Has Giancarlo Stanton altered his batting stance?
Think again, says Aaron Boone.
The Yankees’ manager told the New York Daily News on Tuesday night that the Yankees’ behemoth slugger hasn’t made any tweaks to his uncommonly closed stance in the last week, even though the YES Network broadcast displayed a split screen image of Stanton’s stance that suggested otherwise on Monday.
One of the photos showed Stanton in the batter’s box against the Mets at Citi Field on June 10. The latter was of Stanton from Monday night when the Yankees faced the Nationals, and that image seemingly revealed a slight alteration in Stanton’s stance — his feet looked closer together and his bat wasn’t resting near his shoulder.
“Yeah, I saw that. I think sometimes different camera angles, different points of time can make it seem a little different than maybe it is,” Boone told the Daily News. “I don’t think there is much difference at all, if any. Especially because Giancarlo, I think, actually measures himself off up there every time…