Player Page

Giancarlo Stanton | Outfielder | #27

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 246
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (0) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

Giancarlo Stanton's agent, Joel Wolfe, said Monday that his client has "no desire" to opt out of his contract after 2020.
This declaration is obviously subject to change. Stanton could be tempted if he stays healthy and productive while seeing the mega deals that Bryce Harper and Manny Machado end up signing next winter. If Stanton decides against opting out, the Yankees will receive $30 million in salary relief from the Marlins. Mon, Dec 11, 2017 03:00:00 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Yankees acquired OF Giancarlo Stanton and cash considerations from the Marlins for INFs Starlin Castro and Jose Devers, and RHP Jorge Guzman.

Most importantly for the Marlins, the Yankees will be responsible for $265 million of the $295 million remaining on Stanton’s contract. Per Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Yankees will only receive $30 million from the Marlins if Stanton doesn’t use his opt-out after the 2020 season. Virtually nobody saw the Yankees coming here, but they swooped in after Stanton turned down deals to the Giants and Cardinals and finding a fit with the Dodgers was too complicated. The contract doesn’t hamstring the Yankees and they didn’t have to give up any of their top prospects. Assuming everyone stays healthy, the Yankees’ lineup has a chance to be something special in 2018.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 10:59:00 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Yankees are planning a press conference to introduce Giancarlo Stanton on Monday.

The trade sending Stanton to the Yankees for Starlin Castro and a couple prospects isn't official yet, but the slugger has reportedly already taken his physical and will officially don the pinstripes for the first time Monday. The Yankees are reportedly assuming $265 million of the $295 million owed to Stanton, who has an opt-out clause in his contract after the 2020 season.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 03:26:00 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Marlins will receive Starlin Castro, Jorge Guzman and Jose Devers in the Giancarlo Stanton trade.

As expected, with the Yankees taking on most of Stanton's salary, the Marlins aren't getting much in the way of prospects. Guzman, 21, is a live arm who came to the Yankees in the deal that sent Brian McCann to the Astros. He went 5-3 with a 2.30 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 88/18 K/BB ratio over 66 2/3 innings in 13 starts at Low-A Staten Island in 2017. Devers, who is the cousin of Red Sox' third baseman Rafael Devers, is an 18-year-old shortstop who slashed .245/.336/.342 in Rookie Ball last season.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 12:57:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Yankees will take on $265 million of the $295 million remaining on Giancarlo Stanton's contract.

There have been a few different numbers floating around this morning, but any way you slice it that's a massive amount of money for any club to take on. That means the Marlins will only be left on the hook for $30 million, but it is also likely to diminish the quality of prospects that they receive in return.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 12:26:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Giancarlo Stanton is on his way to New York for his physical.

That would seemingly indicate, as expected, that Stanton has approved the trade to the Yankees. The Marlins are expected to receive Starlin Castro and prospects in the deal while also sending $35 million to the Yankees to cover a very small part of Stanton's massive salary.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 12:04:00 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Giancarlo Stanton is expected to approve his trade to the Yankees.

When Stanton nixed trades to the Giants and Cardinals this week, he made it clear that he would only approve trades to our teams, one of which was the Yankees, so it seems as though his approval is a mere formality at this stage. The deal is now just pending physicals.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 09:47:00 AM

Jim Bowden of Sirius XM reports that Starlin Castro is the only major leaguer that will head to the Marlins in the Giancarlo Stanton trade.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported late Friday that Castro was going to be included in the deal. The Yankees will also send prospects to the Marlins, though none of them have been identified yet.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 08:52:00 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Marlins have agreed to a deal that would send superstar slugger Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees.

Stanton recently vetoed deals with the Giants and Cardinals and told the Marlins' brass that he would only approve trades to four clubs, the Yankees, Dodgers, Astros or Cubs. Reports started to pour in on Friday night that talks between the Marlins and Bombers were picking up steam, and now it looks like an accord has been made. It remains unclear what the Marlins will receive in return, but reports have indicated that the Yankees would like to move one of their big contracts along with a package of prospects. From a fantasy perspective, putting Stanton and his massive power in the bandbox that is Yankee Stadium could astoundingly result in an uptick from the phenomenal 59 homers that he slugged in 2017.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 08:11:00 AM

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that a Giancarlo Stanton trade with the Yankees is "close if not done."

The Dodgers have also been in touch with the Marlins in regard to Stanton, but talks with the Yankees have been more serious and are apparently close to the finish line. No word yet on the specifics involved, but multiple reports suggest the Yankees are looking to move one of their veteran contracts back to the Marlins along with a package of prospects. Trading Jacoby Ellsbury is unlikely, so it would probably be someone like Starlin Castro or Chase Headley. Yes, Stanton and Aaron Judge in the same lineup is close to becoming a reality.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 12:49:00 AM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports the Yankees are in play for a potential Giancarlo Stanton trade with the Marlins.

Stanton recently vetoed potential deals with the Giants and Cardinals and said he would only be willing to accept a trade to the Dodgers, Yankees, Astros and Cubs. That action may have lowered his trade value enough to encourage the Yankees to make a renewed push for the freshly-minted National League MVP. With the Yankees rumored to be more cost-conscious than in prior years, the Marlins may be forced to swallow a larger chunk of the $295 million remaining on Stanton's contract to make a deal work.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 10:45:00 PM

The Cardinals released a statement saying that they were unable to get Giancarlo Stanton to waive his no-trade clause.

"We had an agreement to acquire Giancarlo Stanton, subject to him waiving his no-trade clause," Cardinals CEO Bill DeWitt, Jr. said. "We have been notified that he will not waive his no-trade clause to come to St. Louis." That sums it up pretty succinctly. The Cardinals were one of the first teams who showed interest in the slugger this offseason, but according to a report from Craig Mish of Sirius XM, he will only waive his NTC for the Cubs, Astros, Dodgers and Yankees. St. Louis will have to turn their offensive attention elsewhere.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 04:56:00 PM

Craig Mish and Jim Bowden of SiriusXM are reporting that Giancarlo Stanton has indicated a preference for joining the Dodgers or Yankees in a trade.

Mish adds that Stanton is also interested in the Cubs and Astros. If Stanton wanted to play for the Giants or the Cardinals, one imagines a trade would have been finalized by now. Still, nothing has been officially rejected, and Stanton could still potentially accept one of the deals reportedly on the table if his preferred options don't step up to the plate. Both the Dodgers and Yankees are looking to get under the luxury-tax threshold, and taking on Stanton's deal would make that extremely difficult.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 11:44:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports writes that a Giancarlo Stanton trade to the Dodgers "seems like a long shot."

Stanton is a Los Angeles native and may be using his full no-trade clause to try to get the Marlins to work something out with the Dodgers, but the Dodgers are already well over the luxury tax threshold and would have to make a series of moves to clear roster and payroll space before entertaining the idea of bringing on a player owed $295 million over the next 10 seasons. Maybe it could be a fit at some point -- just probably not this winter. Miami reportedly has the framework of trades in place with the Giants and Cardinals, but Stanton has not given his OK on either of those two spots. The baseball world continues to wait.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 12:31:00 PM

Giants general manager Bobby Evans confirmed Wednesday that the Giants have come to general terms on a potential trade for Giancarlo Stanton.

Evans noted that the deal has contingencies, including the largest and most obvious obstacle: Stanton's full no-trade clause. Evans also confirmed that the reigning National League MVP was present for the Giants' sales-pitch presentation on Thursday in Los Angeles, telling the San Francisco Chronicle that he believes both parties came away impressed with the other. Earlier on Wednesday it was reported that San Francisco expects to have a decision from Stanton by the end of the week. It sounds like the Giants are the favorite here over the Dodgers and Cardinals, though St. Louis has also reportedly worked out the framework of a Stanton trade.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 05:21:00 PM