New York Yankees: Giancarlo Stanton showing his true style so far

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Giancarlo Stanton
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Giancarlo Stanton /

Giancarlo Stanton went 0-for-5  in his New York Yankees home debut, but followed up the next game with a moonshot home-run revealing his true style of play.

Before I get into this I need to make it crystal clear that I know how amazing of a player Giancarlo Stanton is. He is the reigning NL MVP for a reason. The New York Yankees trading for him makes all the sense in the World.

However, after a hot start in Toronto, his 0-for-5 proved a trend I noticed about his career in Miami. As a Marlin, Stanton was only glorified for his home runs and power because that is all people knew about in the Miami, laid-back market.

Now, as a Yankee, he is under a microscope. The bad days he has will be just as talked about as the great ones while he is in Pinstripes.

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That is why Yankee fans need to understand that Stanton is going to have bad games often. They should no longer boo him after bad games because that is what they signed up for.

Starting back to April 2017, his last year as a Marlin, Stanton once went 0-for-4. The following game he went 3-for-3. Later in the month, Stanton went 3-for-5 followed by a 0-for-3.

Dating all the way back to even April of 2016 Stanton has back to back games where he went 0-for-4 followed by a 3-for-4.

Feel free to take a look at the stats yourself and you will notice the same trend I do.

There is a reason why Giancarlo Stanton is not winning batting titles. But there is also a huge reason why he is still one of the best overall hitters in all of baseball.

The Yankee fans who booed him the home opener do not represent all Yankee fans. But the expectations for Stanton are way too high regardless.

Yes, Stanton is a home run machine who is capable of carrying his team. But plenty of times in his career does he have 0 for’s. His style of play tires him out. His bursts come in the later months and come in the forms of only big, powerful hits.

This is not meant to be a long piece about analytics or stats meant to bore you. As someone who objectively watches the Yankees, it’s easier for me to notice this kind of thing.

Stanton has many bad games. Everyone does. When he goes 0-for-4 or 0-for-5, that is okay. He will redeem himself and be fine.

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This stuff went a little unnoticed in Miami because it is a different market and fan base. It will always be noticed in New York.

But please, select Yankee fans, never boo this man again. He will heat up and he will be clutch when it matters most. His 0-for days are all part of the style that makes up the ballplayer.

He will be an MVP candidate once again.