt has a great matchup today versus a shaky Padres' starting pitcher in Perdoma. Prior to his 0-for-3 line on Sunday, Belt had multiple hits in three of his previous four games. Belt should be back in your lineup for today's game.

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Brandon Belt with a walk

Tue, Sep 13th 8:23am EDT
By Chris Zolli

Brandon Belt finished 0-for-3 on Monday, but did walk against the Padres. Belt is 7-for-18 with a double, home run, four runs scored, and six RBI over the last seven days. He has an .852 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: While Belt has been hitless in six of his last 10 games, he also has three multi-hit games in his last five games, including an RBI in five of his last five games. He is only hitting .241 in September, but has also walked eight times this month, walking in six of his 10 games.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Wednesday's loss to the Colorado Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Belt broke a six game hitless streak where he went 0-for-18 and dropped his batting average to .269 on the season. His home run on Wednesday night was his first since August 13th against Baltimore. Belt has hit a low point of his season at the wrong time and shouldn't be considered a starting 1B or OF on your fantasy roster.


San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt was 2-for-4 and drove in two runs in Friday's 7-0 win over the Atlanta Braves. Belt was moved to 5th in the Giants batting order.

Fantasy Impact: After seven games without an RBI, Belt has four in his past four games played. It seems like the move back to 5th in the batting order as of five games ago may work in his favor for driving in runs as long as he is able to hit consistently. Belt has been hit or miss in fantasy this season and is much more reliable when hitting home runs.

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While Brandon Belt was 0-for-2 at the plate, he did walk once in the Giants' 2-0 loss to the Mets. Belt is 7-for-28 with a double, triple, and two runs scored over the last seven days. He has an .866 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Belt has considerably cooled off after his torrid start, posting only two multi-hit games in his last 10 games, he still has a strong OBP (.391) and has 1B/OF eligibility. He is hitting .243 with four doubles, a triple, and three home runs this month while scoring nine runs and driving in 12.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt was 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Monday's 8-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: Belt has a mini four-game hit streak where he is 6-for-18 with a home run. He faced former teammate Ryan Vogelsong who started for the Pirates and had quite a bit of success Monday. Despite no RBIs on Monday, Belt will see more men on base coming home if he consistently hits the ball as he's been doing.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt was 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts in Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Washington Nationals. The Giants team only had five hits in the contest.

Fantasy Impact: Belt had some momentum going into Sunday after a 3-for-5 Saturday which which included two doubles and a home run, but like the rest of the Giants offense fell short of expectations. It's been hit and miss with Belt in the second half of the season and the more misses could lead to Belt being benched more often then not in your lineup.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Belt has only managed two hit two home runs since the All-Star break and his batting average has dropped down to .284 on the season. His strikeout rate has been high as expected, but it would be less of an issue if he was hitting with more power. He is still a viable option at 1B as a mid-tier player.

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Brandon Belt homers in loss

Wed, Aug 3rd 10:53am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Brandon Belt went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer in Tuesday's loss.

Fantasy Impact: Belt's impressive season continues. While he provides more doubles power, he now has 12 home runs on the season to go with 52 RBI and 51 runs scored while posting an OPS of .888. He's also reached base nearly 40% of the time.

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Brandon Belt went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run on Tuesday against the Phillies. It was Belt's 12th home run of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Belt has a solid real-life season, with an .888 OPS, but his fantasy numbers have been slightly underwhelming. He's on pace for just 18 homers and less than 80 runs and RBI. Still, he provides consistent, though unspectacular, numbers, which is useful if you have a strong lineup surrounding him.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt was 0-for-2 with a walk in the Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. It was his fourth walk in two games.

Fantasy Impact: In the past, it has been a good sign when Belt is walking more than striking out. He struck out seven times in 12 at-bats against the New York Yankees this past weekend, so it seems like Belt is starting to see the ball better. Based on history of Belt seeing the ball better, look for a few good games coming your way.

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Brandon Belt went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI against the Reds on Monday. Belt has a .217 batting average, five extra-base hits, seven runs scored, and seven RBI this month. He has an .876 OPS.

Fantasy Impact: Belt only had three hits in his previous nine games, so Monday's outing was huge, as his batting average had plummeted from .302 to .278 over those nine games. Cold spell aside, Belt still has 1B/OF eligibility, 43 extra-base hits, and a .388 OBP this season, making him a serviceable option either at 1B or as an OF2.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt was hitless in three at-bats with two strikeouts on Sunday against the New York Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Belt has only two hits in his last 34 plate appearances and his batting average dropped below .280 for the first time since April 26. Whether this slump is tied to the injury plagued Giants lineup, it's a good idea to bench Belt until he's able to provide some help to your fantasy lineup.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt was 1-for-5 with two strikeouts in a 11-7 shootout loss to the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: It has been a struggle for Belt as he is 1-for-21 since the All-Star Break. The Giants head to New York for a weekend series and he should have some favorable pitching matchups to get out of his slump. If you have another option to use at 1B during Belt's slump now is the time to use him because Belt will pick up the pace soon enough.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt was 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout in Saturday's extra innings loss to the San Diego Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Belt is 0-for-8 with five strikeouts in his last two games, but there is no reason to panic. The Giants lineup is banged up and they have lost two games to the Padres. Brandon Belt should stay in your starting lineup regardless of his last two performances.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt was 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in Friday's 4-1 loss to the San Diego Padres.

Fantasy Impact: This wasn't the ideal way for Belt to start the second half of the season, but not uncharacteristic of him either. This was the first time Belt has struck out four times this season, but he has struck out at least once in 13 of his last 14 games. Let's just say he's a little rusty since the All-Star break.

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Brandon Belt knocks in four

Fri, Jul 1st 8:17am EDT
By Chris Zolli

Brandon Belt finished 2-for-5 with his 13th double of the month of June and four RBI against the Athletics. Belt finished the month of June with a .320 batting average and 17 RBI. He has a .925 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Belt always teased these skills and, in 2016, the 28-year-old with 1B/OF eligibility has finally fulfilled his promise with 38 extra-base hits and a .300 batting average. His 25 doubles are third in baseball, he is sixth in the National League with 46 walks, and has hits in eight of his last 10 games.

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Brandon Belt went 2-for-5 on Sunday against the Phillies. Belt is now batting .306 with 44 walks to go with 52 strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Belt is now putting up an exceptional .306/.408/.533 slash line this season, and has really grown into the hitter that the Giants expected. The only criticism of Belt from fantasy owners is his lack of steals, as he's been caught stealing all four times he has attempted to nab a bag this season. Belt should continue to provide solid stats in the other four categories.

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Brandon Belt stays hot

Tue, Jun 14th 12:25pm EDT
By Dan Harris

Brandon Belt went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI on Monday against the Brewers. Belt now has a seven-game hitting streak and has raised his batting average to an even .300 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Belt is having a solid all-around season with a .923 OPS. He hasn't been sprinkling in any steals like he usually does each season, but his overall production is good enough to make him a decent corner infield option in mixed leagues.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt was 1-for-3 with a fourth inning home run off Red Sox's ace David Price leading to a 2-1 win on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Belt has been stellar in the month of June thus far with a .429 batting average and only one game with no hits. He has 16 hits in his last 42 at-bats, but has been lacking the expected power fantasy owners really want out of him. If Belt keeps it up throughout the whole season, the home runs and RBIs will come. He is rewarding fantasy owners in almost every category this season.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt was 2-for-3 with two doubles and a walk in Thursday's 6-0 win over the Atlanta Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Belt was recorded five hits in his last seven at-bats including a home run and a few doubles. After multi-hit games in five of the Giants last six contests, Belt has bumped his average to .299 on the season. Expect to see the same results from Belt heading into the weekend series.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt was 0-for-3 with a walk in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Atlanta Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Belt came into Tuesday's game with three multi-hit games in a row raising his average to .289 on the season. On the road, Belt is hitting at a .341 batting average compared to a .244 home average, so it's a good thing he has a few more road games this week. He should be in your starting lineup unless he is not playing.

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Brandon Belt has only one home run and seven RBI in May, and is on pace for only 12 homers and 73 RBI. He also has yet to steal a base.

Fantasy Impact: Belt is perennially on everyone's breakout list, but rarely lives up to the hype. He's been streaky this season, and is still worth a roster spot, but it might not be a bad idea to keep him on your bench until he gets hot.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt was injured on a slide into second base in the 8th inning versus the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. He left the game and did not return.

Fantasy Impact: The initial report after the game was Belt rolled his ankle, but no major injury was reported as he walked off the field under his own power. Belt will be playing at Coors Field in a weekend series with the Colorado Rockies where he has had a lot of success. Look for Belt to bounce back after his recent slump.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt was 0-for-3 in Thursday's 3-1 win over the San Diego Padres. This followed another hitless game on Wednesday dropping Belt's batting average below .300 for the first time since May 1st.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Belt hasn't hit a home run since May 4th, which is some of the concern of fantasy owners. Despite the lack of home runs, he is still batting for a good average this season and it's apparent pitchers are working smartly around him shown by his 13 walks already this month. When Belt gets pitches to hit, he can be a standout fantasy option every game. There's no reason to bench Belt on your roster at this time.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's matchup against the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Belt is getting a day of rest as he rarely takes a day off. Remember to put him back in your lineup after today.


San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt was 2-for-3 with a walk in a 2-0 loss against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Belt raised his batting average to .327 on the season and has been red hot during his seven game hitting streak. During this streak, he has only had four RBIs but as long as he keeps hitting like this the RBIs will come. Belt is a must-start in all fantasy formats.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt has three hits, including a triple, and a walk in Monday's 9-6 win over the Reds. He scored twice and had one RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Belt has now drawn a walk in four straight games, but more importantly had his second three-hit game in the past week. He has hit safely in seven of his last 15 at-bats including two triples. Belt has been a great value 1B so far this season and should be an every day starter in your fantasy lineup.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt was 0-for-3 with an RBI and one walk in a 6-1 win on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Belt is fifth in the MLB with 19 walks in the season and is not getting many pitches to hit. He has walked nine times in his last six games, but when he does get pitches to hit he is batting .289 on the season. Belt should be in your starting lineup in all fantasy formats.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt was 3-for-4 with five RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday afternoon's 13-9 win over the Padres. He recorded a sacrifice fly, single, double and triple.

Fantasy Impact: What a game for Belt, who has not had many official plate appearances due to drawing walks in his last three games. He's obviously been seeing the ball well and proved it today when he got pitches to hit. After the Giants day off tomorrow, Belt should be a must-start in your fantasy lineup on Friday.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt had one official at-bat in Monday's win over the Padres and drew three walks with two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Belt has drawn five walks in his last two games started so he is seeing the ball well, but unfortunately unless you have a category for walks in your fantasy baseball league it doesn't help too much. Belt should have favorable matchups against the right-handed starters for the Padres series this week, if they give him pitches to swing at.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt was hitless in a 7-2 win against the Miami Marlins on Saturday, but had a sacrifice fly, two walks and one run scored.

Fantasy Impact: While the Giants were on a six game skid, Brandon Belt also went into a little slump of his own. He hasn't hit a home run since April 14 and his average is dropping slightly every week since Opening Day. Belt has been batting sixth in a potent Giants lineup and should be in your lineup because of his RBI potential.

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After three consecutive hitless games, Brandon Belt finished 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI in Friday's 8-1 win against the Marlins. Belt has a strong .806 OPS in the early going of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Belt had a .834 OPS and 54 extra-base hits last season, so a strong start to 2016, including eight runs scored and nine RBI, could have been expected. Fantasy owners have been intrigued with Belt for the last five years, but injuries and inconsistency have kept him away from the middle-to-top tier of 1B. Belt's strong opening to the season makes him a low-end option at 1B with OF eligibility, making him a useful fantasy asset.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt went 1-for-4 in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Belt didn't have a good series vs the Dodgers. He was 2-for-11 with no extra-base hits and no RBIs. He should put up better numbers at home in his next series against the Arizona Diamondbacks as they're starters have one of the highest ERAs this season.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Thursday's 11-6 loss to the Colorado Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Belt has been hitting like he did in Spring Training with three home runs in the past four games, including three multi-hit games. He had the benefit of playing at Coors Field where the ball tends to fly out of the park more often, but he definitely has the power to hit home runs like that at any stadium. Belt should be in your starting lineup every game he is active.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt was 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in Sunday's 9-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Belt hasn't been hitting home runs early in the season, but he finally got ahold of one like he was doing in Spring Training. The Giants next series is in Colorado starting on Tuesday and you should take advantage of Belt in your starting lineup when playing at Coors Field.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt went 0-for-2 with two walks in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Belt faces Alex Wood tomorrow who he is a career 0-for-4 against. Since that is such a small sample size, give Belt the benefit of the doubt unless you have another 1B or utility player you can start over him.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt was 1-for-4 at the plate in the 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners can not expect the opening day numbers from Brandon Belt every day. He will continue to contribute to a solid Giants' lineup and should stay in fantasy starting lineups.

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San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt went 3-for-4 with two singles and a double in the Giants' 12-3 win over the Brewers on Opening Day. He drove in one run and scored two runs.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Belt hit the ball well all of Spring Training and continued that into the first game of the season. He was hitting fifth in the lineup and it seems like a good fit for him so far. Keep Belt active in all fantasy formats, as he has the potential to be an elite 1B this year.

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Brandon Belt hit a two-run HR and drove in three runs in Tuesday's 8-7 loss to the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Belt showed the power he ended last season with on Tuesday with a mammoth two-run HR. He has two HRs so far in Spring Training and has nine RBIs.

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Brandon Belt set career highs in home runs (18) and RBIs (68) during the 2015 regular season, but his poised to make improvements during the 2016 season. (Source: Chris Haft on MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: The 27-year old proved he had some power last season, but is still looking to improve on his strikeout numbers. He has worked with his hitting coach this offseason to lower his hands to reduce movements and make more contact at the plate.


San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt will miss the final weeks of the season due to a concussion. Belt was diagnosed with a concussion on Saturday. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Belt hit the most home runs of his career (18) in 2015, surpassing his previous high of 17 in 2014. He finishes the season with a .280 average and 68 RBIs to go along with his 18 HRs.

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Brandon Belt goes 1-for-3

Thu, Sep 10th 10:08pm EDT
By Benjamin Bukacek

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt was 1-for-3 Wednesday with a single, walk and strike out in a 2-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Belt recorded one of only five Giants' hits on the night.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Belt was on a tear of home runs early in August, but has cooled off since. He has not hit a home run since August 11th. Besides the lack of power, Belt is still hitting .279 on the year which is much better than his .243 average in 2014. If the Giants are able to get more guys on base Belt will have a better opportunity to drive in runs going forward.

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Brandon Belt went 1-for-4 in Monday's loss to the Dodgers, extending his on-base streak to seven games in the process.

Fantasy Impact: Belt has three multi-hit performances over his last five games. He turned in a solid August, but his season has been too inconsistent for fantasy owner's liking. Continue to ride his hot streak in daily formats.

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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.

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.