Giancarlo Stanton named finalist for Hank Aaron Award

Giancarlo Stanton has been announced as the Yankees’ nominee for this year’s Hank Aaron Award, which recognizes the best overall hitters in each league. Stanton won the award back in 2014 with the Marlins, when he slashed .288/.395/.555 with a league-leading 37 home runs and 105 RBI. He also ranked second in offensive Wins Above Replacement (WAR) at 6.0 and third for position player WAR (6.5) while finishing runner-up for National League MVP that season.

Although this season, Stanton has not been nearly as successful. He still slugged 38 home runs and reached 100 RBI, although his slash line is not as strong at .266/.343/.509. Stanton was also worth 2.5 runs less this season than in 2014, as he ranked 59th overall with 4.0 WAR this season.

Other notable American League finalists for this award include Mike Trout (.312/.460/.628 – 39 HR, 79 RBI), JD Martinez (.330/.402/.629 – 43 HR, 130 RBI), Jose Ramirez (.270/.387/.552 – 39 HR, 105 RBI) and Alex Bregman (.286/.394/.532 – 31 HR, 103 RBI).


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