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Aaron Judge

Born: 04/26/1992 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 7" Weight: 282
Primary Position: RF
Secondary Position: LF
XXL size, but well proportioned throughout; built on a different scale. Extremely athletic with well developed musculature. Very strong forearms and wrists. Broad, muscular shoulders and chest.
Evaluator Al Skorupa
Report Date 05/11/2015
Dates Seen 04/29/2015; 05/10/2015
Affiliate Trenton Thunder (AA, Yankees)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2017 Medium 55 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Above average bat speed. Tremendous strength and contact typically hard. Tall, even stance; short, simple stride. Loads hand high and tight behind his ears. Level, line drive swing plane. Very long arms; can be beat by velo inside; needs to get extended; hands often come in steep from launch point. Below average bat control; so large he lacks premium fine motor skills. Selective hitter who will take a walk; looks for pitches he can handle but can be passive at times; shortens up behind in the count. Identifies spin poorly; vulnerable on outer half and low; will chase spin and soft. Not prone to expanding his zone for FBs, but will swing and miss in the zone. Uses whole field, but best working CF-oppo/to RCF gap.
Power 60 70 raw; easy power. Line drive hitter whose muscle and bat speed will lead to plus power numbers; hits rockets. Crushes mistakes in the zone. Best power to CF, but capable of hitting it out to any field in any ball park.
Baserunning/Speed 50 Speed plays better in the field than on the basepaths; better underway; finishes swings with total commitment and often slow out of the box. Smart baserunner; will take an extra base here and there but not a threat to steal.
Glove 55 Solid average range in either corner with average reads and routes. Smooth defensive actions rarely seen in a man this size.
Arm 60 Easy plus arm strength and plus accuracy.

Judge projects as an above average big league right fielder. Plus power and a high OBP will make him an effective hitter despite a high amount of strikeouts. Prototypical right fielder with above average glove and plus arm.

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