Our boy Aaron Judge was just chosen as the Sporting News rookie of the year!
Great news for a great player, what a way to start his career! After a lackluster 2016 debut, he came at 2017 with a vengeance. He set the MLB rookie record with 52 homers, carrying a .422 on-base percentage and slugging .627. Judge received 138 of 140 votes cast by his fellow American League players
No one was more unhappy with the lack of respect for Judge in 2016 and during his 2017 slump than Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.
“Aaron Judge was at the back of the top 100 prospects a year ago,” Cashman told Sporting News. “I remember last summer I was ticked off that he was not invited to the Futures Game in San Diego. The outfielder that San Diego has (Hunter Renfroe) was invited instead. I was mad by that, I was like, ‘Our guy should be out there.'”
Hopefully he wins the official award too!