Stanton goes deep in first AB with Yanks.
Giancarlo Stanton didn't waste anytime making an impact for the New York Yankees.
Stanton, who the Yankees acquired from the Miami Marlins this offseason, crushed a homerun off of J.A. Happ in his first at bat as a member of the Yanks to give the Bronx Bombers a 2-0 lead over the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning of their season opener.
According to ESPN, the opposite field blast measured at 426 feet by Statcast and the exit velocity was measured at 117.3 mph, the fastest for a batted ball at Rogers Centre since Statcast began tracking in 2015. Additionally, MLB.com says the homerun was the hardest exit velocity for any home run hit to the opposite field since Statcast began tracking such a stat.
Stanton is DHing today and batting third, in between Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, making for a nightmarish lineup for opposing pitchers. Last season with Miami, the 28-year old slugger belted an MLB-best 59 home runs and racked up 132 RBIs en route to NL MVP honors. And he looks like he's ready to pick up right where he left off.
Check out the footage of his first of many homeruns as a member of the Yankees below.