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  • Giancarlo Stanton Getting A Breather Monday

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    New York Yankees outfielder/designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton will start on the bench on Monday versus the Toronto Blue Jays. With Stanton starting on the pine, outfielder Aaron Judge is serving as the designated hitter and batting third, while Trent Grisham gets the start in center field and will hit ninth against Blue Jays right-hander Chris Bassett. Judge has hit .222 in nine career at-bats against Bassitt, while Grisham has hit .167 in just six career at-bats against Bassitt. The biggest takeaway for Stanton after the first 13 games of the 2024 season is that he's managed to stay healthy so far. In his 55 plate appearances to begin the year, he's gone 13-for-52 (.250) with four home runs, nine RBI and seven runs scored. As long as he stays healthy, Stanton can always provide elite power numbers in a strong Yankees lineup.

    Apr 15 · Source via New York Yankees Giancarlo Stanton
  • Giancarlo Stanton Hits Grand Slam In Sunday's Win

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    New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton hit his first grand slam of the year in Sunday's 8-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. He launched a pitch from Blue Jays starter Bowden Francis into the left field seats. It was Stanton's only hit (1-for-4) in Sunday's win. Stanton is slashing .219/.242/.531 with three home runs and seven RBI, good for an OPS of .773 over 33 plate appearances in 2024. If Stanton can finally stay healthy for an entire season, he will be a great source of home runs and RBI, albeit with a low batting average and OBP. Look for Stanton to continue being that power source for the Yankees as long as he is healthy.

    Apr 8 · Source via New York Yankees Giancarlo Stanton
  • Giancarlo Stanton Struggling To Get Going

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    New York Yankees designated hitter/outfielder Giancarlo Stanton went hitless for the third straight game in Friday's 3-0 loss to the division-rival Toronto Blue Jays, striking out twice in four at-bats. As the Yankees were shut out in their home opener for the first time since 1967, Stanton's batting average dropped to a paltry .125 with 13 K's over his first 25 plate appearances of the year. It's way too early to give up on the 34-year-old five-time All-Star in fantasy, but he's now batting just .130 (3-for-23) with two RBI in six games against Toronto dating back to last season to boot. His playing time is safe for now, but all bets might be off when Jasson Dominguez (elbow) is ready to go later in 2024. Things won't get any easier for Stanton versus Jays ace Kevin Gausman on Saturday, but the veteran slugger is 6-for-17 with a homer and three RBI in 18 PAs against the right-hander in his career and will sport some contrarian DFS appeal in a tough matchup on paper.

    Apr 6 · Source via New York Yankees Giancarlo Stanton
  • Giancarlo Stanton Sitting Out Of Series Finale

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    New York Yankees outfielder/designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton will start on the bench on Wednesday for the series finale against the Arizona Diamondbacks. With Stanton getting a breather, Aaron Judge will serve as the DH and bat third, while Trent Grisham will get the start in center field and hit in the nine-hole against Diamondbacks right-hander Merrill Kelly. Stanton has gotten off to a slow start at the plate for the Yankees in the first five games of the 2024 season, going just 3-for-20 (.150) with a solo home run, a double, two runs scored and 11 strikeouts in his first 21 plate appearances. Judge will be looking for his first career hit against Kelly (he's had just two at-bats against him), while Grisham is currently hitting .182 in 22 career at-bats against Kelly.

    Apr 3 · Source via New York Yankees Giancarlo Stanton
  • Giancarlo Stanton Absent From Saturday's Lineup Versus Houston

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    New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Houston Astros. Aaron Judge will be used as the team's primary designated hitter, while Trent Grisham will start in center field tonight against Houston. Look for manager Aaron Boone to mix and match his outfielders and to give Judge a day off from the grass to be the designated hitter. Grisham was acquired by the Yankees this offseason in the Juan Soto deal, and he signed a contract with the team for a one-year, $5.5 million to avoid arbitration. The 27-year-old will enter the Yankees' lineup for the first time this season. Fantasy managers can avoid using Grisham as a streamer or in DFS in a tough matchup against Houston's right-hander Hunter Brown.

    Mar 30 · Source via New York Yankees Giancarlo Stanton
  • Giancarlo Stanton Erupts For Three Homers, Eight RBI

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    New York Yankees designated hitter/outfielder Giancarlo Stanton went off in Wednesday's 12-0 Grapefruit League rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates, smashing three home runs and piling up eight RBI. Stanton went deep for a towering two-run homer in the first inning, crushed a grand slam during the second frame, and launched a solo blast in the fourth just for good measure. And just like that, the 34-year-old slugger is now batting .314 (11-for-35) with four long balls, 10 RBI, and a 1.073 OPS this spring. Stanton's All-Star days might be behind him after a miserable 2023 saw him register a career-worst .191/.275/.420 triple-slash line across 415 plate appearances, but he'll open the 2024 season as the everyday designated hitter in the heart of the order in a loaded Yankees lineup. His playing time should be safe until Jasson Dominguez (elbow) returns later in the summer, and Stanton's 220 NFBC ADP should rise a bit following Wednesday's explosion.

    Mar 20 · Source via New York Yankees Giancarlo Stanton
  • Leaner ... and meaner? Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton looks to climb back from rock-bottom

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    After an embarrassing 2023, can the slimmed-down slugger recover some of his past greatness?

    Mar 18 · ESPN New York Yankees Giancarlo Stanton
  • Giancarlo Stanton Crushes First Home Run Of Spring

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    New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton clobbered his first home run of the spring on Saturday in a 10-9 Grapefruit League win over the Blue Jays. The 34-year-old demolished a 1-0 fastball from Jays pitcher Paolo Espino and finished the day 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and a run scored. It took Stanton 25 at-bats to hit his first homer and he's batting just .250 (7-for-28) in ten spring games, but at least he's healthy after missing 61 games last season. As long as he's in the lineup he should be a viable source of power and is available at the end of most drafts. Currently projected to hit 26 home runs over 104 games this season, if the former MVP can eclipse that number he could be a value.

    Mar 17 · Source via New York Yankees Giancarlo Stanton
  • Yanks' Stanton ready to 'change narrative' in '24

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    Yankees DH/OF Giancarlo Stanton, coming off the worst season of his career, says he's ready to change the narrative in 2024.

    Feb 19 · ESPN New York Yankees Giancarlo Stanton
  • Giancarlo Stanton Slimmer This Year

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    New York Yankees outfielder/designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton is noticeably slimmer at camp and said his offseason workouts were aimed at allowing him to "be a baseball player again." Stanton said he needs to be more mobile, which is why he did more running during the offseason. In addition to focusing on his conditioning, Stanton made some slight changes to his swing over the winter in hopes of bouncing back in 2024 after hitting just .191/.275/.420 with 24 home runs, 13 doubles, 60 RBI and 43 runs scored in 415 trips to the plate over 101 games played. The 34-year-old veteran slugger's injury history is well-documented and has caused his fantasy stock to fall considerably in recent years. It will drive his draft-day cost down, but with better health in 2024, Stanton could be a nice value play for those looking for elite power.

    Feb 19 · Source via New York Yankees Giancarlo Stanton
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