At the TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby in 2012, Aaron Judge came out on top. In the summer of 2012, he played for the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod Baseball League.
Judge paced the Bulldogs with a slew of high-profile hits, including two home runs and three doubles (RBIs).
All three years he played for the Bulldogs, Judge was named to the all-conference team, first in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and then in the Mountain West Conference (MW) as a junior (the Bulldogs joined the MW in July 2012, between his sophomore and junior seasons).
The Yankees selected Aaron Judge with the 32nd overall choice in the 2013 MLB draft, a pick they acquired as compensation after Nick Swisher left the free agency and signed with the Red Sox.
In exchange for his services, Judge received a one-year, $1.8 million contract from the New York Yankees. During a base running practice, he tore his quadriceps femoris muscle and missed the 2013 season.
In 2014, he made his professional debut with the Class A South Atlantic League’s Charleston RiverDogs.
With nine home runs and 45 RBIs over 65 games for Charleston in the Southeastern Conference, he was sixth in the conference in both batting average and on-base percentage (OBP) and third in slugging percentage (SLG).
A promotion to the Class A-Advanced Florida State League Tampa Yankees during the season resulted in him hitting .283 with eight home runs, 33 RBIs, and second-place OBP of .411 (2nd in the league).
How Much Does Aaron Judge Make?
Aaron Judge earns $19,000,000.0 per year on average. Judge will receive a base salary of $19,000,000 in 2022.