Brandon Belt Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 235 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/20/1988 (33)
Brandon Belt Season Stats
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Brandon Belt News
San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt had an encouraging first game back from the injured list in Tuesday's 9-4 win over the Rangers. Belt went 3-for-4 with three singles and a walk. The Giants will be glad to see Belt (who was dealing with an oblique injury) back in the lineup, as they are currently dealing with several other key injuries. The veteran has provided pop to the lineup this season so far, slashing .246/.366/.483 with eight home runs and 21 RBI. He is currently rostered in just 20 percent of leagues, but may be worth a look if he can continue to hit for power and get on base.
The San Francisco Giants activated first baseman Brandon Belt from the 10-day injured list Tuesday ahead of their matchup with the Rangers on the road. The veteran had been recovering from an oblique injury but will play first base and bat fourth. Belt's return will be welcomed by the Giants, who are currently dealing with a host of other injuries. He hasn't hit for much average but does have a .474 slugging percentage and faces a nice matchup in the Rangers upon his return. Relief pitcher Camilo Doval was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento in a corresponding move.
San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (oblique) is expected to be activated from the injured list for the team's upcoming road trip against the Rangers Tuesday, per NBC Sports' Alex Pavlovic. Belt's return will be a welcome site for the Giants, who are currently dealing with a host of injuries. The veteran hasn't hit for much average this season but does have a .474 slugging percentage with eight home runs and 21 RBI. The Giants will have the option of starting Belt at designated hitter to ease him in if they wish, given that the Giants will be in interleague play.
San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt put on a show in the shortened 2020 season, notching a triple-slash of .309/.425/.591 while clubbing nine home runs and knocking in 30 runs in 51 games. While many will look at the chaotic nature of the 2020 season and think this is a small sample size fluke, I think that would be casting aside some significant changes.After spending four years in a row with a launch angle close to 22-degrees, Belt dropped the launch angle to 18-degrees last year. His FB% dropped 6.1%, his infield fly ball rate fell from 7.8% to 0% (yes, zero), and his line-drive rate went up by four percent. Yes, his HR/FB jump from 8.8% to 19.1% is likely unsustainable, but it also shows that the swing change caused Belt to be able to square the ball up more consistently and drive it more effectively. In fact, his 16.8% barrel rate was good for the 10th-best in all of baseball last year. The fact is that Belt is only 32-years-old, he clearly benefited from swing changes, and the Giants made adjustments to their park dimensions allowing Oracle Park to become more hitter-friendly, playing as the 12th best park for HR power. All of this gives Belt more value than the market seems to think considering he's being drafted at an insulting ADP of 322.