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Brandon Belt    \BRAN-din behlt\

Brandon Kyle Belt (Baby Giraffe) (twitter: @bbelt9)

Positions: First Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: April 20, 1988 in Nacogdoches, TX
High School: Hudson HS (Lufkin, TX)
Schools: San Jacinto College (Pasadena, TX), San Jacinto College, North Campus (Houston, TX), University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
Drafted
by the San Francisco Giants in the 5th round of the 2009 amateur draft.
Signed August 13, 2009. (All Transactions)
Debut: March 31, 2011 (Age 22.345, 17,490th in MLB history)   vs. LAD 3 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2011 season [*]
Team: Giants 2011-2016
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2021, 6 yrs/$79M (16-21) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 4.128, Free Agent: 2022 [*], Agents: Excel Sports Management [*]
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2011 23 SFG NL 63 209 187 21 42 6 1 9 18 3 2 20 57 .225 .306 .412 .718 103 77 3 2 0 0 1 37/9
2012 24 SFG NL 145 472 411 47 113 27 6 7 56 12 2 54 106 .275 .360 .421 .781 123 173 2 3 0 4 5 *3/7
2013 25 SFG NL 150 571 509 76 147 39 4 17 67 5 2 52 125 .289 .360 .481 .841 139 245 4 6 1 3 4 *3
2014 26 SFG NL 61 235 214 30 52 8 0 12 27 3 1 18 64 .243 .306 .449 .755 114 96 4 2 0 1 2 3/9
2015 27 SFG NL 137 556 492 73 138 33 5 18 68 9 3 56 147 .280 .356 .478 .834 128 235 3 4 0 4 2 *37
2016 ★ 28 SFG NL 150 627 520 72 140 38 7 16 77 0 4 99 145 .269 .388 .462 .849 128 240 6 4 0 4 4 *3/7 AS
6 Yrs 706 2670 2333 319 632 151 23 79 313 32 14 299 644 .271 .357 .457 .814 126 1066 22 21 1 16 18
162 Game Avg. 162 613 535 73 145 35 5 18 72 7 3 69 148 .271 .357 .457 .814 126 245 5 5 0 4 4

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2011 23 SFG NL 63 209 2 0 -0 3 -3 2 0.2 7 9 0.9 .504 .502 0.5 -0.0 6 $414,000 37/9
2012 24 SFG NL 145 472 13 0 1 4 -7 12 1.3 15 27 2.8 .509 .508 2.2 -0.3 23 $481,000 *3/7
2013 25 SFG NL 150 571 25 -0 1 4 -8 23 2.3 19 41 4.2 .517 .516 3.8 -0.5 37 $531,500 *3
2014 26 SFG NL 61 235 4 -1 -0 3 -3 3 0.2 8 10 0.9 .505 .502 0.7 -0.1 7 $2,900,000 3/9
2015 27 SFG NL 137 556 20 0 2 6 -7 21 2.1 18 39 3.9 .516 .514 3.2 -0.2 33 $3,600,000 *37
2016 ★ 28 SFG NL 150 627 21 -3 -0 10 -8 20 1.9 20 40 3.9 .514 .513 2.8 0.1 30 *3/7 AS
6 Seasons 706 2670 85 -3 4 30 -36 80 8.1 86 166 16.5 .512 .511 13.2 -1.1 136 $7,926,500

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2011 23 SFG NL 209 150 24 4.3 91 .273 .225 .250 .306 .316 .412 .389 .718 .704 103 .486 0.5 0.0 .667 .299 .187 4.5
2012 24 SFG NL 472 306 69 6.0 91 .351 .275 .248 .360 .312 .421 .393 .781 .704 123 .630 15.8 1.6 .795 .302 .146 8.8
2013 25 SFG NL 571 372 92 6.7 91 .351 .289 .250 .360 .314 .481 .388 .841 .702 139 .689 27.9 2.8 .832 .301 .193 7.7
2014 26 SFG NL 235 168 29 4.6 90 .288 .243 .251 .306 .313 .449 .387 .755 .700 114 .544 3.3 0.3 .707 .299 .206 4.8
2015 27 SFG NL 556 364 89 6.6 97 .363 .280 .258 .356 .322 .478 .406 .834 .728 128 .674 20.3 2.0 .836 .323 .197 12.0
2016 28 SFG NL 627 394 100 6.8 103 .342 .269 .258 .388 .327 .462 .421 .849 .748 128 .665 25.6 2.5 .869 .375 .192 .0
6 Yrs 2670 1754 403 6.2 95 .340 .271 .253 .357 .318 .457 .400 .814 .718 126 .644 93.4 9.3 .808 .322 .186 45.6
162 Game Avg. 613 402 92 6.2 95 .340 .271 .253 .357 .318 .457 .400 .814 .718 126 .644 21 2 .808 .322 .186 10

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2012 24 SFG NL NLDS CIN W 5 15 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 .077 .200 .077 .277 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 24 SFG NL NLCS STL W 6 25 23 6 7 1 1 1 2 1 0 2 5 .304 .360 .565 .925 13 0 0 0 0 0
2012 ❍ 24 SFG NL WS DET W 4 16 13 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 7 .077 .250 .231 .481 3 0 0 0 0 0
2014 26 SFG NL NLWC PIT W 1 5 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 .667 .800 .667 1.467 2 0 0 0 0 0
2014 26 SFG NL NLDS WSN W 4 19 18 1 5 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 4 .278 .316 .444 .760 8 0 0 0 0 0
2014 26 SFG NL NLCS STL W 5 20 14 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 4 .214 .400 .214 .614 3 0 0 0 1 1
2014 ❍ 26 SFG NL WS KCR W 7 29 26 1 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 9 .308 .379 .346 .725 9 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (7 Series) 32 129 110 13 27 2 2 2 11 1 2 18 36 .245 .349 .355 .703 39 0 0 0 1 1
1 NLWC 1 5 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 .667 .800 .667 1.467 2 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLDS 9 34 31 1 6 0 0 1 2 0 1 3 11 .194 .265 .290 .555 9 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLCS 11 45 37 9 10 1 1 1 3 1 0 7 9 .270 .378 .432 .810 16 0 0 0 1 1
2 WS 11 45 39 2 9 1 1 0 3 0 1 6 16 .231 .333 .308 .641 12 0 0 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2016 SFG NL 28 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2011 23 SFG NL 209 4.3% 27.3% 9.6% 7.7% 38% 2.85 3.3 20.8 10.4 0.73 0.93 58% 17% 14.3% 16%
2012 24 SFG NL 472 1.5% 22.5% 11.4% 8.5% 35% 1.96 3.9 58.7 7.3 0.62 0.83 64% 23% 4.0% 9%
2013 25 SFG NL 571 3.0% 21.9% 9.1% 10.5% 41% 2.40 4.1 29.9 7.6 0.52 0.70 65% 27% 7.5% 11%
2014 26 SFG NL 235 5.1% 27.2% 7.7% 8.5% 39% 3.56 3.3 17.8 7.9 0.61 0.82 59% 23% 15.6% 17%
2015 27 SFG NL 556 3.2% 26.4% 10.1% 10.1% 41% 2.63 3.3 27.3 7.2 0.51 0.79 60% 41% 8.1% 4%
2016 28 SFG NL 627 2.6% 23.1% 15.8% 9.7% 44% 1.46 3.6 32.5 6.8 0.38 0.49 58% 35% 6.4% 9%
6 Yrs 2670 3.0% 24.1% 11.2% 9.5% 40% 2.15 3.6 29.5 7.5 0.52 0.71 61% 30% 7.8% 10%
MLB Averages 2.6% 20.0% 7.9% 7.6% 33% 2.53 4.5 34.4 8.4 0.83 1.11 68% 23% 7.9% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2011 23 SFG NL 0.5 0.0 216 0.3 3.7 -3.4 .93 0.1 0.2 2.7 0.3 0.93 2.4 0.84 8
2012 24 SFG NL 15.8 1.6 493 2.7 9.9 -7.2 1.03 1.5 1.1 22.6 2.4 1.01 14.9 1.24 13
2013 25 SFG NL 27.9 2.8 581 3.6 13.0 -9.5 1.08 2.2 1.1 27.1 2.8 0.97 27.9 1.91 11
2014 26 SFG NL 3.3 0.3 246 0.9 5.4 -4.5 1.12 0.4 0.4 2.6 0.3 0.96 5.5 2.37 2
2015 27 SFG NL 21.0 2.1 580 0.9 10.0 -9.1 .97 3.1 -2.2 19.1 1.9 0.95 28.0 2.08 5
2016 28 SFG NL 25.6 2.5 641 1.1 12.6 -11.4 1.08 1.7 -0.6 23.3 2.3 0.97 20.8 1.61 5
6 Yrs 94.1 9.4 2757 9.5 54.6 -45.1 1.04 8.9 0.2 97.3 10.0 0.97 99.5 1.52 44

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2011 23 SFG NL 3 0 21% 73 3 2 60% 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 50% 9 7 2 4 1 3 3 0 3
2012 24 SFG NL 4 0 24% 163 12 2 86% 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 2 2 5 10 33% 28 18 9 5 3 2 19 11 6
2013 25 SFG NL 4 0 31% 219 5 2 71% 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 2 1 2 10 35% 35 28 6 7 6 1 23 7 16
2014 26 SFG NL 1 0 30% 92 3 1 75% 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 9 32% 14 10 4 4 4 0 7 2 4
2015 27 SFG NL 3 0 31% 208 9 3 75% 9 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 0 2 0 1 6 37% 32 23 9 8 5 2 12 4 8
2016 28 SFG NL 1 0 25% 256 0 4 0% 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 2 1 0 19 29% 45 36 8 9 6 3 21 10 11
6 Yrs 16 0 27% 1011 32 14 70% 32 13 0 1 0 0 3 1 27 4 8 6 9 60 34% 163 122 38 37 25 11 85 34 48

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2011 23 SFG NL 209 76% 42 5 0 8 1 0 0 0.84 9 0 5 7 2 2 7 0 0 0 37 3 8% 13 1 8% 111 11 10% 6 2 33% 9 4 44% 0
2012 24 SFG NL 472 70% 113 6 0 13 4 0 3 1.24 7 0 7 2 5 5 2 0 0 0 99 2 2% 46 13 28% 330 51 15% 33 19 58% 27 14 52% 0
2013 25 SFG NL 571 77% 147 12 0 11 3 1 3 1.91 17 0 16 14 3 6 11 0 1 1 100% 124 4 3% 43 9 21% 366 50 14% 32 13 41% 21 9 43% 0
2014 26 SFG NL 235 70% 52 3 0 2 0 0 0 2.37 12 0 4 10 2 2 10 0 0 0 44 4 9% 22 3 14% 138 15 11% 13 3 23% 7 3 43% 0
2015 27 SFG NL 556 74% 138 9 1 5 1 0 0 2.08 18 0 12 13 5 5 13 0 0 0 107 3 3% 53 16 30% 344 50 15% 29 14 48% 21 12 57% 0
2016 28 SFG NL 627 68% 140 6 1 5 1 0 1 1.61 16 0 15 10 6 5 11 0 1 0 0% 137 6 4% 55 10 18% 413 63 15% 47 23 49% 37 16 43% 0
6 Yrs 2670 72% 632 41 2 44 10 1 7 1.52 79 0 59 56 23 25 54 0 2 1 50% 548 22 4% 232 52 22% 1702 240 14% 160 74 46% 122 58 48% 0
MLB Averages 54% 66% 11% 31% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2011 23 SFG NL 209 870 4.16 544 62.8% 22.6% 17.8% 35.7% 23.9% 77.4% 1.2% 48.6% 77.0% 44.0% 4.3% 9 0 13.9% 29 18 8.6% 18 9 23 34 40.4% 0 0 0
2012 24 SFG NL 473 1821 3.85 1104 61.2% 17.3% 23.6% 31.2% 28.0% 82.7% 2.2% 50.6% 71.5% 40.2% 5.1% 24 2 13.7% 65 35 7.4% 35 24 28 78 26.4% 0 0 0
2013 25 SFG NL 572 2271 3.97 1405 62.2% 17.9% 18.6% 35.8% 27.6% 82.1% 1.5% 51.1% 77.3% 37.2% 5.9% 34 2 16.6% 95 44 8.9% 51 35 22 103 17.6% 0 0 0
2014 26 SFG NL 235 936 3.98 596 64.2% 18.8% 23.5% 32.4% 25.3% 81.2% 2.1% 52.1% 71.1% 42.6% 4.7% 11 1 12.8% 30 16 8.1% 19 10 16 48 25.0% 0 0 0
2015 27 SFG NL 557 2320 4.17 1413 61.0% 18.2% 23.1% 34.0% 24.7% 81.8% 0.6% 49.9% 71.8% 42.0% 4.5% 25 1 14.0% 78 43 10.6% 59 39 39 108 26.5% 0 0 0
2016 28 SFG NL 628 2617 4.17 1538 59.1% 20.0% 20.4% 34.9% 24.6% 80.0% 1.3% 47.3% 74.5% 35.4% 6.5% 41 1 15.1% 95 39 13.4% 84 53 39 106 26.9% 0 0 0
6 Yrs 2674 10835 4.05 6600 61.2% 18.8% 21.2% 34.1% 25.8% 81.2% 1.4% 49.7% 73.9% 39.3% 5.4% 144 7 14.7% 392 195 9.9% 266 170 167 477 25.9% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.83 63.9% 27.3% 16.3% 27.3% 29.2% 72.7% 1.4% 46.5% 77.6% 27.5% 4.6% 13.8% 8.3% 23.8%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2011 23 63 209 187 21 42 6 1 9 18 3 2 20 57 .225 .306 .412 .718 103 77 3 2 0 0 1
2012 24 208 681 598 68 155 33 7 16 74 15 4 74 163 .259 .344 .418 .762 117 250 5 5 0 4 6
2013 25 358 1252 1107 144 302 72 11 33 141 20 6 126 288 .273 .351 .447 .798 127 495 9 11 1 7 10
2014 26 419 1487 1321 174 354 80 11 45 168 23 7 144 352 .268 .344 .447 .791 125 591 13 13 1 8 12
2015 27 556 2043 1813 247 492 113 16 63 236 32 10 200 499 .271 .347 .456 .803 126 826 16 17 1 12 14
2016 28 706 2670 2333 319 632 151 23 79 313 32 14 299 644 .271 .357 .457 .814 126 1066 22 21 1 16 18

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2011 23 63 213 190 24 45 6 1 10 20 3 21 57 .237 .319 .437 .756 26 63
2012 24 145 485 420 53 122 29 6 8 63 13 58 106 .290 .377 .445 .823 70 145
2013 25 150 587 521 87 159 42 4 18 76 5 56 125 .305 .377 .505 .882 99 150
2014 26 61 240 218 34 56 9 0 13 31 3 19 64 .257 .321 .477 .798 33 61
2015 27 137 563 497 77 143 34 5 19 72 9 58 147 .288 .364 .491 .855 88 137
2016 28 150 636 525 76 145 39 7 17 81 0 103 145 .276 .396 .474 .871 98 150
6 Yrs 706 2724 2371 351 670 159 23 85 343 33 315 644 .283 .369 .477 .846 414 706
162 Game Avg. 162 625 544 81 154 36 5 20 79 8 72 148 .283 .369 .477 .846 95 706



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2013 Aug 11th NL Player of the Week

On-Base% s c a p y
2016 NL  .388 (8th)

Doubles s c a p y
2013 NL  39 (6th)
2016 NL  38 (7th)

Triples s c a p y
2016 NL  7 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2016 NL  99 (4th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2013 NL  139 (9th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2013 NL  60 (10th)

Times On Base s c a p y
2016 NL  243 (8th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2013 NL  .689 (10th)
2015 NL  .674 (10th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 7 (1688), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1481), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 12 (1457), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (142nd), 16.5 career WAR/16.5 7yr-peak WAR/16.5 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.5 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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