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Aaron Judge has become MLB’s coolest new face

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New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge has won the 2017 Home Run Derby. He did so in extremely impressive fashion. Over the course of the competition, he hit plenty of towering and majestic home runs that seemed to fly in the sky forever in Marlins Park in Miami.  It has been an eye popping year for the Yankees rookie, who has become the coolest new face in Major League Baseball.

Aaron Judge is noticeably different from the average Major League Baseball player. His rare size and stature at 6″7 and 282 pounds more resembles an NFL defensive lineman than an All-Star baseball player. Although Judge looks line he could play for the NFL, he retains the movement ability to make some nice plays in the outfield. He is not the large power hitter who was placed at first base due to lack of mobility. This season, Aaron Judge has had a rare rookie year in many aspects. He is the first Yankees rookie position player to make the All-Star Game since Hideki Matsui in 2003. At age 25, Judge is the first Yankees player to start the All-Star Game before age 26 since Willie Randolph did so at 23 in 1977.

Of course, Aaron Judge has become known most for his tremendous power. He has hit the longest home run of the 2017 Major League Baseball season thus far. Judge has already broken Joe DiMaggio’s record for most home runs in a season by a rookie and Judge has over 70 more games to shatter the record. Because of his abilities, Aaron Judge was among the highest vote getters among MLB All-Stars. He has already become a cult hero in at Yankee Stadium and has a section named “The Judge’s Chambers,” a group of seats from which 18 fans can cheer on their favorite player while rocking black robes with the Yankees logo on the front and Judge’s No. 99 on the back. The American League Rookie of the Year for 2017 seems to clearly be this Yankee outfielder who is also making a run for the American League’s Most Valuable Player award.


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