Position | Outfield
Bats/Throws | Right/Right
Born | November 8, 1989 (Panorama, California)
School | Notre Dame High School
Height | 6'5''
Weight | 225 lbs.
2008 Ranking | Not Ranked
The Florida Marlins drafted Mike Stanton in the second round of the 2007 draft. Despite having a baseball scholarship to USC and football scholarships to UCLA and UNLV, Stanton decided to turn pro, and it has so-far been the right decision. At just 18-years-old, Stanton was second in all the Minor Leagues last season with 39 home runs and lead the South Atlantic League in categories such as Slugging Percentage, Extra-Base Hits and Total Bases. He has extreme raw power potential but like many power hitters, he strikes out a helluva lot. He has a good arm and plays good enough defense to project as a strong right fielder when he is ready to play for the Marlins. The team probably shouldn't rush him, but with the team in complete rebuild-mode, they could be more aggressive with him.
Level G PA AVG OBP SLG XBH HR KA 125 540 .293 .381 .611 68 39 153
Stanton will likely be in Advanced-A with the Jupiter Hammerheads. It will be a real test for him playing in the pitching-tough Florida State League after playing in the hitter-friendly South Atlantic League in 2008.
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