Brandon Belt 1B SF 13 Hrs
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that Brandon Belt could become the team's permanent No. 3 hitter.
Belt has batted second against right-handers and sixth against left-handers so far this season, but the Giants are looking for a new three-hole hitter with normal No. 3 man Pablo Sandoval struggling. The first baseman hit .320/.371/.508 in the three spot last season, and Bochy thinks Belt could be a "stabilizing" presence there.
Brandon Belt 1B SF 4 Days
Brandon Belt went 2-for-4 and hit his sixth homer Friday against the Padres.
Belt's homer off Huston Street in the ninth scored the Giants' lone run of the game. He's now tied with Giancarlo Stanton, Mark Trumbo, Jose Bautista and Pedro Alvarez for the major league lead in homers.
Brandon Belt 1B SF 7 Days
Brandon Belt continued his assault against NL pitching on Tuesday, going 3-for-5 with a walk, double and RBI against the Dodgers.
Belt's ninth-inning RBI double off Los Angeles closer Kanley Jansen forced the game into extra innings. The 25-year-old native Texan looks poised to top last year's breakout campaign. He's batting .298/.322/.596 with five homers (third in the NL) and 10 RBI in 13 games.
Brandon Belt 1B SF 11 Days
Brandon Belt is not in the Giants starting lineup on Saturday.
It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the Baby Giraffe. He's been extremely impressive in the early going, slashing .292/.306/.625 with five homers and nine RBI in his first 11 games. Buster Posey will start at first base in his place.
Brandon Belt 1B SF 14 Days
Brandon Belt singled and ripped a two-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks.
The longball -- which was Belt's fifth on the young season -- came in the first inning off of Trevor Cahill. Belt is hitting .343/.343/.771 with nine RBI over his first eight games, picking up where he left off following last season's .326/.390/.525 second half. He could be headed for a big breakout campaign.
Brandon Belt 1B SF 21 Days
Brandon Belt had his second big game in two days in Tuesday's 5-4 setback against Arizona, going 2-for-4 with a three-run homer.
Belt collected three hits -- including a solo homer -- and three runs scored in Monday's Opening Day victory over the Diamondbacks. He batted No. 2 on Monday, but slid down to sixth this evening against Wade Miley. The 25-year-old figures to continue batting lower in the lineup against southpaws going forward. He's only nine at-bats in to the season, obviously, but his current .556/.556/1.222 slash line sure looks pretty.
Brandon Belt 1B SF 22 Days
Brandon Belt went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and three runs scored in a win over the Diamondbacks on Opening Day.
With Marco Scutaro sidelined, Giants manager Bruce Bochy used Belt out of the No. 2 spot in the order. The 25-year-old really took off down the stretch last year after making some changes to his grip and he appears primed for his best season yet.
Brandon Belt 1B SF 25 Days
Brandon Belt went 0-for-4 and struck out three times against the A's on Friday.
Belt finally convinced the Giants he was legit in the second half of last season. Hopefully, the team's faith won't waver now that he is hitting .244 with no homers and 21 strikeouts in 57 at-bats this spring. It is quite the huge departure from last year, though; he hit .410 with eight homers in 78 at-bats last spring.
Brandon Belt 1B SF 1 Month
Brandon Belt had a rough day at the plate in Sunday's loss to the Indians, going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts.
The 25-year-old first baseman had been battling neck stiffness this spring, which could linger into the regular season. His fantasy value will be directly tied to where he hits in manager Bruce Bochy's lineup, which will be at its highest if he remains in the third slot.
Brandon Belt 1B SF 2 Months
Brandon Belt went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored Tuesday against the Rockies.
Belt has been battling a stiff neck recently but appeared fine during Tuesday's action. He doubled to lead off the fourth, then came around to score on Tyler Colvin's one-out double. Belt was quietly one of the more productive first basemen and the 25-year-old seems poised to continue his success.