“We have a great team,” Judge mentioned in October. “We have a lot of guys coming back. We have a lot of guys in the Minor Leagues waiting for their turn to come up here and do their thing. We’re all excited for next year and what it holds for us.”
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The 25-year-old Judge hit .284/.422/.627 in 155 video games for the Yankees this previous season, main the AL with 128 runs, 52 homers and 127 walks. Judge collected 24 doubles, three triples and 114 RBIs whereas main the Majors with 208 strikeouts.
Andrew Benintendi of the Red Sox and Trey Mancini of the Orioles are the opposite finalists for the Rookie of the Year Award, which can be introduced on Nov. 13 on MLB Network at 6 p.m. ET.
Severino, 23, went 14-6 with a 2.98 ERA in 31 begins, holding opponents to a .208 common whereas finishing his first full Major League season. Severino ranked third within the AL in ERA, fourth in strikeouts (230), ninth in innings (193 1/three) and tied for ninth in wins.
He is competing towards Corey Kluber of the Indians and Chris Sale of the Red Sox for the Cy Young Award, which can be revealed on Nov. 15 on MLB Network at 6 p.m. ET.
Severino completed second within the AL in opponents’ slugging (.338) and OPS (.603), third in common and on-base proportion (.266). An AL All-Star for the primary time in 2017, Severino’s 10.71 Okay/9 IP ratio was the best in Yankees historical past.
“I take the mound every time thinking of going six, seven [innings],” Severino mentioned. “That’s my mindset. Every time they give me the ball, I’m trying to pitch a good game. I had a lot of problems last year with the changeup. They told me to work on it a lot in the offseason, so that’s what I did. I have a lot of confidence in it now. I can throw my changeup in any count. That’s the difference from last year.”
Judge is pitted towards Altuve and the Indians’ Jose Ramirez for the AL MVP Award, which can be unveiled on Nov. 16 on MLB Network at 6 p.m. ET. Since 2003, 5 of the eight gamers who led or tied for his or her league lead in each homers and runs gained the MVP, with the opposite three ending second.
“I’m biased. That’s my guy,” CC Sabathia mentioned of Judge. “I think he deserves it. We wouldn’t be in this position without him. I think that’s the definition of an MVP.”
Over the identical span, 5 of the seven gamers who recorded no less than 120 runs, 45 homers and 100 RBIs in a season had been named MVP.
“He just sees the big picture. He’s a pretty resilient guy,” Brett Gardner mentioned. “Mentally, he’s on top of his game and he knows that good things are around the corner, even when things aren’t going well. There’s more to his game than home runs and walks. He plays really good defense out there in right field, too, and I think that’s important. When you struggle at the plate, don’t take things out on defense with you. I think he does a really good job of that.”
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