Everyone knows Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge is a towering figure, but his size never impressed MLB scouts. Otherwise, another team would have nabbed Judge sooner than the 32nd pick. That’s where New York selected him in 2013, and the club did not even guarantee him a roster spot coming out of Spring Training in 2017. Judge secured his starting job after a long position battle with Aaron Hicks.
A few months and one Mike Trout injury later, Judge emerged as the frontrunner for the American League MVP. Though the Yankees have seen the rise of Hall of Fame sluggers over the years, Judge’s combination of absurd power and plate discipline is rare. Old timers are already hoping for the 500-foot shots that made legends of Mickey Mantle and Babe Ruth.
When he cleared the left-field bleachers on June 11 for the longest home run to date at the new Yankee Stadium, the dream became realistic. His tape-measure shots are not only the stuff of batting practice showcases; they’re now the norm in any game situation with Judge at the plate. To make our point, we rounded up his most impressive round-trippers by distance. Here are Judge’s 10 longest home runs to date, as measured by MLB Statcast.