2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Aaron Judge
All rise! Colby Conway takes an in-depth look at Aaron Judge to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect from the New York Yankees outfielder during the 2019 MLB season.
An unfortunate injury cut Aaron Judge ’s 2018 campaign short, but there was still plenty of things to take away from last season. The strikeout rate is immense, and unless something drastic changes, he’ll likely contend for the league lead in strikeouts on a yearly basis. Additionally, despite playing in 43 less games last season compared to the year prior, Judge was very consistent, as his strikeout percentage was just two tenths of a percentage point lower than the previous year. At that current pace, his strikeout rate will drop under 30 percent in 2021! Regardless, Judge remains an excellent fantasy asset in 2019 and he’s proven over two seasons now that he can hit above .275 while striking out nearly one-third of the time.
His counting stats, notably the home runs and RBI, would have been fewer than his breakout 2017 season, but he still would have returned solid value for his fantasy owners. The walk rate took a little bit of a dip last season, almost three and a half...