It almost seems as if Belt should share this slide with Bruce Bochy as much of Belt's production doesn't depend on Belt at all, just whether or not he's actually playing. For as long as Belt has been playing at the big league level, manager Bruce Bochy has been there to make sure he doesn't get too comfortable.
From getting benched after the first three days of the season, to platooning with minor leaguer Brett Pill, to changing his stance, to getting benched for Hector Sanchez, Bochy has done everything in his power to make sure Belt doesn't get a chance to shine.
Of course Belt's performance has been about as consistent as his playing time. Still through all the slumps, Belt has managed to stay valuable through consistently great plate discipline leading to many appreciated walks.
He currently boasts the fourth highest wRC+ on the club at 113 and with his talent it should only go up. Belt is still expected to join teammates Pablo Sandoval and Buster Posey as the offensive foundations of this franchise. With his discerning eye, and power and contact potential, Belt has all the talent to be the best bat on the team as we saw with his monster June when he was actually given consistent playing time.
If Belt can get back to starting every game at the expense of the silly personal catcher, perhaps he can get back to driving the ball in addition to watching it pass for balls. If Belt can seize the opportunity and finally unleash all of his potential with a starting gig, the Giants could see the rise of their third homegrown hero on offense and quite possibly the best first basemen we've seen since Will Clark.