Name: Giancarlo Cruz Michael Stanton
Born: November 8, 1989
Giancarlo Stanton was born in Panorama City, California on November 8, 1989. He is the son of Mike Stanton, a retired postal worker, and he has two sisters, Kairice and Egidio. Giancarlo maintains an Irish and African-American descent.
Giancarlo attended Verdugo Hills High School, and later transferred to Notre Dame High School. He accepted a scholarship to attend Tulane, and rejected several offers from UCLA and USC.
In 2007, Giancarlo decided to go pro and was drafted by the Miami Marlins in the second round in the amateur draft. He was immediately sent to play for the Gulf Coast League Marlins, and was later promoted to Single A baseball. Because he hit 39 home runs and maintained a .293 batting average, he was invited to attend the 2009 Marlins spring training. He continued playing in the minor league system, and later participated in the Arizona Fall League.
In June 2010, the Marlins announced that Stanton would be called up. In his rookie season, Giancarlo smashed 22 home runs, hit .259, and knocked 59 RBIs. He had a successful 2011 season, despite his injuries. The following year would be his breakout season, hitting 37 home runs and 87 RBIs and recording a .290 batting average.
The 2013 season would prove to be a difficult year for Giancarlo, missing one-quarter of the season and unable to match the previous year’s numbers. One year later, Giancarlo returned to his former self with a .288 batting average, 37 home runs, and 105 RBIs. Both 2015 and 2016 were mixed years for the Marlins slugger, but 2017 would be the best year of his career.
During the 2017 season, he smashed 59 home runs and 132 RBIs with a .281 batting average. He would win the National League Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award as well as the Hank Aaron award for “most outstanding offensive performer” in the NL.
In his career, he has hit 267 home runs, smashed 672 RBIs, walked 487 times, and maintained a .268 batting average.
The Miami Marlins front office has declared that they want to trade Giancarlo because of his 10-year, $325 million contract that they want to offload. The Boston Red Sox, the Washington Nationals, the St. Louis Cardinals, the San Francisco Giants, and the Los Angeles Dodgers have been the top contenders.
We estimate that Giancarlo Stanton’s net worth is $300 million (2017).
So how much is $300 million really?
$300 million can pay for the entire annual salaries of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers. $300 million can also pay for a new ballpark for the Toronto Blue Jays.