Brandon Belt San Francisco Giants

Age: 32 (April 20, 1988) | 6' 4" | 235lbs. | Bats: Left 1B-47 DH-1 PH-7
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
SF NL 2016 156 542 77 149 104 148 41 8 17 82 0 4 .275 .394 .474 16 23 .346 26/28/46 17 18
SF NL 2017 104 382 63 92 66 104 27 3 18 51 3 2 .241 .355 .469 15 23 .284 30/23/47 10 11
SF AAA 2018 2 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400 0 0 .200 n/a
SF NL 2018 112 399 50 101 49 107 18 2 14 46 4 0 .253 .342 .414 11 23 .311 24/29/47 12 12
SF NL 2019 156 526 76 123 83 127 32 3 17 57 4 3 .234 .339 .403 13 21 .275 28/23/49 9 10
SF NL 2020 51 149 25 46 30 36 13 1 9 30 0 0 .309 .425 .591 17 20 .356 31/27/42 23 22
Career 10yrs 1135 3811 538 1003 532 1021 244 33 138 502 43 19 .263 .356 .453 12 23 .323 n/a
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Based on this article at BA, and these highlights, we should get a page for Chris Shaw :-)

Howard Lynch LynchMob
May 30 '17

I bet he's a victim of shifts. BABIP shouldn't drop when your FB rate drops and your GB rate rises that much even with the drop in LD%. 92 point drop in GB BABIP from last year to this tends to support that.

van wilhoite LVW
May 30 '17

ISO is a touch higher, but the big drop in BABIP has hurt this year.  At age 29, it seems time to say Belt is WYSIWYG.

Which is bad news for the Giants, who gambled big that Belt would break through - he's owed $17 mil/year for the next 4 years, which might be ok for a 4 WAR player, but it's going to hurt if he starts to slide.

Meanwhile, keep an eye on 23 year old Chris Shaw, who the Giants already jumped to AAA after starting the year with a .900+ OPS line in the Eastern League.  They're playing him the OF, and if he keeps hitting in Sacramento we'll see him in the SF OF by midyear.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
May 30 '17

Seems to have settled into solid but boring.  Looking at the scan, if he's healthy he will probably give you back your $20 bid.  Though he didn't even try to run last year, really, which, if a trend, means if he's healthy you probably lose a buck or two.  Or are those bids still with an eye towards that alluring potential breakout that many used to see for this guy?  (Asking, in part, cause I've been offered Belt for first-week player-of-the-week Mazara, who at 21 I have to believe has more upside than Belt.)

Paul Benninghoff PaulB
Apr 16 '17