Giancarlo Stanton Maturing Into a Fantasy Baseball Monster
It seems that every game Miami Marlins’ outfielder, Giancarlo Stanton, is clubbing another record-breaking home run. Stanton has 29 home runs and 69 RBI in only 99 games this season, a number that is even more surprising considering that he missed a month of action. Stanton was on the Disabled List earlier in the year following a minor arthroscopic knee surgery, so the “Miami Monster” could easily be sitting at around 40 homers, if he was able to stay healthy all year. Stanton is maturing into the best power-hitter in the game, and the kid has been hitting home runs so far, that they would make Los Angeles Angels’ first baseman, Albert Pujols, blush.
At a massive six-foot-five, 248 pounds, Stanton is built more like a NFL linebacker, as opposed to a MLB outfielder. His size and home-run power is absolutely intimidating in the batter’s box, so it is odd that teams continually to pitch to him. He may not be the most disciplined hitter at the plate, evident by him striking out 104 times in 99 games, but when he gets a hold of one, it completely sails out of the stadium. He is a threat to hit a home run every at-bat, and the scary thing is, that this kid is still learning the game.
Stanton is obviously a number one fantasy outfielder moving forward, but his raw power could end up making him the most dangerous stick in all of fantasy baseball. He has blasted an incredible 7 home runs in his last ten games and does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon. It is only a matter of time until the 22-year old leads the NL in home runs, so try to secure him now in fantasy leagues, before his price goes through the roof.