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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

The best slugger of the past 3 years is WAY under the radar

Of all the incredible things the Giants have done over the past few seasons, all of the pitcher improvements and lottery ticket waiver claims and inventive ways to deploy lineups and overstuffed coaching staffs, all the great things that took them from a .445 winning percentage from 2017-20 to 107 wins last year, there’s one thing that clearly stands out to us as being the most shocking. And it’s this:

Brandon Belt leads the Majors in slugging percentage since the start of 2020.

No, really.

Just look at the list. Entering Monday, there have been 220 batters to take 500 plate appearances since the start of 2020. Sort them by slugging percentage, gawk at the young superstars on their way to Cooperstown, and realize they’re behind the now-34-year-old first baseman who’s been more than a little divisive among fans over the last decade.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 19, 2022 at 10:29 AM | 14 comment(s)
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