JUPITER, Fla. -- During Saturday's batting practice, Giancarlo Stanton launched a ball that nearly cleared the roof of the Marlins' building located beyond the left-field wall at Roger Dean Stadium.
In the second inning of Miami's 3-2 Grapefruit League loss to the Cardinals, Stanton showcased his powerful right arm by throwing out a runner at the plate.
"He probably doesn't get any attention for his defense, but we saw [Friday] with the spin throw," manager Don Mattingly said. "He makes a good play yesterday, having a chance to throw a guy out [at second]. He makes that throw today."
"What's really impressive is he takes his time there," Mattingly said. "He knows the runner. As he comes up to that ball, you don't see him hurrying or rushing. He's taking his time, knowing his clock, and how much time he's got.
"Again, it's something he doesn't get a lot of attention for. But interesting to me, when talking in our organization about how good of a right fielder this guy is, you see him a couple of days, you don't know. But listening to our guys, it was one of the good things you like to hear."
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