New York Yankees News: Top Prospect Aaron Judge Promoted To Triple-A Scranton
The New York Yankees have promoted top prospect Aaron Judge to Triple-A affiliate Scranton-Wilkes Barre. Up to this point, Judge had spent his entire 2015 season twith the Double-A Trenton Thunder.
He currently ranks as the 57th best prospect on the 2015 MLB.com Prospect Watch. In addition, Judge comes in as the Yankees’ second most promising prospect behind pitcher Luis Severino, who was promoted to the Yankees’ Triple-A team a few weeks back.
The Yankees drafted the 6’7″ outfielder with their first-round pick in 2013 at 32nd overall. Although, unfair to Judge, the 23-year-old has drawn comparisons to Miami Marlins’ star Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton comes in at 6’6″ and 240 lbs, while Judge comes in at 6’7″ and 275 lbs. Judge draws these comparisons to Stanton not just because they have the some build, but also because of his overpowering bat and the quick bat speed that he possessed as well.
In 2015 with the Trenton Thunder, Judge continued to exceed expectations. While holding a .289 batting average, Judge also belted 12 home runs and drove in 44 RBI in 62 games played.
As for the other aspects of his game, Judge contains average speed and formidable defensive play in right field, proving to potentially be an everyday player at the Major League level.
With Judge now at Triple-A level, he remains one step away from the Major Leagues. In addition, three Triple-A outfielders have been called up previously; so there remains a possibility that Judge could make an appearance for the Yankees this year.
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