Giancarlo Stanton Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 6" / 245 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/8/1989 (33)
Giancarlo Stanton Season Stats
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Giancarlo Stanton News
New York Yankees outfielder/designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (Achilles) played in only 110 games last year and hit .211 while dealing with left Achilles tendinitis. However, he told the Yankees that he's feeling great this offseason, according to a source. If he can stay healthy, there's a chance he could work himself into semi-regular appearances in left field. Stanton saw just four regular season games in left field in 2022 and 34 in right field. Despite the low average, the 33-year-old slugger managed 31 home runs, which was the fourth time in his career he's hit that mark. Fantasy managers should know by now that Stanton will likely be on the injured list at some point during the season, but you can't argue with his elite power in a great lineup and home ballpark.
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said that he sees Giancarlo Stanton playing the outfield "in spurts" next season. Boone prefers to use Stanton in right field at Yankee Stadium on days when Aaron Judge serves as the designated hitter. Stanton could also play left field in other ballparks. The 33-year-old right-handed slugger has mostly been a designated hitter for the Yankees. He played in 38 games in the outfield last season, but none of those games came in the second half of the season. In addition to Judge, the Yanks also have Harrison Bader (center field), Aaron Hicks and Estevan Florial who will see time in the outfield. Stanton should already be outfield eligible in most fantasy leagues, so this news shouldn't affect his fantasy value heading into 2023.
New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton got to the Cleveland Guardians early in game five of the American League Division Series on Tuesday, crushing a first-inning home run off Aaron Civale to give his team a 3-0 lead. It was his only hit in four at-bats, but it was an important one as they never squandered the lead, winning 5-1, and they now head to the Championship Series. Stanton has been disappointing this postseason, hitting .125, but has gone deep twice and driven in six runs over five games. The same can be said during the regular season when the slugger slashed just .211/.297/.462, though he did hit 31 bombs with 53 runs and 78 RBI across 110 games. Stanton should stay in the middle of the Yankees lineup but will still face a tough battle against a great Houston Astros pitching staff.
It was a familiar story for Giancarlo Stanton in 2022. He missed time with achilles and calf problems, playing just 110 games and since playing 158 games in 2018 (his first season with the Yankees), Stanton has now played in a total of 290 games out of a possible 546 (53%). He has played in 77% of games over the last two seasons, so there is reason to believe he may still be able to contribute enough to be a fantasy asset and when you consider he had 31 homers, 78 RBI, 53 runs and no stolen bases with a .211/.297/.462 slash line last year. Stanton didn't appear to be healthy during the final weeks of the season and after returning in August from achilles tendonitis, he hit .165/.266/.367 over 30 games, yet still homered seven times. Stanton hit .237/.319/.516 with 24 homers in 76 games during the first half of 2022, which should act as a reminder of what he can do when healthy. But he's not been able to stay healthy long enough to provide fantasy value since 2018. Stanton will start the season eligible as an outfielder and with an ADP of ~148, there is value to be had in 2023. If he can remain healthy, Stanton should provide significantly more value than at his ADP. But that's a massive 'if' right now.