The Miami Marlins right fielder averaged 31 homers the past three seasons — playing only 100 games in his rookie campaign and missing 51 games the past two years.
With that kind of power, the 23-year-old right-handed slugger is one of the most promising players in the game. Will he finish with a Hall of Fame career? Only time and statistics will tell.
Watch the above video to hear his case.
Last year, Stanton hit 37 homers with 86 RBI in 123 games. He batted a career-best .290, while his .608 slugging percentage would have been tops in the majors, but he didn’t have enough at-bats to qualify for the title.
The California native also won the Player of the Month in May, hitting 12 homers with 30 RBI, while batting .343.
Now in the middle of his fourth season, Stanton owns a .269 career batting average with 100 homers and 251 RBI (through June 24).
Stanton, who was a second-round draft pick in 2007, and debuted in the majors on June 8, 2010, should be one of the top players in the game over the next few years if not longer.