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Akshita Patel

CHECKOUT: Aaron Judge & Juan Soto Might Just Go Head-To-Head On Home Run Race

Aaron Judge is the undisputed home run king for the New York Yankees. The slugger established his unwavering dominance with an all-time home run record in 2022. He hit 62 long hits to become immortal in the history books of the prestigious sport of baseball.

However, as far as the 2024 MLB season is concerned, Aaron Judge will face steep competition to keep his home run king accolade in place. Judge will partner up with a renowned slugger for the 2024 MLB season. His own teammate could likely give Judge a run for his money this upcoming crucial MLB season.

   

Will Juan Soto Beat Aaron Judge In Home Run Race This Year?

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Aaron Judge hit a grand slam in the Red Sox’ loss to the Yankees, causing Boston split the doubleheader and lose three of four in the series. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Aaron Judge finished the 2023 season with 37 home runs in a mere 106 games. He was on the same trajectory as the 2022 season until the first half of the year. Had the toe injury not played spoilsport, Judge would have surpassed his own 62-home run record. Nonetheless, the Yankees captain is all geared up for another blowout season in 2024. He would very well aim to produce a repeat of the 2022 season. However, the captain might face tense competition from one of his own teammates, Juan Soto. The 25-year-old joined forces with the Bronx Bombers this off-season and will wear the pinstripes for at least the 2024 season. Having said that, as per FanDuel, Judge could finish the year with 44.5 home runs, whereas Soto would settle for 35.5 long hits.

Having said that, beyond the personal home run derby, it’s essential for Aaron Judge and Juan Soto to work as a team. A lot depends on the dynamics hitting the duo. The duo will solely be responsible for keeping the run production ticking. While Judge is expected to explode, Soto’s production is subject to his ability to adapt to the change of scenery. Of course, Yankee Stadium is a left-handed, hitter-friendly ballpark. But that does not guarantee success. New York is a demanding place to play baseball. The pressure of expectations has never been experienced before for Soto. Thus, the 25-year-old must be adaptable and flexible to ensure success in the Bronx. Overall, as fans eagerly await the start of the 2024 season, the potential for a home run race between Aaron Judge and Juan Soto looms large.

Yankees Predicted To Win AL-East After Juan Soto’s Signing!

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In the latest PECOTA ranking, the New York Yankees are poised to reclaim lost Al-East dominance. The addition of Juan Soto has significantly boosted the team’s odds. That being said, the Yanks are expecting high results from the Aaron Judge-Juan Soto duo in the 2024 season.

Aaron Judge is already a star, and his consistency on the plate has been second to none. Thus, Juan Soto not only has to compliment Judge in the lineup but also live up to his own expectations. Overall, the 2024 MLB season has set exciting prospects for the fans as they eagerly await a comeback season from the New York Yankees.

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