The New York Yankees shut out the Chicago Cubs at home saturday, 8-0largely thanks to Aaron judgeTwo home runs and three RBI on three at-bats.
The Yankees sluggers, who recently turned down a contract extension worth over $ 213 millionhe has amazingly destroyed seven more home runs (24) than another MLB player in a quarter of the season.
At this rate, is capable of having more than 64 home runs and 130 RBI.
Aaron Judge hits his 24th HR leader of the league
Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees scored his 24th home run as MLB leader to help beat the Cubs.
Such an incredible game will naturally lead to MVP talk, and FOX Sports MLB studio analyst Dontrelle Willis tried to rank the top five American League nominees.
Let’s analyze it.
5. José Ramirez3B, Cleveland Guardians
Key Statistics: Ramírez, 29, leads the league in the RBI with 56. He tied for the fifth highest number of home runs (16) and his .293 batting average is the 22nd best in MLB. In addition, its nine stolen bases are the third by number of bases.
Willis Thoughts: “He’s one of the best switch-hitters in our game. He keeps the Guardians alone in that AL Central match. There’s nothing he can’t do on both sides of baseball. Listen, keep that man healthy – he has to continue them in the race “.
4. Yordan AlvarezLF, Houston Astros
Key Statistics: Álvarez’s 17 home runs are the second most in the league. The 24-year-old winger’s batting average of .302 is 16th best in the league, while his 39 RBI are tied for 13th.
Willis Thoughts: “That’s the only reason the Astros let Carlos Correa walk. I mean, you put him in the teeth of the formation: he can hit left-handed, he can hit right-handed. He has power from line to line. [He is] second in the American League in OPS in home runs. He continues to point his feet. “
3. Mike TroutCF, Los Angeles Angels
Key Statistics: The Angels recently suffered a 14-game losing streak. So far in June, Trout has had six hits out of 25 beats in eight games. His .294 batting average is the 21st best in the league, while his 1,036 OPS is in second place with Ramirez. He’s having a bad year, but the 30-year veteran is a nine-time All-Star, three-time AL MVP and eight-time Silver Slugger.
Willis Thoughts: “[He is] fifth in the American League for hit rate. Look, I think those numbers will go up, and they have to go up to keep the Angels in the AL West fight. “
2. Raffaele deves3B, Boston Red Sox
Key Statistics: Devers boasts a record of 82 hits this season, along with third best batting average (.335) and eighth best OPS (.967). The 25-year-old has scored 13 home runs this season.
Willis Thoughts: “One of the best pure hitters in our game. He can hit right-handers, he can hit left-handers. He’s first on hits. [and] first in total bases. [The Red Sox] they will have to pay for it in Boston, so they have a problem on their hands. They can’t see him walking. Plus, he has a penchant for drama. [He] he always seems to be at the plate and bring out the big hits when the Red Sox need him. “
1. Aaron Judge, CF, New York Yankees
Key Statistics: Judge, 30, leads the championship in OPS (1,079) and home runs (24). He is also third in the RBI (48) and 10th in the batting average (.313). He has 14 hits, including six home runs, out of 39 battles in June alone, which has helped the Yankees win 10 of their last 11 games.
Willis Thoughts: “Aaron Judge leads the league in home runs. There’s nothing he can’t do. He plays right, now he plays in midfield. [He] has a cannon. … It does it all, rightly so. [He is a] pure hitter and, when healthy, one of the best threats in all of baseball. “
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