Aaron Judge has emerged as one of the true power threats in Major League Baseball.
Last season, he accomplished an incredible feat, hitting 62 home runs and breaking the single-season American League record that had previously been held by fellow New York Yankees legend Roger Maris.
But Judge is currently leading all qualified American League sluggers in an important category, that being slugging percentage.
Judge sits at the top of the list with a slugging percentage of .698.
On Twitter, MLB Network posted a graphic featuring the list of sluggers with the highest slugging percentages in the American League, with several other notable sluggers being on the list.
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— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) May 31, 2023
Judge of course ranks at the top of the list.
He has homered 18 times already this season on the heels of his 62-homer campaign.
Tampa Bay Rays slugger and division rival Yandy Diaz is second on the list with a slugging percentage of .598.
Houston Astros star Yordan Alvarez also is on the list, ranking at No. 3 with a slugging percentage of .590.
Salvador Perez, Josh Jung, and Luis Robert Jr. round out the bottom half of the list.
The Royals catcher owns a slugging percentage of .528, while Jung and Robert are tied with a .527 slugging percentage.
But it’s still Judge at the top of the list.
Judge is no stranger to slugging home runs.
He had his 62-homer season last year, but also hit 52 homers in his rookie season in 2017.
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