You probably know him as Mike Stanton, however the Miami Marlins outfielder has decided to be called by his birth name: Giancarlo. For fantasy baseball owners, the name change doesn’t make any difference. That said, Stanton is definitely a player you should have on your radar screen.
The 22-year-old has as much potential as any young player in the game of baseball. Last season, Stanton hit 34 homers and drove in 87 runs. He also scored 79 runs and got 30 doubles.
In 2012, expect all those numbers to go up. With Jose Reyes and Hanley Ramirez above him in the lineup, expect a spike in RBIs. If he hits 40 homers, which is entirely possible, he could quickly become an elite fantasy baseball player.
If you are looking for a high ceiling pick with your second round draft choice, this very well could be your man.
My 2012 fantasy baseball projections for Giancarlo Stanton: .281 batting average, 42 homers, 101 RBIs, 90 runs and 35 doubles.