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Stanton's Superlatives

9/12/2014

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Giancarlo Stanton has slugged his way to the short list for NL MVP considerationIn the top of the fifth inning at Miller Field in Milwaukee on Thursday night a Mike Fiers fastball came up and in to Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton, hitting the 24-year old superstar in the face, right under his eye.

As he layed on the ground at home plate bleeding profusely, the crowd was hushed as medical personnel attended to and eventually carted Stanton off via stretcher and ambulance.

Giancarlo Stanton This Season

According to manager Mike Redmond, the injury could prematurely bring to a screeching halt what was the best offensive season in the National League this year. Hopefully that’s not the case, but since Stanton is in the midst of the best season of his young career and the best of any offensive player in the NL, we decided to take a retrospective look at his accomplishments to date.

Stanton's calling card has been long home runs.

According to ESPN's Home Run Tracker, Stanton has hit seven round-trippers of 450 feet or more. To put that in perspective, no other player has more than two.

His 37 home runs are seven more than second-place Anthony Rizzo in the NL and just two behind Nelson Cruz for the major league lead.

Stanton also leads the senior circuit in slugging percentage (.555), OPS (.950), total bases (299), extra-base hits (99), RBI (105), walks (94), at-bats per HR (14.5), Runs Created (115.6), Isolated power (.267) while placing second in WAR among position players (6.4) and third overall.