In 2015, the Yankees invited non-roster player Aaron Judge to spring training. A member of the Class AA Eastern League’s Trenton Thunder, Judge began the 2015 season.
The Yankees advanced Judge to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders of the Class AAA International League in June after he batted.284/.350/.510 (5th in the league) with 12 home runs (tied for 9th).
At the All-Star Futures Game for 2015, he was selected to represent the Yankees. For the Yankees, Judge was not a part of their September call-ups.
In 61 games with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Judge slugged .224/.308/.373 with eight home runs. During spring training in 2016, the Yankees invited Judge to join Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he spent the season.
A knee sprain kept Judge from participating in the 2016 Triple-A All-Star Game, although he was chosen to the International League All-Star Team that year.
Judge had a slash line of .270/.366/.489 in 93 games for the RailRiders, hitting 19 home runs, driving in 62 runs, and collecting 65 RBIs, good for 4th in the league (tied for 7th)
On August 13, 2016, against the Tampa Bay Rays, Judge made his MLB debut. A home run by Judge in his first MLB at-bat was followed by a home run by a similar feat by Tyler Austin, who also made his MLB debut.
This was the first occasion in MLB history that two teammates each hit a home run in the first at-bat of their professional careers on consecutive days.
Seconds after Joe Lefebvre hit a home run in his first two MLB games in 1980, Judge did the same in his second.
Aaron Judge Contract
The New York Yankees and Aaron Judge agreed to a one-year, $19,000,000 contract, with $19,000,000 guaranteed.
Aaron Judge Salary
Aaron Judge earns $19,000,000.0 per year on average. Judge will receive a base salary of $19,000,000 in 2022.
Aaron Judge Net Worth
Aaron Judge has a net worth of $10 million.