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Brandon Belt has been the most discussed prospect in recent memory, but for both the right and wrong reasons.
Once Matt Cain, Pablo Sandoval, Tim Lincecum, Buster Posey and Madison Bumgarner reached the major leagues, Belt was the next top prospect to fly through the minor league ranks and earn a spot on the San Francisco Giants' roster.
Needless to say, expectations were high because all of the other prospects produced at a high level right out of the gate, which isn't how it always works for young players. The Giants organization has simply been fortunate to have their young players develop quickly.
This has only magnified Belt's early struggles, however, since he has not developed nearly as quickly as those previously mentioned.
After hitting 23 home runs in the minor leagues in 2010, he has only accumulated 21 since he made his major league debut in 2011.
However, after his slow start in 2013 due to a sickness that caused him to lose 11 pounds, it seems that Belt might have finally found his power stroke. With five home runs and 21 RBI in only 140 at-bats, Belt is on pace to hit over 20 home runs if he finishes the season with 550 at-bats.
If Belt is able to find his power stroke, this could be the year that the Giants lineup is officially made.