Giancarlo Stanton is an American baseball player who plays in the Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees as an outfielder and hitter. Since he made his first appearance in the MLB in 2010, Stanton who is just couples of months from his 10th anniversary in the MLB has emerged as one of the MLB’s most prominent and proficient players. He established a reputation for himself as one of the few in the MLB who have the capability to hit long-range home runs, a wonderful ability which fans so much love. We review the life and profile of the top baseball star in this Giancarlo Stanton biography facts, childhood, net worth and personal life.
Giancarlo Stanton Biography Facts, Nickname, Age, Family, Wife
- Full Name: Giancarlo Cruz Michael Stanton
- Nickname: Bigfoot, Mikey, Mike, Cruz
- Date of Birth: November 8, 1989
- Age: 32 years old
- Place of Birth: Panorama City, California
- Nationality: American
- Occupation: Baseball Player
- League: MLB
- MBL Debut: Florida Marlins (June 8, 2010)
- Current Team: New York Yankees
- Position: Outfielder / Designated hitter
- Jersey Number: #27
- Bats: Right-handed
- Throws: Right
- Net Worth: $40 million
- Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98m)
- Weight: 111 kg (245 Ibs)
- Education: Verdugo Hills High School; Notre Dame High School; University of Southern California
- Parents: Mike Stanton, Jacinta Garay
- Marital Status: Single
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Giancarlo Stanton Childhood/Early Life & Family Background
Born on 8 November 1989, Giancarlo Stanton is the youngest of three children born to his father, Mike Stanton and mother, Jacinta Garay. Stanton was raised in Los Angeles and from a tender age, he had already had an interest in baseball.
As a boy, Stanton was a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers. It wasn’t difficult for young Stanton to play baseball as his father was a baseball player. Stanton attended two high schools. He first attended Verdugo Hills High School located in California before he transferred to Notre Dame High School, still in California. At Notre Dame, Stanton played baseball, American football and basketball. His abilities in these sports were so good that upon completion of his high school education, he received offers from the University of California, the University of Southern California and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to play football. He, however, accepted the offer to play for Tulane University.
Giancarlo Stanton Minor League Career
Stanton enlisted in the 2007 MLB Draft and was chosen by the Florida Malins as its 76th pick. He then signed a deal with the Malins which included a signing bonus worth about $475,000. Stanton was then made to play in the Gulf Coast League. He then earned a promotion to the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League for the Jamestown Jammers. After a nine-game stint for the Jammers, he was taken to the Class A South Atlantic League where he played for the Greensboro Grasshoppers. In 39 games, he had a batting average of .293. Following the conclusion of the 2008 minor league season, he was honoured with several awards and was ranked 16th in the Top 100 Baseball America’s prospects.
As the 2009 minor league season began, Stanton played in the Class A-Advanced Florida State League for the Jupiter Hammerheads. After registering 12 home runs and a batting average of .294, he was promoted to the Class AA Southern League where he played for the Jacksonville Suns. His performance earned him an All-Star Futures game selection. He played in the Arizona Fall League in the offseason, before he came down with an injury. At the conclusion of the season, in Baseball America’s top 20 prospects in the minor, Stanton was ranked third. The next season, Stanton returned to the minor league for the Jacksonville Suns, where he played 52 games and had a batting average of .311 and 21 home runs.
Giancarlo Stanton MLB Career, Achievements & Awards
Florida / Miami Marlins (2010–2017)
In June 2010, when he was called up to the MLB, he became the third-youngest Malins player to debut in the MLB. He earned his first home run in a game against the Tampa Bay where he secured a grand slam and became the fourth MLB player to earn a grand slam before the age of 25 and the second-youngest player to secure 5 hits and four RBI in one game. Stanton continued to maintain his top form and at the end of the season, he was named to the Baseball America’s 2010 All-Rookie Team and Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team as an outfielder.
In the 2011 season, despite leg and eye injuries, Stanton continued in top form. In July, he secured his first career walk-off home run. At the end of the season, he had a batting average of .262. He also had 34 home runs. He began his 2012 season on a very high note. In May 2012, he secured another grand slam. In June, it was announced that Stanton will play in the Home Run Derby as well as the MLB All-star game. The next month, he had an injury in his knee in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals, which caused him to miss the All-star game and Home Run Derby. He concluded the season with .290 batting average and 37 home runs, the highest in his career and the second-highest in the national league for the 2012 season.
No doubt, Stanton looked on to the 2013 season with eager anticipation. But after he secured his first home run in April, he had a hamstring injury, which saw him sidelined for six weeks. After he returned to action, he had a hard time making up for the lost times as he played in 116 games, and had 24 homers and batted .249. Stanton began his 2014 season, by securing a walk-off grand slam in April. He then went on to secure his 154th homer with the Malins. In September after he was hit in the face, Stanton missed the last two weeks of the MLB season. He ended his season in second place in the MVP voting and had 37 home runs and .288 batting average in 145 appearances.
In November 2014, he signed a 13-year contract extension with the Malins worth $325 million which included a no-trade clause. In April 2015, Stanton had his 155th home run, which made him the Malins all-time top home run player. He continued in top form until he had a fractured hamate bone in his left wrist in June 2015. The injury ended his season and in 74 games, Stanton had .265 batting average and 27 home runs. Stanton’s 2016 season was also inspirational. Though he was not selected to play in the MLB All-star game, Stanton won the Home Run Derby. He batted .240 and had 27 home runs in 119 games.
Stanton’s 2017 season was fiery. He played in the All-star game and lost the Home Run Derby by just one homer. By August, he became the first MLB player to reach 50 home runs before August. He then won the NL Player of the Month Award for August. He concluded his season with .281 batting average and 59 home runs. He was thus awarded the Hank Aaron Award and named the National League MVP. At the end of the season, Stanton held 10 Malins records such as most career home runs, most home runs in a season, slugging percentage and others. The Malins had new owners and they tried to sell Stanton in order to remove his large contract from the franchise payroll. They attempted to sell him to the Cardinals and Giants, but on both occasions, he exercised his no-trade clause.
New York Yankees (2018–date)
In December 2017, he was traded to the New York Yankees. In his debut game for the Yankees, he secured two homers. In August 2018, he became the 147th MLB player to reach 300 career home runs. He played in 158 games and had a batting average of .266 and 37 homers. Stanton’s 2019 season was plagued by injuries. He had a batting average of .288 and three home runs.
Giancarlo Stanton Net Worth, Personal Life & Endorsement
Stanton net worth is valued between $11 million to $40 million. In 2019, he received an annual salary valued at $25.4 million. His endorsement deals with Nike, Fanatics and Rawlings rakes in an estimated $2 million annually.
Giancarlo Stanton Personal Life & Relationship
Stanton’s has Puerto Rican ancestry as his maternal great grandmother was Puerto Rican. His father and relatives call him Mike while his mother referred to him as Cruz.
Not much is known about Stanton’s personal life and relationship, but he once came out to make a public statement that he is still single because he hasn’t met the girl of his dreams. Stanton is, however, reportedly in a relationship with his rumoured girlfriend, Chase Carter who is a model.
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