If the Marlins were a playoff contender this year, Stanton might be the NL MVP frontrunner. He just might win it regardless, especially if he comes close to 60 homers.
Stanton has 11 homers with 21 RBI for August after having 12 homers with 23 RBI in July.
Overall, he has 32 homers with 71 RBI and a .903 OPS against the Mets, with five homers and ten RBI coming this season. Six games remain between the two teams.
Stanton is three years into a 13-year, $325-million contract with the Marlins.