Aaron Judge wins 2017 Home Run Derby and makes it look easy
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jul 12, 2017,
Jul 12, 2017, 13:18
It could be his good-looks attached to a hulking six-foot-seven 282-pound frame. "He's a competitor. If he's only throwing one inning, he's going to get it up there near 100, so it should be exciting".
Manfred was addressing the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday ahead of the All-Star Game and called what Judge and his breakout rookie season "absolutely phenomenal." As someone who's never been big on the Derby, this was probably the most fun I've had watching.
More than 37,000 fans watched the rookie mash taters.
What company involved in MLB wouldn't want to be in business with Judge, who sports marketing executives and analysts are calling the new face of baseball? Booed initially by the crowd of 37,027, Judge earned cheers once Stanton, the defending champion, and Bour were eliminated in the first round.
One investment group is led by Jeter, the former New York Yankees shortstop and a 14-time All-Star. "I'm a rookie", Judge said after the 47 home run performance.
TV broadcaster F.P. Santangelo tweeted that he was told no one has ever hit the Marlins Park's roof, including Miami Marlins superstar Giancarlo Stanton, who is nearly as big as Judge at 6 feet 6 inches and 245 pounds. With Judge's back to the wall, he came out with his elegant swing, deftly knocking balls over the fence again and again.
Cody Bellinger has 25 homers on the year, but he might be leading MLB if he started the season in the majors with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In the second round, Sano topped fellow 2009 worldwide signing from the Dominican Republic Gary Sanchez.
Judge, the Yankees' right fielder and the No. 2 seed in the Derby, beat Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano, the fifth seed, 11-10 in the final.
"And I got a ball #HomeRunDerby2017", Embiid posted on Twitter Monday night from Miami. However, Harper's brash personality and his ability to rub people the wrong way have turned people off from the young slugger.
So in came Judge.
"He'll get the MVP [Tuesday night in the All-Star Game]", Judge's Yankees teammate Luis Severino vowed. Judge is also second in percentage of batted balls hit with an exit velocity of 95+ miles per hour, at 56.8%, second to only Detroit's Alex Avila. "Everyone put on a show here".
"I talked to him", Posey said.
"It [the betting handle] will be decent by the time it goes off, just because there's such a limited amount of betting options on today's board", he said. We can't wait for the rest of the show.