Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Brandon Belt...

Have you heard of him? Giants fans should have because he played 63 games for them last year.
I found this bio on of him and found it pretty interesting, but it's kind of long and I'm a little short on time so I'll just paste it:

Married (Haylee)...Attended University of Texas...led Longhorns to College World Series in 2009 after pacing team in batting avg. (.319)...earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention in 2008...overall, batted .321 (152-for-473) with 14 HRs and 108 RBI in 124 games in his 2 seasons at Texas...Before going to Texas, played one year for San Jacinto College in Houston and was pitcher and designated hitter...batted .441 with 10 HRs to receive All-Conference designated hitter honors and 2007 Juco World Series Big Stick Award for 3rd ranked Gators as freshman...Was selected by Atlanta Braves in 11th round of 2007 First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign...Graduated from Hudson High School in Lufkin, senior, garnered district MVP, All-State and All-America honors...Was selected by Boston Red Sox in 11th round of 2006 First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign.

The reason I'm writing about him, or pasting other people's writings about him, is because I find him to be one of this year's good fantasy draft picks. I have done little to no research for my fantasy team this year, but none the less if you hadn't picked a decent first baseman early like Pujols, Teixeira, Fielder, just to name a few; this guy is your guy to pick...maybe. He will definitively be my pick if I can't get any of the top names! 

I learned of Brandon Belt from getting some of his cards in one of my recent packs. Here's one card:

I found a liking in him, just as I did with Ryan Freel and Michael Bourn. I guess it just the players that if you aren't a fan of the team and don't follow baseball as closely as others do, then you won't know about them. Those kind of players.

And I wish good luck to all the fantasy players and team owners out there for a productive season! 


  1. Belt is going to be pretty good in a few years, for sure. I have a Chrome rookie of his myself

  2. I picked him as the last pick in my Fantasy draft.

    I pulled his Sepia Rookie from a Chrome pack /99 and have some other cards of his. I think him and fellow SF Giants prospect Gary Brown will be sick!


  3. Yeah I don't know much about him, but starting to like him as a player. I just got a 2012 Topps of him about a week ago. And that fantasy pick is a good one, he will definitely help your team. hahaha