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.
“Gâ€™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:
Me, in New York: Constantly freezing, skin is red and dry from cold, only eating delivery.
Giancarlo Stanton, in Miami: Looks great, is bench pressing Adriana Lima.
via KirkMyersFitness on IG pic.twitter.com/LflwuoKsJi
— Michael Clair (@michaelsclair) January 23, 2020
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 heâ€™s in position to go out and have a great year and Iâ€™m confident he will,” Boone said. “The biggest thing is making sure we can keep him between the lines.”