San Francisco Giants
2014 Avg.
.309
 
Career Avg.
.275
Name  Brandon Belt
Born  4/20/1988
Height  6-5
Weight  220
Number  9
Position  1B
Bats  L
Throws  L
Hot4/12/2014 3:13:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt will sit Saturday with Buster Posey getting the nod at 1B.
Insight: Belt has been so hot, fantasy owners will hate to see him out of the lineup. He's batting .292 with a league-leading five homers.
 
Hot4/8/2014 8:07:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt hit his fifth homer of the season Tuesday against the Diamondbacks in San Francisco's home opener.
Insight: Belt's first four homers came on the road, so it's good to see him hit one out of power-depressing AT&T Park Tuesday. Just 14 of his 38 career home runs have come at home.
 
Hot4/2/2014 6:40:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt has gone 5-for-9 with two homers and four RBI in his first two games.
Insight: After putting up strong numbers in the minors, the 25-year-old Belt broke through with a .289 average, 17 home runs, 67 RBI, 76 runs and an .841 OPS last year and could take his game to the next level this season.
 
Hot9/26/2013 10:10:00 AM
Description: San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt is 7-for-15 (.467) with one home run against Edinson Volquez of the Dodgers.
Insight: Belt has hit .343 with six homers, 23 RBI, 32 runs and a .952 OPS since Aug. 2. Get him in the lineup Thursday.
 
Hot9/15/2013 10:17:00 AM
Description: San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt bashed five hits Saturday in a blowout win against Los Angeles.
Insight: Belt's six RBI on Saturday were a career-high. He's had a monster September, hitting .391 in 46 at bats this month. Despite his recent success, he's still available in about half of ESPN fantasy leagues.
 
9/11/2013 10:12:00 AM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is just 1-for-10 against Colorado right-hander Juan Nicasio.
Insight: Belt (.283, 15 HR, 55 RBI) has been on fire of late with five two-hit games in his last seven contests, but this is an unfavorable matchup.
 
9/1/2013 10:24:00 AM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt was hitting .255 with a .755 OPS at the end of July, but he wrapped up August with a .278 average and an .826 OPS.
Insight: Belt batted .350 with seven doubles, three triples, five homers and a 1.051 OPS in August and is finally living up to the potential he often displayed in the minors.
 
8/26/2013 12:01:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is hitless in eight at-bats versus Colorado right-hander Juan Nicasio.
Insight: Belt has been on fire in August, batting .341 with five homers and a 1.084 OPS so this matchup will be a test of which trend is stronger.
 
Hot8/14/2013 10:26:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt remained scorching hot Wednesday against the Nationals.
Insight: Belt went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI and is hitting .415 with four homers and nine RBI in 13 games this month. He already has as many homers in August as he hit in June and July combined.
 
8/8/2013 9:32:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt ended July in a 1-for-19 slump and struck out four times in his final game of the month, but he is 9-for-20 with two homers, five RBI, five walks and seven runs in August.
Insight: With a homer Thursday against the Brewers, Belt pushed his OPS to .800 for the first time all season.
 
7/14/2013 9:54:00 AM
Description: Since going 0-for-8 with five strikeouts on July 8 against the Mets, San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt has picked up six hits, including a double, a triple and a homer, in 17 at-bats over his last five games. He also has walked five times and scored five runs in that span.
Insight: Belt went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI Saturday at San Diego and is hitting .261 with 10 homers, 38 RBI and a .787 OPS this season.
 
7/7/2013 1:27:00 PM
Description: San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt has been downright awful against Los Angeles starter Clayton Kershaw (3-for-27 with 13 K's).
Insight: Noticing a trend here? Kershaw absolutely owns the Giants. He's 10-4 against them with a 1.33 ERA in 20 career games (19 starts). Good luck with that, Brandon.
 
6/9/2013 8:42:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt clubbed his seventh home run of the season Sunday against the D-Backs.
Insight: It came off left-hander Tyler Skaggs. The first baseman is hitting .310 in 42 at-bats against left-handed pitching this season, but this was his first home run against them. He has seven home runs overall, but his struggles against righties (despite being a lefty hitter) are hurting his fantasy value.
 
5/16/2013 11:14:00 AM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is hitting .444 with six RBI during his current six-game hitting streak and homered in two of the last three games. However, he has an unfavorable matchup with Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin on the hill Thursday.
Insight: Belt is 25-for-96 (.260) with five homers against right-handers this season, compared to 5-for-26 (.192) against lefties, but Chacin, a righty, has held him hitless in 10 career at-bats.
 
5/14/2013 10:45:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt homered Tuesday for the second straight game.
Insight: Belt went 2-for-3 to raise his average to .244. He started slow but is batting .305 with five homers and 15 RBI over his last 20 games.
 
5/3/2013 10:16:00 AM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is just 3-for-24 with 11 strikeouts in his career against Clayton Kershaw.
Insight: Belt has homered in two of the last three games and driven in six runs in that span. He also has a higher batting average against lefties, both in his career (.272) and this season (.294), but Kershaw is the best lefty in the majors.
 
Cold4/29/2013 2:00:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is a candidate to sit in Monday's game against Arizona as he's just 2-for-15 with nine strikeouts against Diamondbacks right-hander Ian Kennedy.
Insight: Belt is batting just .231 this season with little power (one home run, five extra base hits in 78 at-bats) and has no fantasy value at this time.
 
Cold4/22/2013 6:29:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt will miss his second game in a row Monday night against the Diamondbacks.
Insight: It makes sense since Belt is hitting just .167 against lefties this season and Wade Miley (2-0, 2.79 ERA) will be throwing for Arizona. Then again, Belt isn't hitting much better against righthanders (.188). Joaquin Arias (.188, 0 HR, 2 RBI) will make his third start of the season at first base.
 
Cold4/21/2013 3:15:00 PM
Description: Slumping San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt won't be in the lineup Sunday versus the Padres.
Insight: Belt went hitless (0-for-3) in a 2-0 win Saturday and overall, he's hitting just .183 for the season. Joaquin Arias (.250, 0 HR, 2 RBI) will get the start at first for the Giants.
 
4/10/2013 8:52:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt had a pair of hits in five at-bats Wednesday against the Rockies.
Insight: Belt came into the game with just two hits in his first 22 at-bats this season. He had a big spring in each of the past two years and owns an impressive minor league resume but has failed to carry it over to the regular season.