Brandon Belt
1B/LF SF
3 days ago

Belt went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Belt has put together a modest seven-game hit streak -- with three homers -- after struggling through his first 14 June contests (8-for-51). Despite maintaining consistent patience at the plate, the 29-year-old has proven to be a streaky hitter over his seven-year career, and he appears to be trending upward at the moment.

Brandon Belt
1B/LF SF
6 days ago

Belt is not in the lineup Thursday against the Braves, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite riding a four-game hitting streak, Belt is batting just .179 (4-for-31) over his last eight games, so he'll head to the bench to clear his head. Buster Posey will take over for him at first base while Nick Hundley gets the start behind the dish.

Brandon Belt
1B/LF SF
7 days ago

Belt went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

Belt was moved down to sixth in the order three games ago -- after spending the majority of the season batting second or third -- in an effort to spark a struggling Giants offense. While he may not score that many runs with the new configuration, the 29-year-old should be able to improve on his lacking RBI total of 29 (24th among all qualified first basemen).

Brandon Belt
1B/LF SF
1 week ago

Belt is batting fifth in the order during Sunday's game against the Rockies, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Belt has spent the past month primarily hitting out of the three-hole for the Giants, but will find himself batting fifth for the first time this season on Sunday. Manager Bruce Bochy hopes that the shift in the order will help jumpstart Belt's ice cold bat, as the 29-year-old is hitless in his previous 17 at-bats. Brandon Crawford will occupy the third spot in the order Sunday.

Brandon Belt
1B/LF SF
2 weeks ago

Belt is not in the lineup Saturday against the Rockies, Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Belt has been rather ineffective at the dish recently, going hitless in each of his last four tilts. That, in combination with the left-handed Kyle Freeland toeing the rubber for the Rockies, likely led to Belt's rest day Saturday in favor of Buster Posey at first base. With the right-handed Tyler Chatwood scheduled to start Sunday, expect Belt to rejoin the lineup for the matinee series finale at hitter-friendly Coors Field.

Brandon Belt
1B/LF SF
2 weeks ago

Belt is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Belt was in need of a break after starting 22 consecutive games, so manager Bruce Bochy decided that giving the first baseman the day off Sunday was most optimal with the Giants off the schedule Monday. Buster Posey will get a day off behind the plate and instead assume Belt's usual spot in the field.

Brandon Belt
1B/LF SF
3 weeks ago

Belt went 2-for-3 with his 11th home run in Saturday's loss to Minnesota. He's likely to rest Sunday as the Giants may sit some left-handed bats against left-hander Nik Turley, manager Bruce Bochy toldKNBR.com.

EDGE Analysis

Belt entered Saturday hitting just .200 with a .609 OPS against left-handed pitching, so he may get a rest Sunday despite it being Turley's first career start.

Brandon Belt
1B/LF SF
3 weeks ago

Belt got the start in left field Sunday -- his 10th start of the season there -- going 0-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored in a loss to Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

While his stat line was nothing to write home about, his 10th start in the outfield could earn Belt outfield eligibility depending on league format. Given Belt's unconventional approach at the plate for a first baseman (who generally are less-patient power producers), an ability to be moved into the outfield could be beneficial to fantasy owners who are looking to dip into deep pool of first baseman. Given the Giants' utter lack of left field options, there is a good chance Belt could reach the 20-game mark in the outfield at some point this season for those who have stricter eligibility rules in their leagues.

Brandon Belt
1B/LF SF
1 month ago

Belt went 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in Friday's win over the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Belt has now recorded a hit in seven straight games, batting .333 (10-for-30) with four home runs over that span. Outside of a pedestrian .243 batting average, the patient first baseman has been as advertised this season, providing solid power and run production in the heart of the Giants' lineup. His average should continue climbing as his .298 BABIP normalizes somewhere around his .339 career mark.

Brandon Belt
1B/LF SF
1 month ago

Belt is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lefty Clayton Kershaw is taking the mound for Los Angeles, so manager Bruce Bochy opted to stack his lineup with right-handed hitters. Belt will cede Wednesday's start at first base to Mike Morse.