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Aaron Judge

#99 | RF/CF/DH
New York Yankees New York Yankees
Aaron Judge
Name: Aaron James Judge
Born: Apr 26, 1992 in Sacramento, CA
College: Fresno State
High School: Linden (Calif.) HS
Ht.: 6'7" / Wt.: 282 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (32nd overall) by the New York Yankees in 2013 (signed for $1,800,000)
With a build that's rare for baseball at 6-foot-7 and 255 pounds, Judge earns physical comparisons to NBA player Blake Griffin. He was a three-sport athlete in high school and got most of his college offers for football as a tight end. But he loved baseball and headed to Fresno State--where both his parents went--even after the Athletics drafted him in the 31st round out of high school. Judge puts on jaw-dropping batting practice displays, but some scouts worry that his power won't translate to games. He hit four home runs as a sophomore and had eight so far this season as he got bigger in his stance and made adjustments. Judge profiles as a .250 hitter and is going to strike out a lot, which comes with the territory for tall power hitters with long arms. A team can live with the strikeouts if he hits 30-plus home runs a year. While his swing is more about strength and leverage than bat speed, he has light-tower power. Judge is a solid-average runner with an above-average arm and will be a solid defender in right field.
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