Brandon Belt Named PCL Player Of The Week

Slugger Takes Home Grizzlies First Offensive Award Of Season

Brandon Belt was named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week on Monday. (Don Davis)

By Fresno Grizzlies | July 18, 2011 12:58 PM ET

FRESNO- The Pacific Coast League announced today that Fresno Grizzlies infielder Brandon Belt has been honored as PCL Player of the Week for July 14-17. Belt joins pitcher Andrew Kown as the second Grizzlies player recognized by the league this season, but is the first Fresno hitter to earn the nod since Brett Pill, May 3-9, 2010.

Belt led the league with a .632 on-base percentage, thanks to six hits and six walks over the Grizzlies' recent four-game series at rival Sacramento. He reached base safely no less than twice in each game, and went 3-for-3 with a walk and the game-deciding home run, helping the Grizzlies to a 3-2 victory July 14.

The Nacogdoches, Texas native has been a force for Fresno during both of his stints with the Grizzlies this season. He is batting .333 (46-for-138) with 11 doubles, seven home runs, 29 runs scored and 29 RBI in just 42 games in Triple-A this year. His .469 on-base percentage would be tops in the PCL, if he had enough bats to qualify. The 23-year-old entered the 2011 season as the top-rated prospect in the San Francisco Giants farm system, according to Baseball America.

The Fresno Grizzlies, Triple-A affiliate of the 2010 World Champion San Francisco Giants, return home for 12 games starting on Friday, July 22nd at 7:05pm as they take on the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Tickets are available now at the Chukchansi Park Box Office, over the phone at 559-320-TIXS or online at

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