Despite the recent rough patches, everything is going well in the New York Yankees universe.
The team still has the best record in the MLB, 29-13, 28-13, half the game better than the Los Angeles Dodgers.
And Aaron Judge is having the best year of his career so far.
Slager is hitting .325 / .398 / .715, an MLB-best 17 home run in 40 games so far.
17 home runs and one week left until the end of May: it’s just some amazing speed right there.
In fact, you can’t believe how many houses the judge is currently running.
“UPDATE: Aaron Judge is now in motion for 66 homers,” New York Post writer Joel Sherman tweeted after his two-homer game against the Baltimore Orioles on Monday.
UPDATE: Aaron Judge is now in motion for 66 homers.
– Joel Sherman (JoelSherman1) May 24, 2022
He is on his way to establishing a career-high at Homer
The judge’s career-best 52 in the round-tripper, which was an amazing feat because he was a Rocky at the time.
This happened in 2017.
He has had several injury-related years, then had a great 2021 where he has home 39 times.
Surprisingly, he’s about half that mark, and we haven’t even completed two months of the year.
If he is healthy, the judge will probably break the 52 Homer mark and set a new career-high.
Asking him to hit 66 homers a year where the ball doesn’t travel as normally (and in a different era), it could be an extension, but he can hit an estimated 53 at least.
He has all the motivations in the world, as he recently turned down an offer of a $ 213 million contract that would pay him $ 30.5 million a year.
He will test the agency for free, and will have to give him some impressive numbers to get the kind of deal he wants.
So far, he is on his way to becoming very rich.