I remember Belt getting a hit in his first big league at bat (off Kershaw no less), and his knack for hitting home runs each time he got called up. By 2012 he'd taken over the everyday job at 1B, and it's been a pleasure to watch him get better every year he plays.
This year has clearly been his best ever: he's on base 40% of the time (.399 OBP), batting .300 with 10 HRs and 27 Doubles. If half his games weren't at AT&T park, he'd probably be up near 15 HRs.
Remember when he had trouble handling the inside pitch? That's a thing of of the past: he's striking out less than anytime in his career, while also walking more than any time in his career. He's been consistent at the plate since the beginning of the year without a singe slump.
He's even more consistent in the field. He makes every play he should and then some. Great fielder, always handles the short hop, good instincts and range. He makes difficult double plays look easy. Whenever he makes an error, I'm shocked. That's a good feeling to have about your first basemen. Not to mention he can play LF when we need him.
Lastly, I think we're all waiting to see him pitch in extra innings!!
Aren't we glad the Giants signed him up for a another 6 years? :) Go BELT! You earned a spot this year. Let's help him get there by retweeting #VoteBelt on Twitter today -- there's just a few hours left :)