Giancarlo Stanton's Third-Deck Home Run at 2014 Home Run Derby Wows Everyone

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJuly 15, 2014

Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was the slugger who everyone wanted to see at the 2014 MLB Home Run Derby at Target Field. He didn't disappoint.

Stanton led the National League with six home runs in the first round. If leading his team in long balls wasn't enough for him, he left his mark with the biggest blast of the opening round.

The home run was originally projected at more than 500 feet, but it was officially measured at a modest 430 feet.

Stanton was pretty pleased with how the first round went:

The best part about the Home Run Derby is that other Major League players act like kids when they see a big blast. When Stanton hit his third-deck home run that almost left the stadium, he left other All-Stars shaking their heads.

Stanton left one of his competitors, Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier, blown away:

Andrew McCutchen, the 2013 National League Most Valuable Player, couldn't believe what he just saw:

Here are some other reactions from Stanton's peers:

In case you missed the show, here is a look at all of Stanton's home runs in the first round:

[MLB.com, Twitter]

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