Giancarlo Cruz-Michael Stanton, originally Mike Stanton, is a Major League Baseball designated hitter and outfielder for the New York Yankees.
He made his Major League Baseball debut in 2010 with the Miami Marlins, with whom he remained until the end of the 2017 season.
Stanton has twice led the NL in home runs, with 59 in 2017, the highest in 16 years. Stanton measures 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) tall and weighs 245 pounds.
He is known for his tremendous physical strength and ability to hit huge home runs on a regular basis (111 kg). He is a right-handed batter and thrower.
Stanton is a native of the Los Angeles area. He attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California, before being drafted in the second round of the 2007 MLB draft by the Miami Marlins.
Stanton won the National League Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award in 2017 after leading the league in home runs (59), runs batted in (132), and slugging percentage (.631).
Stanton, a four-time MLB All-Star, has won both the NL Hank Aaron Award and the outfield Silver Slugger Award after leading the league in home runs on two occasions.
Stanton signed a 13-year, $325 million contract with the Marlins in November 2014, making it the richest total dollar value contract in team sports history at the time. Stanton was sent to the New York Yankees after the 2017 season.
How Old Is Giancarlo Stanton?
Giancarlo Stanton was born on November 8, 1989. He is 32 years old.