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Birth Date4-26-1992
Height6' 7"
Weight275 lbs
Age24 years, 5 months, 2 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2016 NYA 24 27 95 84 10 15 2 0 4 29 9 42 1 1 0 10 0 1 .179 .263 .345 .221 -2.5 -2.9 -0.6
Career2795841015204299421101001.179.263.345.221-2.5-2.9-0.6

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2014 CSC A 65 278 .341 .263 .332 .388 .000 .408 101 24 7.9 -3.2 2.1 -2.8 25.9 2.9 25.9 2.9
2014 TAM A+ 66 285 .302 .258 .328 .376 .000 .377 102 13 8.4 -3.3 8.7 1.8 19.9 2.9 19.9 2.9
2015 TRN AA 63 280 .316 .263 .320 .382 .000 .345 97 16 7.5 -3.1 10.8 2.6 23.0 3.7 23.0 3.7
2015 SWB AAA 61 260 .247 .258 .323 .370 .000 .289 95 -3.6 7.2 -2.6 7.1 -0.2 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8
2016 NYA MLB 27 95 .221 .254 .317 .415 .260 .282 107 -3.8 2.7 -1 -2.9 -0.4 -2.5 -0.6 -2.5 -0.6
2016 SWB AAA 93 410 .311 .255 .317 .381 .255 .319 96 21.7 11.5 -4.6 10.5 2.8 31.4 4.3 31.4 4.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2014 TAM A+ 285 44 66 9 2 8 33 50 72 0 0 .283 .411 .442 .159 .302 19.9 8.7 2.9
2014 CSC A 278 36 78 15 2 9 45 39 59 1 0 .333 .428 .530 .197 .341 25.9 2.1 2.9
2015 TRN AA 280 36 71 16 3 12 44 24 70 1 0 .284 .350 .516 .232 .316 23.0 10.8 3.7
2015 SWB AAA 260 27 51 10 0 8 28 29 74 6 2 .224 .308 .373 .149 .247 0.8 7.1 0.8
2016 SWB AAA 410 62 95 18 1 19 65 47 98 5 0 .270 .366 .489 .219 .311 31.4 10.5 4.3
2016 NYA MLB 95 10 15 2 0 4 10 9 42 0 1 .179 .263 .345 .167 .221 -2.5 -2.9 -0.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2016 408 0.4485 0.4559 0.5753 0.6120 0.3289 0.7054 0.3784 0.4247 0 0.000000
Career4080.44850.45590.57530.6120.32890.70540.37840.424700

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 NYA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 dPSI Sports1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by NY Yankees 8/13/16.
  • Drafted by NY Yankees 2013 (1-32) (Fresno State). $1.8M signing bonus ($1.6771M slot).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-09-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think A.J. Reed or Aaron Judge will be good major league bats? Or have they gone the way of Jon Singleton?
(ColeWhittier from Pasadena, CA)
Judge strikes me more as a Gallo than a Singleton, which truthfully doesn't make me any more sure of what he's capable of. I think I'm always more willing to believe in giant people who can hit baseballs a mile than I should be, but I'd say Judge is unlikely to hit a Singleton styled floor. He'd slay, for instance, in the NPB.

Reed is harder -- I have a real problem with 1B only prospects, even when they look like special bats, and so Reed always worried me. I can only box score scout in the time here, but it seems like it's a decent enough bet that he'll figure something out. But will it be enough to be a good-enough first baseman in the AL West? Ehhhhhhh (Trevor Strunk)
2016-09-07 19:00:00 (link to chat)What's going on with Aaron Judge?
(Greg from Peoples)
Judge has a ton of swing and miss in his game, and has always had some trouble adjusting to new pitching. Combine that with a Voros's Law level sample size, and you can get this. I still like him long-term. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Aaron Judge or Michael Conforto? How many WAR do you see each averaging over 2017-2020?
(Frank from GA)
Not answering in strict WAR, but that's still a tough question. I keep almost just typing Conforto and then coming up with points in Judge's favor. A big reason behind the pro-Judge stuff is playing in that park, and how many more short-porch hooks I think he can drive out of there. (Adam McInturff)
2016-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Feels like a lot of these Yankee prospects are being overhyped. Aaron Judge I dont think will ever be much better than the average regular. And I really dont understand why Jorge Mateo is ranked so high. I get it, hes fast but that's really it
(Reese from GA)
Not speaking specifically to either player when I say this, but remember two things:
1. Players from teams like the Yankees will always have very hyped prospects, moreso than the aggregate. In the internet age, remember how much name-recognition can drive public opinion on players. That's why it is so important to have prospect watchers actually get out to games and evaluate these guys live like we do our best to provide our readers here at Baseball Prospectus.

2. Remember how much any shortstop prospect's value is also inflated. Simply by playing shortstop or catcher--let alone playing those positions in the minor league system of a large-market team--a guy is going to get talked about with an above-average level of buzz. (Adam McInturff)
2016-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Aaron Judge or Michael Conforto?
(Asher from CP)
I mean, I too wish to be excited about Judge. But PECOTA still projects a better RoS True Average for Conforto (.275) over Judge (.270), and Conforto in his "bad" 2016 campaign has still been an above league-average hitter. If the Mets keep screwing with sending MC up and down, anything could happen. But unless you're talking about the rest of this particular season, I'd rather have Conforto. (Bryan Grosnick)
2016-08-01 16:00:00 (link to chat)Does Aaron Judge get the call after a hot streak now that Beltran is gone?
(Kenny Graves from Newburgh, NY)
He hasn't played in about a month because of a knee injury, so I suspect the Yankees will be cautious with him the rest of this year now that they have committed to not playing for this year. (Mike Gianella)
2016-06-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Aaron Judge and his MLB potential?
(Jason from NY)
I haven't seen Aaron Judge in person since his AFL stint a couple of years ago but I am confident in saying that his power will always play. He has continued to make adjustments with his swing and has improved his pitch recognition but there will always be swing and miss in his game. I think a realistic projection at the ML level would be .240ish with 25 homers annually. (James Fisher)
2016-05-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Aaron Judge?
(Jen from California)
I'm one of the lower guys on Judge. I spent most of last summer watching him and the rest of Double-A Trenton play, and I think he's unquestionably a major league outfielder, but he gets beat very easily on breaking stuff on the outer half of the plate. The strikeout rate was really ugly at one point this year but it's been coming down, so that's a good sign. There's still some development to be done here but he's always going to have pretty substantial strikeout numbers in the bigs. (Nicolas Stellini)
2016-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is an Aaron Judge callup coming any time soon?
(Alex from Anaheim)
Hopefully! I want to watch that guy play! (But I wouldn't be surprised, and please hold your eye rolls, if it's not until late June, so as to avoid any risk of him being a Super Two.) (Matthew Trueblood)
2016-04-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)At this point it seems pretty much guaranteed Bryce Harper is going to garner a mammoth contract when he hits free agency. Realistically, where do you think he could sign? How shocked would you be if he *didn't* sign with the Yankees? Or if he stayed with the Nationals?
(Brendan from Hoboken)
I would be pretty surprised if he doesn't sign with the Yankees, frankly. They'll open up their checkbook, they should have a spot open in the outfield alongside Jacoby Ellsbury (yep, he'll still be there) and Aaron Judge, and in the order right behind Ellsbury (still there!) and Judge. He might hit 40 dingers to right field alone.

I also think he fits the city of New York incredibly well. You need a guy with his attitude (sort of like Matt Harvey). He'll welcome the attention, and become a mega star. Don't see where else he would go other than New York if he decided to leave Washington. (Kenny Ducey)
2016-03-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's in the Yankees future? Any hope, or too old?
(Glen from Alexandria, VA)
I think the Yankees actually are going to move to something we haven't seen in years now that 'da Cash-man' is more firmly holding the reins. For one, we've seen them invest way more in their scouting and player development. Secondly, we're seeing the club value pitching and defense from team-controlled players than I can remember in recent years.

After seeing Boston and the Cubs have success as major-market clubs who still utilized resources into scouting and homegrown players, I do think the Yankees will ultimately follow suit. Jorge Mateo, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, James Kaprelian and others give them a stronger and more potentially-impactful core of prospects than they've had before.

It might not be totally evident this year, specifically, but I think by 2020 we're going to see a Yankees team that will be a far cry from the 'buy 'em all' clubs we've seen in the past. (Adam McInturff)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)What is the biggest difference between Aaron Judge and Hunter Renfroe to cause such a disparity in the rankings?
(padremurph from Los Angeles)
More power, and more playable power for Judge. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2015-10-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Matt, I was just wondering if you could list who each team's Michael Conforto is and when you expect them to be called up.
(M.Zaun from NumbahOne)
M is referring to this Tweet of mine from July (https://twitter.com/MATrueblood/status/618124092940550144), in which I defended the prospect teamís decision not to rank Conforto among the top 50 prospects in baseball by explaining what I understood to be his limitations. Heís grown beyond some of those. Heís a better player than many on the BP staff, and certainly than I, thought he would be.
That said, keep Conforto in perspective, folks. If you gave us another crack at that midseason 50 list, heíd probably make it, but he wouldnít be above, for instance, Aaron Judge (13th) or Nick Williams (21st). Even Stephen Piscotty (40th, and maybe also rated too low; his power developed so very late in his overall developmental arc) has a case for being above Conforto. Still, Mís snark isnít unfounded. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-10-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)I'm a sad Yankees fan today. What do you think about us in 2016? How do we work Greg Bird in the lineup with a healthy Tex, plus A Rod at DH? What about Aaron Judge in the outfield rotation? Does Rob Refsnyder start at 2B? Do we hit the free agent market or make any trades?
(Howard from Bottom of a bottle)
I think a lot of the older guys performing this year was unexpected and not something I'd bank on in 2016. So yeah, get Bird in there somehow (is Tex gonna be healthy?) and Judge should be ready as well. (Sahadev Sharma)
2015-08-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Have you recieved any reports on Yankees outfield prospect Carlos Vidal?
(Julian from Los Angeles)
He's your typical Yankee outfield prospect (outside of Aaron Judge) -- tons of athleticism, questions about how those tools will transfer over. He's performed very well this year though, so there's a chance he's a regular. Several years from contributing though. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Which of the following do you foresee having the most impact (if any) come September and into next year: Mazara, Conforto, JP Crawford, Trea Turner and Aaron Judge?
(rpo from CHI)
Nomar Mazara and it's not even close for me. He's a potential superstar. He's been discussed internally among BP staff (as a prospect we like) more than almost anyone not named Schwarber in the last six months. (George Bissell)
2015-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Aaron Judge running as fast as he could ran into Tony Kemp, how far would Kemp fly?
(Vince from Saratoga)
I believe if that were to happen we'd have a superhero the likes of which we've never seen. Or villain if you hate the Astros and Yankees, which I know many of you do. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)News out of Yankee camp is that Aaron Judge has been promoted to AAA. Good move? Is he actually ready for a September Call-up?
(John from New York)
He might be. The gap between AA and AAA isn't that large. He's pretty much ready to go at this point. It'll depend on the Yankees situation in the standings and their needs, but yeah, it's not a stretch. And given how many prospects have been called up at this point, why not? (Jeff Moore)
2015-06-15 19:00:00 (link to chat)The Yanks finally gave Mason Williams a call up. What potential does Aaron Judge have of being an average everyday player?
(Dan from Lawrence, KS)
I like him as New York's future right fielder, possibly as early as next season. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2015-05-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Better career: Judge or Bird?
(Alex from Anaheim)
Aaron Judge is the better player, with all due respect to Bird. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-05-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)How far away is Aaron Judge? Have the Yankees given any indication?
(Mike F from NYC)
I mean they haven't told me directly, but based on how he's performing in Double-A/his advanced skill-set I think you should see him up in the spring of 2016. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-05-05 15:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Aaron Judge so far this season? Still early, but from a stat watcher's perspective, the BB% looks a little down. Looks like he's hitting the ball well though. Hear anything on him and his future overall upside? Thanks for doing this chat Nick. Awesome stuff here at BP!
(Al from Bardonia)
BP's own Al Skorupa saw Judge play in April. Still hitting line drives everywhere: https://twitter.com/alskor/status/593503326030811137

Thanks for the question (Nick Shlain)
2015-04-16 17:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on prospects who are in systems where the major league club is more likely to sign/trade for a vet or star than give shots to rookies unless studs? ie- LA gives Joc a chance, but likely not A Guererro , Wsh with guys like Roark, Cole, T Jordan. Should we de-value those prospects or just hope for trades?
(Keith Osik from Squatting)
You have to devalue them somewhat, yes. A guy like Aaron Judge or Greg Bird also gets knocked down given the Yankees history with young players as well. (Mike Gianella)
2015-03-12 15:00:00 (link to chat)Which Yankee prospect is more likely to be called up prior to September: Greg Bird or Aaron Judge?
(Alex from Anaheim)
Bird by a feather, as he's reached AA. Judge is the better overall prospect. (Andrew Koo)
2015-02-26 20:00:00 (link to chat)Does Aaron Judge make it to the MLB this year? Do you think he will be exposed in AA? How good can he be? Give me the full rundown on Judge.
(Chris from NY)
He could be a 30-plus homer outfielder, who will most definitely not be in the majors this year. He's a big guy, but has less swing-and-miss than you'd think a guy his size would have. So we're not talking about a .230 hitter here, maybe more in the .250 to .260 range. (Bret Sayre)
2015-02-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Rank the following prospects for a dynasty league: Josh Bell, Jose Peraza, Steven Matz, Henry Owens, Aaron Judge, Raimel Tapia, and Braden Shipley
(Mitch from Mitchville)
Owens
Shipley
Matz (The three arms are the safest tier and it's basically a pick'em depending on which weaknesses bother you the least)
Tapia
Judge
Peraza
Bell (now a 1B)

On Judge - saw quite a bit of him. I think his tools are so strong and what he does well he does WELL ENOUGH that it will overcome hit tool questions. I'm probably one of the low guys on Judge around here. Pretty funny to me, because two years ago I was arguing with people he was a big league regular where everyone questioned him. Big, stiff, long swing and he's just so big he doesn't really have great control of the bat head or barrel because he's too big to have that kind of fine motor control. Doesn't see breaking or soft well, but a selective hitter anyway. I feel like the problems I saw aren't big issues yet but will get exposed in Double-A. I still really like him and think he's a big league regular. He will also be a very fun player to watch. AVG may be a bigger issue than many anticipate, but it's not going to stop him from being a valuable MLB OF. (Al Skorupa)
2015-02-04 19:00:00 (link to chat)Other than maybe some different names at the back end, would there be any significant ranking differences between the BP 101 and your personal 101?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I can't really speak to that since the BP 101 isn't officially released yet. But, in general, some guys I'm higher on than other lists are: Tyler Glasnow, Reese McGuire, Aaron Judge, Manuel Margot, Brandon Drury, Nomar Mazara, ad Jorge Mateo. Guys I'm a bit lower on: Aaron Sanchez, Nick Williams, Josh Bell, Matt Olson, Hunter Harvey, Tyrone Taylor, Luis Severino, Brandon Nimmo. Hope that helps. (Jordan Gorosh)
2015-01-05 15:00:00 (link to chat)Hello Jeffery, who'd you like in the AFL this Fall?
(Chris from California )
Aaron Judge was very impressive. He was even better than when I saw him during the year, and I liked him then. The AFL was my first look at Trevor Story and I was more impressed than I expected to be. That guy is going to be a big league second baseman.

And donít call me Jeffrey. Thatís it. You get one. (Jeff Moore)
2014-10-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Aaron Judge look the part of the middle of the order hitter in the Yankee lineup or too many questions still?
(Chris from Phoenix)
I had to leave the AFL for a wedding, so I did not get a chance to watch him. However, judging by the texts I received from the rest of our guys at the AFL, he looked terrific. The power is asinine. There are always going to be questions about a guy of that size being able to shorten his swing enough, but Judge has proven many wrong so far. Wouldn't shock me to see him becoming the Yankees' next dude. (Tucker Blair)
2014-10-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What one or two minor league stats are the best indicators of future success for a hitter in MLB? What about a minor league pitcher?
(Boyd from Washington D.C.)
Using stats as indicators is tricky. As I pointed out in my article about Aaron Judge, I think they can be a guideline to help us understand what we're seeing along with scouting reports. Using just stats is ludicrous (though that's not necessarily what you're insinuating). That said, one of the go-to stats I use for both hitters and pitchers is K/BB ratio.

Side note, when I write the word ludicrous, to this day I still spell it the like the rapper and rely on spell check to fix it, mostly out of nostalgic stubbornness. (Jeff Moore)
2014-09-10 12:00:00 (link to chat)Do you project Aaron Judge as a major league starter?
(Alex from Anaheim)
Judge definitely has the ability.

He's a guy that I think we really cannot truly state on that before we see him against Double-A competition. He has a few quirks at the plate that could be exposed, such as his ability to pull the hands in. Also, his ability to stay back on the good off-speed. His raw power is plus-plus and it's a sexy package. I'll be seeing a lot of him next year, and am very excited. (Tucker Blair)
2014-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)How good do you think Aaron Judge will be?
(Lewis from Connecticut)
I'm starting to come around. The reports about the hit tool are extremely encouraging, which surprised me. Yet, he's going to have to adjust in AA/AAA, and again in the majors. He's a good athlete for his size, but I always worry about mammoth position players as every day guys. It's very hard to control the zone at 6'7, and even though the hit tool has improved, it's still got a decent ways to go in order to work at the major league level. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have high hopes for Aaron Judge?
(Alex from Anaheim)
That's one for the prospect guys--minor league OFers are usually off my radar :) Check out this report for more http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=160 (Harry Pavlidis)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Craig, in a points based league that penalizes K's, would Tapia leapfrog guys like, Lewis Brinson, Nick Williams, and Aaron Judge?
(MP from Kentucky)
Brinson yes, Judge is close, but Williams is still in front for me. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Aaron Judge will be a power bat for the Yankees at some point?
(Alex from Anaheim)
Absolutely. I'm all in on Aaron Judge. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ranking highest upside, bat only... Aaron Judge, Rio Ruiz, Lewis Brinson, Renato Nunez, Dalton Pompey, and Franklin Barreto?
(MP from Kentucky)
Pure upside: Brinson, Judge, Pompey, Ruiz, Barreto, Nunez (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Aaron Judge's plate discipline this season for real? He seemed like a massive swing-and-miss risk coming into the season but he's been walking prodigiously. Is it more that pitchers are trying to work around him, or is he just being really patient?
(NStellini from New Jersey)
It was assumed that Judge would have big time strike out numbers because tall hitters tend to have a hole in their swing that they can't do anything about. That hole is still there and will probably get exploited at higher levels, but his approach limits it as much as is possible. He has a small-mans approach in a really huge body. He's patient and tries to hit line drives back up the middle and to the gaps. It's a great approach, and while it would limit most people's power, he's so big and strong that he'll still run into his fair share of home runs. I was impressed. (Jeff Moore)
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)Jordan, gun to your head (pretend, of course), which of these bats has the best chance to win an MVP in 5-7 years: Raimel Tapia, Dalton Pompey, Austin Meadows, Aaron Judge, or Rio Ruiz.
(Matt from KY)
None of them have an MVP ceiling. But, Tapia could mash his way to one, I guess. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for answering more questions. Aaron Judge has put solid numbers, albeit has an older player in A ball. Does his improved contact enhance his prospect rankings. How Do you see him project to the the major league level when that time comes.
(J from Youngstown)
The swing and miss has still been prevalent, and I think you'll see it come back to life in a big way at Double-A. Despite the appearance of lower strikeout rates, I have still had numerous scouts indicate he's struggled with some stuff in the zone because he's got a longer swing. I want to see how he adjusts to improved arms before I really marry myself to a projection for him, but he's more solid player than star. (Mark Anderson)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Aaron Judge?
(Chris from Phoenix)
Exceptionally large man with serious thunder in the bat. I don't believe he will hit MLB-caliber pitching enough for the power to manifest at full potential, but then again, he could be a serviceable MLB player without all of his power coming out in game action. (Mark Anderson)


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