Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 4/14/13
Every year Major League Baseball fans are reminded to not read anything into spring training statistics and every year those same fans find themselves predicting break out seasons based on Grapefruit League and Cactus League numbers. Through the first 15 days of the 2013 regular season names like Justin Smoak, Mike Moustakas, Brandon Belt, Dominic Brown and Julio Teheran have deflated the hopes of fans and fantasy baseball teams. San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt had a decent 2012 campaign, posting a line of .275 AVE 7 HR 56 RBI in 411 at bats. The 6’5 210 LBS left handed hitter has potential plus power but it has not translated into regular season home runs. Giants fans had good reason to be excited in Spring Training as Belt belted his way to a line of .453 AVE 7 HR 16 RBI. His 7 spring home runs tied him for fist in the majors. In 43 regular season at bats Belt is hitting a mere .150 AVE 0 HR 2 RBI. Philadelphia Phillies fans have been waiting for a breakout season ...
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