Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 6/9/13
The New York Yankees have always been able to hit home runs as a team, but they have lacked a player that could hit for power. The Bronx Bombers decided to address this need in a big way by selecting outfielder Aaron Judge from Fresno State. The one thing that immediately stands out about Judge is his size. He is 6-foot-7, and weighs 255 pounds. He earns physical comparisons to NBA player Blake Griffin, and he was a three-sport athlete in high school and got most of his college offers for football as a tight end. The true passion for Judge was to play the game of baseball. He puts on jaw-dropping batting practice displays, but some scouts are worried that his power will not translate to games. He hit four home runs as a sophomore and had eight so far this season as he got bigger in his stance and made adjustments. He profiles as a player that can hit .250 and is going to strike out a lot, which comes with the territory for tall power hitters that have long arms. The Yankees should n...
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