Brooks Belter was drafted in the 25th round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays and was assigned to the Hudson Valley Renegades of the New York-Penn League. In 15 appearances including one start, he earned a 3-2 record with a 3.58 ERA. As a Renegade he struck out 29 batters and accumulated an 8.0 SO/9IP in his rookie debut.
A graduate of Occidental College, Belter spent four years building an impressive collegiate resume on the mound. In his senior season he was 1-3 and led the team with a 1.45 ERA. In 19 appearances, Belter racked up five saves and held opponents to a .183 average against for the Tigers.