Giancarlo Cruz-Michael Stanton, formerly known as Mike Stanton, is an American professional baseball designated hitter and outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball.
He made his MLB debut in 2010 as a member of the then-Florida Marlins, with whom he played until the end of the 2017 season. Stanton has twice led the National League (NL) in home runs; he hit 59 home runs in 2017, the most in 16 years.
Known for his prodigious physical strength and ability to regularly hit long home runs, Stanton stands 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) tall and weighs 245 pounds (111 kg). He bats and throws right-handed.
The Florida Marlins selected Stanton in the second round, with the 76th overall selection, in the 2007 MLB draft. Rather than enroll in college, Stanton signed with the Marlins, receiving a $475,000 signing bonus.
On June 17, Stanton hit his 361st home run during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays, tying Joe DiMaggio as the 84th Yankees player on the all-time list. However, it took Stanton 1,800 at bats less to achieve this feat.
On June 25, Stanton hit a ground ball for the final out of a Houston Astros combined no-hitter, the first no-hitter pitched against the Yankees in 19 years.
On July 8, Stanton was elected to start the All-Star Game in the outfield. It was his 5th career selection, the first all-star game selection since 2017, and his first selection with the Yankees.
Stanton hit a two-run home run in the 4th inning off Tony Gonsolin, which was immediately followed by Byron Buxton’s go-ahead home run. Stanton was named the 2022 All-Star Game MVP.
Who Is 27 On The Yankees?
Giancarlo Stanton wears the No. 27 jersey for the Yankees.