FantasySP / MLB / Aaron Judge FantasySP / MLB / Aaron Judge Copyright 2019 5433584 <![CDATA[Lifting off: Healthy Judge puts foes on notice]]> Aaron Judge's megawatt smile was on display at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Tuesday afternoon, accompanied by glimpses of his light-tower power. Any discomfort in his right wrist has long been extinguished, which has the Yankees dreaming of another big-time season from their slugging right fielder.]]> 5433584 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:07:01 EDT Official New York Yankees <![CDATA[Judge learning 'a couple of secrets' via Stanton]]> Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton combined to mash 57 home runs in their first year as teammates, and the Yankees' power-hitting duo is continuing to enjoy a relationship that extends past each of their at-bats.]]> 5433583 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:07:01 EDT Official New York Yankees <![CDATA[Judge thinks Yankees championship-caliber without Machado]]> Aaron Judge thinks the New York Yankees have a championship-caliber team without Manny Machado. "We weren't in the position I felt like that we really needed to go out there and grab too many big pieces," the Yankees slugger said after Tuesday's first full-squad workout. "We ...]]> 5433567 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:42:01 EDT Washington Times <![CDATA[Judge improved thanks to healthy offseason]]> Aaron Judge says he's taken full advantage of a fully healthy offseason, working on his swing and improving his approach. Judge missed eight weeks last season with a wrist injury, but says he's at 100 percent and "feels like it never even happened."]]> 5433566 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:42:01 EDT <![CDATA[Aaron Judge said Tuesday that he's fully healed from his fractured]]> Aaron Judge said Tuesday that he's fully healed from his fractured wrist.

In fact, the big slugger said it feels "like it never even happened." Judge suffered a fracture in his right wrist last July and scuffled upon his return in September before catching fire in the playoffs. The turnaround provided some peace of mind going into the offseason, but it's certainly good news to hear that he's feeling back to normal. Judge should be one of the first fantasy outfielders off the board this spring.

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<![CDATA[Boone on Judge: 'He's good to go']]> Aaron Judge pummel batting-practice fastballs at the Yankees' Minor League complex this week, two words came to Aaron Boone's mind: "Plus power."]]> 5432312 Sun, 17 Feb 2019 16:28:01 EDT Official New York Yankees <![CDATA[Judge entering spring training at full health]]> Aaron Judge is entering spring training at full health and, according to Yankees manager Aaron Boone, is "as healthy as he's been probably since he's been in the big leagues."]]> 5432269 Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:21:01 EDT Buster Olney <![CDATA[May bat leadoff against lefties]]> Manager Aaron Boone said he would consider batting Judge leadoff against left-handed pitchers from time to time, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

The young slugger was a staple of the second spot in the Yankees' batting order last season, but it seems like the Yankees are considering switching things up occasionally. Boone said that Aaron Hicks is the likely candidate to be New York's regular leadoff hitter, but he may put Judge in the pole position in order to get him more at-bats against the opposite-handed pitcher. Naturally, this is just speculation at this point of the season, but getting more plate appearances against southpaws wouldn't hurt Judge after he posted a .967 OPS against them last season.

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<![CDATA[Yanks open to extensions for other big players]]> Luis Severino and the Yankees were able to avoid salary arbitration and find common ground on a four-year, $40 million contract extension, could Aaron Judge or Gary Sanchez be the next "Baby Bombers" to cash in?]]> 5431863 Sat, 16 Feb 2019 18:42:01 EDT <![CDATA[Sabermetrics news: Fans are indifferent on Harper and Machado]]>
FanGraphs | Jeff Sullivan: It’s very possible that the trend of increasing fastball velocity is flattening. For the first time we’ve actually seen a plateau, which could be the signal that we’re hitting peak efficiency for how hard pitchers can reasonably throw, meaning strategy will have to go into other considerations.

Baseball Prospectus | Zach Crizer ($): Fans offer a lot of reasons to rationalize their team not acquiring Bryce Harper or Manny Machado, from reassurance that their team is good enough already, to not wanting to hurt locking up a young star like Aaron Judge, to thinking that the constraints put on payroll will only get worse if one of them is signed]]> 5430091 Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:14:01 EDT Beyond the Boxscore