Stanton dominates scrimmage

Any doubts that Michael Stanton is the real deal were erased in Monday’s intrasquad scrimmage on field two behind Roger Dean Stadium.

The 19-year-old outfield prospect crushed two tape-measured home runs. He took lefties Renyel Pinto and Dan Meyer deep on shots that may have combined to measure 1,000-feet.

Stanton also had a chopped single that he tried to stretch to a double. He was called out sliding into second in a scrimmage with no umpires. The view from the bleachers looked like he was safe.

Pinto was impressed by Stanton’s strength.

“I’ve never seen a ball hit like that, never,” said Pinto, who hung a changeup. “It was like two seconds and it was out.”

Pinto struggled in his first game experience, but after he missed about a week with a stomach virus, he should be back on the mound on Wednesday.

Other notable moments in the scrimmage:

* John Lindsey and Miguel Fermin also went deep.

* Chris Volstad threw three innings, and he is in line to next start on Friday.

* Matt Dominguez had a double and single.

* Emilio Bonifacio had a couple of singles.

* Logan Morrison slapped an RBI double.

– Joe Frisaro

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