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Giancarlo Stanton | Outfielder | #27

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 246
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (0) / MIA
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Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-3 with double, a two-run homer, and a walk in Wednesday's victory over the Diamondbacks.
Stanton is killing the baseball these days. He has six homers in his last nine games and, overall, is hitting .258/.374/.596 in 107 plate appearances. The strikeouts will prevent him from competing for a hitting title, but at 6-foot-6 and with 80-grade power, that's not what he's programmed to do. The 26-year-old is meant to crush homers to all parts of the field. He has an outside shot at hitting 50 this year, if he remains healthy. May 4 - 10:38 PM

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Giancarlo Stanton is not in the Marlins' lineup Friday.

He's just receiving a day of rest. The Marlins have Ichiro Suzuki in right field and in the leadoff spot in their first game without Dee Gordon. J.T. Realmuto and Adeiny Hechavarria are also getting breathers, as Jeff Mathis is catching and Miguel Rojas is at shortstop.

Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Dodgers.

Stanton's solo homer off reliever Pedro Baez in the eighth boosted the Marlin lead to 5-2 and offered a nice insurance run in the process. The superstar slugger is now slashing .253/.352/.560 with seven homers and 18 RBI over 75 at-bats as April draws to a close. Even with the somewhat middling average, he is an elite power hitter.
Apr 29 - 1:06 AM

Giancarlo Stanton hit a three-run home run off Clayton Kershaw in Tuesday's 6-3 win.

Back-to-back RBI singles by Martin Prado and Christian Yelich had already brought home two runs against Kershaw when Stanton stepped to the plate with one out in the sixth inning. He did what sluggers do, turning a small inning into a big one and connecting for a three-run home run to center that traveled an estimated 425 feet. Yowza. Stanton's Marlins are treading water at 8-11, but that is through no fault of his own. He is slashing .246/.338/.536 with six homers and 16 RBI across 69 at-bats. With Tuesday's homer, he has now gone yard in three consecutive games.
Apr 27 - 1:45 AM

Giancarlo Stanton homered, doubled and walked in the Marlins' 3-2 defeat of the Dodgers on Monday.

Stanton has yet to get hot, but he has five homers in 17 games anyway. No one else on the Marlins has more than two.
Apr 26 - 1:21 AM

Giancarlo Stanton is getting the day off Thursday.

Ichiro Suzuki will start in right field and hit leadoff and Marcell Ozuna will bat cleanup as the Marlins close out a series against the visiting Nationals. Dee Gordon is also out, with Derek Dietrich filling in at second base. Max Scherzer is on the bump for Washington.
Apr 21 - 10:05 AM

Giancarlo Stanton had an RBI single and a solo home run in Monday's win over the Nationals.

He also drew a walk. Stanton's longball in the fifth inning off of Tanner Roark was to right-center field and would not have gone out last season before the Marlins moved the fences in. The slugger is batting just .238 in the early going this season but has 10 RBI to go along with three homers.
Apr 18 - 10:16 PM

Giancarlo Stanton launched a two-run homer and scored a pair of runs in Monday's win over the Mets.

Stanton's two-run shot proved to be the decisive blow to Steven Matz in a seven-run second inning. He also walked and scored in the sixth inning. The slugger now has two longballs on the year and is sporting a .286 average and six RBI in the early going. Marcell Ozuna also went deep for Miami in their 15-hit, 10-run outburst.
Apr 11 - 11:23 PM

Giancarlo Stanton smacked a long two-run homer in Tuesday's loss to the Tigers.

Justin Verlander was cruising along before finally running into some trouble in the sixth. Stanton's two-out, two-run shot was the big blow of the inning, cutting the deficit from four to two. It was the slugger's lone hit on the night, although he also drew a walk. Stanton is as good a bet as anyone in baseball to lead the league in home runs if he can manage to stay healthy.
Apr 5 - 11:33 PM

Giancarlo Stanton singled in both Marlins runs Saturday in a 2-1 win over the Yankees.

As a cleanup man, rather than a No. 3 hitter, Stanton should get to hit with more runners on base than ever before this year. Unfortunately, there isn't much behind him in the Marlins lineup, so he'll likely be pitched around at times when first base is open. But it's the having the runners on base for him that's the priority anyway.
Apr 2 - 3:56 PM

Giancarlo Stanton hit his first spring homer Wednesday off the Cardinals' Trevor Rosenthal.

It gave the Marlins their only run of the game. Stanton, who battled a sore knee earlier this month, is 4-for-17 this spring.
Mar 23 - 5:02 PM

Giancarlo Stanton went 0-for-1 with a walk in his return to Miami's lineup on Sunday.

Stanton missed six days due to right knee soreness. He played right field today, even though the DH was available, and he even attempted a steal, though it was unsuccessful.
Mar 13 - 5:40 PM

Giancarlo Stanton (knee) is tentatively scheduled to return to Grapefruit League action on Sunday.

Stanton has been held out of games all week due to some mild soreness in his right knee, but he's been running and hitting on the side and shouldn't be too far behind the other position players in Marlins camp. The big slugger is aiming to stay healthy for the entire 2016 season after being limited to 74 games in 2015. He still managed a whopping 27 home runs and 67 RBI.
Mar 10 - 9:48 AM

Giancarlo Stanton (knee) did some light running and hit in the batting cage on Tuesday.

Stanton is dealing with a sore right knee. He didn't make the team trip to Nationals camp on Monday and won't play Tuesday either, but the slugger has been able to continue light workouts. Perhaps the only minor note of caution here is that Stanton's balky right knee was the same one that went under the knife for the removal of bone chips in 2012. Stanton is looking to bounce back with a healthy 2016 campaign after his season was cut short in 2015 following June surgery to remove the hamate bone in his left hand.
Mar 8 - 10:12 AM

Giancarlo Stanton did not make the Marlins' trip to Nationals camp on Monday due to a sore right knee.

Sounds like a nice excuse to get out of a long bus ride up the Florida coast, though this is the same knee that required surgery (to remove bone chips) in 2012. Expect an update from the Marlins by Monday evening. Stanton batted .265/.346/.606 with 27 home runs and 67 RBI in 74 games last season before needing surgery in June on his left hand.
Mar 7 - 11:12 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2Chris Johnson
2B1Dee Gordon
2Derek Dietrich
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Cole Gillespie
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Fernandez
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Tom Koehler
4Adam Conley
5Justin Nicolino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Bryan Morris
3Mike Dunn
4Edwin Jackson
5Craig Breslow
6David Phelps
7Kyle Barraclough
8Jose Urena
9Carter Capps