Way-Too-Early Predictions for 2016 AL Rookie of the Year

Yankees prospect Aaron Judge hitting for the Trenton Thunder in 2015 (Jessica Kovalcin)

Yankees prospect Aaron Judge hitting for the Trenton Thunder in 2015 (Jessica Kovalcin)

4. Aaron Judge, OF, New York Yankees

The 23-year-old Judge is the oldest prospect on the list, but he’s still plenty talented. There isn’t one area in which he excels; Judge is just really good at a lot of things. The Linden, California, native had issues adjusting to Triple-A pitching, but still was able to get on base at a decent .309 clip.

The biggest concern right now for Judge is his strikeout numbers, which have exceeded 100 the past two seasons. Despite the whiffs, he still powered out 20 home runs last year, and could very well have a spot in the Yankee lineup next season, especially if Brett Gardner is traded.

3 Responses

  1. Ron Svetgoff

    no way on Joey Gallo, hits sub .200, strikeout rate 40%, and has a four and a half second long swing.

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