Giancarlo Stanton, Right Field, Miami Marlins, #27
Date of Birth: 11/8/1989
Birthplace: Panorama, California
Current Salary: $14,500,000
Giancarlo Stanton, right fielder for the Miami Marlins, was drafted by the team in 2007. He played in the minor leagues from 2007 through part of 2010. He played in 100 games with the Marlins in 2010, batting .259 with 93 hits, 21 doubles, 22 home runs, and 59 RBIs.
Stanton showed his batting power in 2011 when he hit 34 home runs. He batted .262 with career highs in hits with 135, doubles with 30, and RBIs with 87. The next year, he again had 30 doubles and a career high 37 home runs. In 2012, he batted .290 with 130 hits and 86 RBIs in 123 games.
In 2013, Stanton suffered from injuries and his playing time was limited to 116 games. His batting numbers went down, with just a .249 batting average, 106 hits, 26 doubles, 24 home runs, and 62 RBIs. He returned stronger than ever in 2014, finishing the season with career highs in hits (155), doubles (31), home runs (37), and RBIs (105 - second highest in National League). He had a .288 batting average and he led the National League in home runs. He won his first Silver Slugger award in 2014.
On November 19, 2014, Stanton signed a record-setting 13 year, $325 million contract with the Marlins.
Stanton spent more than half of the 2015 season on the DL with a broken bone in his hand. On April 16th, he hit his 155th home run and he became the Marlin's all-time home run leader. He finished the season with 74 hits, 27 home runs, 67 RBIs, and a .265 batting average in 74 games.
In 2016, Stanton again spent time on the DL. He finished the season with 99 hits, 20 doubles, 27 home runs, 74 RBIs, and a .240 batting average in 119 games. Defensively, as the Marlins' right fielder in 106 games, he made 215 putouts and 4 errors.
Career batting statistics for Stanton through 2016 include:
- 827 games played
- 792 hits
- 170 doubles
- 208 home runs
- 540 RBIs
- 977 strikeouts to 402 walks
- .266 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Stanton as a right fielder through 2016 include:
- 793 games played
- 1,672 putouts
- 38 errors
- .978 fielding percentage
Stanton played as Mike Stanton in 2010 and 2011. His full name is Giancarlo Cruz-Michael Stanton.