American right fielder Aaron Judge plays in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees (MLB). In 2017, Judge received a unanimous vote for American League (AL) Rookie of the Year and came in second place for AL’s Most Valuable Player. The Yankees selected Judge, a Fresno State Bulldogs baseball player in college, in the first round of the 2013 MLB Draft. The Judge had a record-breaking rookie season in 2017 after making his MLB debut in 2016 and hitting a home run in his first at-bat.
Judge became the first MLB rookie to win the Home Run Derby and was selected as an All-Star. Mark McGwire’s MLB rookie record of 49 and the Yankees’ full-season rookie record of 29 were both broken by Judge, who finished the season with 52 home runs (previously held by Joe DiMaggio). After two more years, Pete Alonso eclipsed his rookie record with 53 home runs in 2019. He was named the American League’s (AL) Player of the Month for June and September and the league’s Rookie of the Month for April, May, June, and September. One of the most prominent players in MLB, Judge, is 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 m) tall and weighs 282 pounds (128 kg).
Aaron Judge Early Life
Patty and Wayne Judge, who both worked as teachers in Linden, California, adopted him the day after he was born. When he was 10 or 11, his parents told him he was adopted; he recalls, “I knew I didn’t look like them.” He has an older brother, John, who was also adopted. Judge is biracial. Growing up, Judge was a San Francisco Giants fan.
Judge attended Linden High School, where he was a three-sport star. He played as a pitcher and first baseman for the baseball team, a wide receiver for the football team, and a center for the basketball team. He set a school record for touchdowns (17) in football and led the basketball team in points per game (18.2). In baseball, he was part of the Linden High School team that made the California Interscholastic Federation Division III playoffs.
Various colleges recruited Judge to play tight end in football, including Notre Dame, Stanford, and UCLA, but he preferred baseball. The Oakland Athletics selected him in the 31st round of the 2010 MLB draft. Still, he opted to enroll at California State University, Fresno (Fresno State), to play for the Fresno State Bulldogs baseball team in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). In 2011, Judge was part of a Fresno State team that shared the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) regular-season title, won the WAC Tournament, and qualified for the 2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. Louisville Slugger named him a Freshman All-American.
Aaron Judge won the 2012 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby. He played collegiate summer baseball for the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod Baseball League in the summer of 2012. In his junior year, Judge led the Bulldogs in home runs, doubles, and runs batted in (RBIs). The Judge was named to the all-conference team in all three of his seasons for the Bulldogs—in the WAC in his first two seasons and the Mountain West Conference (MW) as a junior (the Bulldogs joined the MW in July 2012, between his sophomore and junior seasons).
Aaron Judge’s Net Worth
Aaron Judge’s net worth and salary: Aaron Judge is an American professional baseball player with a net worth of $10 million. Aaron Judge was born in Linden, California, in April 1992. He is an outfielder who bats and throws right-handed. The Judge was a three-sport star at Linden High School and was drafted in the 31st round of the 2010 draft by the Oakland Athletics but chose to play college baseball at Fresno State, where he received many awards and won the 2012 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby.
The Judge was again drafted #32 by the New York Yankees in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his MLB debut for the Yankees in 2016 and has spent his entire career with the organization. Judge played in the 2015 All-Star Futures Game. He signed a $1.8 million bonus with the Yankees in 2013. By the 2017 season, Aaron had become one of the league’s best and most exciting players. He is also one of today’s most sought-after endorsers and has turned down over 100 offers from various companies.
Aaron Judge Career
The New York Yankees selected Aaron Judge in the first round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draught. A $1.8 million signing bonus was given to him. Unfortunately, he tore his quadriceps femoris during a baserunning drill, which forced him to decide to play in the 2013 season.
In 2014, he made his professional debut with the Class A South Atlantic League’s Charleston RiverDogs. He had a.333 batting average, a.428 on-base percentage, and a.530 slugging percentage. The Judge started 2015 with the Class AA Eastern League’s Trenton Thunder. In 63 games for the squad, he batted.284 with a.350 OBP and 12 home runs. He was promoted to the Class AAA International League’s Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders in June.
The most significant season of his career was the one in 2017. Judge hit 40 runs in a season, making him only the second Rookie in MLB history to do it. He had 154 hits, 114 RBIs, and a batting average of.284 at the end of the season. He was chosen as the American League Rookie of the Year and awarded the Players Choice Award and Silver Slugger Award.
The following are Aaron Judge’s career high points:
Rookie of the Year in AL (2017)
Award for Silver Slugger (2017)
AL leader in home runs (2017)
All-Star 2 (2017, 2018)
Award for Wilson Defensive Player of the Year (2019)
Aaron Judge’s Relationship Status
Aaron Judge is married to Samantha Bracksieck; they had their wedding in December 2021. Judge and his wife Samantha married in Hawaii at the Montage Kapala Bay resort. Judge is a Christian and has posted about his faith on his Twitter account. He keeps a note on his phone that reads “.179”, his batting average with the Yankees in 2016, and looks at it daily as a source of motivation.
How Old is Aaron Judge
Aaron James Judge was born on April 26, 1992, in Linden, California, United States. Aaron Judge is 30 years old now.