Brandon Belt might just be ready to make the same leap that current San Francisco Giants Pablo Sandoval and Buster Posey made after just one season of moving up the minor league ranks.
Belt is considered the Giants organization’s top prospect, and he will get a shot to see if he’s ready in spring training in February. According to a MLB.com report, Will Clark has heaped high praise on the 22-year-old. San Jose Giants hitting coach Gary Davenport told MLB.com’s Chris Haft that Clark admitted Belt has a better swing than the six-time All-Star ever did. We shall see.
General Manager Brian Sabean has already said the versatile fielder, who seems to be a natural first baseman and hit .383 in 77 games with the San Jose Giants last season, will play in the minors this year if he doesn’t earn a starting job.