Tag:Mike Stanton
Posted on: June 18, 2010 12:01 am
Edited on: October 19, 2010 12:10 pm
 

Maybin sent to Triple-A

While Mike Stanton will get a chance to play every day for the Marlins, Florida has made sure Cameron Maybin will get his chance to play every day as well -- in Triple-A New Orleans.

Maybin, 23, was optioned to New Orleans after Thursday night's loss to the Rangers.

Maybe hadn't played in eight games and was hitting just .225/.290/.341 in 51 games for the Marlins. He hit five home runs with 19 RBI.

"We're going to give Mike Stanton a chance to play, and Cody Ross is doing a great job, and [Chris] Coghlan is hot," Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez told reporters, including MLB.com . "We knew this could happen when we brought Mike up, and we have to do what's best for Maybin."

Maybin was the Tigers' first-round choice in the 2005 draft and a key piece of the trade that sent Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera to Detroit following the 2007 season.

Maybin made cameos in the big leagues in 2007 and 2008. Last season he hit .250/.318/.409 with four home runs and 13 RBI in 54 games.

The Marlins called up pinch-hitter Mike Lamb to take Maybin's roster spot.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 9, 2010 1:01 am
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:18 am
 

The Kids Are Alright

How about the rookies of the National League East?

• There was some guy in Washington who did something.

• The Mets' Ike Davis hit a walk-off against the Padres.

• Florida's Mike Stanton was 3 for 5 with two runs in his debut.

Jason Heyward started the day by moving into second in All-Star fan voting for National League outfielders, then went 2 for 5 and picked up his 40th RBI of the season in a Braves victory.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans



Posted on: June 8, 2010 10:34 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:30 am
 

Stanton finishes 3 for 5


Marlins rookie Mike Stanton is known for his power, but he showed his speed in his big-league debut on Tuesday. Stanton had three hits, including two infield singles, the second of which came off Phillies closer Brad Lidge with two on and two outs and the Marlins down two in the ninth.

Stanton kept the Marlins alive with a grounder up the middle that hit Lidge's glove, fielded by Chase Utley who flipped it to Wilson Valdez to try to force Cody Ross at second, but Ross was called safe. It appeared second base umpire Brian Gorman missed the call, and it was ruled an infield single for Stanton, loading the bases for Ronny Paulino.

However, Paulino popped up to Utley to end the game and give Lidge his second save since returning to the Phillies a week ago and third overall.

Hanley Ramierez led off the inning with a single before Lidge got Jorge Cantu and Dan Uggla to go down swinging and Ross walked to bring up Stanton.

Stanton went 3 for 5 in his debut with three singles and a strikeout. Stanton had 21 homers at Double-A Jacksonville and slugged .726.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans





Posted on: June 8, 2010 9:49 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:30 am
 

Stanton's OK, too

Stephen Strasburg showed why his debut was a big deal and the other rookie making his debut Tuesday night hasn't had too bad of a game, either.

Marlins right fielder Mike Stanton has two hits as the Marlins lead the Phillies 8-7 in the middle of the eighth. Stanton reached on an infield single in his first at-bat and then single again in his fourth. Stanton led off the eighth inning with a liner to right and then scored on Wes Helms' triple.

Stanton has a reputation for his amazing power, but went the other way off of Phillies reliever Jose Contreras for his second hit of the night. Stanton also struck out once. Along with his 21 minor league homers at Double-A Jacksonville, Stanton also struck out 53 times in 190 at-bats.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans
 


Posted on: June 8, 2010 7:32 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:26 am
 

Stanton singles, scores in debut

While Mike Stanton is known for his prodigous power, his first at-bat in the big leagues resulted in an infield single off the Phillies' Kyle Kendrick.

Facing a full count, Stanton hit a chopper of Kendrick's head and the 6-foot-5, 240-pound Stanton busted down the line.

Known for his 500-foot homers, Stanton was recruited by USC as a wide receiver and cornerback, so he does have speed, which he showed scoring from first on Ronnie Paulino's double.

The Marlins lead 2-0 in the top of the second.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans


Posted on: June 8, 2010 6:28 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:30 am
 

The other debut


If tonight is Strasmas in Washington D.C., then is it also the first day of Stantakuh in South Florida? OK, that's weak -- Kwanton?

Regardless, Stephen Strasburg isn't the only top prospect debuting tonight. While all eyes will be on Starsburg, I'm just as excited to see what Mike Stanton does in his debut for the Marlins.

Stanton is in the lineup, batting seventh and playing right field against the Phillies.

Stanton, 20, hit .311 with 21 homers and a .762 slugging percentage at Double-A. While Strasburg may be lighting up radar guns, watch for Starsburg to be putting balls -- if not butts -- in the seats.

What Stanton and Strasburg have in common is that both have been held in the minors beyond the time they were ready to avoid starting their arbitration clocks. If both or either succeed, does it mean the Marlins and Nationals didn't care about 2010?

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

 
 
 
 
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