He may be one of the premier home run hitters in all of baseball, but Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton hasn’t thought about the Home Run Derby just yet.
We are inching closer to this year’s Home Run Derby as the days go by and it seems as if Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton hasn’t decided whether or not he is going to be competing this year.
Last year’s winner, Aaron Judge, has already made it clear that he will not be participating this season despite his impressive victory in Miami last year when he made all kinds of jaws in the crowd drop. Specifically due to the fact that many believe this is when he received his shoulder injury which plagued him in the second half.
Stanton has been a staple to the event in years past, even winning the event in dominating fashion most recently in 2016. However, he was eliminated in the first round of last year’s competition by Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez.
Considering how many players have had issues both offensive and injury wise the half after participating in the Home Run Derby, I don’t think many fans will be all that upset to hear that Stanton hasn’t really thought about it yet.
"I haven't thought about that."
– Giancarlo Stanton when asked about the Home Run Derby pic.twitter.com/c3OOLDeiFH
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) June 27, 2018
Stanton has been on fire as of late and he should not do anything to risk him getting off track and that includes participating in the Home Run Derby.