Aaron Judge turns 26 years old next week. But with his dinger on Monday, he’s still the fastest player in MLB history to 60 home runs.
“Aaron Judgea��s 60th HR in 197 games played, fastest to reach the mark in MLB history in terms of games played. Previous mark was 202 games, by Mark McGwire.”
While it’s early in what’s going to be Judge’s second full season in New York, he’s off to another flying start. The 2017 Rookie of the Year is slashing .351/.479/.614 with four home runs and a league-leading 13 walks. Oh, but he would also surpass McGwire’s rookie total with 52 home runs last season.
In the meantime, is teammate Giancarlo Stanton continues to struggle. But it’s early days yet, and there’s still time for Judge’s hot start to rub off on his teammate. Last season, the Yankees’ star would slash .284/.422/.627 while leading the AL in runs (128), home runs (52), walks (127) and even strikeouts (208). If the power keeps coming, we think the Yankees will take the trade off.
In the meantime, they are off to an 8-7 start.