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New Top Prospect for the Giants

With their fifth round pick in the 2009 MLB Draft the Giants took first baseman Brandon Belt.  Right now, he is looking like a fabulous pick.  After the jump, I'll detail a few reasons why.  All statistics are as of May 16, 2010. 

  1. He hits for contact: .388 AVG
  2. He actually takes a walk (not something that many of our current hitters do): 24 BB
  3. He doesn't strike out all that often: 17 K (he has more walks than strikeouts)
  4. He has some speed: 9/13 SB
  5. He is young: Just turned 22 years old last month

One might say that Belt is still in the low levels of the minor leagues (High A San Jose) and has a small sample size of statistics (similar to 2008 fourth round pick Brandon Crawford last year), but I would argue that the plate discipline and speed Belt has displayed thus far bode well for his future.

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