New York Yankees: Aaron Boone predicts big year for Stanton

Mar 22, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) throws his bat after hitting a two run home run during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Coming off a devastating year filled with injury after injury, Giancarlo Stanton is expected to have a big year with the New York Yankees. He seems to have fully recovered from everything he endured last year and is ready to go for 2020. Manager Aaron Boone has full confidence in his left fielder as well.

“G’s going to have a great year,” Boone said on YES Network’s Hot Stove. “Obviously the key for him is staying healthy, which was a challenge last year. He had a couple of freak things happen, especially the time he was coming back and he hurt the knee on a funky slide.”

Stanton has been working out all offseason and has been working on keeping his body healthy. Everyone has seen the video on Twitter that went viral of him:

Besides his physical condition, Boone talked about Stanton’s mindset heading into the new year. “I feel like Giancarlo is in such a good frame of mind. I felt that way all year last year. I felt like we were seeing that in the limited time he did play in the quality of his at-bats, his focus.”

Stanton played in only 18 games last season where he hit three home runs and knocked in 13 RBIs. The year prior which was his first season with the New York Yankees, Stanton slashed .266/.343/.509 with 34 home runs and 100 runs batted in.

“I feel like he’s in position to go out and have a great year and I’m confident he will,” Boone said. “The biggest thing is making sure we can keep him between the lines.”