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Giancarlo Stanton | Outfielder

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 242
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Giancarlo Stanton had a two-run homer and a double as the Marlins shut out the Nationals 8-0 on Wednesday.
Stanton has four homers, three of them coming in his last five games. He's up to .313/.393/.688 in 48 at-bats for the spring. There should no longer be any concern about how he'd react after last season's beaning. Apr 1 - 4:05 PM

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Giancarlo Stanton delivered a homer and a double off Adam Wainwright as the Marlins beat the Cardinals 5-3 on Sunday.

Some were nervous about how Stanton would fare after having his season ended by a beanball last September, but he isn't showing any fear at the plate. He's currently batting .294 with two homers and four doubles in 34 at-bats.
Mar 26 - 5:46 PM

Giancarlo Stanton went 3-for-3 with his first homer and a double Wednesday to lead the Marlins to a 5-4 win over the Nationals.

Stanton had been 3-for-18 this spring. His March performance is more notable than it might otherwise be, given that he's coming off a season-ending beaning that left him with facial fractures. It doesn't appear that he's changed his approach at all, though.
Mar 18 - 4:27 PM

Giancarlo Stanton (face) is not in the Marlins' starting lineup for Tuesday's exhibition game against the Miami Hurricanes.

Stanton was hit in the hip during an intrasquad game over the weekend, but he was only grazed. The Marlins are just taking it easy with Stanton early on. He'll be back in the lineup on Thursday when the Marlins open Grapefruit League action against the Cardinals. Stanton was hit in the face with a fastball in September last season, requiring surgery. He will be wearing a new, more protective helmet and should still be counted on for elite fantasy numbers as he begins a record 13-year, $325 million contract signed in November.
Mar 3 - 8:31 AM

Giancarlo Stanton faced live pitching Thursday for the first time since last year's brutal season-ending beaning.

Stanton suffered multiple facial fractures and dental damage when he was struck in the face last September by a Mike Fiers pitch. He will wear a protective guard on his helmet this season, though he did not sport it Thursday because he was only tracking pitches, not swinging. Stanton signed a 13-year, $325 million contract extension with the Marlins in November. He should again be a fantasy monster in 2015.
Feb 26 - 12:45 PM

Giancarlo Stanton will wear a protective guard on his helmet this season.

Stanton suffered multiple facial fractures and dental damage after he was struck in the face by a pitch last September, so he's understandably being cautious. The Marlins' slugger has already tested the new protective guard and will have no restrictions when camp begins. Look for him to be selected in the early part of the first round in fantasy drafts this spring.
Feb 3 - 10:14 AM

Marlins and OF Giancarlo Stanton avoided arbitration by agreeing to a 13-year, $325 million contract extension with a club option for 2028.

The team made the deal official at a press conference Wednesday. Stanton's new contract is backloaded, as he'll earn $107 million in the first six years and will then have a chance to opt out. If he doesn't, he'll receive $218 million over the final seven years of the deal. The contract buys Stanton out of his final two years of arbitration and first 11 years of free agency. It's the richest deal in North American sports history.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 11:11:00 AM

Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports that Giancarlo Stanton will make just $30 million in the first three years of his new contract.

He'll also wind up making "only" $17.83 million per season if he exercises his opt-out clause after six years. The Marlins have backloaded their deal with Stanton in order to give themselves the financial flexibility to add more contracts to the payroll. Stark says they want a middle-of-the-order bat to hit behind Stanton, with Adam LaRoche being one guy who has piqued their interest.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 01:40:00 PM

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria confirmed Jon Heyman's earlier report about a 13-year, $325 million contract for Giancarlo Stanton.

"A landmark day. It means everything to the franchise," Loria told the Miami Herald by phone. "We have a face of the franchise for the next 13 years." The Herald article cites an amazing stat: Stanton's $325 million contract is more than the team has spent on its entire roster over the past five years combined ($303 million). Stanton turned 25 earlier this month. Loria also stressed that the slugger would be with the team for the duration of the contract, saying "I expect him to be a Marlin for 13 years." There will be a press conference announcing the deal on Wednesday.
Source: Miami Herald
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 05:26:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Marlins' new 13-year, $325 million contract extension with slugger Giancarlo Stanton is officially "in place."

And it'll be officially announced at some point this week, probably Wednesday or Thursday. Stanton's new contract carries a record length for a Major League Baseball player and is the largest sum of money a team has ever committed to an athlete in North American sports history. He can opt out not long after he turns 30 years old. Stanton, who turned 25 earlier this month, batted .288/.395/.555 with 37 home runs and 105 RBI in 145 games this past season for Miami.
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 10:18:00 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Marlins are "closing in" on a 13-year, $325 million contract extension with Giancarlo Stanton.

Heyman says the contract will contain both an opt-out and a no-trade clause. Most scoffed when president of baseball operations Michael Hill said earlier this month that he hoped to ink Stanton to a long-term extension before the Winter Meetings, but owner Jeffrey Loria has opened up the pocketbook to make it happen. Stanton surely would prefer to be on a team with more stability, but he's protected himself with an opt-out clause and got a record deal in the process. The contract buys out his final two years of arbitration and first 11 years of free agency.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 03:42:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman was told by a source that extension talks between the Marlins and Giancarlo Stanton are at the "10-yard line."

Heyman says the two sides "are said to be in basic agreement on the financial terms," but "there were still said to be one or two significant non-monetary hurdles to overcome." Those two hurdles are thought to be either an opt-out or no-trade clause or possibly both. Heyman concurs with FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal's report that the contract would be in the range of 12 years and $320 million, but he says it's possible the deal could be stretched to 13 years. The Marlins have been reluctant to give no-trade clauses in the past, but it's possible they could make an exception for Stanton.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 11:42:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the contract extension the Marlins are discussing with Giancarlo Stanton is in the range of 12 years and $320 million.

Rosenthal reported Thursday that the deal would be for at least 10 years and $300 million, and apparently it's even richer than that. Stanton just turned 25 last week, so a 12-year pact would take him to through his age-36 season. The Marlins know they have to blow Stanton away with an offer in order to get him to remain in Miami for the long haul, and it appears they might be willing to do just that. Whether he winds up accepting the proposal remains to be seen.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 08:43:00 AM

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that according to major league sources, the Marlins and Giancarlo Stanton are discussing a 10-year, $300 million deal.

Rosenthal wrote that "Stanton's representatives also have discussed shorter contracts with the Marlins, and the mere fact that the sides continue to talk is a sign of progress, sources say." If Stanton were to sign the big deal, though, it would eclipse Miguel Cabrera's 10-year, $292 million deal signed in 2013 as the largest contract in the history of sports.
Source: Fox Sports
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 05:29:00 PM

According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, Marlins executives say that it's a "safe bet" that Giancarlo Stanton will remain with the team through 2015 and 2016 if he doesn't sign a long-term contract.

In other words, the Marlins have no plans to trade Stanton while he's under team control. The Marlins have said publicly that they are trying their hardest to sign him to a contract extension before he hits free agency, but there's some understandable skepticism their ability to convince him to stick around.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 03:30:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
3Jhonatan Solano
1B1Michael Morse
2Jeff Baker
2B1Dee Gordon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Don Kelly
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Mat Latos
2Henderson Alvarez
3Jarred Cosart
4Dan Haren
5Tom Koehler
6Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Jose Fernandez
6David Phelps
7Brad Hand
8Aaron Crow