Saturday, March 16, 2013

Brandon Belt = veteran

He's been hitting like he was during the last 2 months of last season. And he sounds like a veteran in this interview with Henry Schulman of the SF Chronicle

Baseball Prospectus had this to say --  He's comparable to John Olerud, John Mayberry and Ike Davis. It noted that first basemen don't necessarily have to be lumbering sluggers.

Olerud had a 53.7 cumulative WAR over a 17-year career, including two seasons (1993 with the Jays and 1999 with the Mets) over 7.0  

In the AL, Kevin Appier had a WAR of 9.0 in 1993, followed by Griffey Jr. with 8.5 and Olerud at 7.3. 

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