New York Yankees rookie right fielder Aaron Judge may have actually broken Statcast, as we have no clear-cut idea how far homer No. 31 traveled on Friday.
The home run derby champion tattooed a baseball in the fifth inning from Mariners’ starter Andrew Moore and not only gave the Yankees a 5-1 lead, but he made the world wonder if that ball would land in Vancouver.
Judge hit a curveball left over the middle of the plate an estimated 440 feet for his 31st home run of 2017. Yet, if you watched the home run, that distance doesn’t quite do the blast justice.
— Patrick Hennessy (@TrueHennessy) July 22, 2017
Safeco estimated 415 feet. ESPN estimated 440. Statcast broke. Whether you believe the estimations or not, the jury is still out on whether Aaron Judge will ever leave a ballpark with his monstrous power.
Other Yankee Notes:
- Chase Headley may be moving across the diamond now that Todd Frazier is in the Bronx, but that doesn’t mean general manager Brian Cashman is done searching for a first baseman. Rumors are swirling the Yankees and Athletics might be trying to work out a trade for Yonder Alonso, but the A’s aren’t a fan of the offer from New York. Mets’ first baseman Lucas Duda is also an option that the crosstown rivals have talked about.
Alonso out of Oakland lineup again tonight. A's trying to trade him, but Yankees are only bidder and Oakland doesn't like offers.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 21, 2017