Having trashed the 2022 season offensively, Aaron Judge signed a new contract with the yankees in free agency. Having bet on himself after rejecting a contract extension before starting last tournament paid off in the future for the Judge, who ended up earning US$360 million for nine years and not the US$213.5 that New York had offered him.
Judge did enough this year to deserve the millions the New York board agreed to pay him long-term. He was named MVP and broke the American League record for most home runs (62) in a season, also came very close to winning the Triple Crown of batting. However, for the 2023 season, the Baseball Reference portal projected that the lanky 30-year-old hitter will produce fewer home runs than he hit this year.
According to the protections, Judge will end up hitting 41 home runs. That is, 21 less than those of this 2022. Similarly, the same web portal indicates that Judge’s batting average for next year would be .288, while the number of RBIs would not reach one hundred (99). .
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