Giancarlo Stanton
Giancarlo Stanton
29-Year-Old OutfielderOF
New York Yankees
10-Day IL
Injury Biceps
Est. Return 4/22/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Hopes were sky high for Stanton coming off his monster 59-homer campaign and following his arrival to the Bronx. He didn't take full advantage of the home park in New York, slashing just .229/.311/.468 at Yankee Stadium compared to .300/.374/.547 on the road. In the end, the numbers were strong, but those who spent a first-round pick on Stanton took a slight loss. His strikeout rate returned to pre-2017 levels (29.9%) as he pressed at times and chased more pitches. Of course, when he did make contact, Stanton blistered the ball, finishing top five in average exit velocity per Statcast. Between the outfield and DH, Stanton will continue to play every day for the Yankees, and he should benefit from a full, healthy season from Aaron Judge. If drafters have soured on Stanton, pounce, because the injury-prone narrative is out the window at this point. This is an elite slugger in an ideal setup. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a 13-year, $325 million contract with the Marlins in November of 2014. Contract includes player options for the 2021 through 2027 seasons and a $25 million team option for 2028. Traded to the Yankees in December of 2017.
Could return next week
OFNew York Yankees
Biceps
April 19, 2019
Stanton (biceps) could return during the Yankees' upcoming road trip, which runs from April 22 to May 1, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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A biceps strain has kept Stanton out of action since the start of the month. The Yankees haven't set a clear target date for his return, but he's been hitting against a pitching machine in recent days and could be ready for a rehab assignment soon.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+26%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+31%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+28%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left 1.106 333 64 28 66 2 .316 .414 .691
Since 2017vs Right .875 1079 162 69 166 5 .261 .346 .530
2019vs Left .000 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2019vs Right 1.150 12 1 0 0 0 .400 .750 .400
2018vs Left 1.036 174 34 13 28 1 .316 .391 .645
2018vs Right .792 531 68 25 72 4 .249 .328 .465
2017vs Left 1.212 156 30 15 38 1 .323 .449 .764
2017vs Right .950 536 93 44 94 1 .270 .354 .596
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+2%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
-100%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+18%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+20%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .936 685 116 51 117 4 .262 .368 .568
Since 2017Away .922 727 110 46 115 3 .284 .356 .566
2019Home .850 15 1 0 0 0 .250 .600 .250
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home .779 341 50 20 49 2 .229 .311 .468
2018Away .921 364 52 18 51 3 .300 .374 .547
2017Home 1.104 329 65 31 68 2 .298 .416 .688
2017Away .923 363 58 28 64 0 .268 .339 .585
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How does Giancarlo Stanton compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
1.75
 
BB Rate
46.7%
 
K Rate
26.7%
 
BABIP
.500
 
ISO
.000
 
AVG
.250
 
OBP
.600
 
SLG
.250
 
OPS
.850
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Stanton's highlight-reel blasts and career 13.4 HR/AB rate have long made him a chic early-round fantasy pick, with owners willing to bet on the unmatched power he could bring over a full season of good health. That gamble paid massive dividends in 2017 with the oft-injured outfielder, who hadn't played more than 125 games in five of his previous seven campaigns, avoiding the DL entirely and swatting an MLB-best 59 homers. Stanton also capitalized on the improved talent around him in the Miami lineup to compile 132 RBI and 123 runs, placing him first and third, respectively, in baseball. A six-point drop in strikeout percentage (to 23.6 percent) also offered optimism that the .281 batting average he submitted last season may be sustainable. Although Stanton's injury history makes him a riskier investment than other stars, he'll move into a much more hitter-friendly environment for his home games and benefit from a deep supporting cast in the lineup around him in 2018 and beyond after he was traded to the Yankees in December.
Stanton recorded the five hardest hit balls of the 2016 season as measured by Statcast, finishing behind only Nelson Cruz in average exit velocity. Unfortunately, this didn't translate into the usual bang as Stanton slugged .489, the second lowest mark of his career. As usual, health played a part as Stanton missed time due to rib soreness, hip issues and a groin injury that was supposed to end his season in mid-August. However, he returned for most of September, albeit ineffectively, going 6-for-33 with two long balls. Contact remained an issue as Stanton whiffed at a 30 percent clip for the second straight season. Low contact means reliance on BABIP to sport a decent average, and Stanton's BABIP dropped to a career-low mark, yielding his worst-ever average and OBP. The optimist will use this to snag Stanton at a lower cost than the past several years, while the pessimist cites 2016 as affirmation that Stanton's too risky at such a high cost.
Stanton missed 88 games in 2015, but still managed to club 27 home runs and knock in 67 runs in just 318 plate appearances, earning as much as full-time starters like Lucas Duda, Carlos Santana and Pedro Alvarez. And despite missing half the season, Stanton hit four home runs of at least 460 feet, twice as many as the next best hitters. Stanton now has 181 home runs since entering the major leagues in 2010 despite missing an average of 47 games per season. Before the injury, Stanton was posting his best raw power numbers of his career. His .606 slugging percentage was just two points off a career high, and his .341 ISO (slugging percentage minus batting average) was a career high by over 20 points. Stanton is the premier power hitter in the game when healthy; if he can stay on the field, he should challenge 40 home runs.
Following a season in which Stanton set or tied career-best marks in home runs, RBI, walks, stolen bases, runs scored and on-base percentage, the Marlins decide to lock up their 25-year-old franchise slugger with the largest contract ever handed to a baseball player. Stanton inked a 13-year, $325 million pact to stay in South Florida through his 38th birthday and will attempt to justify that investment immediately by providing a sufficient encore to the performance that landed him a second-place finish in the National League MVP voting in 2014. Stanton's season ended on a scary note, as he missed the final two weeks after getting hit by a pitch in the face and suffering multiple fractures. He is expected to be fully recovered well ahead of spring training. Stanton offers strong defense in right field while also delivering immense power and run production and showing continual advancement in his offensive game that now includes above excellent run totals and double-digit steal potential.
A pitiful April (.227/.341/.387 in 20 games) followed by a six-week stint on the disabled list with a hamstring injury frustrated Stanton over the first half of the season, but the powerful outfielder got back on track down the stretch, posting a .272/.392/.558 line with 11 home runs over his final 41 games. Though 2013 will go down as a disappointment in the eyes of some, Stanton managed to put up a career-best 14.7 percent walk rate over 504 plate appearances, and his strikeout rate, contact rate and flyball percentage all remained in line with his career norms. Stanton sits with an impressive 117 home runs in his first four major league seasons -- an average of 39 long balls per 162 games played -- and at 24 years old, the 6-foot-6 slugger simply needs to stay on the field to remain a favorite for the NL home run crown. It doesn't hurt that he should also chip in excellent run production (thanks to the walk rate) regardless of who surrounds him in the lineup.
The power is no surprise at this point as Stanton mashed 37 long balls in just 123 games in 2012, giving him 93 over his first 373 major league contests. Stanton's true upside was put on display when he posted a .290 batting average over 449 at-bats last season. While his walk rate fell back a bit, Stanton was able to raise his OPS by 76 points to .969 in 2012, trailing only Miguel Cabrera and Ryan Braun in that category had he gained enough plate appearances to qualify. With a knee injury that required a midseason scope seemingly in his rear-view mirror, Stanton will set his sights on his first 40-homer season in 2013 as one of the league's premier power hitters.
While he didn't quite put up historic homer totals in his first full big league season, Stanton still smashed 34 bombs (many of the ICBM variety... the kid's got as much raw power as anyone in the game) and made major strides with his walk rate as a 21-year-old. He strikes out too much to be a reliable batting average supplier but figures to be an annual threat for 40-plus jacks. With Jose Reyes in town ahead of him in the batting order and a hopeful rebound from Hanley Ramirez, not to mention his own fierce work ethic, Stanton's first 100-RBI season should be well within reach in 2012.
Starting Stanton off in Double-A fooled no one but his arbitration clock, but as he had done the season before when making the jump from High-A to Double-A Stanton struggled after his promotion to the majors last season. A big finish (.312/.370/.578 in September/October) gave him entirely respectable numbers as a rookie, and those numbers look even better when you consider he was only 20 years old. The kid has thunderous, once-in-a-generation power that makes even his batting practice sessions a spectacle, and given his ferocious drive to improve we wouldn't bet against Stanton joining Eddie Mathews and Mel Ott as the only members of the "40 HR season as a 21-year-old" club.
After making a mockery of the power-suppressing ballparks of the Florida State League (12 home runs in 180 at-bats) Stanton got an early promotion to Double-A and finally hit a pro level he couldn't master right away. Considering that he was only 19 years old though, and that his bat came back to life at the end of the year (including a monster .478/.538/.609 line in a brief stint in the AFL this offseason), his timetable to the majors hasn't been affected at all. The strikeouts will probably keep him from being anything close to a .290 hitter in the big leagues, but Stanton's power is more than legitimate, and plenty of players have led their league in home runs with lesser batting averages. A decent showing at Triple-A this season will probably earn him a September callup, and a shot at the right field job with the Marlins in 2011.
The 2007 second round pick (not to be confused with quintessential journeyman reliever Mike Stanton) showed off all his strengths and weaknesses at Low-A last year, hitting for big-time power but striking out more often than anybody would like to see. His walk rate showed improvement as the season wore on, but that could be as much due to Sally League pitchers growing tired of straining their necks watching him hit their offerings over the fence as it was due to any skill growth on Stanton's part. He put himself on the prospect map in 2008, but now he needs to solidify his gains before he'll move into the upper echelons.
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Hits off machine
OFNew York Yankees
Biceps
April 17, 2019
Manager Aaron Boone said Wednesday that Stanton (biceps) "hit off a machine with some intensity," Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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Hitting off tee
OFNew York Yankees
Biceps
April 12, 2019
Stanton (biceps) hit off a tee and took some soft-toss swings Friday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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Resumes swinging
OFNew York Yankees
Biceps
April 10, 2019
Stanton (biceps) has begun swinging a bat, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.
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Hitting off tee soon
OFNew York Yankees
Biceps
April 9, 2019
Stanton (biceps) could hit off a tee Wednesday or Friday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
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May take swings next weekend
OFNew York Yankees
Biceps
April 7, 2019
Stanton (biceps) could resume swinging a bat when the Yankees return to New York next weekend, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
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