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Birth Date11-8-1989
Height6' 6"
Weight245 lbs
Age29 years, 3 months, 12 days
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

2010 FLO 20 100 396 93 21 1 22 34 123 2 5 2 .259 .326 .507 114 7.0 -1.3 12.2 2.6
2011 FLO 21 150 601 135 30 5 34 70 166 9 5 5 .262 .356 .537 134 23.9 -2.5 14.4 4.9
2012 MIA 22 123 501 130 30 1 37 46 143 5 6 2 .290 .361 .608 155 31.6 0.1 8.1 5.1
2013 MIA 23 116 504 106 26 0 24 74 140 4 1 0 .249 .365 .480 131 17.8 0.2 -0.2 2.8
2014 MIA 24 145 638 155 31 1 37 94 170 3 13 1 .288 .395 .555 159 40.6 2.3 13.6 7.4
2015 MIA 25 74 318 74 12 1 27 34 95 2 4 2 .265 .346 .606 154 20.9 0.5 7.9 3.7
2016 MIA 26 119 470 99 20 1 27 50 140 4 0 0 .240 .326 .489 119 11.8 0.4 2.4 2.4
2017 MIA 27 159 692 168 32 0 59 85 163 7 2 2 .281 .376 .631 155 49.7 -0.1 8.3 7.1
2018 NYA 28 158 705 164 34 1 38 70 211 8 5 0 .266 .343 .509 117 16.3 0.0 -1.1 2.6

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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2007 JAM A- 9 35 .243 .315 .351 .067 110 -4.4 1.1 -0.4 -7 0 1.7 0.1 -4.7 -0.2
2007 MRL Rk 8 28 .262 .338 .374 .350 92 -0.9 0.8 -0.3 66 0 0.5 0.6 -0.6 0.1
2008 GRB A 125 540 .259 .330 .389 .355 116 30.2 15.2 -3.6 141 0 0.8 -1.6 18.3 3.0
2009 JUP A+ 50 210 .254 .325 .367 .333 95 16.7 6.1 -2.3 162 0 -2.8 -1.1 9.0 0.9
2009 JAX AA 79 341 .256 .332 .382 .288 91 9.4 10.4 -4.1 94 0 17.7 1.1 -7.8 1.8
2010 FLO MLB 100 396 .253 .317 .398 .330 92 15.4 10.9 -4 114 11 12.2 -1.3 7.0 2.6
2010 JAX AA 53 240 .265 .346 .394 .331 94 35.5 6.9 -2.5 206 0 4.9 0.0 24.1 3.4
2011 FLO MLB 150 601 .250 .311 .387 .314 95 34.8 16.2 -5.9 134 10 14.4 -2.5 23.9 4.9
2012 MIA MLB 123 501 .251 .311 .394 .344 95 40.6 13.7 -5.1 155 8 8.1 0.1 31.6 5.1
2012 JUP A+ 4 16 .238 .316 .368 .231 95 1.6 0.5 -0.3 147 0 -0.3 0.1 0.4 0.0
2013 MIA MLB 116 504 .249 .309 .382 .313 97 27.3 13.3 -4.9 131 8 -0.2 0.2 17.8 2.8
2013 JUP A+ 5 17 .256 .321 .388 .000 86 -3.9 0.5 -0.2 14 0 0.2 0.0 -1.8 -0.1
2013 USA int 5 21 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 MIA MLB 145 638 .246 .308 .379 .353 97 48.6 16.4 -6.1 159 7 13.6 2.3 40.6 7.4
2015 MIA MLB 74 318 .260 .319 .412 .294 91 29 8.6 -3.3 154 12 7.9 0.5 20.9 3.7
2015 JUP A+ 1 3 .273 .335 .350 .000 82 -0.1 0.1 0 57 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2016 MIA MLB 119 470 .255 .317 .414 .290 89 22.5 13.3 -4.9 119 10 2.4 0.4 11.8 2.4
2017 MIA MLB 159 692 .257 .326 .429 .288 93 64.4 20.2 -7.6 155 10 8.3 -0.1 49.7 7.1
2018 NYA MLB 158 705 .250 .322 .421 .333 109 19.9 19.8 -9.6 117 7 -1.1 0.0 16.3 2.6

Statistics For All Levels

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2007 MRL Rk 28 26 6 7 2 0 0 9 1 1 6 0 0 .269 .321 .346 .077 0 0
2007 JAM A- 35 30 2 2 1 0 1 6 2 3 15 0 0 .067 .147 .200 .133 1 1
2008 GRB A 540 468 89 137 26 3 39 286 97 58 153 4 2 .293 .384 .611 .318 0 0
2009 JUP A+ 210 180 27 53 9 3 12 104 39 28 45 2 2 .294 .392 .578 .283 0 0
2009 JAX AA 341 299 49 69 15 2 16 136 53 31 99 1 1 .231 .315 .455 .224 0 0
2010 FLO MLB 396 359 45 93 21 1 22 182 59 34 123 5 2 .259 .326 .507 .248 1 0
2010 JAX AA 240 192 42 60 13 2 21 140 52 44 53 1 0 .313 .445 .729 .417 0 0
2011 FLO MLB 601 516 79 135 30 5 34 277 87 70 166 5 5 .262 .356 .537 .275 6 0
2012 JUP A+ 16 16 2 5 1 0 2 12 5 0 1 0 0 .313 .313 .750 .438 0 0
2012 MIA MLB 501 449 75 130 30 1 37 273 86 46 143 6 2 .290 .361 .608 .318 1 0
2013 USA int 21 17 0 4 0 0 0 4 1 4 3 0 0 .235 .381 .235 .000 0 0
2013 JUP A+ 17 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 1 0 .000 .118 .000 .000 0 0
2013 MIA MLB 504 425 62 106 26 0 24 204 62 74 140 1 0 .249 .365 .480 .231 1 0
2014 MIA MLB 638 539 89 155 31 1 37 299 105 94 170 13 1 .288 .395 .555 .267 2
2015 JUP A+ 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .000 0 0
2015 MIA MLB 318 279 47 74 12 1 27 169 67 34 95 4 2 .265 .346 .606 .341 3 0
2016 MIA MLB 470 413 56 99 20 1 27 202 74 50 140 0 0 .240 .326 .489 .249 2 0
2017 MIA MLB 692 597 123 168 32 0 59 377 132 85 163 2 2 .281 .376 .631 .350 3 0
2018 NYA MLB 705 617 102 164 34 1 38 314 100 70 211 5 0 .266 .343 .509 .243 10 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2010 1568 0.4866 0.4420 0.6768 0.5898 0.3019 0.7822 0.4815 0.3232 -0.0016
2011 2349 0.4159 0.4619 0.6461 0.6653 0.3171 0.7877 0.4345 0.3539 -0.0058
2012 1864 0.4458 0.4844 0.6633 0.6534 0.3485 0.8048 0.4500 0.3367 0.0108
2013 2053 0.4155 0.4170 0.6577 0.6038 0.2842 0.7922 0.4545 0.3423 0.0049
2014 2507 0.4288 0.4368 0.6731 0.6326 0.2898 0.8000 0.4651 0.3269 -0.0038
2015 1193 0.4535 0.4518 0.6364 0.6433 0.2929 0.7845 0.3665 0.3636 -0.0074
2016 1870 0.4353 0.4615 0.6454 0.6671 0.3030 0.7808 0.4156 0.3546 0.0000
2017 2770 0.4375 0.4209 0.6827 0.6361 0.2535 0.7990 0.4557 0.3173 0.0000
2018 2931 0.4292 0.4497 0.6555 0.6510 0.2983 0.7863 0.4409 0.3445 0.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-12 2014-09-29 DTD 17 17 Left Face Fracture Multiple Fractures and Dental Damage - HBP -
2014-06-19 2014-06-19 DTD 0 0 Left Wrist Soreness -
2013-09-08 2013-09-10 DTD 2 2 Right Ankle Sprain -
2013-09-01 2013-09-01 DTD 0 0 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2013-04-30 2013-06-10 15-DL 41 36 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2013-04-11 2013-04-18 DTD 7 6 Left Shoulder Soreness - -
2012-09-17 2012-09-28 DTD 11 9 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-07-08 2012-08-07 15-DL 30 25 Right Knee Surgery Loose Bodies 2012-07-08 -
2012-07-03 2012-07-06 DTD 3 3 Right Knee Inflammation Loose Bodies - -
2012-05-16 2012-05-16 DTD 0 0 Left Shoulder Soreness Diving Catch - -
2012-04-09 2012-04-11 DTD 2 1 Left Knee Soreness - -
2012-03-12 2012-03-30 Camp 18 0 Left Knee Swelling - -
2012-03-11 2012-03-11 Camp 0 0 - Wrist Contusion HBP - -
2011-09-13 2011-09-15 DTD 2 2 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2011-09-10 2011-09-12 DTD 2 2 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2011-09-04 2011-09-06 DTD 2 2 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2011-08-19 2011-08-20 DTD 1 1 Left Contusion Big Toe - -
2011-06-19 2011-06-21 DTD 2 2 Right Infection -
2011-04-02 2011-04-05 DTD 3 2 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2011-02-27 2011-03-24 Camp 25 0 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2010-08-13 2010-08-13 DTD 0 0 General Medical Illness -
2010-03-16 2010-03-21 Camp 5 0 Left Elbow Soreness -
2009-10-26 2009-11-19 WIN 24 0 Low Back Soreness Shut Down In AFL -


Year Team Salary
2028 NYA $10,000,000
2027 NYA $25,000,000
2026 NYA $29,000,000
2025 NYA $32,000,000
2024 NYA $32,000,000
2023 NYA $32,000,000
2022 NYA $29,000,000
2021 NYA $29,000,000
2020 NYA $26,000,000
2019 NYA $26,000,000
2018 NYA $25,000,000
2017 MIA $14,500,000
2016 MIA $9,000,000
2015 MIA $6,500,000
2014 MIA $6,500,000
2013 MIA $537,000
2012 MIA $480,000
2011 FLO $416,000
8 yrPrevious$62,933,000
9 yrPvs + Cur$88,933,000
9 yrFuture$244,000,000
18 yrTotal$332,933,000


Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 118 dJoel Wolfe WMG13 years/$325M (2015-27), '28 option

  • 13 years/$325M (2015-27), plus 2028 club option. Signed extension with Miami 11/19/14, avoiding arbitration. 15:$6.5M, 16:$9M, 17:$14.5M, 18:$25M, 19:$26M, 20:$26M, 21:$29M, 22:$29M, 23-25:$32M, 26:$29M, 27:25M, 28:$25M club option ($10M buyout). Stanton may opt out of contract after 2020. Full no-trade protection. Award bonuses: $50,000 each for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, All-Star. $0.1M for league MVP. $0.25M for LCS MVP. $0.5M for WS MVP. Perks: right to buy eight season tickets annually and right to buy luxury suite for five games annually. To contribute 1% of salary to club charity. Largest-ever financial guarantee for MLB player. Matches Josh Hamilton for contract with highest average annual value for an outfielder. Matches Ryan Howard for contract with highest average annual value for player with four-plus years of ML service. Acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Miami 12/9/17. As part of the deal, Miami to pay $30M to NY Yankees if Stanton does not exercise right to opt out of the contract after the 2020 season. Miami to pay $5M cash each 7/1 and 10/1 in 2026, 2027 & 2028. Full $30M amount pro-rated over final 10 years of the contract ($3M/year) for purposes of calculating Competitive Balance Tax.
  • 1 year/$6.5M (2014). Re-signed by Miami 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.537M (2013). Renewed by Miami 3/2/13.
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012). Renewed by Miami 3/2/12.
  • 1 year/$0.416M (2011). Renewed by Florida 3/2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Florida 6/8/10.
  • Drafted by Florida 2007 (2-76) (Notre Dame Academy, Sherman Oaks, Calif.). Signed 8/12/07, $0.475M signing bonus (paid over four years under multi-sport athlete provision).

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BP Chats

2018-09-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Darius. I'm new to playing dynasty baseball and prospects aren't really my thing. I just joined a league and was almost immediately offered Giancarlo Stanton and Bryce Harper for Drew Waters. That seems crazy to me. What am I missing? Should I accept? I'm afraid Waters might be the next Ronald Acuna and don't want to trade that away for anything.
(Jessica from Colorado)
You should hit accept before you finish reading this answer. Waters is an exciting prospect with a ton of tools who could be a star in the majors, and even if that happens it would be an incredible outcome if he can produce like either Stanton or Harper. Getting both of them is ludicrous, and I would expect your other leaguemates to complain vociferously. (Darius Austin)
2018-09-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Justin Mason is mad. He's conducting mock 2019 fantasy baseball drafts this weekend. Which players do you see infiltrating the top 10 picks in 2019 compared to this season's ADP top 10? Jose Ramirez? Aaron Judge? Chris Sale? And who do we see dropping out? Kershaw? Harper? Stanton? (2018 ADP) 1 Mike Trout 2 Jose Altuve 3 Nolan Arenado 4 Trea Turner 5 Clayton Kershaw 6 Bryce Harper 7 Paul Goldschmidt 8 Giancarlo Stanton 9 Charlie Blackmon 10 Mookie Betts
(Tom Pringle from UK)
He is. I think it's the lack of sleep. Ramirez is a no-doubter - forget top 10, he's top 5. Judge's injury probably stops him, although I think he and Sale will be borderline. Kershaw will be out, as will Blackmon, and probablg Goldschmidt. Bryce has been really good for a couple of months now and I think a good last three weeks might just keep him in there. (Darius Austin)
2018-07-24 20:00:00 (link to chat)In a keep forever dynasty league (20 teams), I've got a major trade brewing. Team A is a rebuilding/reloading team with Aroldis Chapman, Giancarlo Stanton, and Josh Hader. Team B is a perennial contender looking to plug some holes owning Nomar Mazara, Shohei Ohtani, and Casey Mize. Think these teams can line up with a fair deal, or is there two much value disparity?
(Tom Hagen from The Hot Stove)
A lot of it depends on the trading culture in the league. Most leagues have an exchange rate that is the rough baseline for deals like this, and the exchange rate isn't just a function of the league's parameters. Something could probably get done, but Mize probably isn't a #1 and Mazara and Ohtani have a fair number of question marks. Team A could probably get a better keeper asset or two than anyone that Team B has. (Scooter Hotz)
2017-10-17 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is it me, or does it feel like a foregone conclusion that the Giants will find a way to trade for Giancarlo Stanton? Any idea what package would get it done, maybe something like Chris Shaw, Tyler Beede, Heliot Ramos, Austin Slater, and Steven Okert?
(matzabal from CO)
Haha, I'm not so sure it's foregone, but they're an easy spot to visualize him landing. I think a lot of previously rebuilding teams are probably in the running for him, since slotting him in the OF is a good way to suddenly create a good offense. Odds on, I'd say the Giants make a strong, if not the strongest run.

I don't think it's going to be a bunch of prospects for him kind of deal though. My guess is that some team is going to have to take on salary and give up probably their top prospect, especially since Jeter is going to want his GM to make an initial statement. I think I'd need Arroyo in there as well as Beede and Shaw. (Trevor Strunk)
2017-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Gut reaction. Where are Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich playing next season?
(aaron from MA)
Stanton will be in Boston, perhaps, and *maybe* the Phillies finally get Yelich? They've long been rumored to have their eyes on him, and if the Marlins are truly going for a festering-mold-on-the-bottom-of-the-barrel tank job, they may not care about trading him in-division. (Nicolas Stellini)
2017-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you see as a good comp for Eloy Jimenez?
(BC from Urbandale)
I've seen comps as lofty as Giancarlo Stanton, but I'm not sure how realistic that is. Maybe the answer is Roy Hobbs. I think the better question is whether he stays in Chicago or is dealt for someone like Chris Archer. (Collin Whitchurch)
2017-06-13 12:00:00 (link to chat)I love what Aaron Judge is doing, but man, I have been hearing some scorching hot takes on him. Already declared better than Giancarlo Stanton? Named a top 5 slugger OF ALL TIME on FS1? Feels like a slap in the face to Stanton given that we've seen power like this before. Should we whoop out the dictionary and look up the term "Recency Bias"?
(Fernando from Miami)
Probably, yes. But this is the way that baseball coverage and analysis is going these days. I don't mean to group Rob Parker into that, because he's just a hot take machine in desperate need of new parts, but even so, the drive for #content means making a *very* big deal about anything that could be made a big deal of. So yeah, you get Aaron Judge and is utterly incredible start to this season. It's remarkable, it is fun, and he's just a fascinating guy to watch, so we get this churn around him as a content generator and it froths up into these stupid takes from time to time.

But no one wants to be the heavy on this stuff. Being a wet towel isn't fun. I don't want to tell you to not enjoy Aaron Judge because, hell, you *should* enjoy him. Maybe enjoy him as much as you can now, because this is probably not the baseline for production going forward. (I still like Aaron Judge and always have) (Craig Goldstein)
2017-05-15 17:00:00 (link to chat)What does Giancarlo Stanton have to do to regain first round status?
(Hank from Mia)
In this climate, he has to hit 40-45 home runs. A better lineup around him to help with the runs/RBI sure would help too. (Mike Gianella)
2017-05-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)With the spike in home run balls is Giancarlo Stanton just another pretty good outfielder now? What would he have to do to retain his lofty status among fantasy owners?
(Jim from Miami)
Yeah, Stanton has definitely been hurt by the decreasing value of home runs for fantasy purposes. However, he's doing a decent job of providing positive value for owners in just about every category this season. He'll remain a top-30 outfielder for the foreseeable future, but the days of him being one of the first few taken are likely gone. (Eric Roseberry)
2017-05-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will Vince and co. totally botch Shinsuke's run? Also, who baseball's king of strong style? Miguel Sano? Giancarlo Stanton? Aaron Judge? Kyle Schwarber?
(Punchoutpappy from First in Flight)
How Vince will handle Shinsuke's run is one of the great concerns of my life right now. His match against Dolph at Backlash didn't do anything to ease my concerns. Ultimately, I have to believe his star power will keep him from being completely wasted, but...I understand why you're worried.

Who's baseball's king of strong style? Sano. Why is that my answer to that question? Sometimes your heart just knows. (Eric Roseberry)
2017-05-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any outfielders other than the obvious you prefer in keeper leagues to Giancarlo Stanton? Would you rather have Yoan Moncada since power/speed guys are so rare?
(Dave from RI)
Not really any other than the obvious ones. I think owners have a pretty good idea of what they're going to get from Stanton now. I tend to be a conservative player so I'll take the known over the unknown in most instances. However, in the scenario you just raised I think I would take Moncada. The combination of his age plus stolen base potential is pretty tough to pass off. You can probably find someone who's going to give you something like Stanton's numbers each season. (Eric Roseberry)
2017-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Conforto or Judge rest of career(s)?
(Raf from Ny)
I think Conforto's hit tool is better, which probably makes him less boom/bust, but I also wouldn't be surprised if Judge is just what we all thought Giancarlo Stanton would be. Lean Judge right now. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-12-05 20:00:00 (link to chat)I have a competitive squad in a 14-team H2H mixed dynasty. I'm always trying to balance win now against future competitiveness and have done it pretty well (two titles in four years). Right now I'm trying to evaluate whether it might be worth trying to package Ian Desmond and a prospect (Amed Rosario?) for Giancarlo Stanton. The other owner has a competitive major league roster but an empty farm while I have a deep bench of prospects. Make the offer? Sweeten the offer? Lighten the offer? Stand pat?
(Jake from Kalamazoo)
Hey Jake, sounds like you're doing pretty well on your own. I was panning Desmond on every platform possible last offseason because his contact rate had plummeted and he was moving off shortstop. I was wrong. I would make that offer. I'm not sure Stanton ever plays a full season consistently, but I would rather have him than Desmond moving forward and it's not that close. (George Bissell)
2016-05-31 19:00:00 (link to chat)How long is Kevin Newman out for and what type of future do you see him having now?
(James from PA)
Newman went down with an orbital bone fracture and while I don't have a timeline on his recovery I would point to other guys like Giancarlo Stanton who had similar injuries. As for his future, he's shown an advanced approach at the plate with some pop. The glove is the question mark here with somewhat limited range at SS and hands that get a touch hard at times. I'm a believer in the arm and the work ethic so I would give him a chance to be a regular but most likely a backup. (James Fisher)
2016-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Josh Donaldson or Giancarlo Stanton in a dynasty league (keep forever)?
(AJ from Phoenix)
Torn between my reservations about Donaldson's age and profile, and Stanton's injury issues. I'll take Donaldson. (Matthew Trueblood)
2016-04-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who has more raw power: Stanton or Joey Gallo?
(Dan from New Orleans)
This seems like one of those stock BP chat questions that we always get. It's still Giancarlo Stanton for me, though I could see why Gallo is in the conversation. (Mike Gianella)
2016-03-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you were put in charge of the home run derby and knew that 100% of players would accept and participate, what format would you use to maximize its entertainment value?
(nschaef from NYC)
I actually really liked the bracket format from last year. Maybe I'd add a minor league wild card to get someone like Sano or Gallo (or whoever the 80-power freak is in a given year) some swings against The Mighty Giancarlo Stanton. That'd be fun to watch. (Michael Baumann)
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)If Stanton is completely healthy, how far from home plate could he throw Jose Altuve?
(HRoark from Greensboro)
That's a trick question. Giancarlo Stanton is never completely healthy.

(18 Altuves). (Mike Gianella)
2015-12-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)With the inflation of baseball salaries, would position players be better off with fewer years but higher AAV contracts? If I'm Heyward, I don't want to lock myself into a 7 year deal when i can get paid again in my prime in 3-4 years. At the rate they're going, 200 million in 4 years will look like a bargain. I also suppose that's why some pitchers ask for the opt out clause in their contracts, but I haven't heard as much with position players. Your thoughts?
(Scott from Lincolnshire)
I would be shocked if Heyward's contract doesn't end up including an opt-out. Justin Upton might push for one, too. Giancarlo Stanton, of course, has that opt-out that essentially halves the reported length of his contract. Yes, I think opt-outs are the future for every top-tier free agent under 30, and for many signers of pre-FA extensions. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)What's more likely: Giancarlo Stanton is traded, opts out, or finishes his contract with the Marlins?
(Rob from Chicago)
Both; he gets traded and opts out. (Mike Gianella)
2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank Joey Gallo, Bryce Harper and Giancarlo Stanton in terms of raw power? Does your ranking change if it is in-game power?
(Frank Underwood from White House)
This is extremely fun. In terms of raw it might be Stanton Harper Gallo with Harper and Gallo fighting it out for the #2 spot. If it's in game the grade doesn't change but the gap between the players grows for all three. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-04-16 17:00:00 (link to chat)It's very early but what has been the biggest surprise to you so far this season?
(John from CT)
The biggest surprise is that I haven't seen as many articles or tweets overreacting to super slow or super fast starts. I feel like in years past people would have been wringing their hands about Giancarlo Stanton but I haven't seen too much of that. (Mike Gianella)
2015-03-12 15:00:00 (link to chat)Can you tell me why Kris Bryant will live up to his lofty projections unlike say a Alex Gordon, who was projected as a 300/30 homer guy before he took a MLB at bat
(metsRok from NYC)
Kris Bryant hit 43 home runs in a declining offensive era and two offense-depressed parks, in AA and AAA. That's really rare. PECOTA confirms the projection by comping him to Giancarlo Stanton. It's as close to a high-probability success as one can get, based on just one season of full-time playing.

Also, to defend Gordon (although I wasn't around for that projection): he's touched .300/25. When we hear about a projection, consider that sometimes, it's for the player's peak. (Andrew Koo)
2014-11-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)A new rule has been made that no one who has won MVP or Cy Young before can win it again. Who are your 2015 MVPs and CYs?
(bigguy57 from Philly)
That's an interesting one, bigguy57. Off the top of my head, I'll say Giancarlo Stanton and Jose Abreu win MVP, and Madison Bumgarner and Chris Sale get the Cy Young. (Daniel Rathman)
2014-09-15 19:30:00 (link to chat)Hey Past Ben, want to guess what the top five names on the MLB home run leaderboard in 2018 look like? Also, congrats on the upcoming five-year anniversary of TINO. The show got much better in year three after Craig was replaced with Hank the Dog.
(Ben Carsley from The Future)
Giancarlo Stanton. Joey Gallo. Kris Bryant. Miguel Cabrera. Raul Ibanez. (Ben Carsley)
2014-08-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Will the Red Sox' offseason this year resemble their "rebuilding" 2012-2013 offseason or is this a different situation?
(Allen from San Diego)
If I had to compare the coming off-season to any in recent memory it might be 2010. That was the year they signed Carl Crawford and traded for and extended the contract of Adrian Gonzalez. There are going to be some big moves this off-season by the Red Sox and they've got the farm system to make some huge trades (we keep hearing about Giancarlo Stanton but I think Jason Heyward is a possibility too) and a big free agent signing or two. They have payroll flexibility and the need for star power at the major league level. This is going to be a big move winter for Boston. They love the World Series win (obviously) but they want to build a consistent winner and when this season is done they is a good chance they'll have finished in last place two out of the last three seasons. (Matthew Kory)
2014-07-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does Carlos Martinez and Oscar Taveras net Giancarlo Stanton?
(Steve from Scarbs from Scarbs)
Well first, let me ask you three questions:

1. Do you think Carlos Martinez and Oscar Taveras are better than Carlos Correa and George Springer?

2. Do you believe the Astros' trade conversation notes, the ones that Deadspin published, that had the Marlins essentially asking for that for Stanton?

3. Do you think that the Marlins were actually willing to make that move, or just blowing off the Astros by saying "that's what we'd start at", knowing the Astros wouldn't touch it?

Personal opinion is that I'd rather have the Correa/Springer package than the Taveras/Martinez package. I don't know the answers to no. 2 and no. 3. I guess my guess is that it wouldn't net Stanton. I'd do it if I were the Cardinals. I don't think the Marlins would. (Sam Miller)
2014-07-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)During your tenure at BP, What was your favorite article that you wrote? Favorite piece you edited?
(Dylan from Boston)
Probably some of the less serious ones. This, for instance: Or Internet Commenters Try to Trade for Giancarlo Stanton. I think about this one a lot: Wasn't the best, but was kind of a turning point, in terms of convincing me that it was okay to cut loose and have fun. My girlfriend gave me the idea, so I owe her for that.

Favorite edit is tough. I edited everything Sam wrote, and everything Sam wrote was great, but it was great when I got it. As an editor, it's always nice to feel like you made a difference in improving an article, and Sam selfishly robbed me of that joy by turning in such clean copy. Maybe Gabe Kapler's piece about "Giving Up the PED Guessing Game": Gabe's raw copy wasn't difficult to work with either, but I encouraged him to write it and made a few useful suggestions, and it was a huge hit. Happy that BP played a part in introducing him to a larger audience. (Ben Lindbergh)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Gallo will make enough contact in the Bigs for his 80 tool power to play? Is he more Giancarlo Stanton or Adam Dunn?
(childgrambino from Richmond, VA)
Probably split the difference, but I do like the improvements Gallo has made this year. Scouts are becoming more convinced that he's a viable third baseman, too, which is huge. Right now, I'm seeing something like .240-to-.255 with 30+ homers as being a reasonable explanation. If he continues to improve, though ... help us all. (J.P. Breen)
2014-05-15 20:00:00 (link to chat)How bright is the Cubs future? What year do they win the World Series and who will be the mvp?
(Chris from Nebraska)
This seems like a good one to go out on. It's moderately bright and they win the World Series in 2018. MVP: Giancarlo Stanton. (Bret Sayre)
2014-05-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see the Cubs trading for a guy like Carlos Gonzalez, Jason Heyward or Giancarlo Stanton in the off-season??
(Tommy from Chicago)
I could definitely see this being the year of loading up. They've been playing better lately and there's more coming from the farm. That said, I still think they'll be going for pitching given their hitting-heavy farm system. (Zachary Levine)
2014-04-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)5 MLB Astronauts to save the world...go!
(Shark Normandini from H-Town)
Juan Uribe - Old Vet who's full of Wisdom
Jose Fernandez - Young Hot Shot with loads of promise
Giancarlo Stanton - Dreamboat
Matt Holliday - Quite reserved guy just there to get the job done
Yasiel Puig - The ultimate wild card (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the Roman Reigns of baseball?
(cdgoldstein from DC)
I'm not into the wrestlemen stuff at all, so I asked Marc Normandin, who is, what this would entail: "Someone with a monster, limitless ceiling who also looks like a prince."

Giancarlo Stanton would be my answer. Normandin offered healthy Matt Kemp. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)IF you were Theo Epstien, would you see if you could use a Baez-led package to acquire Giancarlo Stanton and extend him? The Cubs have Starlin Castro locked up until 2020(he'll only be 30). And the Cubs also have to prospects/money for Stanton.
(NightmareRec0n from Boston)
Probably not-if only because I likely wouldn't be sold that Castro was my guy just yet and I'd like to see how he responds to Rick Renteria before I trade Baez for anyone. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)How worried are you about Giancarlo Stanton's long term health?
(rickwilkins from chi)
I'm fairly concerned. Stanton has a big and athletic frame, leg issues are a pretty big red flag when it comes to players with his statistical and scouting profile. Those tend to linger around for a while. I still gamble on him this year but in the back of my mind I wonder if he's going to break down again this year. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)20-team dynasty league. Two of the top three teams about to make a trade: Team A is younger, but lacks enough impact pitching to win a title. Team B is creeping up there in age and injury. Assuming both offenses are stacked and the pitching for both is above average or better, Team A sends Giancarlo Stanton, Matt Cain, and 1-1 pick (aka Byron Buxton) for Team B's Hunter Pence, Yu Darvish, 1-3 pick, and Dylan Bundy... fair trade?
(AJ from Phoenix)
Yeah, that's fair. I prefer Team B's side, but it's fair. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Giancarlo Stanton is wearing a ______ uniform next year? David Price is wearing a _____ uniform next year?
(Shawn from Office)
Marlins and Rangers. Pure speculation is fun. (Bret Sayre)
2013-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Aside from Giancarlo Stanton, what are some OF you think might be available for trade that are both above-average regulars and relatively young/cost controlled?
(Ashitaka1110 from Houston, TX)
Cost controlled and above-average who might be available via trade. Hm. Generally speaking, there aren't too many of those types out there at any position. Maybe Gerardo Parra? Granted, I'm not sure if Arizona would/intends to move him, but he fits the bill otherwise. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-10-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Sano more Pedro Alvarez type or a Giancarlo Stanton type?
(Wilfred from MN)
Alvarez (Jason Parks)
2013-10-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Giancarlo Stanton's injury bugs concern me. Are we ever going to see him unleash his beastmode #rig and belt 50 homers in the near future?
(Jonah from Redwood)
Yes. It will happen. (Jason Parks)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty League: Giancarlo Stanton for Yu Darvish & Hunter Pence. Team Trading Stanton is loaded with offensive talent, but lacks MLB-ready starting pitching. Team trading Darvish is ravaged by injuries or suspensions, and has a deep rotation? Fair? Buying/Selling someone on the cheap?
(AJ from Phoenix)
Stanton will be at the top of HR lists for years to come, and Darvish will be at the top of strikeout lists for years to come. I'll take the hitter over the pitcher in fantasy every time. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)On Aug 1st Giancarlo Stanton is wearing a ???? jersey?
(Shawn from My Cubicle)
Marlins (Paul Sporer)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)One sports writer was ruminating over the possibility of a trade of Jurickson Profar for a power hitting outfielder like Jose Bautista. He's in the prime of his career and has a very team friendly contract. Is this even a viable trade possibility. Who loses that trade if it ever happened?
(Trent from El Paso)
I don't think the Rangers will trade Profar for an outfielder who turns 33 in October. Bautista is currently in his prime, but he's likely to be exiting it soon. If the Rangers unload Profar, it's going to be for a younger player with his best years ahead of him like a Giancarlo Stanton. (Jason Cole)
2013-05-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Probably a question best for a fantasy chat, but In a 20-team dynasty league: Giancarlo Stanton, Clayton Kershaw, and Patrick Corbin for Yu Darvish, Shelby Miller, Craig Kimbrel, Neftali Feliz, and Byron Buxton. Assuming the trade benefits the needs of both teams, which side would you rather have?
(Dr. Mike from Milwaukee)
Kershaw and Darvish are nearly a wash (maybe a slight edge to Kershaw), and it's hard to bank on Feliz, so it comes down to Giancarlo-Corbin for Miller-Kimbrel-Buxton. I love Kimbrel, but closers are risky business from a dynasty standpoint, and though I prefer Miller to Corbin by a decent measure, I don't think that Buxton bridges the gap to Giancarlo. I feel that prospects are extremely overvalued in dynasty formats, especially when compared to players like Stanton - Stanton is young enough to still qualify as a prospect and already one of the best players in the game, and his future will be even brighter once he escapes the island of misfit toys in Miami.

On the jukebox: Lagwagon, "Bury the Hatchet" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is the lack of lineup protection or shoulder injury going to result in a downgrade to the PECOTA projection for Giancarlo Stanton?
(swarmee from Niceville, FL)
Can't speak for PECOTA, but I didn't understand the people who were just shaking off any notion of lineup protection with regards to Stanton before the season. In fantasy, it really matters as nearly half of all offensive stats are context dependent. (Bret Sayre)
2013-04-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)What is Pujols' value in a keeper league? Is he still a top 10 value for the next 3 years or should I be concerned about the Anahiem park factors and declining numbers and looks to move him for younger players?
(TheCoupons from FL)
There are two conflicting factors when it comes to a player like Albert Pujols. The first is that he is going to decline as he gets older, and the decline has already started. The other side of the coin is that elite players like Pujols are at such a high level to begin with that their declines still can lead to some pretty strong numbers even if they're not elite. My guess is that Pujols can earn in the Top 10 but Top 20-25 might be a safer bet for his Age 33-35 seasons. If you can move Pujols for a Giancarlo Stanton or a Bryce Harper do it, but in recent years more fantasy players gravitate toward the younger stars and this is obviously easier said than done. (Mike Gianella)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)My current keepers are Pujols, Granderson, Wright, Teixeria, Hamilton and Machado in a 12 team H2H 6 man keeper league. Should I be looking to get younger, perhaps targeting a Bryce Harper or Giancarlo Stanton? Or am I safe playing with these players on the wrong side of 30?
(TheCoupons from FL)
Cory Schwartz of MLB Network coined a saying I emphatically agree with: "Flags Fly Forever". Your goal - first and foremost - is to win. Obviously, if you can get a Harper or a Stanton via trade, I like them better than anyone you have an your squad...with the possible exception of Pujols depending on your format. However, that's a pretty strong core that you have in a six-man keeper. Play to win now. (Mike Gianella)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Assuming Cabrera, Trout, and Braun are off the board, who would you take fourth in a OPS league with 4 outfielders and a extra IF slot? Votto? Cano? Pujols? or even reach on Stanton?
(Dylan from Portland,ME)
Hi Dylan. PFM says Albert Pujols, but I'm really high on Joey Votto this year and in an OPS league while I wouldn't go as far to say he's a no brainer he's a strong choice for me. Unlike some of my fantasy colleagues at BP, I think Giancarlo Stanton is a reach here. The BB last year weren't high, and while he may get a few more free passes, the eye doesn't speak to a significant increase in walks. (Mike Gianella)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is Brian Goodwin an impact bat?
(Robert from Puerto Rico )
Define impact bat. Goodwin sounds like a 15-20 HR guy long term, though his speed is what could make him a solid, all around fantasy player. We're not talking Giancarlo Stanton if that's what you're asking. (Mike Gianella)
2013-02-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you are the Marlins what's your starting point for Giancarlo Stanton?
(Shane from Miami)
I'm asking for a team's top four prospects, a major league outfielder, the keys to your car, your wallet, your health club membership, your netflix password, and the deeds to any and all vacation properties you own. (Matthew Kory)
2013-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think the Marlins will do with Giancarlo Stanton? He'll get traded, but when? And what will that trade look like?
(Chris from Toronto)
If I were a betting man I would say he gets moved in a year or two, when his value has diminished some, for a nice package with two headliners. It's hard for me to come up with a reasonable package (or reason for Miami to move him) at this point. (Nick Faleris)
2012-12-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)you think the Marlins would prefer 4 years of Giancarlo Stanton to 6 years of Profar? They very clearly don't care about 2013.
(Keith from Atlanta)
Depends on their scouting and the direction of the team. Stanton will likely provide more value over 4 years than Profar will over 6. Stanton could hit 50+ bombs a season. He's a monster. Profar is the top prospect in baseball, but he's not going to perform like Trout right out of the gate. (Jason Parks)
2012-11-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)It's my hunch that it's only a matter of time until Giancarlo Stanton requests a trade. Given that EVERY team in MLB would jump in on this, who has either the most pieces or the best pieces to match up with the Marlins needs?
(Tom from Seattle )
I think it might take a three-way deal for Miami to get true value, which is why I don't see anything happening anytime real soon, regardless of how unhappy he is with the organization. Also, Tom, on Jon Lester -- I think he's damaged goods. I wouldn't give up value for him right now. (Jason A. Churchill)
2012-11-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Starlin Castro for Giancarlo Stanton straight up...who says no more emphatically?
(Nick from South Dakota)
The Marlins. Starlin Castro makes money. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-06-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are the odds now tilted in Giancarlo Stanton's favor that he will have a better career than Jason Heyward?
(Paul from DC)
Oh, definitely. The odds are that Stanton is a better hitter, now, at 22, than Heyward will ever be. (Sam Miller)
2012-04-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)How much does Giancarlo Stanton hate the dimensions of his new ballpark? How much have your projections of his power numbers this season dropped due to his new setting? On a lighter note...what does he think of the monstrosity in left-center?
(Art Vandelay from NY, NY)
Askinq questions in the middle of the workday? And you want to be my latex salesman?!

I went out on a limb and predicted a 50-homer season for Stanton, but between the new ballpark and his nagging knee injuries, I'd cut that down to 25-30 at this point. I'm still looking forward to a bomb that threatens the flamingos at the base of the monstrosity. He might be the only player in the league with the potential to actually damage it. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-04-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)You can choose three young outfielders to start a franchise. Any player with less than three years of service time is eligible. Who do you take and why?
(Hudsonbelinsky from Albany, NY)
Sheesh, this one's going to be tough on the fly...

I'll take Cameron Maybin in center field, for the defense and the potential that he develops more power. Giancarlo Stanton in right field for the glove, arm and the potential to go "arrivederci" on any pitch. And Logan Morrison in left field, because being an epic tweeter is a must for the Rathmans. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)After an extremely disappointing 2011, what are the odds now that Jason Heyward will have a better career than Giancarlo Stanton?
(Paul from DC)
You're talking about two guys who are in their age 22 seasons. Heyward had a rough age 21 due to injuries, but he's certainly young enough to bounce back. Meanwhile, Stanton's collecting his share of injuries - he's got some persistent knee issues which could bother him all year. I'd bet that Stanton winds up with more career homers, but it's still about 50/50 as to which player will have the better career. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Hunter Pence Jeff Francouer on steroids (in a 2.0 version kind of way)? And does Michael Stanton remind you of Dave Kingman?
(Bob from Seattle)
Not sure what you mean by 2.0 or steroids, but I don't think they are really comparable. Pence isn't a superstar, but he is consistent offensively and has actual value with the bat. .280/.330/.470 isn't lighting the world on fire but it's certainly better than the crap Francouer puts up each year. Plus, Pence has speed, steals bases, and looks to be a good fielder. (Eric Seidman)
2010-03-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)I have the 2nd overall pick in an expansion draft... who do you like best of the following: Michael Stanton, Desmond Jennings, Domnic Brown, Aroldis Chapman, or Jenrry Mejia?
(Jquinton82 from NY)
I have to go with the power hitters and take Michael Stanton. Everyone has been raving about him this spring. (John Perrotto)

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