The only question now is how long before Stanton comes back to grace baseball fans with another power display again.
The All-Star Home Run Derby came down to a matchup that couldn't be more ideal: the Defending champion Todd Frazier vs. Giancarlo Stanton. The three-time All-Star is not on the NL roster for Tuesday night's game after batting.233 with 20 homers and 50 RBIs before the break.
Stanton put on an unprecedented show on the way to defeating defending champion Todd Frazier in the finals, 20-13. Building in the left-field corner and the top of the batter's eye in center field.
Despite struggling in the regular season at times this year, Stanton proved why he is widely regarded as the most powerful player in Major League Baseball.
He is not heading to the All-Star Game but Stanton did make an appearance at Home Run Derby, and a big one.
Participating in his first Home Run Derby in his first season as a major league starter, Adam Duvall cruised past Wil Myers in the youngsters' first-round matchups in Monday night's Home Run Derby.
Stanton set the bar high in the final round, with 11 of his home runs surpassing the 440-foot mark. Stanton entered the derby as the favorite with 13-4 odds, according online bookmaker Bovada.
Stanton had a stunning 26 homers in his first duel with Seattle slugger Robinson Cano to easily move on.
Stanton came out swinging in the second round, cranking out 17 home runs in regulation time, but he wasn't able to add to it in the 30-second bonus round. Don't look now, but Stanton already has five home runs in July-more than he had the entire months of May or June. "I've got a lot of family here, a lot of friends here, so it's a good time for me", he said.
And Stanton didn't cheat the fans either with those 338-foot homers down the line.
"With him, I had to wait until the clock hit zero [to know if he was beaten] because he had that comeback previous year and he knows the format more than any of us".
Literally. His longest shot was estimated at 497 feet.
"I'm just really happy for him".
Todd Frazier, of the White Sox, made his way to the championship round with hopes of defending his 2015 Home Run Derby title.