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Brandon Belt

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:03 pm
by harrisonobeid
I'm in love with him. What I don't get is why most scouts and projectors don't have him hitting 30+ homers. This guys has slugged .600 a clip at every level in the minors. Well actually he only slugged .563 in the triple A. What a drop off.

Seriously, what is holding this guy back from hitting 30 ding dongs?

Re: Brandon Belt

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:58 am
by Grey
Projecting 30 homers for when? This year? Where's he playing every day to get those homers?

Re: Brandon Belt

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:25 am
by harrisonobeid
Obviously if he doesn't get the starting job this year, 30 homers may be hard to come by. But I have heard the Giants are toying with the idea of him at first and Huff in LF.

Either way, I don't hear scouts or 'perts give this guy the power credit that his numbers represent. Most say something along the lines of "has some pop, but wont go crazy," and that applies for this year and the future. Those kind of statements make me think Billy Butler, and Billy Butler makes me think "waste of time."

The league I'm drafting in has a separate minor league draft in which I could take this guy and retain him for relatively low, or zero, draft cost (depending on whether or not he eclipses his rookie eligibility.) However, I'd prefer to draft Eric Hosmer or Mike Moustakas if there's something to these 'average' power projections for Belt.