Pat Burrell was the guy in left last season, and many Giants fans think he will be the guy to take it over again. Mark DeRosa, however, in my opinion is almost an equivalent.
What does this have to do with Brandon Belt?
Well, left field is one of the places he's allegedly gunning for. He's an all-around baseball player, and if it's not first base, then left field is certainly his No. 2 option.
DeRosa played in only 26 games last year and already this spring has done some impressing of his own by hitting a key (in spring training terms) home run late in a game against the Brewers in a win.
It's not just these two, however, as Nate Schierholtz did well, knocking a couple hits.
Bruce Bochy has also made mention of Andres Torres being a possibility in left.
Having the guys such as Burrell, DeRosa, Torres and Schierholtz make it easier to not move Aubrey Huff out in the grass in left.
Aubrey Huff has amazing defensive skills, and with him staying at first (presumably), then that would allow Belt some more time in the minors to possibly test other positions in the outfield for more of a realistic sense of where he will fit in, or just work on last-minute things he might want to perfect before stepping into the spotlight.
These are the things that the Giants staff is hinting, and I'm interpreting it as a grace period before we cash in on the skill set of Brandon Belt in the big leagues.