Giancarlo Stanton is an American professional baseball designated hitter and outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Stanton is mostly of African American, Puerto Rican, and Irish descent. His parents, Mike Stanton and Jacinta Garay have been divorced since Stanton was eight years old.
He has a brother, Egidio “E.G.” Carlos Moacir Garay (10 years older), and a sister, Kyrice Valivia Stanton (two years older). He was raised in the Tujunga area of Los Angeles and grew up a Los Angeles Dodgers fan.
The New York Yankees recruited Stanton and cash considerations from the Marlins for Starlin Castro and minor leaguers Jorge Guzmán and José Devers. He is the second player in major league history to be traded after a 50-homer season, Greg Vaughn being the first.
When Was Giancarlo Stanton Drafted?
Giancarlo Stanton was drafted by the Miami Marlins in 2010 with whom he played until the end of the 2017 season. The Marlins announced that Stanton would be called up to the MLB, making his MLB debut on June 8.
At 20 years, 212 days, he became the third-youngest player in Marlins history, behind Édgar Rentería (19 years, 276 days) and Miguel Cabrera (20 years, 67 days). Stanton went 3-for-5 with two infield singles and scored twice in the debut.
Giancarlo Stanton Trade
In a move that will shake up Major League Baseball, the Miami Marlins officially traded right fielder Giancarlo Stanton to the New York Yankees on Monday.
Giancarlo Stanton, $30 million in conditional money, lowering Stanton’s AAV for CBT purposes to $22 million. Marlins Get: Starlin Castro, Jorge Guzman, Jose Devers.