Friday, January 10, 2014

Player Profile: Brandon Belt

I have six cards of Brandon Belt. This one is from 2012 Topps Chrome.

Player profile: First baseman Brandon Belt came up with a lot of hype, making his major league debut as the Opening Day starting first baseman for the defending champion Giants in 2011. He struggled with injuries that year, but played a full season in 2012, helping the Giants to another world championship.

Where he is now: Took another step closer to stardom with a solid 2013 season, hitting .289 with 17 HR and 67 RBI. He turns 26 in August, so he still has time to completely harvest his considerable potential.

My memories: I remember him being hyped quite a bit, with him replacing someone (Aubrey Huff? Pat Burrell? Don’t remember now) from a World Champion team.

Interesting facts: Has a blog with fellow Giant Brandon Crawford. The most recent posts are about their experiences as visitors in New York, which was interesting to read as a New York native.

Google Autocomplete results: He is second when you type Brandon Be, between Brandon Beachy, pitcher for the Braves, and Brandon Beemer, a soap opera actor. There do not appear to be any other prominent Brandon Belts.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Carlos Beltran.

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