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Captain Aaron Judge Devise Special Plan For His MVP Of The Yankees’ Team! Check Out

New York Yankees captain and star slugger, Aaron Judge, is transforming into a selfless captain in his very first MLB season.

As one of the New York Yankees’ star players, Aaron Judge has been an essential part of the team’s success in recent years. With his impressive power-hitting and strong defense, he has become a fan favorite and a key player in the team’s quest for a championship. However, Judge’s focus on getting on base in the first inning is about more than just personal performance – it’s about setting the stage for the entire team.

   

This season he wants to put his team first. The newly minted captain intends to put his badge to good use in order to generate better results for the team. Hence, Aaron Judge has taken a fresh step in that direction. The slugger is apparently batting a bit higher in the first inning to move base as soon as possible. In a recent interview, he shared the reasoning behind the game plan.

Aaron Judge Calls This DH The Real MVP Of The Team, Devise Special Game Plan

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Aaron Judge & Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees, (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Right-hand batter and outfielder Aaron Judge shares a close bond with his New York Yankees teammates. He always had a tendency to put his team first, even before the captaincy badge graced his pinstripes. This season, the outfielder has devised a new plan for his MVP of the team, Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton, who is coming off hitting a 485-foot long home run, received high praises from his captain. Referring to him as MVP, Judge said the slugger is the kind of player who could flip an entire game or series with just one hit.

Hence, this year, Aaron Judge plans to bat a little higher in the first inning to cover the bases soon enough for Giancarlo Stanton to unleash his brilliance. He said his covering the base early in the inning will allow Stanton to come in the middle and do what he does best, hit gigantic home runs. Judge further called Stanton one of the best in the game when healthy. Furthermore, Judge elaborates by saying when Giancarlo comes in at, say, for example, fourth, he can exploit the pitchers’ fatigue as they are already down after pitching to the likes of him, DJ LeMahieu, and Anthony Rizzo. Overall, Judge looks pretty confident of his new plan, which will ensure that Stanton has a blast this season.

Aaron Judge’s New Stance Is Yielding Results For Him

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Judge hits a first-inning home run. via @Yankees Twitter

Ahead of the regular MLB season, during spring training, Aaron Judge reportedly tweaked his batting stance. He inducted something called a “heel tap” to gain extra control over his swing. Moreover, he tried the tweaked stance in spring, and it went for a massive home run. Hence, the slugger carried on with the plan in the regular season as well.

So far, Aaron Judge has hit two home runs in 20 at-bats across five games. Both the homers came in pretty early in the innings, and the slugger looked in control of both the shorts. Indeed the perseverance in the spring has worked for Judge, who looks set on a path to recreate his record-breaking 62 home run season.