2022 Player Outlook
Like many power hitters Stanton can be very streaky. He slumped in July (.214/.320/.333) and then carried the Yanks on his back with his spectacular August (.327/.402/.643). His 27.1 K rate was still way above the league’s 23.2 average, but it has declined three seasons in a row. Like Judge, health has been a huge issue for Stanton. When he’s in the lineup he hits home runs at a tremendous rate as evidenced by his 42 home run 162 game average. He gained 23 points over his 2020 BA last season but based on his .259 xBA we may see some regression in that category. Stanton will gain outfield eligibility in almost all league formats this season.