Sun Sentinel
San Francisco Giants
2014 Avg.
.245
 
Career Avg.
.269
Name  Brandon Belt
Born  4/20/1988
Height  6-5
Weight  220
Number  9
Position  1B
Bats  L
Throws  L
7/4/2014 3:55:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (thumb) will return Friday, but it's a tough matchup for him.
Insight: Belt (.264, 9 HR, 18 RBI) hasn't played since breaking his thumb in early May. He's just 3-for-15 (.200) with no extra-base hits versus Padres starter Eric Stults. Update: He's in the starting lineup, batting second.
 
7/4/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (thumb) will return Friday, but it's a tough matchup for him.
Insight: Belt (.264, 9 HR, 18 RBI) hasn't played since breaking his thumb in early May. He's just 3-for-15 (.200) with no extra-base hits versus Padres starter Eric Stults.
 
7/2/2014 8:09:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (thumb) will return to the lineup Friday, according to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Belt (.264, 9 HR, 18 RBI) hasn't played since breaking his thumb in early May. Belt has gone 11-for-21 (.524) with three home runs during his rehab assignment.
 
7/1/2014 9:16:00 PM
Description: The Giants plan to have first baseman Brandon Belt back in the lineup Friday, according to Alex Pavlovic of the Bay Area News Group.
Insight: Belt (.264, 9 HR, 18 RBI) hasn't played since breaking his thumb in early May. Manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that Belt's thumb is still sore and that he's "not quite ready yet." Belt has gone 10-for-17 (.588) with three homers during his rehab assignment so if he's not ready, he's close.
 
6/24/2014 8:38:00 PM
Description: San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt will start a rehab assignment with High-A San Jose on Thursday. SOURCE: Henry Schulman, San Francisco Chronicle
Insight: Belt (.264, 9 HR, 18 RBI) hasn't played since breaking his thumb in early May. He should be back in the majors sometime next week.
 
6/3/2014 6:35:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt expects to shed his removable cast for good Friday and begin the full rehab process in his return from a fractured left thumb, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Belt suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch from Paul Maholm nearly four weeks ago. Doctors will likely take X-rays Friday to determine if his thumb has healed. "The way it feels, I can't imagine they'll find anything," Belt said. "It feels great." If he's cleared to start his rehab, he'll need roughly two weeks before he can return to the Giants lineup.
 
5/10/2014 6:14:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is expected to miss six weeks with a broken left thumb, according to Jon Heyman of cbssports.com.
Insight: Belt has been placed on the DL. He suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch Friday night at Los Angeles. Michael Morse will serve as San Francisco's primary first baseman with Belt out, and Gregor Blanco and Hector Sanchez will also see extra at-bats.
 
Cold5/4/2014 6:28:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt went 0-for-5 Sunday at Atlanta.
Insight: Belt has collected two hits in his last 29 at-bats (.069) while striking out 14 times in that span. He has eight home runs, but five came in the first eight games.
 
Cold4/29/2014 6:38:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt will take a seat Tuesday.
Insight: Belt has gone 0-for-15 with 10 strikeouts over his last four games and manager Bruce Bochy will give him a chance to clear his head Tuesday. The first baseman started off with a .343 average and five homers in his first eight games but has hit .209 with two homers and 22 Ks over his last 17.
 
Cold4/27/2014 7:39:00 PM
Description: Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he may give first baseman Brandon Belt a day off on Monday, according to Amy Gutierrez of csnbayarea.com.
Insight: Belt went 0-for-12 with nine Ks in San Francisco's three-game set against the Indians and has had just one day off all season. He has gone 14-for-64 with 21 strikeouts and two homers in 16 games since he started out with a .343 average and five homers in his first eight games.
 
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.