What Can We Expect From Mike Stanton in 2010?

Posted: 3rd May 2010 by Chris Campanelli in MLB
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Maybe you’ve started to hear the buzz surrounding Mike Stanton . In 23 games for the Marlins Double-A affiliate, the outfield prospect is hitting .354 with 12 home runs, a .505 OBP and an .866 SLG. Sounds like the Double-A equivalent to Barry Bonds if you ask me. Stanton was ranked as baseball’s third best prospect by Baseball America , behind only Jason Heyward and Stephen Strasburg . If not for those once-in-a-decade type talents, Stanton would have easily been ranked first. Stanton’s power is off the charts. Actually, it’s at the very top of the chart. Scouts universally have Stanton’s power rated as an 80, the highest possible grade on the standard 20-80 scale. That seems more than reasonable to me considering that he hit 39 home runs in 125 game ...

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