2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Giancarlo Stanton
Colby Conway takes an in-depth look at Yankees OF/DH Giancarlo Stanton and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season.
If only we could get a repeat of 2017 for Giancarlo Stanton ; fantasy owners would be ecstatic. That year, he hit 59 home runs in 159 games in the spacious confines of the Marlins’ park, but since that magical season, he’s homered just 41 times in 176 regular season games with the New York Yankees. The media spotlight he would receive in the Big Apple was not underestimated, and even the slightest of slumps can have the Yankee faithful turn on you. There’s a lot of star power in New York, and some average at best starting rotations, and Stanton’s current average draft position makes him a great draft day value at first glance. As a prolific power hitter, are we giving the 30-year-old outfielder too much credit?
Outside of that 2017 season, Stanton has never hit more than 38 home runs in a single season. Furthermore, he appeared in just 18 regular season games last season, and when he did return for the 2019 postseason, he slashed a subpar .231/.389/.462 with just one home run in...