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Brandon Belt

#9 | 1B
San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants
Brandon Belt
Name: Brandon Kyle Belt
Born: Apr 20, 1988 in Nacogdoches, Texas USA
High School: Hudson HS, Lufkin, Texas
College: Texas
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 235 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 5th round (147th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2009 (signed for $200,000)
Though Texas won the Big 12 regular-season and conference championships and earned the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA baseball tournament, it has a young team with few enticing 2009 draft prospects. Besides Wood, the only other Longhorn with a chance to go in the first 10 rounds is first baseman Brandon Belt. He led Texas with a .338 average and eight homers heading into the super-regionals, though scouts don't love his set-up. He bats out of a deep crouch and cuts himself off, reducing his power. A disciplined lefthanded hitter with the size (6-foot-5, 205 pounds) to drive the ball, he led Cape Cod League champion Harwich with five homers last summer. He uses more of an opposite-field approach and doesn't turn on pitches consistently. He's a good defensive first baseman with average speed. Belt has been drafted twice previously, in the 11th round out of high school by the Red Sox in 2006 (as a lefthanded pitcher) and in the same round out of San Jacinto JC by the Braves in 2007.
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