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Aaron Judge

Born: 04/26/1992 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 7" Weight: 282
Primary Position: RF
Secondary Position: LF
Physical/Health
XXL size, but well proportioned throughout; built on a different scale. Extremely athletic with well developed musculature. Very strong forearms and wrists. Broad, muscular shoulders and chest.
Evaluator Al Skorupa
Report Date 05/11/2015
Dates Seen 04/29/2015; 05/10/2015
Affiliate Trenton Thunder (AA, Yankees)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2017 Medium 55 55; Above average right fielder No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Above average bat speed. Tremendous strength and contact typically hard. Tall, even stance; short, simple stride. Loads hand high and tight behind his ears. Level, line drive swing plane. Very long arms; can be beat by velo inside; needs to get extended; hands often come in steep from launch point. Below average bat control; so large he lacks premium fine motor skills. Selective hitter who will take a walk; looks for pitches he can handle but can be passive at times; shortens up behind in the count. Identifies spin poorly; vulnerable on outer half and low; will chase spin and soft. Not prone to expanding his zone for FBs, but will swing and miss in the zone. Uses whole field, but best working CF-oppo/to RCF gap.
Power 60 70 raw; easy power. Line drive hitter whose muscle and bat speed will lead to plus power numbers; hits rockets. Crushes mistakes in the zone. Best power to CF, but capable of hitting it out to any field in any ball park.
Baserunning/Speed 50 Speed plays better in the field than on the basepaths; better underway; finishes swings with total commitment and often slow out of the box. Smart baserunner; will take an extra base here and there but not a threat to steal.
Glove 55 Solid average range in either corner with average reads and routes. Smooth defensive actions rarely seen in a man this size.
Arm 60 Easy plus arm strength and plus accuracy.
Overall

Judge projects as an above average big league right fielder. Plus power and a high OBP will make him an effective hitter despite a high amount of strikeouts. Prototypical right fielder with above average glove and plus arm.

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