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5 San Francisco Giants Players Who Impressed in 2018 Spring Training

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Mac Williamson #51 of the San Francisco Giants is greeted in the dugout after a solo home run in the eighth inning of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Mac Williamson #51 of the San Francisco Giants is greeted in the dugout after a solo home run in the eighth inning of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /
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SCOTTSDALE, AZ – MARCH 09: Brandon Belt
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – MARCH 09: Brandon Belt /

5) Brandon Belt

The analytics guys love him, but some fans can’t stand him.

Either way, Belt is having a very strong spring training as he tries to come back from reoccurring concussion symptoms.

The Giants have slow-played many of their veterans, but that’s not the case with Belt. Since he has missed so much time over the last couple of seasons with concussions, Bruce Bochy wants to give him as many at-bats as possible.

And he has not disappointed.

Coming into Sunday’s game, he hit .396 this spring, with three home runs, 11 RBI, and a .708 slugging percentage in 48 at-bats. His OBP is an impressive .483.

Since Belt is so good at getting on base, and has been even in his down years, the Giants will try him as a two-hitter against righties this season.

Last year, in a shortened-season, he hit .241 but had an OBP of .355. He did have 18 home runs in 382 at-bats.

A healthy Belt could make the Giants one of the best lineups in the National League.

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