As of Tuesday afternoon, he is chasing several records, as he is currently at 59 home runs with a .316 batting average and 127 RBI.
He is looking to become the franchise (and the American League) record-holder for most home runs in a single season.
For that, he would need 62; to beat Roger Maris‘ 61 in 1961.
At the moment, his .316 only trails Luis Arraez‘s .317 in the American League: Judge comfortably leads both home runs and RBI.
He already surpassed the vaunted 10-WAR (Wins Above Replacement) threshold, at 10.4, and has a wRC+ over 200, at 210.
Another Cool Goal To The List
He is, in addition to all that, looking to accomplish yet another cool feat.
“Aaron Judge’s slugging percentage is .701 He’s looking to become the first player since Barry Bonds in 2004 to finish with a slugging percentage above .700,” Talkin’ Yanks tweeted.
Aaron Judge’s slugging percentage is .701
He’s looking to become the first player since Barry Bonds in 2004 to finish with a slugging percentage above .700 pic.twitter.com/XX6ODUoz2p
— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) September 19, 2022
In case you hadn’t noticed by now, holding a .700 slugging percentage over a 162-game season requires some serious power.
It hasn’t been done since the steroid era.
Can Judge pull it off?
As incredible as it may sound, it may be the hardest of all his remaining goals because it will require him to hit lots of extra-base hits over the 16 games he has remaining on the calendar.
Pressure could also start to become a factor at some point, but so far, Judge has been calm and smooth in that area.
We are in for a special two weeks watching this guy make history.