Giancarlo Stanton is the living embodiment of Thor's hammer. His bat is a bolt of lightning, filling the skies with flashes of blinding light with every swing, demolishing pitches and sending baseballs into the stratosphere like streaking balls of fire. The 25-year-old slugger is not only a star in the making and not only has the quickest, strongest bat in the big leagues but is the current face of the MLB, as voted by baseball fans across America. That's right, Marlins fans. Baseball's most popular star plays for your team. Stanton is the perfect baseball specimen: chiseled like a Greek god, square-jawed, handsome, nimble, quick, and more powerful than an F5 tornado. Stanton crushes pitches into the stands, often breaking the scoreboard in the process, making the Marlins a formidable opponent. The historically stingy Marlins knew this. So to make sure Stanton not only stuck around but played his prime years in a Miami uniform, the Fish gave him the biggest contract in Major League Baseball history. He also demanded the team add better players around him. Now, armed with the riches his talent deserves and backed by a team that is poised to make a run, Giancarlo Stanton is ready to confirm to the baseball-watching world that he is a force to be reckoned with. And he's ours. All ours.
Readers' Choice: Giancarlo Stanton