Arizona Fall League Yankees Preview
By Wayne Cavadi
Mandatory Credit: MiLB.com
What’s not to say about Judge? Part of the Big Three first round draft picks of the Yankees 2013 draft (along with Jagielo and Ian Clarkin) Aaron Judge has made it clear that he is the best offensive prospect in the Yankees system. Pegged the next Giancarlo Stanton, Judge showed he wasn’t afraid to live up to the comparison at two levels in his debut 2014 season. Judge scorched Low-A pitching for the Charleston RiverDogs early this season, batting .333 with nine home runs and 45 RBI in 65 games, earning him a SAL All-Star Game nod. Once promoted to High-A Tampa, he didn’t miss a beat. His second half stats were .283, eight home runs and 33 RBI. Most impressively he had a combined .419 on base percentage at both levels. The sky is the limit for Judge and the AFL better be ready for him!