With the American League Wild Card game two weeks away, Yankees DH/OF Giancarlo Stanton is in the midst of a horrendous slump.
Stanton, who went 0-4 during Tuesday night's win against the Red Sox, has hit just two homers since Aug. 19. His overall line since then is .162/.282/.273 with two homers, five doubles, 10 RBI, 17 walks, and 40 strikeouts in 26 games -- and he is on pace to strike out 216 times this season.
As a result of his slump, Stanton's line for the season is down to .263/.339/.497, though he remains on pace to hit 37 homers.
During his MVP season in 2017, Stanton hit .281/.376/.631 with 59 homers in 159 games.
Looking at Stanton's career since 2015, he has alternated underwhelming years power-wise with incredible years, slugging .606 in 2015, .489 in 2016, .631 in 2017, and .497 (so far) in 2018. And the strikeouts this season are an enormous concern.
Stanton's 200 strikeouts so far this season (in 148 games) are by far the most he's ever had. His prior high for strikeouts was 170, which he racked up in just 145 games in 2014.