Giancarlo Stanton
Giancarlo Stanton
30-Year-Old OutfielderOF
New York Yankees
Injury Quadriceps
Est. Return 2/1/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Hopes were sky high for Stanton coming off his monster 59-homer campaign and following his arrival to the Bronx. He didn't take full advantage of the home park in New York, slashing just .229/.311/.468 at Yankee Stadium compared to .300/.374/.547 on the road. In the end, the numbers were strong, but those who spent a first-round pick on Stanton took a slight loss. His strikeout rate returned to pre-2017 levels (29.9%) as he pressed at times and chased more pitches. Of course, when he did make contact, Stanton blistered the ball, finishing top five in average exit velocity per Statcast. Between the outfield and DH, Stanton will continue to play every day for the Yankees, and he should benefit from a full, healthy season from Aaron Judge. If drafters have soured on Stanton, pounce, because the injury-prone narrative is out the window at this point. This is an elite slugger in an ideal setup. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a 13-year, $325 million contract with the Marlins in November of 2014. Contract includes player options for the 2021 through 2027 seasons and a $25 million team option for 2028. Traded to the Yankees in December of 2017.
Grade 2 strain
OFNew York Yankees
October 24, 2019
Stanton had a Grade 2 quadriceps strain during the ALCS, Bryan Hoch of reports.
The 29-year-old missed several games during the ALCS with the strain in his right quad, while general manager Brian Cashman said that is was a Grade 2 variety that would have sent Stanton to the injured list in the regular season. The team wanted to keep Stanton available for the World Series if it was to advance, so the Yankees kept him on the active roster. The outfielder will likely need a few weeks before he's fully recovered, but he should have a normal offseason after he heals.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
Since 2017vs Left 1.114 347 66 29 67 2 .317 .418 .696
Since 2017vs Right .871 1122 167 71 178 5 .261 .344 .527
2019vs Left 1.055 17 2 1 1 0 .286 .412 .643
2019vs Right .844 55 6 2 12 0 .289 .400 .444
2018vs Left 1.036 174 34 13 28 1 .316 .391 .645
2018vs Right .792 531 68 25 72 4 .249 .328 .465
2017vs Left 1.212 156 30 15 38 1 .323 .449 .764
2017vs Right .950 536 93 44 94 1 .270 .354 .596
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Home/Away Batting Splits
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OPS at Home
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OPS at Home
Since 2017Home .935 721 122 53 127 4 .264 .366 .569
Since 2017Away .920 748 111 47 118 3 .284 .357 .563
2019Home .924 51 7 2 10 0 .293 .412 .512
2019Away .825 21 1 1 3 0 .278 .381 .444
2018Home .779 341 50 20 49 2 .229 .311 .468
2018Away .921 364 52 18 51 3 .300 .374 .547
2017Home 1.104 329 65 31 68 2 .298 .416 .688
2017Away .923 363 58 28 64 0 .268 .339 .585
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Stat Review
How does Giancarlo Stanton compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Stanton's highlight-reel blasts and career 13.4 HR/AB rate have long made him a chic early-round fantasy pick, with owners willing to bet on the unmatched power he could bring over a full season of good health. That gamble paid massive dividends in 2017 with the oft-injured outfielder, who hadn't played more than 125 games in five of his previous seven campaigns, avoiding the DL entirely and swatting an MLB-best 59 homers. Stanton also capitalized on the improved talent around him in the Miami lineup to compile 132 RBI and 123 runs, placing him first and third, respectively, in baseball. A six-point drop in strikeout percentage (to 23.6 percent) also offered optimism that the .281 batting average he submitted last season may be sustainable. Although Stanton's injury history makes him a riskier investment than other stars, he'll move into a much more hitter-friendly environment for his home games and benefit from a deep supporting cast in the lineup around him in 2018 and beyond after he was traded to the Yankees in December.
Stanton recorded the five hardest hit balls of the 2016 season as measured by Statcast, finishing behind only Nelson Cruz in average exit velocity. Unfortunately, this didn't translate into the usual bang as Stanton slugged .489, the second lowest mark of his career. As usual, health played a part as Stanton missed time due to rib soreness, hip issues and a groin injury that was supposed to end his season in mid-August. However, he returned for most of September, albeit ineffectively, going 6-for-33 with two long balls. Contact remained an issue as Stanton whiffed at a 30 percent clip for the second straight season. Low contact means reliance on BABIP to sport a decent average, and Stanton's BABIP dropped to a career-low mark, yielding his worst-ever average and OBP. The optimist will use this to snag Stanton at a lower cost than the past several years, while the pessimist cites 2016 as affirmation that Stanton's too risky at such a high cost.
Stanton missed 88 games in 2015, but still managed to club 27 home runs and knock in 67 runs in just 318 plate appearances, earning as much as full-time starters like Lucas Duda, Carlos Santana and Pedro Alvarez. And despite missing half the season, Stanton hit four home runs of at least 460 feet, twice as many as the next best hitters. Stanton now has 181 home runs since entering the major leagues in 2010 despite missing an average of 47 games per season. Before the injury, Stanton was posting his best raw power numbers of his career. His .606 slugging percentage was just two points off a career high, and his .341 ISO (slugging percentage minus batting average) was a career high by over 20 points. Stanton is the premier power hitter in the game when healthy; if he can stay on the field, he should challenge 40 home runs.
Following a season in which Stanton set or tied career-best marks in home runs, RBI, walks, stolen bases, runs scored and on-base percentage, the Marlins decide to lock up their 25-year-old franchise slugger with the largest contract ever handed to a baseball player. Stanton inked a 13-year, $325 million pact to stay in South Florida through his 38th birthday and will attempt to justify that investment immediately by providing a sufficient encore to the performance that landed him a second-place finish in the National League MVP voting in 2014. Stanton's season ended on a scary note, as he missed the final two weeks after getting hit by a pitch in the face and suffering multiple fractures. He is expected to be fully recovered well ahead of spring training. Stanton offers strong defense in right field while also delivering immense power and run production and showing continual advancement in his offensive game that now includes above excellent run totals and double-digit steal potential.
A pitiful April (.227/.341/.387 in 20 games) followed by a six-week stint on the disabled list with a hamstring injury frustrated Stanton over the first half of the season, but the powerful outfielder got back on track down the stretch, posting a .272/.392/.558 line with 11 home runs over his final 41 games. Though 2013 will go down as a disappointment in the eyes of some, Stanton managed to put up a career-best 14.7 percent walk rate over 504 plate appearances, and his strikeout rate, contact rate and flyball percentage all remained in line with his career norms. Stanton sits with an impressive 117 home runs in his first four major league seasons -- an average of 39 long balls per 162 games played -- and at 24 years old, the 6-foot-6 slugger simply needs to stay on the field to remain a favorite for the NL home run crown. It doesn't hurt that he should also chip in excellent run production (thanks to the walk rate) regardless of who surrounds him in the lineup.
The power is no surprise at this point as Stanton mashed 37 long balls in just 123 games in 2012, giving him 93 over his first 373 major league contests. Stanton's true upside was put on display when he posted a .290 batting average over 449 at-bats last season. While his walk rate fell back a bit, Stanton was able to raise his OPS by 76 points to .969 in 2012, trailing only Miguel Cabrera and Ryan Braun in that category had he gained enough plate appearances to qualify. With a knee injury that required a midseason scope seemingly in his rear-view mirror, Stanton will set his sights on his first 40-homer season in 2013 as one of the league's premier power hitters.
While he didn't quite put up historic homer totals in his first full big league season, Stanton still smashed 34 bombs (many of the ICBM variety... the kid's got as much raw power as anyone in the game) and made major strides with his walk rate as a 21-year-old. He strikes out too much to be a reliable batting average supplier but figures to be an annual threat for 40-plus jacks. With Jose Reyes in town ahead of him in the batting order and a hopeful rebound from Hanley Ramirez, not to mention his own fierce work ethic, Stanton's first 100-RBI season should be well within reach in 2012.
Starting Stanton off in Double-A fooled no one but his arbitration clock, but as he had done the season before when making the jump from High-A to Double-A Stanton struggled after his promotion to the majors last season. A big finish (.312/.370/.578 in September/October) gave him entirely respectable numbers as a rookie, and those numbers look even better when you consider he was only 20 years old. The kid has thunderous, once-in-a-generation power that makes even his batting practice sessions a spectacle, and given his ferocious drive to improve we wouldn't bet against Stanton joining Eddie Mathews and Mel Ott as the only members of the "40 HR season as a 21-year-old" club.
After making a mockery of the power-suppressing ballparks of the Florida State League (12 home runs in 180 at-bats) Stanton got an early promotion to Double-A and finally hit a pro level he couldn't master right away. Considering that he was only 19 years old though, and that his bat came back to life at the end of the year (including a monster .478/.538/.609 line in a brief stint in the AFL this offseason), his timetable to the majors hasn't been affected at all. The strikeouts will probably keep him from being anything close to a .290 hitter in the big leagues, but Stanton's power is more than legitimate, and plenty of players have led their league in home runs with lesser batting averages. A decent showing at Triple-A this season will probably earn him a September callup, and a shot at the right field job with the Marlins in 2011.
The 2007 second round pick (not to be confused with quintessential journeyman reliever Mike Stanton) showed off all his strengths and weaknesses at Low-A last year, hitting for big-time power but striking out more often than anybody would like to see. His walk rate showed improvement as the season wore on, but that could be as much due to Sally League pitchers growing tired of straining their necks watching him hit their offerings over the fence as it was due to any skill growth on Stanton's part. He put himself on the prospect map in 2008, but now he needs to solidify his gains before he'll move into the upper echelons.
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Back on bench
OFNew York Yankees
October 19, 2019
Stanton is not in the lineup for Game 6 of the ALCS against the Astros on Saturday.
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In lineup for Game 5
OFNew York Yankees
October 18, 2019
Stanton (quadriceps) will bat cleanup as the designated hitter Friday against the Astros for Game 5 of the ALCS.
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Could start Friday
OFNew York Yankees
October 17, 2019
Stanton (quadriceps) is feeling better and could start Game 5 of the ALCS against the Astros on Friday, Marly Rivera of ESPN reports.
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Remains sidelined
OFNew York Yankees
October 17, 2019
Stanton (quadriceps) is not in the lineup for Game 4 of the ALCS against the Astros on Thursday.
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Status remains unclear
OFNew York Yankees
October 16, 2019
Stanton's (quadriceps) status for Game 4 of the ALCS on Thursday remains unclear, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
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