5 worthy San Francisco Giants who won’t make the 2015 All-Star team
May 31, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (9) celebrates with third base coach Roberto Kelly (39) after hitting a solo home run against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports
Most Giants fans figured that Brandon Belt would have a decent shot to make the All-Star team this year, and he certainly isn’t far from performing at that level.
Unfortunately, his slow start to the 2015 season likely derailed his hopes of competing with the Dodger’s Adrian Gonzalez or Chicago’s Anthony Rizzo. Still, there’s a lot to be pleased about when considering Belt’s success so far. He leads the team in slugging-percentage with an impressive .543 and has also slapped more doubles than any other Giant.
Belt’s average will probably dip in the coming weeks, but right now he’s a big part of the team’s recent offensive boom. He’s striking out more often than his teammates, which has hurt his on-base percentage. The Giants would love to see Belt take a few more walks, but right now he’s hacking aggressively and that’s getting the job done.
If Belt can continue to smash pitches like he did in Colorado last week, he may accumulate a few more votes between now and July:
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