The New York Yankees have been playing quite well this season. They currently possess a record of 47-27 despite having had 20 different players spend time on the IL. That being said the Yankees would get a huge jolt with the reentry of the Honorable Aaron Judge. And the Yankee Universe couldn’t be more elated.
The Yankees lineup has not been short for runs this season. That being said it’s been a long time since the Yankees most feared hitter was standing in the boogie down Bronx. When Judge is in the lineup, the opposing pitcher has to be preoccupied with Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. Thus this leaves the rest of the lineup with a chance to feast on center cut pitches. Having Aaron Judge hitting in the top of the order also allows the entire lineup to see what an opposing pitcher is featuring. Aaron Judge is consistently among the league’s best at pitches per plate appearance. The Yankees getting back Aaron Judge makes an already dangerous lineup even more deadly.
Right (field) Man for the Job
One aspect of Aaron Judge’s game that doesn’t receive enough praise (in my opinion) is his defense. Aaron Judge is a great defender in Right Field, and given Judge’s size, it’s all the more impressive. Judge takes optimal routes to balls in the gap and leaps up to rob home runs. And not to mention the absolute missile launcher attached to the right side of Judge’s body. Adding Aaron back into Right Field helps the Yankees defensive lineup. The Yankees are able to mix and match with some of their players. But getting the defensive rotation more consistent will only serve to improve the team’s defensive efficiency.
Bronx is Booming
With the return of Aaron Judge, the Yankees lineup becomes whole once again. This will be the first time that the team is really whole. And with the fact that the Yankees currently have a 47-27 record having been quite a while without best players is encouraging. The Yankees are known as the Bronx Bombers, and they are currently ranked 5th in total team Home Runs with 121. But with the recent acquisition of Edwin Encarnación as well as the returns of Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge this week. And just for good measure the return of Didi a couple of weeks back, the Bronx is about to be booming.
The return of a healthy Aaron Judge will give the Yankees the ability to push their divisional advantage even further. This is a very important season for the Bronx Bombers as the history of a World Series appearance in every decade since the 1920s is on the line. And the return to the Bronx Court for the Judge is going to aid the Yankees in sentencing the rest of MLB.