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Mike Stanton in his last two games: 7-for-8 with five home runs. Yes, five.

Updated: April 27, 2010, 11:43 AM ET
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus

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Mike Stanton, OF, Florida Marlins (Double-A Jacksonville)
Monday's stats: 3-for-4, 3 HR (9), 3 R, 7 RBI, BB, K
The scary thing here? Stanton hit a pair of bombs on Sunday as well (part of a 4-for-4 night), so in his last two games he's gone 7-for-8 with a double and five (count 'em five) home runs. He's quickly become the minor league leader in home runs and he should remain so -- unless the Marlins call up the 20-year-old power prodigy. It's a risky endeavor for a player so young, but Stanton's tools and approach (17 walks) just might be ready for it. With a .338/.482/.800 line in 17 games for the Suns, he certainly has nothing left to prove in the Southern League.

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