Going into this season, Aaron Judge bet on himself to earn a massive contract. The Yankees offered Judge a $230 million extension before the season, but Judge declined because he thought he was worth more than that. He was right, as he has put together one of the best hitting seasons in MLB history.
This season, Aaron Judge is batting .313, with 61 home runs, 130 RBIs, and a 1.121 OPS. Here are his ranks this season:
Aaron Judge has been dominant this season, and no player in the league has come close to the season that Judge has put together. He is currently the frontrunner to win MVP and is close to winning the Triple Crown as well.
Currently, Aaron Judge is tied with Luis Arraez for the highest batting average in the American league. Judge and Arraez are batting .313, followed by Xander Bogaerts who is batting .309. Aaron Judge is leading the American League in home runs, as well as runs batting in and it’s not close. The Triple Crown will come down to whoever has the highest batting average in the American League.
Judge ties the A.L. home run record
Aaron Judge said this year before the season started that he would hit 50 home runs this season. Last night Judge tied Roger Maris for the A.L. home run record, 61 home runs. Tying Maris also meant that Judge is now tied for first as the single-season home run leader in Yankees history.
This mark in history continues Aaron Judge’s MVP season, as he is the favorite to take home the MVP. Going into the season betting on himself, Judge will most likely earn one of the largest contracts in baseball history.
Judge has really done it all for the Yankees. Although it’s unknown if he will return to pinstripes next season, Judge has made himself the face of the franchise. He has been very good in big moments this year for the Yankees and led them to clinch the A.L East title and a trip to the American League divisional series.