Aaron Judge has received American League Rookie of the Year honors, changing into the primary New York Yankees participant to obtain the award since Derek Jeter in 1996.
Judge received the award unanimously in voting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, introduced Monday on MLB Network. The 6-foot-7 slugger’s victory was a foregone conclusion after he led the American League with 52 house runs and helped the Yankees attain the postseason as a wild card. Judge can be a finalist for the MVP award.
Homers, homers and extra homers. Add a particular part devoted to him at Yankee Stadium, some October heroics and a Rookie of the Year nod, and you’ve got a very memorable 2017 for the most important Baby Bomber.
As good as Cody Bellinger was this 12 months, he is simply getting began. While some elite first-year gamers will use 2017 as a springboard for extra, some may have a tough time topping final season.
Boston Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi completed second, adopted by Baltimore Orioles slugger Trey Mancini.
Judge clocked an AL-best 52 homers to interrupt a rookie report that lasted 30 years. He ranked first in runs (128) and walks (127) whereas serving to the Yankees attain the playoffs because the league’s No. 1 wild card.
The knocks in opposition to Judge are his 208 strikeouts — solely 5 instances has a participant whiffed extra in a single season — and prolonged droop after successful the All-Star Home Run Derby. But he rebounded with an enormous September when New York actually wanted it, main the AL in homers (15), RBI (32), runs (29), on-base proportion (.463) and slugging proportion (.889).
Judge can be a contender for the league’s Most Valuable Player Award, has develop into the nexus of New York’s new technology of Baby Bombers and his No. 99 is the highest-selling jersey within the main leagues.