Here's some big news for one of South Florida's biggest ball players...

Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has been named a finalist for the Hank Aaron Award.

The Hank Aaron Award is awarded annually to the best overall offensive performer in each league. 

The award was introduced in 1999 to mark the 25th anniversary of Hank Aaron breaking Babe Ruth's all-time home run record. 

Its voted on by fans, and then ultimately determined by Aaron and a panel of fellow Hall of Famers.

The following baseball stars make up this year's candidates: 

American League Candidates

  • Baltimore Orioles: Jonathan Schoop
  • Boston Red Sox: Mookie Betts
  • Chicago White Sox: José Abreu
  • Cleveland Indians: Josè Ramírez
  • Detroit Tigers: Nicholas Castellanos
  • Houston Astros: José Altuve
  • Kansas City Royals: Eric Hosmer
  • Los Angeles Angels: Mike Trout
  • Minnesota Twins: Brian Dozier
  • New York Yankees: Aaron Judge
  • Oakland Athletics: Khris Davis
  • Seattle Mariners: Nelson Cruz
  • Tampa Bay Rays: Logan Morrison
  • Texas Ranger: Elvis Andrus
  • Toronto Blue Jays: Josh Donaldson

National League Candidates

  • Arizona Diamondbacks: Paul Goldschmidt
  • Atlanta Braves: Freddie Freeman
  • Chicago Cubs: Anthony Rizzo
  • Cincinnati Reds: Joey Votto
  • Colorado Rockies: Charlie Blackmon
  • Los Angeles Dodgers: Cody Bellinger
  • Miami Marlins: Giancarlo Stanton
  • Milwaukee Brewers: Travis Shaw
  • New York Mets: Michael Conforto
  • Philadelphia Phillies: Odúbel Herrera
  • Pittsburgh Pirates: Andrew McCutchen
  • San Diego Padres: José Pírela
  • San Francisco Giants: Buster Posey
  • St. Louis Cardinals: Tommy Pham
  • Washington Nationals: Ryan Zimmerman

This past season, Stanton hit 59 home run hits. MLB officials will announce the winner during the World Series.

To place your vote for the 2017 Hank Aaron Award, click here.