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Giancarlo Stanton

Video: Giancarlo Stanton hit a bomb for his 26th home run


Giancarlo Stanton pounced on a hanging Carlos Martinez slider Tuesday for his 26th home run …

Stanton leads all major leaguers in homers and is now on pace to finish the season with a whopping 59.

Giancarlo Stanton regains a starting slot on the NL All-Star team in latest voting update

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Nori Aoki is out, Giancarlo Stanton is back in. Bryce Harper maintains a commanding lead in the overall vote. And, outside of the outfield, none of the positional races are too terribly close:





Giancarlo Stanton says he’ll participate in the Home Run Derby if he’s asked

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 15:  Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins looks on during the game against the New York Yankees at Marlins Park on June 15, 2015 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Good news for people who like to see baseballs hit really far.

According to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton said last night that he plans to participate in this year’s Home Run Derby if he’s asked. This year’s Home Run Derby will take place on July 13, one day before the 2015 All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park. Stanton was asked about it with the Marlins in Cincinnati this weekend.

“I find myself trying to make too much of the little park in previous years,” Stanton said. “Last year I finally calmed down a little bit when I’m here. You get super-excited and by the time your three games are up, you have no homers and nothing hit to the wall. Then your next series you hit five balls that would have been out here — that’s what I feel like I used to do. I’ve kind of calmed it down a little bit.”

Stanton currently leads the majors with 25 home runs. Reds third baseman Todd Frazier is tied with Bryce Harper for second with 22 home runs and figures to be the captain for the National League squad. The field of participants should be made official the week before the event. You know, if you’re into that.