After a stellar rookie season, Aaron Judge will grace the cover of one of the sport’s most popular video games.
On Monday, it was announced that Judge will be the cover athlete for MLB The Show 18. The 25-year-old becomes the first New York Yankee to be named the cover athlete for the video game series.
The MLB The Show series debuted in 2006, and is an exclusive video game for Playstation consoles. Since its inception, MLB The Show has quickly rose as the top (and now only) baseball video game on the market.
Judge is well-deserving of the honor to be on the cover of the game. During his rookie campaign, Judge set the single-season rookie record for home runs (52), and was a major contributor in the middle of the Yankees lineup. He is a top candidate for both the American League Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards.
MLB The Show 18 is set to be released on March 27. Deluxe editions of the game will be released to the public three days before the standard version becomes available.