The New York Yankees have been one of the top teams in the league throughout the season. This team has a lot of talent. There’s no question they can play well into October when it’s all said and done. Several of our MLBbros are on this talented team and have contributed in numerous ways this season.
We all know how much Aaron Judge has stepped up this year and has shown why he’s one of the best home run hitters in the game.
Another player who has played well for the Yankees is Giancarlo Stanton. You can’t forget about this brother. Especially with how hard the ball jumps off his bat. On June 11th, he registered the hardest-hit ball of the season, when he launched a home run against the Chicago Cubs.
It registered at 119.8 MPH, according to Statcast.
“We all just kind of look at each other, he gets back and I’m like, ‘You’re weird,’ ” manager Aaron Boone said, in an article from the New York Post. “Unicorn. He’s weird.”
“It’s quite a sight,” Judge said. “You try to soak it all in, in the moment, because when he hits one like that, you don’t see that every day.”
Credit where it's due, Giancarlo Stanton smashed the piss out of this ball. pic.twitter.com/jw7uriB5e3
— Michael Schwab (@michaelschwab13) June 12, 2022
Stanton had the hardest hit-ball in the last two seasons. He registered a 120.3 MPH single last season.
“I caught how hard it was, but it’s still only worth one and just helped us add to the win,” Stanton said after the game against the Cubs. “I don’t always know what it feels like, to be honest. … It’s a cool little euphoric feeling.”
It’s evident that everyone across the league knows how much power Stanton possesses in that bat. When he barrels something out, you better watch out.
Judge has been the face of the Yankees this season, but Stanton has answered the call multiple times this year.
And Stanton will be an important piece on this team, who is trying to win its first World Series title since 2009. Stanton has had a productive year so far. Through 50 games he’s hitting .268 with 13 home runs and 40 RBI. He’s third on the team in all three offensive categories.
If the Yankees want to make a deep postseason run, Stanton will have to come through in clutch situations.
Last season, he only appeared in one postseason game, but he made the most of it going 3-for-4 with a home run and an RBI against the Boston Red Sox.
In 2020, he hit .308 with six home runs and 13 RBI through seven postseason games. So he’s been productive during his time in the postseason, but this year could be the Yankees best shot.
If Stanton can remain healthy throughout the season, especially going into September, the Yankees will have a really good shot to bring that title back to the Bronx.