The pace at which he is hitting home runs has been crazy.
He’s looking like a favorite to win the American League MVP Award at the end of this season.
The 30-year-old slugger is hitting .294 and has already reached 37 home runs with 81 RBI and a 1.026 OPS.
It’s hard to imagine him not earning the MVP Award when the season is over.
Codify, a baseball analytics Twitter page, tweeted a graph that shows the exact locations of the exact pitches Judge has hit his home runs on.
Pitch type/locations of Aaron Judge's 2022 home runs: pic.twitter.com/3WimiiLeOV
— Codify (@CodifyBaseball) July 25, 2022
He Can Hit Anything
This graph shows that Judge can pretty much hit anything.
There’s very little that he can’t do out on a baseball field.
He can hit home runs like nobody’s business and appears to be getting close to matching or even passing his career high.
He hit 52 home runs in his rookie season back in 2017.
Again, he has 37 now and is putting up MVP-type numbers in 2022.
He’s certainly leading the way in the race for the MVP Award, alongside Shohei Ohtani.
He came close to winning it in 2017, his rookie season, but ultimately was beat out by Jose Altuve.
If he can earn it this year, it may prove to be a nice little redemption story, especially after everything became public with the Houston Astros and their cheating scandal that year.
Judge certainly was deserving of the award then and is more than deserving now as he continues to mash home runs.
We’ll see if he can stay hot and ultimately take home the honor at the end of the season.