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Yankees: Biggest Winners and Losers From First Five Games

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WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 23: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the New York Yankees celebrates with Aaron Judge #99 after hitting a two run home run to center field against Max Scherzer #31 of the Washington Nationals during the first inning in the game at Nationals Park on July 23, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Winner: Giancarlo Stanton

After a disastrous 2019 season that saw Giancarlo Stanton play in just 18 regular season games due to injury, the former MVP finally looks healthy and like the player that hit 59 home runs and drove in 132 runs for the Miami Marlins in 2017.

Stanton has started all five games as the designated hitter and is hitting a remarkable .500 with two home runs and six RBI’s. He has posted an OPS of 1.600 and saw both of his home runs travel well over 400-feet, including a 483-foot bomb against the Nationals on July 25.

Not only is Stanton the early favorite for the AL Comeback Player of the Year, but he is also putting up numbers that suggest he could be on his way to his second career MVP award.

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