Giancarlo Stanton, the designated hitter of the New York Yankees, is having the worst season of his life.
Usually good for an OPS well-above .800, the aging slugger is slashing a meager .188/.273/.421 with a paltry .695 OPS.
It’s the first time in his career his OPS is that low, and even his batting average fell down to below .200.
He hasn’t been a zero in the power department, but his 24 home runs in 97 games don’t begin to make up for the rest of his line.
The player himself is the first one to admit he hasn’t been performing well.
“After last night’s Yankees loss, Giancarlo Stanton again owned up to his struggles in 2023. And he reiterated: ‘If you guys think I’m just showing up & going out there & not working, then I don’t know what to tell you.’ Here he is today putting in extra time w/ Sean Casey,” Yankees insider Justin Shackil tweeted.
After last night’s Yankees loss, Giancarlo Stanton again owned up to his struggles in 2023. And he reiterated:
“If you guys think I'm just showing up & going out there & not working, then I don't know what to tell you."
Here he is today putting in extra time w/ Sean Casey. pic.twitter.com/9hWlMOT3Gz
— Justin Shackil (@JustinShackil) September 21, 2023
Stanton may be injury prone, but he is also very competitive.
He might not show it so much, but Stanton is hurting because he can’t help the Yankees at the moment.
He is putting in the work and getting some extra batting practice sessions with hitting coach Sean Casey.
So far, the results have been the same.
Stanton is under contract for several more years and will turn 34 in November.
Time passes for everyone, including generational power hitters like him.
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