There are few milestones in baseball that inspire more excitement than the possibility of a player hitting 60 home runs in a season. There are just eight of those campaigns on the books -- Babe Ruth (60 in 1927), Roger Maris (61 in 1961), Mark McGwire (70 in 1998, 65 in 1999), Sammy Sosa (66 in 1998, 63 in 1999 and 64 in 2001) and Barry Bonds (major league record 73 in 2001) -- and none in the past 18 years. Giancarlo Stanton hit 59 home runs in 2017, the closest anyone has come to the 60-home-run mark since the league instituted mandatory drug testing in 2006. (více...)
Aaron Boone told reporters before Friday's game with the Blue
(13. 7. 2019, 01:49:34, rotoworld)
Aaron Boone told reporters before Friday's game with the Blue Jays that Giancarlo Stanton (knee) "isn't close" to returning to baseball activities.
Stanton is currently dealing with a PCL sprain in his right knee, and the hope was that he'd be able to return at the start of August. It sounds like those hopes aren't going to be realized, at this point. He continues to rehab, but Boone mentioned that it's in the early stages. We should see Stanton back with the Yankees before the season ends, but there's a good chance we don't see him back until the middle of next month, if not later.
Stanton (knee) has yet to resume baseball activities, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Stanton was activated off the injured list in mid-June but made it only a week in the majors before returning to the shelf with the right knee sprain. The veteran slugger isn't expected to rejoin the Yankees in July and his recovery timeline is unlikely to come into focus until he begins taking part in baseball activities.
It's been a few weeks since I ranked the top 100 fantasy hitters and a lot has changed! Stranger Things season 3 has dropped, Josh Bell broke the record for most extra-base hits in the first half of an NL season, my wife had our first child, and Giancarlo Stanton got injured and hit the DL! Only one of those is the real reason I haven't written an article in a while and yea, maybe I took Stanton getting hurt too personally. (více...)