Giancarlo Stanton

Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 245
Bat: R
Throw: R
College: None
Birth Place: Panorama City, California
Draft: 2007 2nd round by the
  • Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-3 with a grand slam and a pair of walks in the Yankees' loss to the Red Sox on Thursday.
    Advice: Stanton drilled an opposite-field grand slam off Red Sox reliever Heath Hembree to put the Yankees ahead in the fourth inning. It was his second grand slam of the season and 35th round-tripper in 150 games. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to propel New York to a sweep of the three-game series as Boston responded with seven unanswered runs over the final five frames to clinch their third straight American League East crown. The 28-year-old slugger is hitting .262/.338/.497 with 94 runs scored, 35 homers, 93 RBI and five stolen bases in 668 plate appearances. He has a shot at eclipsing 40-homers for the second consecutive year with a strong finish over his final 10 games.
  • Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-5 with a solo dinger and three strikeouts as his team fell to the Blue Jays on Saturday.
    Advice: He took reliever Ryan Tepera over the wall in the seventh inning as the Yankees tried and failed to dig themselves out of a big early deficit. The $325 million slugger has fallen well short of the production that won him the National League MVP last year. Last year he hit 59 bombs, drove in 132 RBI and scored 123 runs. This year he has a .263 batting average with 34 homers, 89 RBI and 92 runs scored. Those are still very good numbers but he isn't living up to the first round draft pick his fantasy owners paid back in March.