Aaron Judge

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Aaron Judge’s pitch-to-pitch adjustments are uncanny

The large majority of players in MLB have phenomenal swings. You don’t get there by accident. It takes an efficient and strong swing to make it as far as these players have while facing the world’s top competition. But how exactly do we differentiate between all those great swings? Data can tell us a ton when it comes to a player’s tendencies relative to everyone else. Motion capture analysis can help adding more context too. However, there is a quality that all the best hitters in baseball possess that sets them apart from the rest of the world, and that is making pitch-to-pitch adjustments.
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Aaron Judge is still getting cheated by umps more than any other player

For years, Aaron Judge has battled with a strike zone which is not suited for a human of his size. One would think that umpires would be conscious of this fact when he steps up to the plate, but there have been little-to-no adjustments made since Judge entered the league in 2016.

Aaron Judge is winning Yankees contract battle

Aaron Judge bet on himself. And so far, he looks set to soak the house. The slugger’s slow start to the season after contract talks with the Yankees broke down is long forgotten. Now all he does is deliver big moments on the march to October — and to a massive contract when he hits free agency shortly after.

Good news and bad news as Yankees ride Aaron Judge moon-shot to victory

The New York Yankees faced off against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first game of a two games series starting on Tuesday. With Luis Severino taking the mound, the Bombers were hoping to get a bit more offensive production out of their team after a few quiet performances against the Texas Rangers over the weekend. Nonetheless, the Yankees still managed to win two of three games against Texas, extending their awesome streak.
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MLB Star Power Index: Imagining an alternate Aaron Judge-fan exchange; Phillies defy the odds

Welcome to the MLB Star Power Index -- a weekly undertaking that determines with awful authority which players are dominating the current zeitgeist of the sport, at least according to the narrow perceptions of this miserable scribe. While one's presence on this list is often celebratory in nature, it can also be for purposes of lamentation or ridicule. The players listed are in no particular order, just like the phone book. To this week's honorees ...

Aaron Judge catches puck barehanded at NHL game

What the puck? Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge doesn’t only catch baseballs. He was spotted at a recent Rangers playoff game catching a puck that flew over the glass, spies told Page Six. And he didn’t even need a mitt. Judge was in the stands at Madison Square Garden with his wife, Samantha Bracksieck, when the puck went flying. “During the first period, a puck was rifled right over the glass, right at Aaron, and he barehanded it,” a spy told Page Six. “It was like a slapshot. It would’ve taken someone out if it hit them in the head, but he caught it.” We’re told...
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Aaron Judge is back to consistently pulling the ball in the air

Aaron Judge is off to arguably the best start of his career at the plate. After about one month of play, he stood at a .293/.356/.652 slash line as play began on Sunday. That put him at third with a 197 wRC+ among all American League hitters with at least 100 plate appearances, right behind Mike Trout’s 219 and José Ramírez’s 200. Without question, he has been at another level this season. While we have seen him perform at this level for a full season, take 2017 for example, it looks a bit more different than it ever has.