Yankees' $32 million man realizes power is irrelevant

Giancarlo Stanton was a player for the Miami Marlins, but the New York Yankees were interested in acquiring him because they believed he was a generational talent

who was capable of hitting at least 30 home runs per season. 

In spite of the fact that Stanton initially lived up to expectations by hitting 38 home runs and collecting 100 RBIs across 158 games in his debut season with the Yankees, Stanton's subsequent years have not been as successful as his first year with the team.

The Descending Spiral: What Could Have Been Done Differently In 2019, Stanton appeared in only 18 games, and the 2020 season was cut short by COVID, meaning he only played in 23 games total.

He had a modest comeback year in 2021, when he hit 35 home runs in 139 games, and then he backed that up with 31 home runs in 110 games the next year. 

However, home runs are not the most important statistic in baseball, which is a lesson that the Yankees are currently having to learn the hard way.

Stanton had a terrible season in terms of his batting average, which he posted at.211, and his on-base percentage (OBP), which he produced at just.297.

A look ahead to the current season reveals that the figures are still not where they should be: a batting average of.202,

an on-base percentage of.283, 19 home runs, and 49 RBIs in 79 games. Despite the fact that Stanton has some of the greatest metrics on the club, such as an outstanding hard-hit rate of 48.3% 

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