Brandon Belt

1B,DH · Toronto Blue Jays

Bats L Throws L
Height 6'5" Weight 220
DOB 1988-04-20 Age 35.4
Hometown Nacogdoches, TX
2023 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 23.05, 335th

Season Projections

THE BAT-$19036331444721311649419526.221.229.325.430.755.201

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Brandon Belt Working Toward Return

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    First baseman/designated hitter Brandon Belt (back) traveled with the Toronto Blue Jays to Tropicana Field for their series against the Tampa Bay Rays and was set to hit off a machine on Friday. The next step for the veteran slugger could be to face live pitching, barring any setbacks, at the team's complex in Florida. Belt appears to be inching closer to a return from lumbar spine muscle spasms, which forced him to the injured list early last week. The 35-year-old has been encumbered by back issues throughout the second half of the year. Belt has proven to be a nice pickup for the Jays this season, slashing a solid .251/.369/.470 with 16 home runs, 22 doubles, and 38 RBI in 382 plate appearances.

    Sep 23 · Source via Blue Jays Brandon Belt
  • Previewing The 2023-24 Free Agent Class: Designated Hitter

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    Over the past week, we’ve gone around the diamond with looks at the upcoming free agent class. We round out the offensive players with a look at the designated hitters. It is obviously headlined by the two-way star who is likely to break the all-time contract record. There are a handful of accomplished veteran hitters…

    Sep 22 · MLB Trade Rumors Prospects Marlins Blue Jays Rockies Tigers Padres Red Sox Rangers Diamondbacks Yankees Dodgers Pirates Angels Giants Brewers Josh Bell Brandon Belt Charlie Blackmon Miguel Cabrera Willie Calhoun Matt Carpenter Triston Casas Nelson Cruz Rafael Devers Mitch Garver Lourdes Gurriel Aaron Judge J.D. Martinez Andrew McCutchen Brad Miller Gabriel Moreno Shohei Ohtani Joc Pederson AJ Pollock Jorge Soler Justin Turner Daulton Varsho Jesse Winker
  • Previewing The 2023-24 Free Agent Class: First Base

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    With the regular season winding down, a number of teams (and their fanbases) are already starting to turn their attention towards the offseason. Identifying free agent targets is a big part of that prep work, so it's worth taking an early look at the players who'll be available on the open market. Over the coming…

    Sep 12 · MLB Trade Rumors Prospects Braves Marlins Cubs Blue Jays Guardians Giants Padres Angels Twins Phillies Yankees Brewers Red Sox Reds Jesus Aguilar Josh Bell Cody Bellinger Brandon Belt Kole Calhoun Jeimer Candelario Michael Conforto Garrett Cooper C.J. Cron Pete Crow-Armstrong Khris Davis Joey Gallo Yuli Gurriel Rhys Hoskins Eric Hosmer Jake Lamb Trey Mancini Mike Moustakas Wil Myers Shohei Ohtani Darin Ruf Carlos Santana Donovan Solano Justin Turner Joey Votto
  • Brandon Belt Leaves Early With Back Spasms

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    Toronto Blue Jays first baseman/designated hitter Brandon Belt (back) left Monday's game early against the Texas Rangers due to lower-back muscle spasms. Before he left, Belt went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts to drop his season average to .251 and his OPS to .839 on the year. He was replaced as the designated hitter by rookie Spencer Horwitz. The 35-year-old Belt has been dealing with some back issues in the second half of the season, and this is certainly something that could send the veteran left-handed hitter to the injured list for most, if not all, of the 2023 regular season. Belt entered Monday's game hitting .252/.371/.473 with an .844 OPS, 16 home runs, 38 RBI and 50 runs scored in 317 at-bats in his first year in Toronto.

    Sep 11 · Source via Blue Jays Brandon Belt
  • Brandon Belt Remains Out Of Sunday's Lineup

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    Toronto Blue Jays first baseman/designated hitter Brandon Belt (illness) remains out of Sunday's lineup versus the Kansas City Royals. The 35-year-old hasn't been seen in action since last Sunday due first to a back problem and now a stomach virus. Belt's next opportunity to return arrives on Monday for Game 1 of a four-game set with the Texas Rangers. The one-time All-Star is slashing a dependable .252/.371/.473 with 16 home runs, 22 doubles, and 38 RBI in 380 plate appearances, so he's been relevant in AL-only leagues.

    Sep 10 · Source via Blue Jays Brandon Belt
  • Brandon Belt Out Against A's

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    Toronto Blue Jays first baseman/designated hitter Brandon Belt (back) is not playing on Monday against the Oakland Athletics. It will be Belt's third straight missed game due to a back injury that continues to bother him of late. In his absence, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is serving as the designated hitter and is batting third, while rookie Spencer Horwitz is playing first base and hitting cleanup for Toronto against A's rookie right-hander Luis Medina. Fantasy managers shouldn't be surprised if Belt eventually lands on the injured list if he cannot return soon. The 35-year-old is having a decent first year in Toronto and he's coming off a strong month of August in which he hit .284 (21-for-74) with seven home runs, four doubles, 11 RBI and 17 runs scored in 21 games (20 starts).

    Sep 4 · Source via Blue Jays Brandon Belt
  • Brandon Belt Returns To DH Role

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    Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Brandon Belt (back) has returned to the team's starting lineup against right-hander Chris Flexen and the Colorado Rockies, serving as the designated hitter and batting cleanup. Back issues kept Belt out of the last two games, but it wasn't a serious issue and he's now available for the start of a series against the Rockies at Coors Field. The 35-year-old left-handed slugger has good history in his career at hitter-friendly Coors Field during his time with the San Francisco Giants, and he's had a pretty solid first year in Toronto. Belt has hit .250 (78-for-312) with 15 home runs, 37 RBI and 47 runs scored in 312 at-bats. He's also coming off a strong month of August, going 21-for-74 (.284) with seven round-trippers, four doubles, 11 RBI and 17 runs scored in 21 games (20 starts).

    Sep 1 · Source via Blue Jays Brandon Belt
  • Brandon Belt Unavailable Due To Back Spasms

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    Toronto Blue Jays manager John Schneider said that first baseman/designated hitter Brandon Belt (back) "wasn't available" for Tuesday's game against the Washington Nationals after dealing with lower-back spasms. Belt wasn't going to start against a left-handed pitcher on Tuesday anyway, but he wasn't available at all off the bench either due to the injury. There's a pretty good chance he won't be available to play on Wednesday as well, but fantasy managers will want to check back later. In his first year in Toronto in 2023, the 35-year-old veteran left-handed hitter has mostly been a part-time bat for the Jays against right-handed pitching. Belt has been decent with a .250/.369/.465 slash line with an .834 OPS, 15 home runs, 37 RBI and 47 runs scored in his 374 plate appearances. Given his injury history, don't be surprised if he needs a stint on the injured list.

    Aug 29 · Source via Blue Jays Brandon Belt
  • Brandon Belt Sitting Against Southpaw

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    Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Brandon Belt is retreating to the bench on Saturday with the Cleveland Guardians starting left-hander Logan Allen. Bo Bichette is getting a day off his feet and will serve as the designated hitter and bat in the two-hole, while Santiago Espinal is starting at shortstop and batting eighth against Allen. It's not a surprise that Belt is on the bench despite his recent hot streak at the plate. The 35-year-old veteran left-handed slugger has just 22 plate appearances against lefties all year and has hit four of his 19 home runs against them. Belt is having a decent season in his first year in Toronto and has gone 6-for-21 in his last six games with four home runs, six RBI and four runs scored.

    Aug 26 · Source via Blue Jays Brandon Belt
  • Brandon Belt Homers Again In Losing Effort

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    Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Brandon Belt went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and a strikeout in the team's 5-3 loss to the division-rival Baltimore Orioles on Thursday. Belt now has four home runs in his last four games to bring his season total to 15 through 301 at-bats in his first year in Toronto. In the month of August he's been on a tear, going 20-for-63 (.318) with seven long balls, four doubles, 11 RBI and 16 runs scored in 18 games (17 starts). Fantasy managers are going to want to keep the 35-year-old in their starting lineups while he continues to swing a hot bat. Overall in 2023, he's slashing .256/.372/.478 with an .851 OPS, 37 RBI and 46 runs scored in 91 games played.

    Aug 25 · Source via Blue Jays Brandon Belt
  • Brandon Belt Sitting Against Left-Hander

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    Toronto Blue Jays first baseman/designated hitter Brandon Belt will retreat to the bench on Friday with the team facing a left-hander. Alejandro Kirk will serve as the designated hitter and will bat fifth against Boston Red Sox left-hander James Paxton. Danny Jansen is behind the plate for Toronto and is batting cleanup. The 35-year-old Belt has seen just 26 plate appearances in his first year in Toronto against southpaws, and he's gone 4-for-22 against them with zero home runs, two RBI and 10 strikeouts against them. Belt will pretty much only be in Toronto's lineup when they are facing righties. He's offered very modest counting stats for fantasy managers this year, hitting .246 (61-for-248) with nine homers, 27 RBI and 33 runs scored.

    Aug 4 · Source via Blue Jays Brandon Belt
    2023 ATC-$29036331345741311746429425.921.236.334.447.781.211
    2023 Steamer-$392386331477614115474510426.921.230.328.414.742.184
    2023 THE BAT-$19036331444721311649419526.221.229.325.430.755.201
    2023 Zeile-$28836031045731411646439426.121.235.336.442.778.207

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    Fielding Stats

    Sep 11vs TEXL 4-1042200000002100.
    Sep 2at COLL 7-88a11000000000.
    Sep 1at COLW 13-94543200111120.000.500.6001.2501.850.750
    Aug 28vs WASW 6-32550100000360.
    Aug 27vs CLEL 7-102541000001360.
    Aug 25vs CLEL 2-5342000000200.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Aug 24at BALL 3-53431100111125.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Aug 23at BALL 0-73440100000375.
    Aug 22at BALW 6-33541100121240.000.250.4001.0001.400.750
    Aug 20at CINW 10-3355220023000.000.400.4001.6002.0001.200
    Aug 18at CINL 0-1243010000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Aug 16vs PHIL 4-92431000001250.
    Aug 15vs PHIW 2-12430100001250.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Aug 13vs CHCW 11-4263210000300.000.333.667.3331.000.000
    Aug 12vs CHCL 4-58a1100000001100.
    Aug 11vs CHCL 2-62441100110250.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Aug 10at CLEL 3-42440100010250.
    Aug 8at CLEL 0-12440100000250.
    Aug 7at CLEW 3-12441110000250.
    Aug 6at BOSW 13-12643210002233.300.500.667.7501.417.250
    Aug 5at BOSW 5-4254120012100.000.500.6001.2501.850.750
    Aug 3vs BALL 1-6243000000100.
    Aug 2vs BALW 4-1243221000100.000.667.7501.0001.750.333
    Aug 1vs BALL 3-132441210110250.000.500.5001.5002.0001.000
    Jul 31vs BALL 2-43430000001125.
    Jul 28vs LAAW 4-13440000000250.
    Jul 26at LADW 8-1355010001000.
    Jul 25at LADL 7-83320000011133.300.000.333.000.333.000
    Jul 24at LADW 6-33550110000240.
    Jul 23at SEAW 4-33441100110125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Jul 22at SEAL 8-93542100121120.000.250.4001.0001.400.750
    Jul 21at SEAL 2-33430100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jul 19vs SDL 0-23430100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jul 18vs SDL 1-93440000000375.
    Jul 15vs ARIW 5-23421100002125.000.500.750.5001.250.000
    Jul 14vs ARIW 7-23440210010125.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Jul 8at DETL 0-22430000001125.
    Jul 7at DETW 12-23642000002116.700.000.333.000.333.000
    Jul 6at CWSW 6-23430000001250.
    Jul 4at CWSW 4-3342110000200.000.500.750.5001.250.000
    Jul 2vs BOSL 4-53442200220125.000.500.5002.0002.5001.500
    Jul 1vs BOSL 6-73540000001480.
    Jun 30vs BOSL 0-59a1100000001100.
    Jun 29vs SFW 2-13431000001250.
    Jun 28vs SFW 6-13441110010125.
    Jun 27vs SFL 0-33440110000250.
    Jun 24vs OAKW 7-33431100011125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jun 23vs OAKL 4-53440100000250.
    Jun 21at MIAW 6-33440100000250.
    Jun 10vs MINL 4-9322111000000.000.500.5001.0001.500.500
    Jun 9vs MINL 2-33550000000240.
    Jun 8vs HOUW 3-26430100011250.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jun 7vs HOUW 3-24441200110125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Jun 6vs HOUW 5-14430110001250.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Jun 4at NYMW 6-44551100120480.
    Jun 3at NYMW 2-14431220001125.000.667.7501.3332.083.666
    Jun 2at NYMW 3-04420000002125.000.000.500.000.500.000
    May 30vs MILW 7-2442110001200.000.500.750.5001.250.000
    May 28at MINW 3-04440000000250.
    May 27at MINL 7-94540100001240.000.250.400.250.650.000
    May 26at MINW 3-15430000001125.
    May 25at TBL 3-6442010001200.000.500.750.5001.250.000
    May 23at TBW 20-14550200000240.000.400.400.400.800.000
    May 22at TBL 4-69a11010001000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    May 21vs BALL 3-84540110001240.000.250.400.500.900.250
    May 20vs BALL 5-64320000001266.700.000.333.000.333.000
    May 19vs BALL 2-66421110002125.000.500.7501.0001.750.500
    May 18vs NYYL 2-4833010000000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    May 17vs NYYW 3-05420100002125.000.500.750.5001.250.000
    May 16vs NYYL 3-68a1100000001100.
    May 15vs NYYL 4-7744110000000.
    May 14vs ATLW 6-57550300010120.000.600.600.6001.200.000
    May 13vs ATLW 5-27220000000150.
    May 12vs ATLW 3-07420110000125.000.500.7501.0001.750.500
    May 10at PHIL 1-26431100111250.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    May 9at PHIL 4-85330000000266.700.
    May 7at PITW 10-15542310001120.000.750.8001.0001.800.250
    May 6at PITW 8-26533220022120.000.667.8001.3332.133.666
    May 4at BOSL 5-116220100000150.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    May 1at BOSL 5-663300000003100.
    Apr 29vs SEAW 1-06330000000266.700.
    Apr 28vs SEAW 3-27430000001250.
    Apr 25vs CWSW 7-0643100000100.
    Apr 24vs CWSW 5-2644120000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Apr 22at NYYL 2-37330000000266.700.
    Apr 21at NYYW 6-16441210140250.000.500.5001.5002.0001.000
    Apr 18at HOUW 4-27431000001125.
    Apr 17at HOUL 2-96430100001250.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Apr 14vs TBW 6-36220000000150.
    Apr 13vs DETL 1-3644011000000.
    Apr 11vs DETW 9-3644031001000.000.750.7501.0001.750.250
    Apr 8at LAAL 5-98440000000375.
    Apr 6at KCW 6-36440000000375.
    Apr 5at KCW 3-07440000000375.
    Apr 3at KCL 5-96541000001240.
    Apr 1at STLL 1-46430000001250.
    Mar 30at STLW 10-96440110000250.


    Aug 20at COLL 3-48440000000125.
    Aug 19at COLL 4-74440000000125.
    Aug 18vs ARIL 0-55330000000266.700.
    Aug 17vs ARIL 2-34440000000125.
    Aug 16vs ARIW 2-13430110001250.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Aug 15vs ARIW 6-13430000001250.
    Aug 14vs PITW 8-74330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Aug 12vs PITW 5-3243100000100.
    Aug 10at SDL 7-13354000000000.
    Aug 9at SDL 4-7253000001100.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Aug 7at OAKW 6-44540000001120.
    Aug 6at OAKW 7-34550100010120.
    Aug 4vs LADL 3-54a11111000000.0001.0001.0002.0003.0001.000
    Aug 3vs LADL 0-33440210000125.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Aug 2vs LADL 5-92441100000250.
    Jul 31vs CHCW 4-04420000002250.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Jul 30vs CHCW 5-4542000000200.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Jul 29vs CHCL 2-44540200001120.000.500.600.5001.100.000
    Jul 28vs CHCW 4-22a2200000002100.
    Jul 27at ARIL 3-54430100011125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jul 26at ARIL 3-7644021001000.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Jul 25at ARIL 0-74330000000133.300.
    Jul 24at LADL 4-73a11000000000.
    Jul 23at LADL 2-45440000000125.
    Jul 22at LADL 1-55330000000133.300.
    Jul 21at LADL 6-92550100000240.
    Jul 17vs MILW 9-52a441200130125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Jul 15vs MILW 8-54430000001250.
    Jul 14vs MILL 2-34330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Jul 13vs ARIW 4-34442200110125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Jul 11vs ARIL 3-4433031000000.0001.0001.0001.3332.333.333
    Jul 9at SDW 3-14431210001125.000.667.7501.0001.750.333
    Jul 8at SDL 3-68a11110012000.0001.0001.0004.0005.0003.000
    Jul 7at SDL 1-2432000000100.000.000.333.000.333.000
    Jul 6at ARIW 7-54440000000125.
    Jul 4at ARIL 3-89a11000000000.
    Jul 3vs CWSL 4-134330000000133.300.
    Jul 2vs CWSL 3-54540100010240.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Jul 1vs CWSL 0-14440100000125.
    Jun 29vs DETL 2-3543000000100.
    Jun 26vs CINL 3-106220000000150.
    Jun 24vs CINL 2-45440000000375.
    Jun 23at ATLL 6-79a10000000100.0001.0001.000
    Jun 22at ATLL 3-44440000000375.
    Jun 21at ATLW 12-105551200000360.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Jun 20at ATLL 1-24a1100000001100.
    Jun 19at PITL 3-4543000000100.
    Jun 18at PITW 7-57a31100000200.000.000.667.000.667.000
    Jun 17at PITW 2-0543021000100.000.667.7501.0001.750.333
    Jun 15vs KCL 2-35431100111125.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Jun 14vs KCW 4-24a10000000000.0001.0001.000
    May 18at COLL 3-53440100000250.
    May 17at COLW 10-72651000001233.300.
    May 16at COLW 7-64550000000360.
    May 15at STLL 6-15233000000000.
    May 14at STLL 0-4244020000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    May 13at STLW 8-22551100000120.
    May 11vs COLW 7-12430200011125.010.667.600.6671.267.000
    May 10vs COLW 9-22550110010240.
    May 7vs STLW 13-7341200000300.000.000.750.000.750.000
    Apr 27vs OAKL 0-12440000000125.
    Apr 26vs OAKW 8-22441200000250.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Apr 25at MILW 4-22430100000125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Apr 24at WASW 12-32651201011116.700.400.500.8001.300.400
    Apr 23at WASW 5-22540000000240.
    Apr 22at WASW 7-13530000002240.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Apr 21at NYML 2-62440000000125.
    Apr 20at NYMW 5-22431100111125.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Apr 19at NYML 1-3430000001125.
    Apr 19at NYML 4-5541000001120.
    Apr 17at CLEW 8-1255110012000.
    Apr 16at CLEW 4-22551200020120.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Apr 15at CLEW 4-12530000002120.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Apr 12vs SDW 13-22542200121240.000.500.6001.2501.850.750
    Apr 11vs SDL 2-4254031000100.000.750.8001.0001.800.250
    Apr 9vs MIAL 1-22440000000375.
    Apr 8vs MIAW 6-52542200111120.000.500.6001.2501.850.750
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