Aaron Judge is an American professional baseball outfield player. He plays for the team ‘New York Yankees’ of the Major League Baseball(MLB). He debuted in the year 2016 and by the year 2017, he selected for the Rookie of the year. In the same year, he recorded AL Most Valuable Player in second after Jose Altuve.
Furthermore, the New York Yankees selected him in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft. Before debuting his professional career in 2016, he had played several minor leagues. In addition, he is not only popular for his game but also caught the attention of the media for his relationship. Let us scroll down to know more about the veteran baseball player.
Aaron Judge: Bio, Family, Education
The baseball player was born on 26 April 1992 in Linden, California, the US as an Aaron James Judge. At the age 10, his parents Patty and Wayne Judge revealed that he was an adopted child just before a day he born. He grew up along with his older brother, John who was also an adopted child. Judge belongs to Afro-American ethnicity and biracial.
Looking at his education, he had attended and graduated from Linden High School. From a young age, he has built an interest in sports. So, as a result, he was a three-sport star in his high school. There he played as a pitcher and first baseman for the school team. Thus, he led the school team to California Interscholastic Federation Division III playoffs. Second sports he had played football where he set a school record for 17 touchdowns. And lastly played center in the basketball team.
The various school has offered the player to play Football. However, he had made his choice to play in baseball. After that, he chose to enroll at California State University, Frensco for the Frensco State Bulldogs baseball. Though Oakland Athletics has selected him for the 2010 Major League Baseball draft in the 31st round. Therefore, he has an impressive college play career with his Bulldogs’ team.
Aaron Judge: Career & Achievements
With the success of the college career, New York Yankees selected the Judge in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft. During his base-running drill, he tore his quadriceps femoris muscle which kept him away from the 2013 season. After playing some minor leagues, he made his MLB debut in 2016 against the Tampa Bay Rays. In 2017, he made his first multi-home run and help to team to win. Later, Judge set the record AL Rookie of the month for 10 home runs, 20 RBIs, and .411 OBP. Following the month, once again he received an AL Rookie of the Month, game against the Oakland Athletics. Therefore, altogether, in the End Season, Judge was awarded by the Player Choice Award for Outstanding AL Rookie, Silver Slugger Award, and also selected as an outfielder on Baseball America’s All-MLB Team.
In 2018, he became the tallest and heaviest player in baseball history to play. Also, became the first player to set the record of eight strikeouts in a doubleheader. In the same year, he also able to receive a title of Youngest Yankees player to hit his solo home run after Mickey Mantle since 1956 in All-Star game. The year he has started the season with an off strong. However, he suffered an oblique strain while playing against Kansas City Royals. Further, he was immediately placed on the IL(injuries list) without any timetable.
Aaron Judge: Personal Life & Girlfriend
He is a great believer of Christianity and credited to do a number of rituals before, during, and after the game. Coming over to his personal life, he reportedly said to be in a relationship with his high school friend Britt Hodges. However, there is no clear information about dating history with Britt.
Previously, he had taken the attention of the media with his relationship with the model, Jen Flaum. It is speculated that the couple had started their relationship back in 2017. The couple made their first public appearance together during the US Open in 2017. Then the duo was spotted together on a date in Nobu restaurant in New York. Also, they spotted as a couple costumed together in 2017 Halloween. But sadly, after a year, the player had ended his relationship with the model and stopped following her on Instagram.
Caption: Judge and his ex-girlfriend, Jen Flaum.
Aaron Judge: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Looking at what he achieved in this 3 year after starting his professional career, he surely makes a good income. In 2013, after signing with Yankees, he got 1.8 million as a signing bonus. Therefore, as of now, his net worth has an estimation of around $2 million. But as a comparison to his plays, the amount seems quite insignificant. But currently, he is at the start of his career so the amount will be increasing as the year passes.
The athlete is highly active over social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. But has an unofficial Facebook account under @AaronJudge with over 23K followers. On Instagram, he has an account @thejudge44 with 1 million followers. Also, he has the Twitter account @TheJudge44 with 348k followers.
Aaron Judge: Body Measurements
The player is one of the biggest players in the major leagues by the tall height of 6 feet 7 inches or 2.01 meters and weighs 282 pounds.