The New York Yankees will go as Aaron Judge goes this season.
That should be no surprise as Judge carried them all of last season as well.
In a historic season, Judge hit 62 home runs which set the American League record.
That season helped Judge secure a massive nine-year contract this past offseason.
He has started this season just as he left off last year.
Judge continues to get on base at a high rate, and he has an elite streak going.
According to Bryan Hoch, Judge has reached base in a career-high 39 consecutive regular-season games.
Aaron Judge has reached base in a career-high 39 consecutive regular-season games, dating to Aug. 29, 2022.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) April 5, 2023
It should not be a surprise that Judge is on base consistently.
Opposing teams have no reason to pitch to him.
New York has not done a great job putting hitters around Judge.
So it makes sense to pitch around him and make someone else beat them.
Last season, not only did Judge lead the MLB in home runs but he was also second in walks.
Judge has done a great job of staying patient at the plate and that will continue to be important for the Yankees.
The Yankees have become his team as he has been named team captain.
New York will have a difficult time navigating through a tough AL East this year.
The Tampa Bay Rays are always good, and the Toronto Blue Jays look like legitimate contenders.
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