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Giancarlo Stanton | Outfielder | #27

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (0) / MIA
Contract: view contract details
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Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Tuesday that he has considered dropping Giancarlo Stanton down the lineup.
"But not too far," added the first-year skipper. "Once he gets rolling, it will be a juggernaut." Stanton finished 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Tuesday night's blowout loss to the Marlins, batting third for the 16th time in 16 starts this season. The 28-year-old slugger is now sporting a .197 average, a .293 on-base percentage, and 29 strikeouts over his first 75 plate appearances with New York. Apr 17 - 10:34 PM

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Giancarlo Stanton went 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Red Sox on Wednesday.

He tripled to drive in two runs in the first inning, then added an RBI-single in the sixth frame. The superstar slugger now has a .235 batting average with three homers, 10 RBI and seven runs scored through 12 games.
Apr 11 - 11:33 PM

Giancarlo Stanton went 0-for-7 with five strikeouts in a loss to the Orioles on Sunday in extra innings.

Stanton has now struck out 20 times in his first 10 games in a Yankee uniform, and his average has dropped to .167. It's not an ideal start for the outfielder, but when you're built like a power forward and have that long of swing, strikeouts are going to happen. You'd love to see him make more contact, but you'll take games like this when you consider just how massive his right-handed power is. Don't panic.
Apr 8 - 6:19 PM

Giancarlo Stanton blasted his third home run of the year Wednesday afternoon in the Yankees’ win over the Rays.

He got all of it, crushing a 458-foot moonshot to left field off left-hander Blake Snell. That staked New York to a 2-1 lead in the first inning. Stanton went hitless with three strikeouts in his other three at-bats. That gives the reigning NL MVP eight punch-outs in his last two outings. Stanton may be pressing a little—his .217 average would attest to that—but fantasy owners need to hang in there and weather this early slump. He’ll come around as long as he stays healthy.
Apr 4 - 5:57 PM

Giancarlo Stanton finished 0-for-5 with five strikeouts Tuesday against the Rays.

Not the most ideal Yankee Stadium debut for Stanton, but the other members of the Bombers' offense picked him up with 11 runs on six walks and 11 hits. Stanton still boasts a .979 OPS over his first 19 at-bats with New York.
Apr 3 - 8:17 PM

Giancarlo Stanton went 3-for-5 with two home runs, four RBI, and three runs scored in the Yankees' 6-1 defeat of the Blue Jays on Opening Day.

You couldn't script a better debut for the Yankees' blockbuster offseason addition. Stanton slugged a 426-foot opposite-field two-run bomb in his first at-bat off J.A. Happ. It sailed into the Rogers Centre seats on a ridiculous 117 mph exit velocity, the hardest oppo-homer ever tracked by Statcast. Stanton then hit an RBI double and scored in the top of the fifth before cranking a 434-foot solo blast off Tyler Clippard in the top of the ninth. Giddy up.
Mar 29 - 7:05 PM

Giancarlo Stanton crushed his second home run of the spring in Saturday's 13-6 split-squad win over the Blue Jays.

He took reliever Carlos Ramirez deep with Aaron Judge aboard in the fifth inning. Stanton also walked and scored another run in the ballgame. It's been a slow go so far in spring training for last year's National League MVP. It probably won't matter though as he should set off a lot of fireworks in his first year with the Yankees.
Mar 24 - 6:38 PM

Giancarlo Stanton smacked a two-run homer in a 10-3 win over the Mets on Saturday.

His blast off Matt Harvey was his first in Yankee pinstripes. He's hit well overall -- .333/.391/.667 -- through eight games and is healthy and ready to boost the Yankee offense to perhaps the best in the majors this year. He had a .281 batting average with 59 homers and 132 RBI while winning the National League MVP in his final season with the Marlins last year.
Mar 10 - 6:58 PM

Giancarlo Stanton doubled twice Friday against the Braves.

Stanton is 4-for-10 with three doubles in four games. While Stanton has always been productive in the Grapefruit League, he's never gone on a huge homer binge in March. Part of the reason is that he's never been one to rack up a ton of spring at-bats; he had five homers in 60 at-bats in 2014, but he's never had more than four homers or 50 at-bats any other spring.
Mar 2 - 4:35 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Greg Bird
2Neil Walker
3Tyler Austin
2B1Tyler Wade
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Brandon Drury
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
2Billy McKinney
DH1Giancarlo Stanton
2Clint Frazier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Luis Severino
3CC Sabathia
4Sonny Gray
5Jordan Montgomery
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2David Robertson
3Dellin Betances
4Tommy Kahnle
5Chad Green
6Adam Warren
7Chasen Shreve
8Domingo German
9Ben Heller
10Luis Cessa