How Many Seasons has Aaron Judge Played in MLB?

Last Modified Sep 5, 2023 18:17 GMT
Aaron Judge
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Aaron James Judge is an American professional baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. Born on April 26, 1992, in Sacramento, California, Aaron was the 32nd overall selection in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft by the Yankees. After playing in the minors for roughly three years, Aaron finally debuted in the Major League in 2016.


Judge has won numerous accolades in his career so far. This includes being American League (AL) Rookie of the Year in 2017, 3-time Silver Slugger Award winner, and 2-time MLB home run leader. Moreover, he also won the AL Hank Aaron Award, AL MVP, and the AP Athlete of the Year in 2022. He was also a 2-time member of the All-MLB First team in 2021 and 2022. He is also a 4-time All-Star!


Aaron has notched up a batting average of .284 with 239 home runs, 537 RBI, 43 stolen bases, .395 OBP, and .983 OPS so far in his career and is indeed a future Hall of Famer in the making.


How many seasons has Aaron Judge played in MLB?

Aaron Judge has played in the MLB for 8 seasons with the New York Yankees. He made his debut on August 13, 2016, against the Tampa Bay Rays and has not looked back ever since. Arguably one of the best players in the league currently, Aaron has numerous accolades to his name already, including the AL MVP Award in 2022, five All-Star selections, three Silver Slugger Awards, and the AL Rookie Award in 2017, amongst many others. He is widely regarded as one of the most dominant hitters in baseball today and is a perennial All-Star and MVP candidate.


Aaron Judge’s season-by-season stat breakdown in MLB


Year GamesBatting AverageHome RunsRBIs
201665.2842752
2017155.27352114
2018112.2722767
2019112.2843792
202028.228717
2021148.2873998
2022158.30262109


When did Aaron Judge make his MLB debut?

Aaron Judge made his MLB debut on August 13, 2016, against the Tampa Bay Rays, starting in right field. His debut was historic. He was the first player in MLB history to hit a home run in his first two MLB at-bats. Aaron also became the second Yankees player (after Joe Lefebvre in 1980) to homer in his first two MLB games.


Aaron Judge's accolades in MLB

  • 5× All-Star (2017, 2018, 2021–2023)

  • AL MVP (2022)

  • 2× All-MLB First Team (2021, 2022)

  • AL Rookie of the Year (2017)

  • 3× Silver Slugger Award (2017, 2021, 2022)

  • AL Hank Aaron Award (2022)

  • 2× AL home run leader (2017, 2022)

  • AL RBI leader (2022)

  • AP Athlete of the Year (2022)


How many seasons did Aaron Judge play in the minor leagues?

Aaron Judge played in the minor leagues for 3 seasons before he was drafted by the New York Yankees in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft.


Judge's minor league career was a success. He hit .277 with 61 home runs and 232 RBIs in 648 games. He was named a Baseball America All-Star in 2015 and the Yankees' Minor League Player of the Year in 2016.


The minor league teams Aaron played for include Scottsdale Scorpions (2013), Charleston RiverDogs (2014), Tampa Yankees (2015), Trenton Thunder (2015), and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (2016).

FAQs

A. Aaron Judge is an American professional baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball.

A. Born on April 26, 1992, in Sacramento, California, Judge is 31 years old as of 2023.

A. The New York Yankees drafted Aaron Judge in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft with the 32nd overall selection. 

A. Aaron Judge currently wears the number 99 jersey for the New York Yankees of MLB. He has worn only one jersey number his entire MLB career.

A. Aaron Judge has been selected to five MLB All-Star games in his career up until now (2023).

A. Aaron Judge made his MLB debut against the Tampa Bay Rays on August 13, 2016.

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