No progress on Aaron Judge’s return: Yankees offense takes a hit

Aaron Judge hitting again ahead of camp
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Amanda Paula
Thursday June 15, 2023

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The New York Yankees are still awaiting updates on Aaron Judge’s recovery, leaving fans eagerly anticipating his return to strengthen the team’s offense.

The New York Yankees have yet to receive any updates regarding Aaron Judge‘s recovery. This news was released on Thursday, the 15th. Gary Philips, a Yankees sports writer, recently provided an update on Aaron Judge’s comeback, stating that there is no new information available. This report has left fans disappointed and concerned about the impact of Judge’s absence on the team’s offense.

Yankees’ offense deteriorates without Aaron Judge

Since Judge injured his toe, the Yankees’ offensive performance has plummeted, ranking among the worst in the MLB. Over the past nine games, the team has struggled in various key offensive categories, highlighting the significance of Judge’s absence.

The Yankees have posted a dismal .196 batting average, ranking last among all MLB teams. Their on-base percentage (OBP) stands at .258, placing them in the bottom position. With a .355 slugging percentage (SLG) and a .612 on-base plus slugging (OPS), the team’s power hitting has been lacking, ranking 28th in both categories.

In terms of scoring, the Yankees have only managed to score 31 runs, placing them 28th in the league. Their runs batted in (RBI) total of 28 also ranks them 28th, while their 10 home runs tie them for the 19th spot. Additionally, their weighted runs created plus (wRC+) of 67 indicates a significant decline in offensive production, ranking 29th in the league. The team’s wins above replacement (fWAR) stands at -0.2, placing them 28th in that category.

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Gary Philips’ update underscores the impact of Aaron Judge’s absence on the Yankees‘ struggling offense. Judge’s power-hitting ability and consistent production at the plate have been sorely missed. Fans and the team eagerly await his return, hoping that it will help revitalize the Yankees’ offense and improve their overall performance on the field.

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One thought on “No progress on Aaron Judge’s return: Yankees offense takes a hit

  1. I’m so disgusted that there are no words. Without Judge the Yankees are the worst team in baseball history, absolutely comatose.

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