TAMPA, FL - MARCH 02: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees bats during the Spring Training game against the Detroit Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 2, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. The Yankees defeated the Tigers 10-9. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Judge, the youngest player participating in the Home Run Derby, has been heating up of late. He was just named the International League Player of the Month for June as he batted .343 with nine of his 16 home runs. The 24-year-old scored 30 runs and drove in 25 during the month.
On the year, Judge is hitting .270/.361/.484 with 16 home runs and 53 RBIs. The only against Judge right now is his 82 strikeouts in 79 games while only walking 38 times. However, those numbers have improved recently.
His hot hitting of late is making the Yankees decision to not bring him up soon very difficult. There has been a lot of consideration to bring the young slugger up but Brian Cashman has refuted any possibility as of now.
If Judge continues his strong display at the plate, Cashman and the Yankees will have no choice but to call him up to the big leagues.