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While the New York Yankees cruised to one of the best starts to the season in 2024, captain Aaron Judge has trailed in terms of offensive production. Judge was unusually let down with an abysmal average of below .200, and his strikeout numbers left the fans concerned and frustrated.

However, in the most recent series against the Milwaukee Brewers, Aaron Judge showed strong signs of a breakout. He posted a multi-hit game and homered twice in the three-game series. Moreover, his season stats suggest that Judge is, in fact, very close to breaking out from the early-season slump.


Aaron Judge Seems Much Closer To Breaking Out Contrary To The Mainstream Concern!

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When former MVP Aaron Judge does not hit regularly, the New York Yankees fans cannot breathe a sigh of relief even if the team’s winning. That’s exactly been the case this year. While the Yanks have secured second place in AL-East with a 19-11 record, Judge’s .212 average continues to remain a point of concern across the Yankee nation. However, with a large part of the season yet to commence, the fans must remain rest assured as Judge appears to break sooner than later. Notably, the captain has slashed .296/.424/.667 with a 1.091 OPS, three home runs, and seven RBIs in the past week alone. Not only that, in the final two games of the Brewers series, the slugger went 5-for-8 with two home runs and five RBIs. 

Interestingly, Aaron Judge’s stats do not do justice to his struggles on the plate. As of this writing, the Yankees captain is 98th percentile in average exit velocity, 96th percentile in walk rate, 94th percentile in hard-hit rate, and 87th percentile in barrel percentage. The only thing bothering Judge here is the abysmal 27.1 strikeout percentage, which ranks for the 24th percentile. His whiff (32.3) also ranks in the 15th percentile. Regardless, in the past few days, Judge has improved his batting average to .250, and the back-to-back home game is a step in the right direction for him. Moreover, Yanks hitting coach James Rowson also believes that Judge has been working a lot harder lately and that results are on their way. “We’re gonna see Aaron Judge be Aaron Judge here pretty soon. So I’m not that concerned,” said Rowson.

Judge Boasts Confidence In His Abilities Amid Slump!

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With his ill form becoming the center of attention for critics and analysts, New York Yankees captain Aaron Judge reassured the fans by boasting confidence in his ability to bounce back. He reminded the critics that he’s the same Aaron Judge who hit 62 homers in the 2022 season and won the AL MVP award. 

While his form on the plate hasn’t been as expected, that does not mean he does not possess the capabilities to come out of it. Judge further added that he is working towards getting more hits and walks to slowly regain his rhythm. Indeed, the Brewers series is an indication that Judge will surely begin hitting homers like he used to soon.

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