The New York Yankees’ offseason move to bring in Giancarlo Stanton means we’re likely to see even more monster home runs from them this year, between Stanton and Aaron Judge. Stanton and Judge finished 1-2 in MLB home runs last year with 59 and 52 respectively, and Stanton certainly looks ready to continue that trend this season. The Yankees wrapped up their Grapefruit League spring training season in Atlanta Monday against the Braves ahead of Thursday’s regular-season opener against the Toronto Blue Jays, and Stanton hit a ridiculous home run off of Brandon McCarthy:
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What’s really remarkable there is how it doesn’t even look that hard for Stanton to crank the ball this far. That’s an awfully smooth swing for a moonshot like this, and that shows his incredible bat speed and power. And if he can make that kind of contact regularly, he seems set for another high HR season.
Oh, and lots of those will go far. Last year, Stanton averaged 418.41 feet per home run, 25th in MLB (eight spots ahead of Judge), but second amongst anyone with over 11 homers (only the Rangers’ Joey Gallo beat him there, with 41 homers that went an average of 421.95 feet). Stanton certainly looks to be in good form with his new team, and that’s great news for the Yankees, but not so great for the rest of the AL East or the AL in general.
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