Jun 24, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) connects for a solo home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the second inning at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Playing left field and batting fourth – Giancarlo Stanton (age 30)
The Miami Marlins finally pulled the trigger and dealt the talented right-handed power bat to Boston. The Red Sox paid a heavy price in prospects and team controlled talent, but the former National League MVP has been worth it – at least it was for the 2019 season.
Stanton is made for Fenway Park. His first season saw the team record for home runs by a right-handed hitter vaporized and Stanton almost broke the team record set by bench coach David Ortiz. But with 2020 comes a problem – will Stanton opt-out? That option is available after the season and will certainly be a hot topic during the season.