Aug 2, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) connects for a base hit during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Giancarlo Stanton 2012 5.7 WAR, 24th in the MVP.
Sure the Marlins on won 69 games, and Giancarlo missed a month. season, but could you imagine how bad 2012 would’ve been if the Marlins didn’t have Giancarlo in the middle of the order. Marlins have lots of things to say about Giancarlo but three stats highlight his 2012, .318, .608 and 28.9%; ISO, slugging and HR/FB rate respectively. Giancarlo hit 37 HR in 2012 while playing in only 123 games, if he had closer to 150 games played, hitting like he was he could have hit more than 45 or close to 50 dingers.
Giancarlo’s 2012 was impressive because he showed us a flash off what he can be, a monster, a punisher of baseballs. I think both that scoreboard in left field and Jamie Moyer are still smarting because of what Giancarlo did to them.
In the Marlins short history, they’ve had many successful MVP-like seasons, but have nothing to show for them, in terms of collecting hardware at the end of the season. Which of these do you guys remember as the best offensive season in Marlins history? Drop a comment and let us know your thoughts.