Giancarlo Stanton
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Giancarlo Stanton Looks To Make A Big Comeback In 2021 Season

Attempting to keep up your MVP pedigree is super difficult in Major League Baseball. Yankees DH/Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton knows this better than anyone, practically falling off the face of the earth after his 2017 MVP season largely in part due to injury. Now facing the 2021 season, he has big expectations of himself to get back to that superstar status.

In the last two seasons as a New York Yankee, he has played a combined total of 41 games with only seven home runs. The injuries really limited his playing time. In 2019, it was a knee injury that left him only to play 18 games. In 2020, he only played 23 games due to a hamstring injury. This is a far cry from his 2017 MVP season with Miami. He led baseball that year with 59 home runs and had an OPS of 1.007. Signs of that bat appeared in the 2020 postseason hitting six home runs in seven games with an epic OPS of 1.426. And he wants to desperately continue this trend.

We saw [in the playoffs], what I feel like, if [Stanton] had been healthy in ’19 and ’20, what we would’ve seen throughout those seasons. If he can stay healthy, he’s gonna turn in a special season. I feel that in a lot of ways, he’s a better hitter than when he won the MVP” -Yankees manager Aaron Boone

This Spring Training, Stanton is healthy for once. He only has one home run so far, but the ball was absolutely destroyed. At his side is another bash brother, Aaron Judge. Like Stanton, Judge had a 50 home run season in 2017 but fell off the last three seasons. This was also due to lack of production or injury. If both of these guys can bounce back in a big way, the Yankees will make a serious dent in the American League East this season.

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