Giancarlo Stanton
LF/RF/DH NYY
6 days ago

Stanton went 1-for-5 with a solo home run Saturday against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Stanton homered in the ninth inning to record his 11th home run of the season, this one coming off right-hander Blaine Boyer. It was his second home run in four games, and he now has at least one hit in eight of his past ten games. His much discussed strikeout rate is now returning close to his career baseline, so early concerns regarding his performance should be eased.

Giancarlo Stanton
LF/RF/DH NYY
2 weeks ago

Stanton went 4-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and three RBI in the Yankees' 6-2 victory over the A's on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Stanton continues to work his way out of his much-discussed early season slump, with this four-hit, three RBI effort bringing his slugging percentage up to .516 and his OPS up to .855. He now has 10 home runs through 155 at-bats, so even if he doesn't end up matching last year's .281 average in his first season in pinstripes, there's little reason to believe that Stanton won't be cranking his fair share of home runs as the season progresses.

Giancarlo Stanton
LF/RF/DH NYY
3 weeks ago

Stanton is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stanton will head to the bench for the first time all season, with the Yankees' off day Monday likely contributing to manager Aaron Boone's decision to rest the slugger. While Stanton continues to strike out at a prolific rate, he has at least been supplying power of late with seven extra-base hits in his past 13 starts.

Giancarlo Stanton
LF/RF/DH NYY
3 weeks ago

Stanton went 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs and four RBI in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Incredibly, Stanton's two blasts were the first homers Dallas Keuchel has served up to any Yankees hitter in seven career starts against them. The 28-year-old slugger now has seven home runs and 19 RBI in his first 30 games in pinstripes, and his .240/.316/.479 slash line is creeping closer to expectations.

Giancarlo Stanton
LF/RF/DH NYY
1 month ago

Stanton went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday's 8-5 loss to the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

It's his fourth homer of the season, but first since April 4. Stanton's .205/.301/.438 slash line remains far below expectations, but as he gets more comfortable in pinstripes and the weather warms up, there should be plenty of hits and home runs ahead for the slugger.

Giancarlo Stanton
LF/RF/DH NYY
1 month ago

Stanton will be moved down to the cleanup spot against Toronto on Thursday, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stanton has hit third in the order in all 16 games this season, but manager Aaron Boone has finally decided to shake things up in the hopes of getting the 28-year-old back on track. Didi Gregorius will bat third while Gary Sanchez follows Stanton in the five-hole. Prior to Thursday's game, Stanton is slashing .197/.293/.409 with three home runs, 10 RBI and a 38.7% K%.

Giancarlo Stanton
LF/RF/DH NYY
1 month ago

Stanton went 3-for-5 with a triple, two runs scored and three RBI in Wednesday's 10-7 win over the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

That's now back-to-back multi-hit performances for Stanton, and while he's had some trouble making consistent contact in the early going, he does still have three homers and 10 RBI through 12 games. Expect his .235 batting average to continue rising now that Stanton appears to be settling in to his new environment and new uniform.

Giancarlo Stanton
LF/RF/DH NYY
2 months ago

Stanton went 0-for-7 and struck out five times in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Sunday's hitless showing drove Stanton's batting average down to .167 for the year. The reigning National League MVP has struggled to make contact lately, as this was the second time this season that he struck out five times in a game. Over 48 plate appearances this season, Stanton has been fanned 20 times.

Giancarlo Stanton
LF/RF/DH NYY
2 months ago

Stanton went 3-for-5 with two home runs, a double, four RBI and three runs during Thursday's 6-1 win over the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Both of Stanton's homers were no-doubt shots, and after leaving the yard 59 times last season, 2018 is off to a promising start. The elephant in the room continues to be his health, but serving primarily as the designated hitter should help, and many of his past injuries were unlucky. Buckle up, Stanton has the potential to post a league-winning stat line.

Giancarlo Stanton
LF/RF/DH NYY
2 months ago

Stanton appears to be the Yankees' preferred choice at cleanup hitter, as he has primarily hit fourth this spring while Aaron Judge hits second and Greg Bird hits third.

EDGE Analysis

When Bird has been out of the lineup, Stanton has moved up to the three hole with Gary Sanchez hitting cleanup, but Bird figures to start most games, particularly against righties, so Stanton's primary spot will likely be the four hole. He is hitting .333/.391/.667 with one home run, four strikeouts and one walk in 21 at-bats this spring. The only question with Stanton is how many games he will play, as he should provide elite counting stat production when healthy.