Giancarlo Stanton Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 6" / 245 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/8/1989 (31)
Giancarlo Stanton Season Stats
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Giancarlo Stanton News
New York Yankees outfielder/designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday's win over the Indians. Stanton clubbed one of five Yankee homers, sending a ball 407 feet into the outfield seats at 106 MPH. The veteran slugger has come back down to earth after an otherworldly August but has still posted solid numbers in September, as he owns a .853 OPS with four homers and eight RBI 57 at-bats. Stanton has been a steady, four-category producer for fantasy managers this year, as well as a great value at his ADP.
New York Yankees designated hitter/outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is heating up again after a slump to start September. Stanton currently owns a five-game hitting streak, during which he's batting .381 with a home run, a double, three RBI, and one run scored. The slugger will take on right-hander John Gant, who has been a much better pitcher since joining the Twins at the trade deadline. Still, Gant allows a fair amount of contact and isn't a pitcher to fear at the moment. Redraft and DFS managers can fire up Stanton with confidence for Monday's matinee.
New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton isn't in the lineup on Friday for a road matchup against the New York Mets and right-hander Tylor Megill. With the Yankees in a National League ballpark, Stanton will head to the bench for this game. The 31-year-old is batting .268 with a .358 on-base percentage and 26 home runs in 492 plate appearances this season. Stanton has appeared in 113 games this season, and 96 of those games have come as New York's designated hitter. Thankfully for fantasy managers, this is the Yankees' last interleague series of the season.
It's not easy judging the preseason value of someone who only has 166 plate appearances in 41 games (out of a possible 222) since 2019. On those rare occasions Stanton has hit, however, he's largely been the same Stanton as always, including a .267/.394/.496 slash line and a ball he hit 121 mph. Although his average exit velocity and launch angle have come down, his xwOBA, barrel rate, and hard-hit rate have been as good or better than they were from 2016-18. In 2020's tiny sample he even had an expected batting average of .296. So it certainly appears that actually getting into the batter's box is Stanton's issue, not whether he's healthy enough to hit well when he does get into a game. Note some of the semantics here; Stanton did not take the outfield at all in 2020, so he likely only has DH eligibility in your league. That's more worrisome than injury proneness, which isn't generally a significant phenomenon. Stanton's recent health should therefore not discourage you terribly from the prospect of a four-category monster. He's RotoBaller's 94th-ranked player with good reason, but there's a decent gap--something like two rounds--between that and his 121 ADP. Target him in the top 100, especially if you need a high ceiling.