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99 Aaron Judge RF

New York Yankees

Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
37827.27255753
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018NYY1124137711527677615263.392.528.278
2019NYY1023787510327556414132.381.540.272

Player Updates

July 7, 2020 01:12 AM
Yankees' Aaron Judge: Feels game ready
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Judge said he is game ready and feeling good after starting in right field and betting second in Monday's intrasquad game, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.

Judge added that the biggest thing leading up to Opening Day is getting the reps in and getting his timing down. He grounded out to third and struck out swinging in his two at-bats Monday. After being diagnosed in early March with a stress fracture in his first right rib, the 28-year-old slugger looks to be near full strength as the Yankees' July 23 opener against Max Scherzer and the Nationals draws closer.

July 6, 2020 04:48 PM
Yankees' Aaron Judge: Starting in intrasquad game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Judge (ribs) is starting in right field and hitting second in Monday's intrasquad game.

He faced live pitching and swung without pain last week and is apparently ready for full game action, albeit in a controlled environment. The intrasquad game will be broadcast on YES Network, so there should be plenty of follow-up video and reports later this evening.

July 4, 2020 01:20 PM
Yankees' Aaron Judge: Said to be pain-free
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Judge (rib) is swinging without pain, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Though the report on Judge's health comes from a less-than-expert source -- teammate Gerrit Cole -- it nonetheless inspires more optimism that the slugger is over the hump in his recovery from a right rib fracture and will be ready to take the field on Opening Day. Cole's observation does come from firsthand experience; the Yankees' ace pitched to Judge in a simulated game Thursday.

July 2, 2020 03:00 PM
Yankees' Aaron Judge: Faces live pitching
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Judge (rib) took live batting practice Thursday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

This encouraging step in Judge's rehab comes shortly after it was reported that the Yankees are "very optimistic" about the slugger's status for the start of the season. The outfielder still has some hurdles to clear before any final determination is made regarding his Opening Day availability, but things are trending in the right direction.

July 1, 2020 08:20 PM
Yankees' Aaron Judge: Set to face live pitching
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Judge has hit off a machine and will face live pitching early in summer camp, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

These details help explain why the Yankees are reportedly "very optimistic" that Judge will be ready to play by Opening Day. News on Judge's progress from a right rib fracture has been sparse during the shutdown of play, with reports surfacing only recently that the slugger had begun hitting off a tee.

July 1, 2020 11:12 AM
Yankees' Aaron Judge: Cashman 'very optimistic right now'
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that the team is "very optimistic right now" that Judge (rib) can be ready for Opening Day, Randy Miller of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Judge's status has been a big question mark since it was revealed back in March that he had a stress fracture in his right rib. It just recently came to light that Judge also had a partially collapsed lung, per James Wagner of The New York Times. As of last week, Judge was still just hitting baseballs off a tee, so he has many hurdles yet to clear before any final determination is made as to his Opening Day availability.

June 26, 2020 01:04 PM
Yankees' Aaron Judge: Resumes swinging bat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Judge (rib) has been hitting baseballs off a tee, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

Though Judge has yet to take part in full batting practice, his advancement to hitting off a tee is the first tangible sign of progress for the slugger since he was shut down from swinging in late February. The Yankees have privately remained optimistic that Judge will be able to take the field when the season begins in late July, and a report that he "didn't seem to be holding anything back" while swinging in the cage lends credence to this view. A better understanding of where Judge stands in his healing from a right rib fracture -- and his readiness for Opening Day -- should develop when the Yankees resume workouts next week.

June 24, 2020 02:44 PM
Yankees' Aaron Judge: Team optimistic on late-July return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Yankees have privately expressed optimism that Judge (ribs) will be ready to play when the MLB season begins in late July, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.

Though MLB's three-plus-month shutdown has likely benefited Judge as he heals up from a fractured rib and partially deflated lung, his status for Opening Day -- which is expected to fall July 23 or 24 -- won't be determined until at some point after the Yankees resume full-team workouts next week. When the Yankees last updated Judge's status three weeks ago, the slugger had yet to swing a bat, so it's far from a given that he'll be fully recovered from the injury by the time games begin. Judge has shown in the past that he doesn't need a full season of at-bats to post big power numbers, but the high risk he has of missing games will loom larger than normal in an abbreviated campaign.

May 21, 2020 05:04 PM
Yankees' Aaron Judge: Not yet swinging
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yankees hitting coach Marcus Thames said Thursday that Judge (rib) has yet to resume swinging a bat, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports. "When the doctors turn him loose, he'll be ready," Thames said. "He's champing at the bit to get out there."

Thames' comments regarding where Judge stands in his recovery from a fractured right rib are seemingly positive, but until the slugger is able to complete some on-field work, the Yankees likely won't be able to offer a clear target date for his return to game action. General manager Brian Cashman said last week that he expects Judge to be ready to play during "summertime," but he wasn't willing to provide any specifics beyond that.

May 14, 2020 11:52 AM
Yankees' Aaron Judge: Targeting 'summertime' return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Thursday that he doesn't think Judge (rib) will be back to full health and ready to play until "summertime," Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Cashman's timeline for the star slugger is fairly vague, and the fact that the Yankees haven't pinpointed a more definitive target date for Judge's return since he was diagnosed with the fractured right rib in early March suggests he won't be a lock to play right away whenever the MLB season resumes. The Yankees might gain more clarity on Judge's timeline when he receives another CT scan next week, but until he's back on the field working out in some capacity, it may be difficult to gauge where exactly he stands in his recovery from the injury.

May 13, 2020 11:04 AM
Yankees' Aaron Judge: Next CT scan won't be last
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Judge (rib) is likely to undergo another CT scan next week, and he's expected to need another after that, Brendan Kuty of NJ Advance Media reports.

While Judge has not experienced any setbacks, the slugger remains weeks away -- and possibly longer -- from being cleared to play. On a positive note, the 28-year-old is said to be healing fine, and with Opening Day expected to take place no sooner than early July, the possibility of Judge being ready to go at the start of the campaign remains feasible.

May 5, 2020 03:36 PM
Yankees' Aaron Judge: Set for another CT scan
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Judge has shown "encouraging" progress in his recovery from a stress fracture in his first right rib, according to Yankees manager Aaron Boone, and will undergo another CT scan in "a couple more weeks," Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

"This time down has allowed that rib, that bone, to hopefully continue to heal," Boone stated on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM. "All signs are encouraging there and hopefully this time down allows that rib to heal properly and hopefully have him part all this as well." Boone's comments suggest Judge continues to make strides toward avoiding surgery and being able to return during a potential resumption of the MLB season. Still, the need for another CT scan is an indication that the slugger has yet to fully heal, so it remains too early to assume that he will be ready to take the field by Opening Day.

April 24, 2020 03:16 AM
Yankees' Aaron Judge: Continues to heal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Judge (rib) has remained in Tampa to rehabilitate at the Yankees' training complex and has seen continued healing in his fractured rib, Brendan Kuty of NJ Advance Media reports.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone commented on Judge's status Thursday, stating, "We're using this time, he's using this time to continue to heal. I don't really have much more for you other than, obviously, it's been very productive having the chance to have this time to allow that rib to heal. That is happening. But as for where he's at exactly, we don't have anything for you on that yet." A clear timeline for Judge's availability to take the field remains vague, but given his original hope that he could return to action by early May and the likelihood that a resumption of MLB play remains distant, it's not a stretch to believe that the slugger could be ready for Opening Day.

April 12, 2020 12:20 AM
Yankees' Aaron Judge: Could ramp up activity soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Judge (rib) has been rehabbing at the Yankees' training complex in Tampa and could take the next step in his recovery soon, Brendan Kuty of NJ Advance Media reports.

Judge recently appeared on "The Huddle" (an Instagram Live chat with NBA star Damian Lillard), stating that he should start doing "a little bit more...in about a week or two." That's a positive sign that his rehab has been going well, though the star outfielder has not swung a bat since being diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right first rib in early March.

April 2, 2020 12:40 AM
Yankees' Aaron Judge: Can continue to use team facility
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Judge (rib) is among a small group of Yankees eligible to continue working out at the team's Tampa facility under Florida's stay-at-home order, George A. King III of the New York Post reports.

Florida governor Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that the stay-at-home order will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time Friday, making most Yankees players ineligible to train at the team's Tampa complex. Judge, Giancarlo Stanton (calf) and Luis Severino (elbow) are part of a small group excluded from the policy as they are all currently rehabbing injuries. Judge was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right first rib in early March and remains weeks away from a re-evaluation, per Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger.

March 26, 2020 01:36 AM
Yankees' Aaron Judge: Still weeks from re-evaluation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Judge is still waiting for the stress fracture in his first right rib to heal and won't be re-evaluated for a few more weeks, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

The injury, which dates back to last September, wasn't diagnosed until early March. He's expected to avoid surgery, but that doesn't mean he'll be back on the field any time soon. There's no guarantee he's cleared to resume baseball activities when he's eventually re-evaluated, and once he is, he'll need a full preseason buildup before he's ready for game action. Whether he winds up ready to return before baseball itself is ready to return remains to be seen.

March 20, 2020 04:48 PM
Yankees' Aaron Judge: Expects to avoid surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Judge told reporters Friday that the delayed start to the season should mean he won't have to undergo surgery on the stress fracture in his rib, Marly Rivera of ESPN reports.

When tests revealed the stress fracture in Judge's first right rib in early March, he was faced with the decision to undergo surgery or hope that the issue would heal on its own with proper rest. He's so far elected to go the rest route, and a CT scan revealed Friday that the rib has indeed shown some improvement. He'll continue down that path for now, though his expected return date remains unclear.

March 20, 2020 02:36 PM
Yankees' Aaron Judge: Tests show slight improvement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Judge's CT scan on his right rib showed slight improvement in his stress fracture Friday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

The initial reports sound generally encouraging, though they didn't come with a clear timeline for Judge's return to action. He's set to have another test in a couple weeks, at which point his target return date may become clearer. The scan also revealed that Judge had been dealing with a previously unreported collapsed lung, though that issue has apparently completely healed and isn't expected to affect him moving forward.

March 20, 2020 02:32 PM
Yankees' Aaron Judge: Awaiting test results
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Judge underwent a CT scan Friday to evaluate how the stress fracture in his rib is healing, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Judge's return timeline remains just as up in the air as the return of MLB itself. It's entirely possible he could be ready to go before the league is ready to resume play, though the results of the scan will provide a clearer picture of how realistic that is. The outfielder was able to perform light activities during camp but has primarily been focused on giving his rib time to heal.

March 17, 2020 03:24 AM
Yankees' Aaron Judge: Could be healthy by Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Judge (ribs) could be ready to play by the time the regular season commences, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Judge was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his first right rib in early March and was immediately expected to be on the injured list at the start of the regular season. That may no longer be the case, however, given Monday's announcement by Major League Baseball that Opening Day will not take place for at least eight weeks. Still, much will depend on how Judge's rib heals and whether he'll ultimately require surgery.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Houston2041 .360 .350 .200
vs Lynn (Career)5211.000.333.400
vs RHP2796919 .349 .498 .247
Last 7 Games
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020NYY0000000000------------
2019NYY1023787510327556414132.273.381.5400.921
2018NYY1124137711527677615263.279.392.5280.919
2017NYY1555421281545211412720894.284.422.6271.049
2016NYY2784101541094201.179.263.3450.608
Total39614172903871102462765431810.273.394.5580.952
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020NYY000000000
2019NYY102181204103411
2018NYY112220218504310
2017NYY1552433404051115
2016NYY27202910102
Total396664791110131838
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-7/282
Birthdate:
4/26/1992
Age:
28
Hometown:
Linden, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
New York Yankees
College:
Fresno State
MLB Experience:
4
Awards:

2017: AL Rookie of the Year;AL Home Run Champion