The Yankees have been in no rush to promote its hulking outfield prospect Aaron Judge this spring, but the 24-year-old is beginning to show big league strides.
In his last 10 games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Judge has been red hot at the plate, hitting .389 (14-36) with eight runs batted in, while also recording a pair of home runs in the last two games, putting an end to a home run drought that began on May 9.
Judge’s recent stretch also resolved his five-game hitless streak from May 28 to June 2.
With 60 games in the books, Judge has earned a slashlline of .247/.326/.413 with the Railriders, including nine homers and 33 RBI, surpassing totals that he reached last season in only 61 games with Triple-A.
As veteran right-fielder Carlos Beltran continues to provide offensively in the Bronx, ‘Judgement Day’ has yet to be determined, but with Beltran’s name circulating in trade rumors, Judge’s first big league appearance is imminent.