You could say that New York Yankees rookie outfielder Aaron Judge is out of his league.
Standing at 6-foot-7, and weighing 282 pounds, Judge would seem be a better fit playing defensive end for the Jets or Giants than suiting up in the pinstripes for the Yankees.
Despite his tender young age, he is proving to be a giant among men and the bubble gum chewing rookie just smacked his 19th home run on Saturday in a 16-3 dismantling of the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium.
ALL RISE. Last night, Aaron Judge hit the hardest-hit Home Run EVER recorded in the Statcast Era. https://t.co/CgvzbyiZc4
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) June 11, 2017
Judge’s blast was the hardest hit home run of the season according to Statcast.
— #Statcast (@statcast) June 10, 2017
The way that this dude is knocking the cover off of the ball as well as his hulking size indicates that he will continue to break records with his mighty bat and could one day join the all time greats for a legendary team if his is able to maintain his pace.
Judge finished the day with a stat line of 3-for-4 and three RBIs. He is hitting .332 on the season with 44 RBIs.
The Yankees are rolling now and sit alone atop the American League East and Judge’s performance has played a large part of their resurgence.
Will it be much longer before Judge gets the nickname of the Baby Bambino?