Giancarlo Stanton is quickly becoming the most feared power hitter in all of baseball. While his batting average this season leaves something to be desired, Stanton has been making up for it by hitting monster home runs on a regular basis. It is worth mentioning though that he has been steadily improving his batting average over the past week, a trend that will hopefully continue as the season progresses.READ MORE: Storms Causing Flight Delays At South Florida Airports
The Miami Marlins know they have a gem in Stanton and locked the slugger up to a huge deal, signing him to a 13-year, $325 million contract last November. As of Wednesday, Stanton has hit a league-high 21 homers in 58 games this season. He also leads the majors in RBIs with 51. If he continues on this pace he will finish the year with career highs in both categories.
A big part of Stanton’s growing popularity is that he not only hits home runs very consistently, but many of them travel a long, long way from home plate. The sheer power that he can exhibit at any given moment keeps fans at the edge of their seats every time the 25-year-old steps into the batter’s box.
Through his 21 home runs so far this season, Stanton’s average distance is a league-leading 419.2 feet. That’s almost a full four feet longer than his average of 415.3 feet from the 37 homers he hit in 2014. He surely will give us more to be excited about as the year goes on, but here are Stanton’s top homers so far this season.
4/21 Citizens Bank Park Bullpen 454ft
Stanton’s first big bomb of the season, he powered this blast into the upper bullpen at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, no easy feat.
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5/12 Dodger Stadium Blast 467ft
This one got a lot of attention, and rightly so. It isn’t often when someone can hit a ball completely out of Dodger Stadium.
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5/15 Marlins Park Center Field Camera Well 474ft
In his first multi-homer game of the season, Stanton treated fans to something they probably had never seen before. He sent this laser of a homerun into the center field camera well at Marlins Park, giving one lucky cameraman a surprise souvenir.
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5/16 Marlins Park Fan One-Handed Catch 475ft
One day after sending a ball into the center field camera well, Stanton powered another homer to a part of Marlins Park that rarely provides fans an opportunity to make a catch. On this day, not only did a fan come away with the ball, he made a highlight reel catch that rivaled the sheer power of the swing that sent it there.
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5/30 Citi Field Game-Sealer 466ft
Stanton’s second multi-homer game of the season would once again see a ball travel much farther than they usually do in a ballpark that doesn’t usually give up many longballs. After cranking a ball 419 feet in the third inning, he sealed the Marlins victory with this bomb in the ninth.
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6/5 Coors Field Demolition 484ft
Boy oh boy does Giancarlo love hitting at Coors Field. This monster jack was his eighth home run at the Denver ballpark in only his 15th career game there. It’s also his longest homer of the season…so far.
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To keep track of each and every home run that Giancarlo hits this season, check out CBS Miami radio partner 560 WQAM’s Stanton Home Run Tracker.
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