In his first two full seasons of pro ball, Stanton has hit 67 home runs. That ties him with the A's Chris Carter for the most long balls hit in 2008-09. And while Stanton does strike out frequently -- 297 K's in the same time span -- he doesn't even place in the top five in that category over the past two years.
Scouting report: One of the top athletes in the Minors (he played three sports in high school), his calling card is clearly his plus, plus raw power. He has power to all fields. He's got good speed, though that hasn't translated to stolen bases. It has served him well defensively as he's shown good range in right field to go along with an excellent arm that fits well for that position.
Upside potential: A middle-of-the-order run producer and prototypical right fielder, the type you build an offense around. Comparisons to Dave Winfield may not be off base.
They said it: "The jump from Jupiter to Double-A is a good one. You want to challenge them. You want some tough spots in the Minor Leagues and see them get through it. It's not something you want them to have to experience for the first time at the big league level. It's part of the process to keep them challenged, and push them a little bit." -- Marlins VP of scouting and player development, Jim Fleming
He said it: "I don't usually speak too much. I take it as, 'I'm on the field with these guys, I've got to play and do what they do.' They're obviously doing something right, because they're here." -- On playing in big-league camp with Major Leaguers