Top 10 MLB players benefiting from coronavirus layoff, ranked

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 19: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees takes batting practice before Game Six of the League Championship Series against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on October 19, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 19: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees takes batting practice before Game Six of the League Championship Series against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on October 19, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /
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Top 10 MLB players benefiting from hiatus

Giancarlo Stanton (Career: 39.3 fWAR | 39.9 bWAR)

Since putting on a New York Yankees uniform Giancarlo Stanton has become one of the most polarizing MLB players in New York sports history. Following in line with Reggie Jackson in the late 1970s and Alex Rodriguez in the early 2000s, Stanton comes with a big salary and even more pressure.

Turn on any New York sports radio show or read any piece regarding the former NL MVP and you’d think that his time in NYC has produced 0 results. It’s easy to forget how valuable he was to the 2018 squad when in the following season he only managed to play in 18 games.

Fans get stuff like this wrong all the time, however, and this season Stanton was itching to rub it in all of their faces. Then, the news came that he would most likely miss Opening Day with a grade 1 right calf strain.

Fortunately, Stanton will have more time to recover from the nagging injury and be ready to take the field whenever baseball resumes. In fact, has already begun taking batting practice and “looks good” according to Yankees hitting coach Marcus Thames.