Archive for the ‘Giancarlo Stanton’ Category
Posted by Drew Fairservice under Colorado Rockies, General, Giancarlo Stanton on Aug 18, 2012
Posted by Drew Fairservice under Giancarlo Stanton, HardBall Talkin' on Aug 14, 2012
You could argue that the route Stanton took was less than optimal. I could just as easily argue that you hate fun and still angry at your cold, indifferent father. Then you would argue that not everything Giancarlo Stanton does is worth a Getting Blanked post. Then I’d argue that…what are you, my mother?
How I choose to spend my every waking moment is my business, pal. My interest in the progress of Stanton’s career is between me, Stanton’s legal representation, and the Miami Dade County Sheriff’s Office. Stupid Patriot Act for fascist jerks…
As a baseball fan, you have a pretty good idea who Giancarlo Stanton is. Or, if you’ve been backpacking through Central Asia for the last five months, you knew who Mike Stanton was. You know the Marlins slugger as one of the elite hitters in baseball, his rare “80″ power bat the product of a remarkable frame.
This knowledge might obscure some other realities, namely his age. Though he has 1300 career big league appearances and 75 home runs in the Show on his resume, he is still just 22-years old and won’t turn 23 until November.
There isn’t anything particularly special about being 22. Lots of barely-functioning half wits get to be 22 for an entire year while others simply choose to live the rest of their lives as if they will remain 22 forever. The exploits of Giancarlo Stanton relative to other 22-year olds are jarring enough before we consider how rare Stanton is among other professional baseball players.
Posted by Drew Fairservice under General, Giancarlo Stanton on Jul 07, 2012
Welp. As much as watching Giancarlo Stanton smack crazy taters might compel the bravest among us to run the Home Run Derby gauntlet on Monday night, the news that he will skip the entire All Star festival of product placement as he requires arthroscopic surgery on his injured right knee is a legit bummer for any and all baseball fans.
The knee bothered Stanton all the way back in Spring Training but the superhuman 22-year old opted to play through the pain of “loose bodies” in his “knee”. The decision surely became easier when rest became insufficient to ease his pain, not to mention the Marlins less than banner first half in the tough NL East.
The slugging right fielder can heal with his mind at ease, knowing the Marlins first half disappointment falls at feet other than his own. Giancarlo Stanton posted very “Mike Stanton” numbers in 2012, clouting 19 home runs and posting a .390 wOBA and a cool 3 WAR. Not bad for a guy playing on a bum knee.
With Stanton out, Bryce Harper becomes the youngest All Star position player in the history of the Midsummer Classic. Congratulations, Bryce. If only your achievement didn’t come at such a steep price. The prospect Gods giveth…
Posted by Drew Fairservice under Analysis, Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Hamilton on May 31, 2012
Let’s play a fun game – blind player taste test game! You know the drill, all answers revealed below the jump.
Player A: 98 PA, 12 HR, 13.3% BB, 21.4% K, .417/.490/.893 – .442 BABIP. 19.4 wRAA. (Team record 17-6)
Player B: 111 PA, 12 HR, 10.8% BB, 19.8% K, .344/.405/.781 – .323 BABIP. 14.6 wRAA (Team record 14-13)
Player C: 125 PA, 12 HR, 12.8% BB, 20.0% K, .343/.432/.769 – .352 BABIP. 18.3 wRAA. (Team record 20-8)
Posted by Drew Fairservice under General, Giancarlo Stanton on Sep 20, 2011
Posted by Drew Fairservice under Giancarlo Stanton, HardBall Talkin' on Aug 30, 2011
Not sure how I missed this but here’s Mike Stanton, excellent baseball player and Getting Blanked muse, flipping over the temporary bullpen wall in the cavernous prison which doubles as the Pro Player stadium. Luckily, both Stanton and the state of Florida were okay after this incident.