Yankees: Aaron Judge is absolutely locked in right now

The New York Yankees weren’t able to finish off the sweep against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, dropping the finale 10-6 amid some sloppy pitching. However, it was by no means Aaron Judge’s fault.

Camden Yards represented a nice, cozy venue for Judge this week, as he homered in three straight games and totaled four long balls.

The Yankees’ star outfielder is now up to twelve home runs on the 2021 season, and it comes with an amazing batting line of .298/.399/.611 with a fantastic 181 wRC+.

That wRC+ mark would be, if the season finished today, the highest of his career, even greater than the 174 he had in his Rookie of The year campaign ii 2017.

The Yankees’ best player is back at it

In the weekend series against the O’s, Judge homered in all three games while going 6-for-10 with four dingers and five RBIs. He now shares the MLB home run lead with Ronald Acuña Jr., Mitch Haniger and Shohei Ohtani.

According to Bryan Hoch of the Yankees’ official site; since the beginning of 2020, they’re now 14-3 when Judge homers, and 41-42 the rest of the time.

“This last week, I feel like he’s really controlling the strike zone so well,” manager Aaron Boone said. “That discipline is getting him into some good situations. When he does get a pitch right now, he’s usually hitting it over the fence. I feel like he’s settling into the season in a really good way. I still feel like there’s even more in there for him; that’s the scary part.”

Judge is 12-for-21 in his last six games, all of which have come against Yankees’ division rivals in Tampa and Baltimore. Over that span, the supremely talented outfielder has six RBI, eight runs scored, four walks and only one strikeout, which is perhaps the most promising development. That’ll do.