Marlins’ record next up for Stanton

ANAHEIM — With No. 150 out of the way, Giancarlo Stanton suddenly is closing in fast on the Marlins’ franchise home run record.

Stanton is now four shy of matching Dan Uggla’s Marlins’ mark of 154.

At the rate he’s going, sometime in September, Stanton should stand atop Miami’s list.

Stanton reached 150 on Monday night with his three-run blast in Miami’s 7-1 win over the Angels.

Stanton is the 10th youngest player in MLB history to get to 150, doing it at 24-years, 290-days old. He is the 12 player ever to do so before turning 25. Only two active players have reached the mark faster — Albert Pujols (24, 212) and Alex Rodriguez (24, 255).

The Angels home also becomes the 21st ballpark in which Stanton has connected.

Stanton projects to blow way past the Marlins’ all-time milestone.

Yes, the slugger is not signed to a long-term contract, and speculation arises daily that he could be traded. But Stanton will not be traded in the offseason, with or without a long-term contract. He is arbitration eligible for two more seasons, and the club fully plans on retaining him, perhaps all the way through 2016 in hopes of reaching a multi-year deal.

As for his mark on history, Stanton stands among some elite company.

Youngest Players to 150 Career Home Runs, All-Time

Mel Ott 23-196

Eddie Mathews 23-332

Andruw Jones 24-158

Ken Griffey Jr. 24-180

Albert Pujols 24-212

Alex Rodriguez 24-255

Mickey Mantle 24-255

Jimmie Foxx 24-263

Johnny Bench 24-288

Giancarlo Stanton 24-290

Frank Robinson 24-326

Orlando Cepeda 24-341

Fewest Games to 150 Career Home Runs, All-Time

Ryan Howard 495

Eddie Mathews 569

Ralph Kiner 570

Albert Pujols 586

Mark McGwire 588

Chuck Klein 593

Willie Mays 598

Adam Dunn 607

Joe DiMaggio 608

Bob Horner 609

Rocky Colavito 616

Giancarlo Stanton 619

Harmon Killebrew 622

Fewest AB to 150 Home Runs, Career Began since 1974

Ryan Howard 1994

Mark McGwire 2144

Giancarlo Stanton 2229

Adam Dunn 2237

Cecil Fielder 2253

Ron Kittle 2307

(source: STATS LLC)

Joe Frisaro

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