Giancarlo Stanton looking like difference maker

Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton has been crushing it since the trade deadline and Colin Henderson explains the former MVP could determine fantasy leagues this season.

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COLIN HENDERSON: Yankee slugger Giancarlo Stanton has lived up to his reputation of late, as he is tearing up the baseball. The 31-year-old went deep in four straight games last week and has six home runs in his last 11 games. This power streak has improved Stanton's season slash line to 269, 365, 490, with 24 home runs, 67 RBIs, and 51 runs scored entering Monday.

Dating back to July 30th, when Stanton began playing the outfield, after the arrival of Joey Gallo and Anthony Rizzo at the deadline, he has looked like a different person in the batter's box. Over that span, totaling 96 at bats, he is hitting .313 with five doubles, eight home runs, 21 RBIs, with an OPS just above 1. In the thirty games prior to playing the outfield, he had only hit three homers and was batting .225.

For the Yankees having a gluttony of bats to try and get in the lineup daily, Stanton looks set to remain a major part of the outfield moving forward. While playing the field could potentially lead to a higher chance of injury, fantasy managers will welcome the production that he has given since given the chance to wear a mitt again. All signs point up for Stanton. And if he can remain healthy, could have a massive say in who wins your fantasy league.