Giancarlo Stanton, Right Field, New York Yankees
Date of Birth: 11/8/1989
Birthplace: Panorama, California
Giancarlo Stanton, right fielder for the New York Yankees, was drafted by the Miami Marlins 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.
Stanton had a strong season in 2017, leading all of major league baseball with 59 home runs and 132 RBIs. He batted .281 with career highs in hits (168), doubles (32), home runs (59), RBIs (132), and games played (159). He struck out 163 times and he walked 85 times. Defensively, as the Marlins' right fielder, he made 320 putouts and 4 errors in 149 games.
The Marlins traded Stanton to the Yankees on December 10, 2017.
Career batting statistics for Stanton through 2017 include:
- 986 games played
- 960 hits
- 202 doubles
- 267 home runs
- 672 RBIs
- 1,140 strikeouts to 487 walks
- .268 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Stanton as a right fielder through 2017 include:
- 942 games played
- 1,992 putouts
- 42 errors
- .980 fielding percentage
Stanton played as Mike Stanton in 2010 and 2011. His full name is Giancarlo Cruz-Michael Stanton.