Jul 14, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; National League outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) of the Miami Marlins reacts as he bats in the first round during the 2014 Home Run Derby the day before the MLB All Star Game at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
1. MLB Single Season home run record (73) held by Barry Bonds
Yep, this is my bold prediction. I’m glad you stayed till the end to view this one. Keeping it short, Stanton was on pace for 59 homers this season. Move the fences in for 2016, and he’d be around 70-71 homers.
I can simply picture games being sold out, even if the Marlins won’t be winning, to watch a healthy Stanton attempt to accomplish this feat. It’s entirely possible, but will be tough. Someone with pure power we haven’t seen since Bonds (and that wasn’t 100% ‘pure’ per se) deserves to attain this record.
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