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Brandon Belt

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, 17,492nd 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 2011-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2015, 1 yr/$3.6M (15) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 3.128, Arb Eligible: 2016, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Excel Sports Management [*]
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Standard Batting

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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 .755 116 96 4 2 0 1 2 3/9
2015 27 SFG NL 73 287 257 35 69 19 3 9 35 4 2 26 79 .268 .338 .471 .809 129 121 1 2 0 2 2 *3/7
5 Yrs 492 1774 1578 209 423 99 14 54 203 27 9 170 431 .268 .343 .451 .794 126 712 14 15 1 10 14
162 Game Avg. 162 584 520 69 139 33 5 18 67 9 3 56 142 .268 .343 .451 .794 126 234 5 5 0 3 5

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 73 287 9 -0 1 2 -4 8 0.9 9 18 1.8 .513 .506 1.6 -0.2 16 $3,600,000 *3/7
5 Seasons 492 1774 54 -1 3 16 -24 48 4.9 57 105 10.5 .511 .508 8.7 -1.2 89 $7,926,500

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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

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2011 SFG NL 23 OF 32 31 17 241.2 55 50 2 3 0 .945 -7 1 -36 4 1.94 1.63 .986 2.16 2.15
2011 SFG NL 23 1B 31 19 18 203.0 214 201 12 1 8 .995 0 2 1 12 9.44 6.87 .994 9.33 9.31
2011 SFG NL 23 LF 31 30 16 231.0 50 46 1 3 0 .940 -8 1 -42 5 1.83 1.52 .985 1.87 1.87
2011 SFG NL 23 RF 1 1 1 10.2 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 1 0 79 0 4.22 5.00 .984 2.02 2.00
2012 SFG NL 24 1B 139 102 94 976.1 994 913 73 8 85 .992 -4 5 -5 6 9.09 7.09 .992 9.29 9.18
2012 SFG NL 24 LF 4 4 0 27.1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 -1 22 -44 1.32 1.00 .988 1.84 1.80
2012 SFG NL 24 OF 4 4 0 27.1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 -1 22 -44 1.32 1.00 .988 2.11 2.10
2013 SFG NL 25 1B 143 132 123 1174.1 1162 1066 88 8 100 .993 1 4 1 4 8.84 8.07 .994 9.42 9.41
2014 SFG NL 26 1B 59 56 49 487.2 558 499 55 4 48 .993 5 3 11 7 10.22 9.39 .993 9.29 9.27
2014 SFG NL 26 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
2014 SFG NL 26 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
2015 SFG NL 27 1B 62 60 58 534.1 595 554 40 1 52 .998 6 5 13 11 10.00 9.58 .994 9.35 9.29
2015 SFG NL 27 LF 8 7 5 56.1 11 10 0 1 0 .909 -2 -3 -36 -66 1.60 1.25 .986 1.85 1.84
2015 SFG NL 27 OF 8 7 5 56.1 11 10 0 1 0 .909 -2 -3 -36 -64 1.60 1.25 .986 2.09 2.08
5 Seasons 1B 434 369 342 3375.2 3523 3233 268 22 293 .994 8 19 3 6 9.33 8.07 .993 9.35 9.29
4 Seasons OF 45 42 22 326.1 70 64 2 4 0 .943 -9 -3 -31 -11 1.82 1.47 .986 2.14 2.13
3 Seasons LF 43 41 21 314.2 65 60 1 4 0 .938 -9 -3 -35 -11 1.74 1.42 .985 1.86 1.86
2 Seasons RF 2 1 1 11.2 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 1 0 72 0 3.86 2.50 .984 2.01 2.00
5 Seasons TOT 479 411 364 3702.0 3593 3297 270 26 293 .993 -1 16 -0 5 8.67 7.45 .993 8.71 8.62
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Fan EloRater

Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 5, 2015 12:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1530. Mike Andrews… #1531. Roy Hartzell… #1532. Buddy Kerr… #1533. BRANDON BELT… #1534. Jack O'Connor… #1535. Jose Oquendo… #1536. Bill Carrigan… 

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

Doubles s c a p y
2013 NL  39 (6th)

Triples s c a p y
2015 NL  3 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2015 NL  79 (9th)

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

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

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

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
Active  434 (24th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
Active  3,233 (24th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
Active  268 (22nd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
2012 NL  8 (3rd)
Active  22 (23rd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2011 NL  3 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
2014 NL  5 (5th)
2015 NL  6 (2nd)
Active  8 (12th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
2015 NL  10.01 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
2015 NL  9.58 (2nd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
2013 NL  .993 (5th)
2015 NL  .998 (2nd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 3 (2130), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (2218), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1636), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (190th), 10.5 career WAR/10.5 7yr-peak WAR/10.5 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2011 23 San Francisco Giants $414,000 ?
2012 24 San Francisco Giants $481,000 0.128 contracts
2013 25 San Francisco Giants $531,500 1.128 contracts
2014 26 San Francisco Giants $2,900,000 2.128 contracts
2015 27 San Francisco Giants $3,600,000 3.128
2015 StatusSigned thru 2015, Earliest Arb Eligible: 2016, Earliest Free Agent: 2018
Career to date (may be incomplete)$7,926,500
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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