“It’s A Force To Be Reckoned With” Giancarlo Stanton Ecstatic Over The Yankees Lineup This Season

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New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton recently spoke highly of the team’s lineup, expressing confidence in their ability to produce wonders.

The New York Yankees happen to be popularly known for their strong offense. Last season, the team’s lead slugger, Aaron Judge, scripted history after scoring 62 home runs. And this year, the team is banking on their highly-rated offense more than ever. They lost last year’s ALCS due to numerous injured hitters. However, in 2023, the Yanks look determined to turn the season around.

One of the key missing pieces of the Yankees’ puzzle last season remained designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton injured his calf mid-season and subsequently missed the postseason. However, in his sixth season with the Bronx Bombers, the slugger is excited to join back the camp in full health and is looking forward to the upcoming MLB regular season.

Giancarlo Stanton Highly Confident Of Yankees Current Lineup

The Yankees got to celebrate on Tuesday after they clinched the American League East title and a first-round bye in the playoffs. Credit…Chris Donovan for The New York Times

The New York Yankees attacking DH, Giancarlo Stanton, missed the 2022 season due to a calf injury. However, despite a cut-short season, the DH managed to record .211 in 398 at-bats, 31 home runs, and 78 RBIs in total. And, this season, the former NL MVP is back in full health and made his spring training debut on Wednesday against the Nationals. Speaking after the game, Stanton discussed the Bombers’ current lineup and ranked it pretty highly.

Giancarlo Stanton said when the Yankees’ best of the best align together, “it’s a force to be reckoned with”. The DH believes that once a full lineup is constructed, the world will see a preview of this season. Moreover, the opposition will get a first look at what the Yankees have in store for this season. While the Bombers undoubtedly look strong and lethal on paper, how much of that transforms into the field remains to be seen. On the other hand, spring training is a perfect platform to determine the true potential of their lineup.

Stanton Hits Pitcher Cory Abbott In His Spring Debut

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Aug 28, 2022; Oakland, California, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) reacts after hitting a pop fly to third base against the Oakland Athletics in the eighth inning at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Giancarlo Stanton is known for his extremely good athleticism and physique. His hits are so powerful that the ball travels at lightning speed. However, the fielder and pitchers on the opposite end certainly do not enjoy the scenes. For instance, during the DH’s debut spring training game against the Washington Nationals, the ball traveled at a speed of 112.4 mph from Stanton’s bat and ended up hitting the pitcher Cory Abbott.

Furthermore, the hit looked nasty, but Cory but he got up quickly and resumed the rest of the game. While speaking on the same, Giancarlo Stanton said he always ends up hitting a pitcher in spring training unintentionally. Stanton further added he understands the impact of the hit and wished Cory a speedy recovery. Meanwhile, the Yankees will face Detroit Tigers today for the second time in the ongoing spring training.