Aaron Judge is a rare specimen in baseball.
He's a goliath who towers over pretty much everyone with his 6’7” frame. But that doesn't hinder his abilities.
Before Judge, there had only been 12 players 6’6” or taller in MLB history to reach 1,000 plate appearances, according to MLB Network.
The Yankees rookie broke out as one of the best baseball players in 2017, routinely smashing 500-foot home runs—even damaging televisions in the outfield during batting practice.
Judge led the league in home runs (30) and on-base plus slugging percentage (1.139) at the All-Star break, and helped fuel a resurgent Yankees team that didn’t expect to be in AL East contention.
Here’s how Judge gets ready to hit the diamond.