Giancarlo Stanton Home Run Leaves Fan with Swollen Hand at HR Derby

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJuly 16, 2014

via @JJacobson13

Everyone knows Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has serious power. After seeing this picture, though, it turns out we may have underestimated it.

Jordan Jacobson, a fan at the 2014 MLB Home Run Derby at Target Field, posted a photo of what happened to his hand after he apparently tried to catch a Stanton blast. Let this be a lesson to anyone who tries to catch a Stanton-hit ball with bare hands.

Here's what Jacobson had to say about the experience, via Page Q Sports' Josh Baumgard: "It was extremely painful at first, then went numb after about 15 minutes. It probably would have felt better if I would have gotten the ball."

He didn't even get the ball. That's just adding insult to injury.


Update: July 16 at 4:55 p.m. ET

Giancarlo Stanton saw what happened and is coming through for the fan:


It looks like the fan will get a ball after all.

[Giancarlo StantonTwitter, h/t Next Impulse Sports]