Yankees, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Orioles, Rays: 1 July bold prediction for every AL East team

May 19, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Baltimore Orioles catcher Adley Rutschman (35) and relief pitcher Yennier Cano (78) leave the field after the eighth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
May 19, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Baltimore Orioles catcher Adley Rutschman (35) and relief pitcher Yennier Cano (78) leave the field after the eighth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports /
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Bold prediction for every AL East team including the Yankees
Feb 22, 2023; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) during photo day at George M. Steinbrenner Field Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

Bold prediction: New York Yankees get a big offensive month from Giancarlo Stanton

It simply can’t get any worse for Giancarlo Stanton, can it? He’s been booed all month at Yankee Stadium, his plate appearances have been getting worse by the day and he has no confidence right now in the batter’s box.

Prior to the Yankees’ three-game series against the Oakland Athletics, he was slashing .191/.252/.391 this season with only 21 hits, including six home runs, in 110 at-bats. He’s primarily been the DH as manager Aaron Boone just seems like he can’t even trust him to play the outfield. With it looking like Aaron Judge is going to be out for an extended period of time and if the Yankees are going to stay in playoff contention, they need Stanton to have a big month, something he’s capable of.

That all changed in Northern California this week.

He only had three hits in the three games, however, he had some good-looking at-bats, which included a home run in the second game to get the offense going in an 11-0 win. He had a hit and two RBIs in the series final Thursday in a 10-4 win, but the key in the whole series was his at-bats were different than the previous ones this season.

If the Yankees are going to survive until Judge comes back offensively, then Stanton turning things around is a must.