Giancarlo Stanton made his 2013 PNC Park debut, but it came after the trade deadline. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

Picture Giancarlo Stanton.

Nope, he's bigger than that.

The Marlins' hulking, slugging right fielder is built like an NFL tight end, and maybe he would be one right now had pesky ol' baseball not gotten in the way. In his salad days as Mike Stanton, he was a great high school wide receiver recruited by schools like USC.

Now the 6-foot-5, 245-pound Stanton does not catch bombs, he launches them, hitting 37 home runs last year. But he has noticed something different about this MLB season. Pitchers are avoiding him, throwing under 40 percent of their pitches to him in the strike zone for the lowest mark in baseball.

"You gotta be a little more patient this year when...

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