Giancarlo Stanton is that mythical man, the one that can send balls flying into the orbit that draw oohs and aahs from the crowd. His power is prodigious. His smile is contagious. He is, in three words, fun to watch. No debate there. The debate centers around two main questions with the Marlins' slugger. (1) Can you maintain his MVP pace and (2) Can he be an elite fantasy player? I'll investigate in this Player Profile.


I got in a debate on Twitter Wednesday about Stanton (follow @BaseballGuys). The prevailing line of thought went something like this. (1) Stanton is a star. (2) Stanton is going to have a breakout season. (3) Stanton is a lock for 45 homers. (4) He's gonna be top-5 in the MVP vote. (5) He's got a strong chance to be a top-10 fantasy player Continue...

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Angelo Parentee 

Thank goodness I didn't have a top 3 fantasy pick last year because you convinced me that Trout would not live up to the hype in 2013. I'll hold onto Giancarlo and sit back and watch the HR, Runs, and RBI's pile up. Not bad production considering I grabbed him with the 52nd pick.

Ray Flowers 

Christopher Backhaus - Well we aims to please! ;-)

Christopher Backhaus 

Thanks Ray... Have been waiting for this player profile for a while. Good info. I have him in my money league, and i think i will keep him instead of selling high. At the moment, my team can carry his future .265 - .270 avg.

Ray Flowers 

Stephen Youmans - I dont think that is good enough. I like the return, dont get me wrong, but Lee has a high WHIP and Holliday no power yet. You should be able to do better I would think. #2 --- The 3 for 3 is better, but again, not a "win" per se.

Ray Flowers 

Derek - Gee very safe, very boring. Can't tell someone that he isn't better than Walker right now, though clearly Walker is more talented.

Stephen Youmans 

other offer is Stanton, Beckett and Ryan howard for Wil Myers, Billy Butler and Lee


Drop Taijuan Walker who is on my DL, move Mesoraco to my DL and pick up Dillon Gee? Other possible drop would be Broxton who will lose his job soon or Castellanos.

Stephen Youmans 

Ray- I am currently trying to sell high on Stanton in a H2H pts weekly lineups. I have Braun, Harper, Bruce, and now maybe Mauer on the DL. is Stanton and Josh Beckett for Cliff Lee and Matt Holliday getting enough

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About Ray Flowers

The co-host of The Drive on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (Sirius 210, XM 87: Mon-Thurs 7 PM, Fri. 9 PM EDT), Ray also hosts a show Sunday night (7-10 PM EDT). Ray has spent years squirreled away studying the inner workings of the fantasy game to the detriment of his personal life. Specializing in baseball, football and hockey, some consider him an expert in all three.

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