FantasySP / MLB / Aaron Judge FantasySP / MLB / Aaron Judge Copyright 2018 5220507 <![CDATA[Ranger Arms In Gleyber Danger While Yanks Pitchers Can’t Take No More Mazara]]> Didi Gregorius (1-for-5, 2 RBIs, hitting .246) and his 11th homer.  The return of The Gregorius D.I.D. giving fantasy owners one more chance to tell trade partners gimme the loot, gimme the loot!  Also, in this game, Aaron Judge (2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .284) went bye-bye now with his 13th; Neil Walker (2-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .220) said get those tennis balls off my feet and hit his 2nd (this week); Nomar Mazara (2-for-5, 3 BRIs, hitting .274) said two teams can play that game and hit his 11th, and Ronald Guzman (2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs) hit his 5th homer, and his third game in a row, and the two time in a row I said to pick him up.  Rinse, repeat.  Also, in this game, Aaron Judge--Sorry, got carried away with the repeat gag.  Speaking of gags:  Fister, I hardly know ya!  And I wish you BCC'd me on Sabathia.  But the real news, Gleyber Torres (1-for-5, 3 RBIs, hitting .323) hit his 8th homer, and his 5th homer in five games) had his star mitzvah this week.  Were you invited?  Lou Bega performed.  They had dreidel pinatas.  The pot roast was cut-your-mouth dry.  All the fixins!  I know someone who wasn't invited, Aaron Boone.  Has to explain how Gleyber's still hitting 9th.  Can someone mansplain to me what's going on?  Did Neil Walker win a Boone family egg toss so he has to bat so high?  Maybe if Boone's entire coaching experience wasn't hitting a walk-off homer, we'd have some idea how this should play out.  Anyway, here's what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:]]> 5220507 Thu, 24 May 2018 3:49:01 EDT <![CDATA[Aaron Judge went 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and]]> Aaron Judge went 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI over five at-bats in Wednesday's slugfest in Texas. Judge and the Bronx Bombers were on the short end of a 12-10 battle which resembled a beer league softball game. [...]]]> 5220402 Wed, 23 May 2018 23:56:08 EDT <![CDATA[Homer-happy Yankees blow game after powering way to history | Rapid reaction]]> Didi Gregorius, Neil Walker, Gleyber Torres and Aaron Judge all homered in the Yankees' win over the Texas Rangers.]]> 5220349 Wed, 23 May 2018 23:21:02 EDT <![CDATA[Yanks mash 4 homers, but outslugged in Texas]]> Gleyber Torres and Aaron Judge highlighted a four-homer barrage that presented another assault on the record books, but Jurickson Profar's bases-clearing double held up as the difference as the Rangers edged the Yankees in a wild 12-10 slugfest on Wednesday evening at Globe Life Park.]]> 5220333 Wed, 23 May 2018 23:07:01 EDT Official New York Yankees <![CDATA[Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez don’t have any interest in participating in the Home Run Derby, either]]> Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez aren't going to participate in the Home Run Derby either, joining Yankees masher Aaron Judge on the sideline.]]> 5220306 Wed, 23 May 2018 22:35:01 EDT <![CDATA[Video: Aaron Judge destroys a baseball]]> Aaron Judge hit a 471-foot two-run homer on Wednesday night against the Rangers. That's far.]]> 5220262 Wed, 23 May 2018 21:14:01 EDT <![CDATA[Aaron Judge says “there is no need” to participate in 2018 Home Run Derby]]> Aaron Judge won't defend his Home Run Derby title during the All-Star festivities at Nationals Park in July.]]> 5220075 Wed, 23 May 2018 17:14:01 EDT <![CDATA[Yankees slugger Aaron Judge: &apos;No need&apos; to defend Home Run Derby title]]> Aaron Judge has already removed himself from the 2018 Home Run Derby.        ]]> 5219847 Wed, 23 May 2018 11:00:02 EDT Arizona Republic <![CDATA[Yanks' Judge: No need to defend HR Derby title]]> Aaron Judge said winning last year's Home Run Derby was "a cool experience" but that he doesn't see a need to defend his title at this year's event.]]> 5219526 Tue, 22 May 2018 22:07:01 EDT <![CDATA[Judge breaks slump with double, homer]]> Aaron Judge went 2-for-5 with a double, a solo homer and two runs scored Monday against the Rangers.

Spin: Judge snapped out of an 0-for-17 slide with a fifth-inning solo shot off Bartolo Colon for his 12th homer of the year. He later doubled and scored as well. Despite the recent cold spell, Judge is still batting a solid .286 -- right in line with his .284 mark as a rookie last year. The reigning AL Rookie of the Year and MVP runner-up has continued to provide plenty of power and run production with 23 extra-base hits, 36 RBIs and 35 runs through his first 45 games of the season, showing no signs of experiencing a sophomore slump.]]> 5218909 Mon, 21 May 2018 23:56:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Aaron Judge slugged his 12th home run of the season Monday in]]> Aaron Judge slugged his 12th home run of the season Monday in the Yankees' win over the Rangers. Judge hit a solo homer off Bartolo Colon in the top of the fifth inning and then doubled and scored in the top of the sixth, finishing the night 2-for-5 with one RBI and two runs scored. [...]]]> 5218908 Mon, 21 May 2018 23:56:09 EDT <![CDATA[Rangers outhomered by Yanks in slugfest]]> Bartolo Colon is trying to catch a Hall of Fame pitcher, but the Yankees' 21-year-old second-base phenom forced him to wait at least one more start. Gleyber Torres hit two home runs off Colon, and Neil Walker and Aaron Judge each went deep once in leading the Yankees to a 10-5 victory over the Rangers on Monday night. The Rangers, despite home runs from Joey Gallo, Rougned Odor and Ronald Guzman, lost for the seventh time in their last nine games.]]> 5218896 Mon, 21 May 2018 23:49:01 EDT Official Texas Rangers <![CDATA[Judge goes yard to end hitless streak]]> Aaron Judge snapped a 17 at-bat hitless streak in style, crushing a Bartolo Colon fastball for a go-ahead homer that sent fans scattering onto the grassy centerfield berm at Globe Life Park.]]> 5218801 Mon, 21 May 2018 22:07:01 EDT <![CDATA[2013 MLB Draft in Review: Boom and bust]]>
The 2018 MLB Draft is nearly upon us, and for prospect-gurus in particular, this is an exciting time to see where the next crop of stars will go. I remember for me, personally, the 2013 draft was one that I focused on more than I had before. I am a Yankees fan, and that was the year they drafted Aaron Judge, so you can imagine how much fans began to focus on that instead of the increasingly lackluster team on the field.

Let’s take a look back at the draft as a whole, though, because it tells us quite a few things about draft strategy into the decade]]> 5218462 Mon, 21 May 2018 11:21:02 EDT Beyond the Boxscore
<![CDATA[Morning Mound Visit: Sabermetrics News - 5/19/18]]> Odubel Herrera’s on-base chase; Teoscar Hernandez’s exit velocity

The Athletic | Eno Sarris: Covering the plate is a valueable skill in of itself, and it can be measured by the number of wOBA hot zones. Some players with the most hot zones include Nick Williams, Josh Bell, Carlos Correa, Aaron Judge, and Corey Seager.

Baseball Prospectus | Jonathan Judge: This was the talk of the town yesterday, so to speak. The long and short of it is: the “x” stats that have been introduced via Statcast may not be as helpful as we think. xwOBA, for example, may have a decent descriptive quality, answering “what should have happened,“ but has about the same predictive power of FIP at predicting the following year’s wOBA. The lesson is that while Statcast information is interesting, it’s usefulness is not fully realized, and in the wrong setting can dangerously represent as much noise as our previous, flawed metrics did]]> 5217240 Sat, 19 May 2018 11:00:02 EDT Beyond the Boxscore