Latest Update Stanton homers, drives in three in Marlins victory Tue Aug, 26, 01:14 AM
Has light-tower power, capable of hitting the ball out of any park with aplomb. Can also produce a lot of runs. Is able to play either corner outfield position.
Flaws: : Needs to cut down on his propensity to strike out a lot. Doesn't have much base-stealing acumen to speak of. Can also use a little refinement on defense.
With Stanton's 33rd home run of the season on Monday, he has now reached 150 home runs for his career, which makes him the third youngest active player to reach that milestone at the age of 24 years and 290 days old. Only Albert Pujols (24 years, 212 days) and Alex Rodriguez (24 years, 255 days) reach the 150 home run club faster. This has been a great season for the Marlins slugger, who is now slashing .299/.407/.566 with 97 RBI to go along with his league-lead in long balls, as he make a serious run for NL MVP consideration. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Really. What more can we say? It's the dream season you've all been wanting to see from him as he's batting .299 with 32 home runs and 92 RBI with still more than a month toplay. We'd love to see a nice home run binge to put him over 40 for the year, but we'll honestly be happy with whatever stat line he finishes with at this point. Guess who jumps into the top-five overall conversation next year?Analyst: Howard Bender
The dream season continues as Stanton hits safely for the fifth consecutive game while adding to his RBI total. He's currently batting .297 with 32 home runs and 89 RBI and withe the right run, say a three-game set in Colorado coming, he could go on a home run tear and pout himself in a spot where he could hit 40 bombs. That's where the hope is, but don't be too disappointed if he doesn't reach that mark. He will soon enough.Analyst: Howard Bender
The step forward that Stanton has taken this year has been absolutely outstanding for his fantasy owners and is much more representative of our expectations over the last few seasons. It's difficult to imagine him remaining a .295 hitter, but with the maintenance of his 14-plus-percent walk rate and a steady three-year decline in strikeouts, perhaps the notion is too far-fetched. The bottom line though is that the power is there and now suddenly there's some plate discipline too. While it was nice of him to say that he would like to stay in Miami, the only way that's going to happen is if he leaves money on the table. A contract like he will command will have to come from somewhere else, and when it does, we're hoping it's in a home with a much more hitter-friendly ballpark.Analyst: Howard Bender