Video: Hall of Fame Hopefuls: Giancarlo Stanton
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Giancarlo Stanton is only 23 and has already become one of the top power hitters in baseball. Known for his prodigious blasts, the Marlins outfielder was an All-Star last season and led the league in slugging.
SUBWAY® is celebrating “The Boys in the Hall” and has asked us to write about Stanton’s Hall of Fame chances. Since we’re big believers in his ability, we were delighted to take on the project.
Stanton was drafted in the second round, No. 76 overall, by the Florida Marlins in 2007. He was just 17 at the time, and he even got 56 at-bats in the minor leagues after signing that season. The Marlins started Stanton at Single-A Greensboro the next year, and he played a full season for the team. It didn’t take long for him to show what he could do.
Stanton blasted 39 home runs to easily lead the South Atlantic League. His stellar .992 OPS also led the league, and his incredible show of power for an 18-...