2015 FOX Sports Fantasy Baseball Experts Draft Results
MAR 26, 4:42p ET | FOX Fantasy
Rotowire: Mar 19 / 9:37a ET
News: Belt has gotten off to a hot start this spring, and will look to bounce back after an injury-plagued season in 2014.
Impact: Through 28 spring at-bats, Belt is leading the Giants in home runs (two), RBI (five) and walks (five) while slashing a healthy .357/.455/.750. Spring stats need to be taken with a grain of salt, but his fantasy owners have to feel good about how locked in Belt looks. He got off to a hot start last season (six home runs, 12 RBI in April 2014), then suffered thumb and head injuries that derailed his breakout. With Pablo Sandoval signing with Boston this offseason, Belt is slated to bat third and handle a larger offensive role for the reigning World Series champions.
Rotowire: Feb 2 / 10:00a ET
News: Belt agreed to a one-year, $3.6 million deal with the Giants on Monday, avoiding arbitration, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports.
Impact: Belt does not become a free agent until 2018, so the Giants still have a few more seasons of club control over their starting first baseman. Injuries ruined a chance of him building significantly off a strong 2013 season, but he still managed to hit 12 homers in just 235 plate appearances, suggesting a 20-homer campaign could be coming in 2015.
StatsLLC: Feb 2 / 12:00a ET
News: Belt has agreed to a $3.6 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration with the Giants.
Impact: Belt hit .308 with two RBIs in the World Series after missing time over the final 2 1/2 months with a concussion. He played in only 61 regular-season games, batting .243 with 12 homers and 27 RBIs.