Yankees amazing and inconceivable season at the 40-game mark
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Luis Severino. His season has already been well documented. Severino is the youngest starter (23), even younger than newly arrived Jordan Montgomery (24). He throws 99 mph on occasion and is gaining confidence with every outing. Severino doesn’t look like a future Ace; he looks like a current one.
Gary Sanchez (honorable mention). Yo Soy Gary has not logged enough time to be considered, but he has been, well, Gary since his return from the DL. For his 66 AB’s, Mr. Sanchez is slashing .303/.395/.500 with four home runs and eleven RBI’s. That projects to roughly 35 home runs and 93 RBI’s for a guy who missed a month of the season. Usted Es Gary, indeed.
Winner Aaron Judge
Was this a surprise? He leads the Yankees in home runs with 15. The next closest is Holliday with eight. It also happens to lead all of MLB. Freddie Freeman has 14 but is currently on the DL. Mike Trout is the closest in the AL with 13.
The Judge is also sixth in the AL in batting average (.331) and second in both SLG (.728) and OBP (.431); Mike Trout leads the last two. But Judge is first in runs scored, beating Castro 35 to 31; Trout has 29. And of course, he leads in tape measure home runs and aw shucks moments.
Aaron Judge might win the Rookie of the Year award and the MVP. The fact that he is not the Yankees MVP shows just how strong of a start the Yankees have had.
And while either would be incredible, nothing compares to the almost inconceivable aspects to this still so young Yankees season.