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Stanton on Power


             Stanton                                                                      Baseball America calls 19-year-old outfielder Michael Stanton the "best power hitter" in the Marlins organization. But when I asked Stanton this morning if he remembers his very first over-the-fence home run -- Little League, backyard, whatever -- he drew a blank.

                "The only one I remember is the last one," Stanton said.

                Stanton had a memorable day on Monday when he clubbed a pair of home runs in an intra-squad scrimmage. He hit one of his homers on a high changeup from lefty Renyel Pinto and another on a hanging slider from southpaw Dan Meyer.

                "It was only just a scrimmage so it didn't feel as good as it would in a real game," said Stanton, who hit 39 home runs last season for Single A Greensboro and came close in an earlier spring training game when a brisk wind kept one long drive to deep right center from going out. 

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Jorge

This guy is going to be ridiculous. I am more excited about this phenom than I was when we signed Miguel Cabrera (I still love Miguel though).

I hope he is on the untouchables list with Hanley. Everyone else (besides Nolasco, Johnson, and Volstad) should be tradeable. I would also keep Logan and Maybin.

Jorge

I really think it is evident how much this paper wants baseball to leave south florida. ANY chance they get to rip the stadium they take, when a rebuttal is given by Dupuy they put it in the back of the paper and when the bloggers come out, you give us less than armando salguero, Mike wallace, and manny navarro (i am talking about two sports that are in free agency and offseason practice).

Pathetic.

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