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Giants | Brandon Belt hits tons of line drives

Tue, 24 May 2016 10:50:39 -0700

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt has a career .339 batting average on balls in play, and it's a direct result of the high number of line drives that he hits. He ranked first in the majors in line-drive percentage last year and ranks ninth in that category this year.

Fantasy Tip: That means that Belt is a good bet to keep his high average (.287) throughout the season. Although he has only four long balls, Belt has the capability of reaching the 20-homer mark for the first time in his career after slugging 18 in 2015. He's a midrange fantasy starter at first base in all formats.

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Giants | Three Giants out Saturday

Sat, 21 May 2016 13:28:27 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence, 1B Brandon Belt and OF Angel Pagan are out of the lineup Saturday, May 21. 2B Kelby Tomlinson is hitting third, C Trevor Brown is hitting sixth and OF Gregor Blanco hits eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Tomlinson is hitting .483 in limited time this month, and he has upside hitting ahead of Buster Posey. He's a low-end consideration against Jon Lester. Brown has four homers in 47 at-bats, but only one of them has come this month. He's a fringe streamer today. Blanco is hitting .316 against lefties, and he's a low-end consideration today.

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Giants | Brandon Belt back in lineup

Thu, 12 May 2016 15:09:56 -0700

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (illness) is back in the starting lineup at first base and batting fifth Thursday, May 12, against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Greinke.

Fantasy Tip: Belt was dealing with the flu, which cost him Wednesday afternoon's finale against the Toronto Blue Jays, so this is refreshing news that he only needed one game on the sidelines. The 28-year-old has picked up where he left off from his breakout season a year ago, as he's produced a real nice .313/.445/.530 slash line to go with four home runs, 21 RBI and 19 runs scored. He should be featured in starting lineups in all leagues.

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Giants | Brandon Belt out due to illness

Wed, 11 May 2016 11:44:43 -0700

Updating an earlier report, San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (illness) is out of the lineup Wednesday, May 11, due to illness. Manager Bruce Bochy wants Belt to play every day.

Fantasy Tip: The last line there is pretty important because Belt hasn't really elevated himself to that level until now. He could still sit against tough lefties, but he's a cornerstone to the lineup now. Conor Gillaspie is replacing him today, but he doesn't have much fantasy luster against Marcus Stroman.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Henry Schulman

Giants | Brandon Belt, Angel Pagan sit out

Wed, 11 May 2016 10:59:15 -0700

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt and OF Angel Pagan (hamstring) are out of the lineup Wednesday, May 11. 1B Conor Gillaspie is hitting seventh, and OF Gregor Blanco is hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Neither Gillaspie nor Blanco are anything to write home about, or write into your lineups, against Marcus Stroman.

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Giants | Brandon Belt made mechanical adjustment

Wed, 04 May 2016 15:02:30 -0700

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt said he made a mechanical adjustment this year that lets him see the pitch longer before he has to commit, and the result has been better plate discipline. Entering the day Wednesday, May 4, he was hitting .323 with a .434 on-base percentage and .982 OPS. He has more walks (22) than strikeouts (16). "I'm back to seeing the ball, not guessing," Belt said. "The results are not very good when I guess. For a few years I was just searching for something to hold on to. I think I've found it."

Fantasy Tip: The improved plate discipline and approach could very well lead to a breakout season for Belt. He's often teased with 30-homer power but hasn't been able to put it all together. With fewer K's and more consistent hard contact, Belt looks like he's headed toward being a top-10 fantasy first baseman.

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Giants | Brandon Belt loves Cincinnati pitching

Mon, 02 May 2016 23:29:12 -0700

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt is 17-for-34 (.500) with three homers, nine extra-base hits and 11 RBIs in his past eight games against the Cincinnati Reds.

Fantasy Tip: Belt finished 3-for-4 Monday with a triple, two runs scored, a walk and an RBI. He apparently loves facing Cincinnati's pitching and is a must-start for the remainder of the series across all formats and DFS.

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Giants | Brandon Belt flirts with cycle Wednesday

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:10:54 -0700

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt went 3-for-5 with five RBI and two runs scored in a victory over the San Diego Padres Wednesday, April 27. He was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle.

Fantasy Tip: After Wednesday's performance, Belt is batting .303 and is tied for sixth in the National League with 16 RBI. He should be viewed as a midrange first base option in both seasonal and daily fantasy formats.

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Giants | Buster Posey out Wednesday

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:26:22 -0700

San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey is out of the lineup Wednesday, April 27, with 1B Brandon Belt moving up into the cleanup spot. C Trevor Brown is hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Brown hit three homers in the course of two days but hasn't done much otherwise. Pass on him against Andrew Cashner. Belt is 5-for-15 (.333) with a homer against Cashner, and cleanup is a nice boost in the lineup. He's a solid midrange option today.

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Giants | Denard Span, Brandon Belt sitting

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 12:23:18 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Denard Span and 1B Brandon Belt are not in the starting lineup against Miami Marlins SP Adam Conley Sunday, April 24. C Buster Posey will start at first base, while C Trevor Brown will start at catcher and is batting sixth. OF Gregor Blanco will start in center field and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Brown has posted solid numbers in his limited playing time and could be used in daily fantasy leagues. Blanco has gone 4-for-9 with three triples in the last seven days and could be a decent option in daily leagues.

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