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27 Giancarlo Stanton RF
Height/Weight: 6-6/240 | Birthdate: 11/8/1989 | Birthplace: Panorama, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Miami | College: No College | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $537,000 | Owned/Started%: 100/95 | Average Draft Position: 46.44
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Giancarlo Stanton knocks 33rd home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton 1 for 3 with two walks and a three-run home run in his team's 7-1 victory over the Angels Monday.

The National League home-run and RBI leader, Stanton is squarely in the middle of the MVP race, and his batting average is threatening to cross the .300 threshold for the first time since the All-Star break. He owns a .299/.407/.566 line with 33 home runs and 97 RBI in 482 at-bats.


Giancarlo Stanton homers, totals four RBI in win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton parked his 32nd home run during a 10-3 win Sunday against the Diamondbacks. He finished 2 for 4 with four RBI, two runs and one walk.

Stanton didn't waste any time getting the Marlins an early lead, as he parked a three-run homer off Josh Collmenter with no outs in the first inning. Stanton added another RBI on a single off Randall Delgado in the seventh inning.

Stanton has homered nine times in his last 18 games. He is batting .306 with a .429 on-base percentage, .758 slugging percentage, 1.187 OPS, one double, 12 runs, 14 walks and 17 RBI in that span.


Giancarlo Stanton reaches four times Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton reached base four times Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

The single was Stanton's weapon of choice throughout the game. He reached three times via the single, and a fourth time on a walk. Despite being on base four times, Stanton did not score a run. He did post an RBI. Stanton is now hitting .292 following the performance. 


Giancarlo Stanton blasts two home runs in win Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton went 2 for 3 with a walk, two home runs and three RBI in his team's 6-5 win over the Cardinals Monday.

Stanton drove a ball into the bullpen in right field for a two-run home run in the first inning before following up in the third with a mammoth to left center field that reached the balcony. He's collected five home runs in the last five games and now owns a share of the major-league lead with White Sox slugger Jose Abreu. Stanton has hit .292/.393/.568 with 31 home runs, 82 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 438 at-bats.


Giancarlo Stanton robbed of two-homer game Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton came close to hitting two home runs during a 7-2 loss Sunday against the Reds, but outfielder Jay Bruce made a leaping catch in the eighth inning to rob Stanton of a multi-homer game. Stanton did get his 29th home run of the season with a two-out solo blast off Johnny Cueto in the first inning.

Stanton finished 2 for 4. He has homered in three of his last four games and has four home runs in nine August games. Stanton has homered eight times in 23 games since the All-Star break.


Giancarlo Stanton slugs 28th home run Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton went 1 for 4 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 2-1 win over the Reds Friday.

Stanton increased his NL-leading home-run total to 28 with the seventh-inning blast. He has homered in back-to-back games while also collecting five home runs in his last nine outings. Stanton owns a .289/.389/.550 line with 28 home runs, 77 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 429 at-bats.


Heyman: Marlins concerned about chances of re-signing Stanton


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Though the Marlins are expected to make a "legitimate" long-term offer to outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports some organizational higher-ups are not confident that a deal will get done.

Though Stanton is still two full seasons away from free agency, pressure is mounting on the team to get a deal done. Opposing general managers were told flatly he was not available at the trade deadline, but that tune might have to change if an extension cannot be agreed to. According to the report, Stanton's primary concern at this point is reportedly playing for a contender, something the 55-59 Marlins may not be able to provide.

Stanton made his second All-Star team and has emerged as one of the best all-around hitters in baseball this season. He is hitting .289/.389/.546 while his 27 home runs and 76 RBI lead the National League. 


Giancarlo Stanton credits HR Derby for fixing swing


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has homered in his first two games out of the All-Star break and credits his participation in the Home Run Derby as the reason for helping him snap his power drought.

Stanton had gone 75 plate appearances without a home run before parking his 22nd home run Friday.

"Having to lock in for the Derby made me feel better," Stanton said, per MLB.com. "I wasn't myself the last couple of weeks. The short time off and the Derby kind of helped me out. I think it will be all right."


Giancarlo Stanton slugs 23rd home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 5-3 loss to the Giants Saturday.

It was the second home run in as many nights for Stanton, who is coming out of the break hot. He now owns sole possession of the home-run lead in the National League. Stanton has hit .295/.395/.552 with 23 home runs and 65 RBI in 359 at-bats.


Giancarlo Stanton hits 22nd home run Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton hit his 22nd home run Friday against the Giants. 

Stanton was the lone standout on offense, accounting for the team's only run. In the bottom of the sixth, Stanton hammered a 77 mph curveball from Madison Bumgarner to center field. Stanton finished 1 for 2, with one run scored and one RBI. He also walked during the game.


Yoenis Cespedes tops Todd Frazier to win HR Derby


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and Reds third baseman Todd Frazier survived tiebreaking swing-offs in the first round before eventually meeting in the finals of Monday's Home Run Derby, where Cespedes picked up his second straight title with a 9-1 knockout of Frazier.

Cespedes' three first-round homers earned him a swingoff with Athletics teammate Josh Donaldson, and after Donaldson managed just one home run three swings, the outfielder delivered homers in each of his first two swings to advance. He defeated Orioles outfielder Adam Jones 9-3 in the second round after Jones managed four first-round shots, then took down Jose Bautista, who had a competition-best 10 homers in the first round, by a score of 7-4 in the AL Final. Twins home-field competitor Brian Dozier hit just two home runs in the first round, failing to advance.

Frazier played the role of underdog throughout, hitting just two home runs as the first batter in the competition but managing to slide into a swing-off with Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau after Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig failed to hit a single home run before recording seven outs. Frazier went first in the swing-off and managed one home run in three swings but advanced after Morneau went 0 for 3. The Reds third baseman took down Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki 6-2 after Tulowitzki hit four first-round homers. Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton earned a bye after hitting six massive blasts in the first round, but he bowed out to Frazier 1-0 after a long break.

Cespedes joined Ken Griffey as the only players to win back-to-back Home Run Derby titles. He'll likely enter the 2015 competition as the favorite to make it three in a row.


NL announces batting order for All-Star game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2014) Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen has been chosen as the leadoff hitter for the NL team in Tuesday's All-Star game.

The batting order following McCutchen will be Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (DH), Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez, Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy and Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez.

Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright will be on the hill to start the game for the NL All-Stars.


National League reserves revealed for All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the National League reserves for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

The following players were selected as reserves:

C Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers
C Devin Mesoraco, Reds
1B Freddie Freeman, Braves
2B Dee Gordon, Dodgers
2B Daniel Murphy, Mets
SS Starlin Castro, Cubs
3B Todd Frazier, Reds
3B Matt Carpenter, Cardinals
IF/OF Josh Harrison, Pirates
OF Charlie Blackmon, Rockies
OF Hunter Pence, Giants
OF Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins

Giancarlo Stanton to compete in Home Run Derby


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton said Sunday he has accepted an offer to compete in the Home Run Derby during the All-Star break, per The Miami Herald. Though, an official announcement has yet to be made.

Giancarlo Stanton fine for Thursday night game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2014) As expected, Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton did not miss a beat after leaving the game Wednesday with a wrist injury sustained when he collided with the wall trying to make a play. He is in the lineup for the Thursday night clash against the Mets.

Lopsided score results in Giancarlo Stanton leaving game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Mike Redmond indicated that he might have kept Giancarlo Stanton in a tighter game Wednesday despite a wrist contusion, but a four-run deficit motivated him to remove his slugger. Stanton had an unfriendly encounter with the outfield wall in the top of the first, though he showed no ill-effects when he slammed a home run in the bottom of the inning for the Marlins.

"I saw him kind of grimace after his first at-bat but then he hit the home run so I wasn't too concerned," Redmond told the Palm Beach Post. "As the game went along and it continued to get a little sore, at that point, being down 5-1, I just wanted to make sure we got him out of there. We need this guy for the long haul. He wanted to stay in but I'm thinking about tomorrow and the next day."

Stanton is all but set to play Thursday.


Giancarlo Stanton fine after Wednesday scare


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) The removal of Marlins sizzling slugger Giancarlo Stanton from the game Wednesday with a wrist contusion appears to have been merely precautionary. He is expected to return to the lineup Thursday against the Mets, per the Miami Herald.

Stanton slugged a solo home run in the first inning of the loss to the Cubs. He has three homers in his last six games.


Wrist contusion forces Giancarlo Stanton out of game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was removed in the seventh inning of the Wednesday afternoon game against the Cubs with a wrist contision likely sustained when he crashed against the wall in the first trying to snag a Chris Coghlan double.

Stanton, who didn't allow the wrist injury to bother him when he slugged a home run in the bottom of the first, is considered day-to-day.


Giancarlo Stanton retakes NL lead with 19th homer


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer in the first inning Monday, giving him 19 to lead the National League. Stanton went 2 for 5 with a walk and two runs scored.

Stanton, who has one more homer than Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki, also leads the NL with 56 RBI, five more than Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt.


Giancarlo Stanton clubs 18th home run Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton clubbed his 18th home run Friday.

Stanton stepped to the plate in the third inning, and wasted no time getting to work. He belted a 90 mph fastball from Jeff Locke on the first pitch he saw during the at-bat. He also singled, doubled and walked during the game. Stanton finished 3 for 5, with one run and one RBI.

Stanton is hitting .305/.399/.598 over 249 at-bats.


Giancarlo Stanton hits No. 17


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton provided a key late home run Thursday, in an 11-6 win over the Rays.

Stanton clubbed a two-run home run in the seventh inning, to extend a Marlins lead to 8-5. Though the homer didn't give the Marlins a lead, it provided the ultimate winning margin, though the team would add on in the late innings to make it comfortable. He finished the game 2 for 5 with one run scored and two driven in.

Stanton is off to the best start of his career, batting .314/.407/.614 with a National-League-best 17 home runs and 53 RBI in 60 games. 


Giancarlo Stanton powers Marlins past Nats with 2-run blast


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton homered and recorded his fourth three-hit on Monday, leading his team to a 3-2 win over the Nationals in Washington.

Stanton took starter Tanner Roark deep for a two-run home run in the third inning. He doubled in the first and singled in the eighth, falling a triple shy of the cycle. He finished 3 for 4 with two runs and two RBI. He is hitting .316 and leads the National League in home runs (15) and leads the majors in RBI (49).

Giancarlo Stanton hits two more out


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton put together his third multi-homer game of the season Friday, in a 9-5 loss to the Brewers.

Stanton clubbed a pair of home runs in the game, though neither came with runners on base; he was joined by Garrett Jones, who also hit two solo home runs. Stanton went 2 for 4 in the game, with two RBI and two runs scored thanks to his home runs.

Stanton is off to the best start of his career, after struggling through an injury-plagued 2013 season. He is hitting .314/.404/.616, ranking fourth in the NL in OPS, while also leading the league in home runs (14) and RBI (47) in 49 games.  


Giancarlo Stanton finally gets a day off


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) For the first time this season, Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton did not find his name in the starting lineup Sunday against the Giants. He was replaced by Ed Lucas in right field.

Stanton has failed to record a hit in just one of 17 May games. He is batting .410 (25 for 61) with one triple, four doubles, four home runs, 12 RBI, 10 runs and 13 walks in May.


Giancarlo Stanton starts another streak


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, whose career-high 17-game hitting streak ended Friday, homered and tripled in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Giants. Stanton's two-out triple in the third was his first since Sept. 15, 2012.

His solo homer in the seventh gave him 12 long balls and a major-league leading 43 RBI this season. Stanton is hitting .320/.407/.615 after Saturday's 2-for-4 performance.