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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Aaron Judge: 12 home runs in 83 at bats, 11 batting 6 or 7.

When will the Yankees remove the training wheels from Aaron Judge? In the Yankees 11-5 victory over Toronto in Yankee Stadium Judge was 2 for 3: two more home runs giving him 12. But Judge was batting number 6. Here are his stats prior to that game:
SplitGGSPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBGDPHBPSHSFIBBROEBAbiptOPS+sOPS+
Batting 3rd100000000000000000
Batting 5th5524214510110036.238.333.429.7629300000.2864298
Batting 6th77282477013800310.292.393.7501.14318110000.364101216
Batting 7th6626201110006111064.500.6151.4002.01528000010.400245468
Batting 8th4416151210010015.133.188.200.3883200001.200-2613
If Judge is so good, why are the Yankees afraid to have him bat in one of the key places for a slugger: 3 or 4?

In the Toronto game here are the two players batting right in front of Judge:
4 Starlin Castro 2B
5 Didi Gregorius SS
6 Aaron Judge RF

Judge raised his OPS to 1.219. So why are the Yankees still protecting Judge?

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