Giancarlo Stanton Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 6" / 245 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/8/1989 (31)
Giancarlo Stanton Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Giancarlo Stanton News
New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton drilled a three-run homer in Thursday's loss to the Minnesota Twins. Stanton got the scoring started for New York in the first inning, clubbing a 2-1 slider 422 feet into the center-field seats at an exit velocity of 107.7 MPH. It's his 12th long ball of the season and his third in the last two games to go along with eight RBI. Stanton won't play in the upcoming series against the Philadelphia Phillies with no designated hitter, which is unfortunate considering his recent stretch of play. The Yankees will undoubtedly turn to him as a pinch hitter at some point, though fantasy managers will have to wait until the following series against the Toronto Blue Jays for a more steady dose of Stanton at-bats.
New York Yankees outfielder/designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton isn't expected to be in the starting lineup during the weekend series against the Phillies. The move appears to be strategic in nature to avoid keeping him out of the outfield, so the slugger won't see his usual workload while visiting Philadelphia. Although Stanton should be available to pinch-hit, fantasy managers will likely want to keep him out of the starting lineup.
New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton won't play in the upcoming two-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies. Stanton can't serve as the designated hitter with the series set to be played in Philadelphia, with manager Aaron Boone noting that the slugger isn't an option in the field yet. Stanton has reportedly been getting some defensive work in, suggesting that he could play in the field at some point down the road. The Yankees could utilize him as a pinch-hitter against the Phillies, though he won't see a more steady dose of at-bats until the following series against the Toronto Blue Jays.
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.