Giancarlo Stanton has become one of the pivot stars in the game of baseball. He started playing in the minor leagues before venturing into the major leagues. The talented baseballer opted out of college to join the Florida Miami’s in 2010 and has played impressively in each of his games. Currently, he joined the New York Yankees after playing for the Maimi’s for seven years. Maintaining his position as an outfielder and designated hitter, the baseball star has just begun to prove his relevance in his new team.
Giancarlo Stanton’s Bio (Ethnicity)
Born as the youngest of three children to Micheal Staton and Jacinta Garay on the 18th day of November 1989, Giancarlo had his childhood the in Tujunga area of Los Angeles. His brothers, Egidio Carlos Moacir Garay Stanton is ten years older than he is while Kyrice Valivia is two years older. Stanton is of a mixed ethnicity – African-American and Irish descent.
Life was pretty cool for the family but all was cut short after his parents who both worked for the postal service decided to quit their marriage after ten years of their union. It was quite devastating for the now baseball star who was just 8 at the time.
Giancarlo Stanton initially schooled at Verdugo Hills High School before transferring to Notre Dame High School. It was at Notre Dame that he began to show his athletic prowess and starred as a three sports athlete. He played as a wide receiver and cornerback for the gridiron football team and also excelled as a basketballer. The baseballer showed expertise in both games leading to the football scholarship offers he got from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and the University of Southern California (USC) and baseball scholarship offer he got from Tulane University.
Just after he accepted the scholarship offer from Tulane, the baseballer was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the second round with the 76th overall selection in the 2007 amateur draft. So, he opted out of school and joined the Marlins. He started off playing with the minor league but within a short period of time, he was drafted into the major league. As of that time, he was the youngest in the team and was also rated as the 3rd youngest player in the Marlins history. Giancarlo Stanton played actively in the club until 2017 when he moved to join the New York Yankees.
With the Yankees, he made two home runs during his first game shattering the record set by Joe Pepitone of getting a multi-home run game on Opening Day. Throughout the 2018 season, Giancarlo played in 158 games and recorded a total of .2266 batting average, 38 home runs, 34 doubles, and 100 RBI
Family – Parents, Girlfriend or Wife of Giancarlo Stanton
Giancarlo Stanton has made everything related to his career public but has succeeded in keeping his personal affairs under the radar. On several occasions, he has been questioned about his sexual orientation, a few who thought he was probably gay got the shock of their lives when he publicly declared that he has a straight sexual orientation and doesn’t have any issues with marriage and commitment. He also said he has remained single because he has not met the woman of his dreams, Oh yeah! that simply means he is sure available and is, of course, an eligible bachelor.
Despite all these, the baseball player has been linked to a few models. His first relationship hoax started after he uploaded the pictures of the Portuguese model, Sara Sampaio on his Instagram page. So far, there are no confirmations to this affair.
Moreso, Giancarlo Stanton was also linked to a model named Raquel Vera. Since the rumors began, the two have been quite silent about it. Till date, no one knows if the two are romantically involved with each other or they are just friends.
Height and Weight
In most sports, the physical appearance of an athlete determine the performances expected of the player, it is one of the major criteria’s in joining any athletic team. As it pertains to baseball, most ballers are expected to work adequately on their body build, body composure and grip strength.
In addition to that, they are also selective when it comes to consumables. It is a tradition that baseball players eat sunflower seeds while on the bench before proceeding to play in most of their games. They do so in order to maintain a consistent level of healthy fat and protein throughout the game.
In respect to that, Giancarlo Stanton has lived up to expectations and has also maintained a fit body. Standing at 6 feet 6 inches and carrying a weight of 109kg, Stanton has proven his strength on the field during each of his games.