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Sun Jun 2312:00Yankees Put Giancarlo Stanton On 10-Day Injured List
The New York Yankees placed outfielder/designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) on the 10-day injured list on Sunday with a left-hamstring strain and recalled infielder Oswald Peraza from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a corresponding move. The move comes after Stanton had to leave Saturday's game against the Atlanta Braves in the fourth inning while injuring his left hamstring scoring from second base. Fantasy managers must keep the 34-year-old power hitter stashed in all league formats while he heals up. In the first lineup with Stanton sidelined on Sunday, Aaron Judge is serving as the DH and Trent Grisham is in center field. Even though Grisham is hitting just .113/.263/.306 on the year, he figures to be the biggest beneficiary in playing time for however long Stanton stays on the IL. In 260 at-bats this year, Stanton is hitting .246 (64-for-260) with 18 homers and 45 RBI.
Source: Yankees PR
Sat Jun 2221:36Giancarlo Stanton Exits Saturday's Game Early With Hamstring Tightness
New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) exited Saturday's game early against the Atlanta Braves. He will undergo imaging on Sunday to determine the severity of his hamstring injury. The 34-year-old grimaced in pain when rounding from third base to home in the bottom of the fourth inning. He went 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored before exiting. Trent Grisham replaced Stanton in the Yankees lineup during the bottom of the sixth inning. The imaging results will determine if Stanton will require a trip to the injured list, but he is now considered day-to-day. Grisham should see an uptick in at-bats with Stanton sidelined, but he is not on the fantasy radar after slashing .100/.257/.250 over 74 plate appearances in 2024.
Source: Gary
Wed Jun 1200:36Giancarlo Stanton Crushes 16th Homer Of Season Tuesday
New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton continued his improved offensive June in Tuesday's 10-1 win over the Royals. Stanton went 2-for-4 with a single, a solo home run, two RBI, and a strikeout. He was also hit by a pitch. The 34-year-old veteran's season batting average sits at a disappointing .229, but he has put together his best month of the season to this point. Stanton is slashing .250/.341/.528 with three HR and nine RBI in 36 June at-bats. He is still hitting the ball extremely hard despite his age and now has 16 HR and 38 RBI on the season. He may not be the fantasy contributor he once was, but Stanton is worth a roster spot in at least roto leagues where he should provide HR, runs, and RBI hitting in the middle of a strong Yankees lineup.
Tue May 2118:46Giancarlo Stanton To Rest On Tuesday
New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (rest) is out of the starting lineup ahead of Tuesday's game against the Seattle Mariners. The Yanks will give the veteran slugger the night off to rest here. That means, Aaron Judge will serve as the designated hitter, while Trent Grisham gets the start in center field versus right-hander Bryan Woo. The expectation is that Stanton will be back in the lineup after this game.
Sat May 1817:02Giancarlo Stanton Blasts Solo Shot In Win
New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton crushed a solo shot and went 2-3 with two RBI and a walk in the Yankees 6-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday afternoon. The 382-foot shot was Stanton's 11th HR of the season. Stanton was lackluster, by his standards, during April but has heated up in May, hitting for an .871 OPS during the month with five HR. The slugger now has a HR in three of his last four games and is one of three Yankees who have hit 11 or more HR on the season (Judge, Soto, Stanton). The 34-year-old will look to continue his hot month on Sunday when he faces off against White Sox scheduled starter Chris Flexen.
Thu May 911:41Giancarlo Stanton Blasts Eighth Home Run Wednesday
New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton hit his eighth home run of the season in Wednesday's 9-4 win over the Astros, the second straight game with a home run for the slugger. The solo blast traveled 447 feet off of Astros starter Spencer Arrighetti but was Stanton's only hit in the game, finishing 1-for-4. This season has been a bit of a mixed bag as evidenced by his last 15 games, where he's hit safely in 12 of the 15, but with a batting average of just .228 during that stretch. He's got the same exact BA on the season (.228) along with 20 RBI and 18 runs scored, but an ugly 10:45 BB:K. The BA so far is actually an improvement over the last two seasons, but managers who drafted him did so for the power production, which has not been disappointing to this point.
Sat Apr 2717:21Giancarlo Stanton Back In Lineup On Saturday
New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton is back in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. The slugger was given a rest day for Friday's game but still notched a go-ahead RBI double in extra-innings in the Yankees' 7-6 loss to the Brewers. Stanton has had a solid start to the season slashing .232/.284/.476 with five HR and 13 RBI. He'll get a matchup against Brewers right-hander Joe Ross, who Stanton is 2-10 against with a HR. With Stanton hitting for an .829 OPS against righties (compared to .658 vs lefties) he should be a viable option in DFS formats.
Source: New York
Fri Apr 2619:02Giancarlo Stanton Absent On Friday
New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (rest) is out of the starting lineup ahead of Friday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. This appears to be a routine rest day for the veteran slugger. Stanton has started in five straight games, so the team has decided to give the 34-year-old the night off. In the meantime, Aaron Judge will serve as the designated hitter while Trent Grisham will cover center field versus right-hander Colin Rea.
Sat Apr 2012:05Giancarlo Stanton Getting Day Off Saturday
New York Yankees outfielder/designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton is getting the day off on Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Aaron Judge is serving as the team's designated hitter and will bat third, while Trent Grisham is starting in center field and hitting sixth against Rays right-hander Zach Eflin. Stanton went 0-for-4 on Friday night and is now hitting .238 (15-for-63) in his first 16 games this year with five home runs, 10 RBI, nine runs scored, four walks and 21 strikeouts in 67 plate appearances. Judge is a must-start in regular fantasy leagues every day, but as a DFS play he's one to avoid on Saturday with a .111 average in nine career at-bats against Eflin. Grisham has hit .167 against Eflin in his six career at-bats. Judge has struggled to get going in 2024, hitting .189 with three home runs and 11 RBI.
Source: New York
Mon Apr 1516:52Giancarlo Stanton Getting A Breather Monday
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.
Source: The Bergen Record - Pete
Mon Apr 809:05Giancarlo Stanton Hits Grand Slam In Sunday's Win
New York Yankees designated hitterGiancarlo Stantonhit 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 starterBowden Francisinto 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.
Sat Apr 601:01Giancarlo Stanton Struggling To Get Going
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.
Wed Apr 315:14Giancarlo Stanton Sitting Out Of Series Finale
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.
Source: New York
Sat Mar 3016:36Giancarlo Stanton Absent From Saturday's Lineup Versus Houston
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.
Source: New York
Wed Mar 2021:53Giancarlo Stanton Erupts For Three Homers, Eight RBI
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.
Sun Mar 1708:51Giancarlo Stanton Crushes First Home Run Of Spring
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.
Mon Feb 1914:12Giancarlo Stanton Slimmer This Year
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.
Source: New York Post - Greg
Tue Jan 913:28Giancarlo Stanton Unlikely To Be Traded
The Athletic's Chris Kirschner believes that New York Yankees outfielder/designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton is essentially untradeable. Since the 2022 All-Star break, Stanton has hit .182/.268/.400 with 31 home runs and an 84 wRC+ in 549 plate appearances. He's owed over $98 million over the next four years and has a full no-trade clause. Not many teams will be rushing to trade for that kind of salary given Stanton's high injury risk. He has one of the worst contracts in the game. The only way the Yankees might be able to deal him is by paying a sizeable portion of the money he's owed while also attaching prospects. Another thing going against Stanton is that since 2022, he has hit .175/.258/.337 with only eight home runs and 77 strikeouts against fastballs 95 mph or harder.
Source: The Athletic - Chris
Thu Oct 5 202319:02Giancarlo Stanton To Alter Stance In 2024?
New York Yankees hitting coach Sean Casey said outfielder/designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton "is just a little careful" with his swing and should consider trying his old batting stance. The former MVP looked all kinds of lost during a dismal 2023 campaign that saw him slash a career-low .191/.275/.420 with 24 home runs, 13 doubles, and 60 RBI covering 371 at-bats (101 games). Stanton's albatross of a contract has him on the books for at least four more seasons with a full no-trade clause, so the Yankees will search for whatever answers they can find to help the five-time All-Star rediscover his form. Stanton is a way-too-early 2024 fantasy rebound candidate by default while bound to be carrying his lowest ADP in recent memory, but he's still likely to be a liability in the batting average and stolen bases categories.
Source: The
Sun Oct 1 202313:17Giancarlo Stanton Taking A Seat For The Season Finale
New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton is not in the starting lineup on Sunday against the Kansas City Royals. Unless he steps in as a pinch-hitter on Sunday, the 33-year-old will finish a wildly disappointing 2023 season with a .191/.275/.420 batting line to go along with 24 home runs and 60 RBI over 371 at-bats in 101 games. Kyle Higashioka is filling in as the Yankees designated hitter against Zack Greinke as the Royals on Sunday.