New York Yankees: Aaron Judge is not injury prone, just unlucky

New York Yankees, Aaron Judge

Nobody had more issues with injuries than the New York Yankees did last year with 30 players hitting the injured list last season. Aaron Judge spent time on the IL for about two months with an oblique injury he suffered while swinging. The year before, Judge was hit with a 93mph fastball on the right wrist and was out for significant time with a hip fracture.

There’s been a lot of discussion floating around that Judge is injury prone and he’ll always find himself on the injured list every year. However, Judge has just been victim to bad luck. A swing-related injury isn’t as avoidable as most think. A hit-by-pitch injury is a freak accident that could have happened to anyone, it was clearly just a bad case of luck.

I understand that because of Judge’s build he’s more prone to suffering an injury than other players, but he’s shown that he’s able to move around the outfield with little struggle especially at his size.

Judge was healthy for the entire year of 2017 when he put on a show during his rookie year, posting a .284 batting average and a league-leading 52 home runs. He missed 50 games the 2018 season and still put up .278 with 27 homers. This season, he missed 60 games and matched his homer total from the season prior.

Regardless of him missing some time during the year, he still puts up great numbers for the team. His offensive production outweighs his time away from the field. I believe that Judge isn’t injury prone, just unlucky. His injuries have been freak accidents and weren’t avoidable.