"The guy has a presence about him in the batter's box," Nationals right-hander Dan Haren said. "There are a few guys who are like that in baseball. He is really intimidating, he is a big strong guy. He can hit it out of any ballpark . He makes Marlins Park look small. With him, you really have to nibble at the corners. He has a really good eye, too. He takes his walks. He is a really tough out."
Shortstop Ian Desmond didn't have an answer for how to stop Stanton.
"He kills everybody. The guy is a master," said Desmond. "How do you stop him? There are a lot of teams out there asking the same question. He is a great ballplayer."
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time He can also be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.