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Aaron Judge
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Aaron Judge Deserves a Boost

by NBC Sports EDGE Staff
Updated On: September 21, 2022, 1:45 pm ET

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It may be the biggest bet an athlete has ever placed on himself…and won. Aaron Judge turned down a seven-year, $213.5 million dollar contract offer from Brian Cashman and the Yankees this past April.

He opted instead to play out the final year of his contract (he was awarded 17 million in arbitration) and become a free agent this winter.

The bet was that he could pile up enough stats this season to warrant one of, if not the richest contract in MLB history despite being 30 years old.

 

 

Well, lets take a look at those stats and where they rank in all of Major League Baseball with two weeks left in the regular season.

Home Runs:        60         Rank: 1st

RBI:                     128        Rank: 1st

AVG:                    .316*     Rank 1st

Runs:                   123       Rank 1st

OBP:                    .419      Rank: 1st

SLG:                    .703      Rank: 1st

OPS:                    1.122     Rank: 1st

*ranks first in the American League (4th in MLB)

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Enjoy the game tonight and enjoy the sweat!

 

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