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PHOTO: 3B coach Brett Butler knows where to stand while Stanton bats

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

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According to ESPN's Home Run Tracker, Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has two of the three hardest hit home runs in terms of velocity off the bat this year. He's hit homers that registered 119.9 mph and 118.8 mph off the bat this season.

Needless to say, Stanton hits the ball as hard as anyone in baseball. You didn't need me to tell you that. So, whenever he steps into the box, Marlins third base coach Brett Butler makes sure to stand in a safe place:

I remember the third base coach would do the same thing for ex-Marlins slugger Gary Sheffield, another insane power right-handed hitter. You do not want to be in the way when he gets out of front of a pitch and yanks it foul.

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