Results tagged ‘ Giancarlo Stanton ’

STAT OF THE DAY (JULY 9 at ARI)

Marcell Ozuna’s 2-strike, 2-out, 2-run home run off Addison Reed in the top of the 9th last night gave the Marlins a 2-1 victory over the D-Backs and ran Ozuna’s season RBI count to 51.

With Ozuna joining NL leader Giancarlo Stanton (62 RBI) and Casey McGehee (53), the Marlins are the only National League team with 3 50-RBI men so far in 2014.

In the American League, only the Athletics have 3 players who’ve topped the 50-RBI mark: Brandon Moss and Josh Donaldson both have 63 RBI, while Yoenis Cespedes has 56.

9 teams have a pair of 50-RBI men, 7 have one so far, while 12 big league clubs don’t have a single player to 50 RBI yet this season.

The 2013 Marlins had 2 players reach 50 RBI all season, with Stanton leading the team with 62 RBI and Justin Ruggiano finishing 2nd with 50.

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The Marlins go for their 3rd consecutive series win as they play the rubber game of a 3-game series in Arizona at 3:40 today, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 3:10 with Marlins On Deck. A full list of network affiliates—and information about how you can tune in online, on your mobile devices or via satellite radio–is located at http://glenngeffner.mlblogs.com/2014/03/13/hear-here-2/

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STAT OF THE DAY (JUNE 25 at PHI)

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With his league-leading 20 home runs in 77 games this season, Giancarlo Stanton has slugged 137 long balls in 566 games, 5th-most in Marlins history, and only one behind Miguel Cabrera for 4th place on the club’s all-time list.

Stanton is only 18 homers shy of breaking Dan Uggla’s franchise record of 154, achieved in 776 games.

Here’s a look at Miami’s top all-time sluggers:

Dan Uggla 154 HR in 776 G

Hanley Ramirez 148 HR in 943 G

Mike Lowell 143 HR in 981 G

Miguel Cabrera 138 HR in 720 G

Giancarlo Stanton 137 HR in 566 G

His 20 homers and 58 RBI have Stanton within 4 long balls and 4 RBI of matching his full-season 2013 totals despite 39 more games played and 136 more at-bats a season ago.

Stanton’s current .308 batting average and .401 on-base percentage both represent significant improvements over his full-season career bests of a .290 average in 2012 and a .365 OBP in 2013.

His 89 hits and 42 walks have him on pace to smash his previous highs of 135 hits in 2011 and 74 bases on balls set in 2013.

With 53 runs and 20 doubles, he’s well on his way to surpassing his career-bests of 79 runs scored in 2011 and 30 doubles in both 2011 and 2012. His 7 stolen bases have already surpassed his previous personal high of 6 in 2012.

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The Marlins continue their 4-game series in Philadelphia at 7:05 tonight, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 6:35 with Marlins On Deck. A full list of network affiliates—and information about how you can tune in online, on your mobile devices or via satellite radio–is located at http://glenngeffner.mlblogs.com/2014/03/13/hear-here-2/

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STAT OF THE DAY (JUNE 22 vs. NYM)

Giancarlo Stanton continues to lead the National League with 57 RBI, but his pace has slowed of late. After driving in 45 runs in his first 48 games, he’s knocked in 12 in the last 26.

Incredibly, over those 26 games, every run he’s driven in has come on a home run. Stanton’s last RBI on something other than a long ball came one month ago today, on May 22, when he hit a 6th-inning RBI single off Philadelphia’s Cole Hamels.

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The Marlins wrap up their 10-game homestand with the finale of a 4-game series against the Mets at 1:10, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 12:40 with Marlins On Deck. A full list of network affiliates—and information about how you can tune in online, on your mobile devices or via satellite radio–is located at http://glenngeffner.mlblogs.com/2014/03/13/hear-here-2/

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STAT OF THE DAY (JUNE 17 vs. CHI)

According to ESPN’s incredible Home Run Tracker web site, last night’s Giancarlo Stanton home run traveled “only” 366 feet, making it the shortest of his league-leading 19 long balls this season. His previous low was 391 feet on an April 29 blast off Atlanta’s Alex Wood at Marlins Park.

Last night’s line drive shot over the right field wall never got more than 48 feet off the ground, making its apex the lowest of any homer Stanton’s hit this year. The previous low was 56 feet on his 11th-inning game-winning line-drive shot to right-center field off San Diego’s Dale Thayer May 8 at Petco Park.

His most majestic blast: a shot off Marco Estrada of the Brewers May 23 in Miami that reached an apex 123 feet above the playing field. That homer carried 463 feet, his 3rd-longest of the year. His best was a 484-foot rocket off San Diego’s Eric Stults April 4 at Marlins Park, which stands as the longest homer in Baseball this season.

Stanton’s average home run distance this season is 426.5 feet, highest of any player in Baseball with at least 7 home runs.

Last night’s homer was the first of Giancarlo’s 19 to be hit directly down the right-field line, although he has distributed his clouts from foul pole to foul pole this season.  He’s hit 5 home runs to left, 2 to left-center, 4 to straight-away center, 3 to right-center and 5 to right field.

16 of his 19 homers have traveled at least 400 feet, and 5 have gone at least 450 feet.

Giancarlo has single-handedly hit more 450-foot homers than any team in Baseball this season. The Giants have hit 4, the Dodgers 3, the Braves, Blue Jays and Brewers 2. 7 clubs have one homer of 450 feet or more, while17 teams have none.

The longest Marlins homer hit by someone other than Stanton is Derek Dietrich’s 438-foot blast off Tanner Roark of the Nationals April 16 at Marlins Park.

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The Marlins and Cubs continue their 3-game set at Marlins Park at 7:10 tonight, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 6:40 with Marlins On Deck. A full list of network affiliates—and information about how you can tune in online, on your mobile devices or via satellite radio–is located at http://glenngeffner.mlblogs.com/2014/03/13/hear-here-2/

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STAT OF THE DAY (JUNE 13 vs. PIT)

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At age 23, Marcell Ozuna stands in 2nd place on the club with 11 home runs this season and is tied with Casey McGehee for 2nd on the team with 39 RBI, trailing only Giancarlo Stanton in both departments.

The Miami centerfielder has been a streaky hitter, but he’s been consistently more productive over the last 3 ½ weeks.

1st 44 G through May 20:      .248 AVG, .292 OBP, .395 SLG, .687 OPS, 6 HR, 23 RBI

Last 19 G beginning May 21: .306 AVG, .351 OBP, .542 SLG, .892 OPS, 5 HR, 16 RBI

In his 70-game major league debut in 2013, Ozuna led the Marlins by posting a .347 average with runners in scoring position. In 2014, after a slow start, he’s again picked up the pace with men in scoring position, lifting his season average to .281 in those spots.

RISP through May 20:   10-for-49 (.204)

RISP beginning May 21: 8-for-15 (.533)

Among major leaguers 23 and younger, only Mike Trout (12) has more home runs than Ozuna, who, like Yasiel Puig has 11. And only Trout (45) and Puig (40) have more RBI than Ozuna (39).

Ozuna will be happy to return to Marlins Park tonight. He’s hit .313 with a .922 OPS, 8 homers and 30 RBI at home this season as opposed to .219 with a .578 OPS, 3 homers and 9 RBI on the road.

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The Marlins open a 10-game homestand with the first of 3 against the Pittsburgh Pirates at 7:10 tonight, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 6:40 with Marlins On Deck. A full list of network affiliates—and information about how you can tune in online, on your mobile devices or via satellite radio–is located at http://glenngeffner.mlblogs.com/2014/03/13/hear-here-2/

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