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Aaron Judge continued to build a season for the ages on Wednesday, in a 7-6 loss to the Blue Jays, slamming his 29th home run of the season to tie Joe DiMaggio’s franchise record for rookies.

With Judge finishing up a jaw-dropping first half ahead of Monday’s T-Mobile Home Run Derby and Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard at Marlins Park, now seems like a good time to compare him to a few of the greatest Kevin Pillar Jersey rookie hitters in baseball history.
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There’s the Yankee Clipper himself, an All-Star in 1936 — just as he was in each of his 13 Major League seasons. There’s Fred Lynn, who with the ’75 Red Sox became the first player to win Rookie of the Year and MVP honors in the same year (a feat matched in 2001 by Ichiro Suzuki, a different type of rookie due to his extensive professional experience in Japan). And then there’s another Rookie of the Year winner, Mark McGwire, who 11 years before he broke Roger Maris’ single-season home run record in 1998 set rookie marks for homers in a season and before the All-Star break.

While we can’t match up Judge’s awe-inspiring Statcast™ metrics against these other rookie sensations, here is a look at how they stack up in some other ways:

Background

Each of these four has roots in California. DiMaggio was born there, grew up there and first signed with the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League, who in November 1934 sold him to the Yankees. McGwire, Lynn and Judge all went to high school and college in the state, with the first two playing at USC and the latter at Fresno State. Judge grew up in Linden, Calif., a little more than an hour’s drive east of DiMaggio’s birthplace in Martinez.

While the Draft didn’t exist back in DiMaggio’s day, each of the other three were Personalized Rams Jersey high picks. The Red Sox took Lynn 41st overall in 1973, the A’s plucked McGwire 10th in ’84, and the Yankees nabbed Judge 32nd in 2013.
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Age and experience

Judge does have a bit of an edge in this department, as he turned 25 on April 26. DiMaggio was a rookie in his age-21 season, while Lynn and McGwire both were 22.

Judge hit well in three Minor League seasons (.845 OPS, 56 homers), but his first taste of Major League pitching put a damper on his prospects for 2017, as he hit .179/.263/.345 with 42 strikeouts in 95 plate appearances late last year. That’s a similar situation to McGwire, who in 1986 crushed Triple-A pitching but posted a .189./259/.377 line with 18 strikeouts in 58 plate appearances with Oakland.

Since DiMaggio didn’t get a cup of coffee with the Yankees prior to 1936, Lynn is the only one of the four to taste some big league success before excelling in his rookie campaign. Over just 15 games in September 1974, Lynn went 18-for-43 (.419) with six extra-base hits and as many walks as strikeouts (six of each).

Size

In terms of size, Judge is in a class of his own, as he stands 6-foot-7, 283 pounds, which is a listing you’re more likely to find in the NBA or perhaps NFL. McGwire has comparable height (6-foot-5), and his listed weight of 215 pounds is probably reflective of where he was when he entered the league, though perhaps not when he retired.

DiMaggio (6-foot-2, 193 pounds) and Lynn (6-foot-1, 190 pounds) played at a size that was typical of outfielders of their eras, but would look small standing next to Judge.

Power output

Barring a barrage of big flies over the Yankees’ final three first-half games, even Judge won’t be able to match McGwire’s rookie record. In 1987 — like 2017, a season of surging home run numbers — Big Mac crushed 33 homers before the All-Star break, including 15 in May alone.

Judge, meanwhile, has been a consistent power source, never going more than six straight games without a homer. If he maintains his pace, he would finish with 57 to overtake McGwire’s single-season rookie record of 49 homers (Frank Robinson of the 1956 Reds and Wally Berger of the ’30 Braves are tied for second at 38).

Meanwhile, Judge already has passed Lynn’s total of 21 homers from 1975, as the sweet-swinging lefty was more of a doubles hitter (an AL-high 47) than a pure power threat. DiMaggio didn’t debut until May 3 in ’36 but made up for lost time by going deep 29 times in 138 games to set a Yankees record that has stood for more than 80 years.

Overall production

If Judge were playing like a one-dimensional slugger, that would be one thing. But the 6-foot-7, 282-pound right fielder has been so much more, batting .331/.449/.697, stealing six bases and playing solid defense.

He already had reached 5.1 wins Kevin Pillar Jersey For Sale above replacement (WAR)* through Tuesday, passing the rookie total for DiMaggio (Personalized Seahawks Jersey 4.6) and tying McGwire, with Lynn (7.4) still a ways ahead. Here’s how Judge stacks up against the other three in some other stats, looking
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BA: DiMaggio .354, Lynn .342, Judge .331, McGwire .294
OBP: Judge .449, Lynn .408, McGwire .383, DiMaggio .373
SLG: Judge .697, McGwire .692, DiMaggio .627, Lynn .620
sOPS+**: Judge 200, Lynn 190, McGwire 180, DiMaggio 158
BB%: Judge 16.8%, McGwire 11.7%, Lynn 10.2%, DiMaggio 2.5%
SO%: Judge 29.5%, McGwire 20.4%, Lynn 13.8%, DiMaggio 5.0%

*Baseball-Reference.com version

**sOPS+, via Baseball-Reference.com, shows a player’s OPS for a certain split relative to the league’s, with 100 representing average.

Andrew Simon is a research analyst for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AndrewSimonMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League
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Aaron Judge ties Joe DiMaggio rookie HR record

NEW YORK — Move over, The Yankee Clipper. Here comes The Judge.

Aaron Judge belted his Major League-leading Custom Rams Jersey 29th home run in the fourth inning of Wednesday’s 7-6 loss to the Blue Jays, matching a Yankees rookie franchise record set in 1936 by Joe DiMaggio (29).

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“It’s incredible,” Judge said. “Any time you’re in the same sentence with somebody like DiMaggio, it’s pretty incredible. It’s quite an honor.”
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Judge and DiMaggio were born 57 miles apart; Judge in Linden, Calif., and DiMaggio in Martinez, Calif. Judge’s two-run blast to the bullpen in right-center field was his second home run in as many days, trimming Toronto’s lead to 5-2 at the time.

The right-handed slugger went to the Personalized Seahawks Jersey opposite field with a 92.1-mph fastball from Marco Estrada, coming off his bat at 108.2 mph with a launch degree of 36 degrees. The drive traveled a Statcast-calculated 398 feet.

“He’s a strong kid,” Estrada said. “I thought he popped it up, to be honest Personalized Rams Jersey with you, and it just kept going.”

As Judge prepares to participate in the T-Mobile Home Run Derby, the only rookie in Major League history with more home runs prior to an All-Star break was Mark McGwire, who had 33 homers at the break for the 1987 Athletics.

Judge seemed to be more impressed by first baseman Ji-Man Choi, who made his Yankees debut on Wednesday and slugged a two-run homer in the fifth inning Kevin Pillar Jersey that flew 457 feet, according to Statcast™.

“That was awesome. You see how far he hit that ball?” Judge said. “That was incredible. He had some good at-bats, he was battling and he just kept putting the ball in play. There’s nothing more you can ask for.”

The 25-year-old Judge played a key role in the rest of the game. In the seventh, Brett Gardner tried for a bunt Kevin Pillar Jersey For Sale single and wound up with a sacrifice that left first base open, with the Blue Jays electing to intentionally walk Judge.

A promising rally fizzled, as Danny Barnes struck out Gary Sanchez and got Didi Gregorius to fly out to right field.

“I’m thinking about what I’m going to do that at-bat, thinking about what he’s going to try to do to me and what my approach is going to be,” Custom Seahawks Jersey Judge said. “I’m not thinking about intentional walks.”

Down a run in the ninth, Gardner’s two-out single brought Judge up as the potential winning run. On a 2-2 count, Roberto Osuna snapped off an 87.9-mph slider that Judge waved at, sealing the Yanks’ 16th loss in 22 games.

“That’s the moment you want to be up,” Judge said. “A runner on, a chance to win the ballgame. That’s what you dream of. I just wasn’t able to come up and get the job done.”

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Prospect Team of Week led Custom Rams Jersey by Ozzie Albies

MLBPipeline.com‘s Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances in the Custom Rams Jersey Minor Leagues from the previous seven days. Any player on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.

With the 2017 SiriusXM Futures Game right around the corner, it seemed fitting to give this edition of the Prospect Team of the Week a Futures flavor, when appropriate. There are several current and past Futures Game participants on this week’s squad, as well as a couple of PTOW repeat performers.

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Week 19 (Aug. 14-20)
Week 20 (Aug. 21-27)
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C: Keibert Ruiz, Great Lakes Loons (Class A)
Dodgers No. 12 prospect
6 G, .455/.520/.773, 3 R, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 3 BB

The 18-year-old Venezuelan had four multi-hit games, but his biggest performance came when he went 1-for-3 on Wednesday. The one hit? A grand slam in the ninth to turn a 0-0 tie into a 4-0 lead. Ruiz is now fifth in the Midwest League with his
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1B: Ryan O’Hearn Custom Rams Jersey, Omaha Storm Chasers (Triple-A)
Royals No. 7 prospect
8 G, .407/.515/.926, 7 R, 2 2B, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 6 BB, 7 SO

O’Hearn homered in three straight games Thursday to Saturday, finishing that stretch Kevin Pillar Jersey off with a two-homer game on Saturday to land him on the PTOW for the second time this season. He also drew five walks over his past three games, a sign that perhaps he’s starting to get going. His 13 homers on the year still put him in second in the organization.

 

2B: Ozzie Albies, Gwinnett Braves (Triple-A)
Braves No. 1 prospect/MLB No. 7
7 G, .394/.394/.636, 5 R, 1 3B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 9 SO, 2 SB

Albies finished off a June that saw him hit .312/.366/.559 and start off July with four total three-hit games. The 2015 Futures Gamer is still only 20 and is now up to .285/.330/.447 with 20 steals in 22 attempts on the season. He’ll carry his five-game hit streak into this week.

 

3B: Rafael Devers, Portland Sea Dogs (Double-A)
Red Sox No. 1 prospect/MLB No. 12
5 G, .529/.600/1.176, 4 R, 2 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 2 BB

The top third-base prospect in the game celebrated his second invitation to the Futures Game by hitting in all five games he played this week. He kicked things off with a two-homer game on Wednesday then added another on Saturday. The 20-year-old is second in the Eastern League with his .960 OPS.Youth Nike Seattle Seahawks NFL Elite Away White Custom Jersey Cheap.

 

SS: Jorge Mateo, Trenton Thunder (Double-A)
Yankees No. 4 prospect/MLB No. 37
6 G, .522/.621/.913, 9 R, 3 3B, 1 HR, 10 RBI, 5 BB, 7 SO, 2 SB

Mateo got promoted to Double-A at the start of the week and celebrated by teeing off on Eastern League pitching. The highlights: a four-hit, four-RBI game on Saturday followed by a home run and five RBIs in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday. He’s now hitting .262/.318/.440 on the year with 30 steals.

 

OF: Lewis Brinson, Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A)
Brewers No. 1 prospect/MLB No. 13
8 G, .412/.444/.853, 8 R, 4 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 2 BB, 5 SO, 1 SB

If Brinson was upset about getting sent down, he took it out on the baseball last week to earn his second PTOW nod. In his first game back, Brinson went 4-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs, added a homer and three RBIs the next day, then finished off the week with back-to-back three-RBI games. Another plus to getting sent down: A 2017 Futures Game invite.

 

OF: Chris Shaw, Sacramento River Cats (Triple-A)
Giants No. 5 prospect
7 G, .429/.429/1.000, 8 R, 1 2B, 5 HR, 10 RBI, 9 SO

The move to Triple-A, not to mention playing outfield every day instead of seeing time at first base as well, has not seemed to bother this 2015 first-rounder. Shaw did a ton of damage on Wednesday and Thursday, going 7-for-10 with three homers and seven RBIs. He leads the Giants organization in homers and RBIs.

 

OF: Christin Stewart, Erie SeaWolves (Double-A)
Tigers No. 2 prospect
7 G, .464/.469/.750, 8 R, 5 2B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 2 BB, 5 SO

Stewart hit in all seven games last week, with multi-hit performances in the first five. He also drove in runs in all but one game of the week and continues to show the kind of power bat that made him a Personalized Seahawks Jersey Futures Gamer in 2016. He’s tied for the Eastern League lead with 19 homers and leads it on his own with 60 RBIs.

 

LHP: Shawn Morimando, Columbus Clippers (Triple-A)
Indians No. 15 prospect
2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 18 IP, 12 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 18 SO, 0.72 WHIP

Morimando is on some kind of roll. He has now tossed complete-game shutouts in three of his last four starts. He struck out 12 and walked none on Tuesday, then finished off the week with a seven-hitter on Sunday. He’s now 5-0 with a 1.16 ERA over his last six starts spanning all of June and that first shutout in July.

 

RHP: Jacob Nix, Lake Elsinore Storm (Class A Advanced)
Padres No. 5 prospect
1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 9 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 11 SO, 0.22 WHIP

Nix returned from the disabled list in late May and hasn’t taken long to get back in the groove with a 2.84 ERA over his first six outings. His last one was his best, his first career shutout on Wednesday in which he gave up just two hits and no Custom Seahawks Jersey walks. He’s only walked four and struck out 36 in 38 innings since he returned.

RP: Jared Miller, Jackson Generals (Double-A)
D-backs No. 10 prospect
0-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 G, 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO, 1.00 WHIP

The big lefty struggled a bit at the start of the 2017 season, but seems to be finding his stride now. He’s now gone six straight outings without allowing an earned run. That includes his three strong appearances this past week that helped him finish June with a 0.66 ERA and a .163 batting average against.

Didi Gregorius in 3rd in AL Final Vote Kevin Pillar Jersey update

NEW YORK — Didi Gregorius speaks four languages and carries an art sketchbook on road trips, but the Yankees’ renaissance man is content to allow his teammates do the communicating when it comes to his candidacy for the American League Custom Seahawks Jersey Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote.

“I’m going to let the team do what they have to do,” Gregorius said. “I’m just going to go out there and play the game. I would like to go for the first time and experience it. I’d be happy with the one time that I went.”

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Hoping for his first All-Star selection, Gregorius remains in third place behind Mike Moustakas of the Royals and Xander Bogaerts of the Red Sox. Gregorius is ahead of the Rangers’ Elvis Andrus and the Rays’ Logan Morrison.

“Personally, I think Didi has the numbers to make the All-Star Game,” Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez said. “And putting that aside, he’s a great teammate and great person. He deserves to be an All-Star.”

Until 4 p.m. ET today, fans can fill out unlimited ballots at yankees.com/vote or cast up to 35 ballots by texting ‘A3’ to 89269. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET on Personalized Seahawks Jersey Thursday, any tweet that includes #SirDidi4Sure will count toward his vote total.

The Yankees have sweetened the pot by dangling an opportunity to sit in the right-field ‘Judge’s Chambers’ on Sunday to fans who vote via text Personalize Rams Jersey or online and post a screenshot with #SirDidi4Sure.

The 27-year-old Gregorius is batting .301/.329/.477 with 12 doubles, 10 home runs
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“I think Didi deserves to go,” right-hander Luis Severino said. “If you look at the top five shortstops right now, Didi’s going to be in it. He can hit. He can throw. He
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Gregorius hopes to become the sixth Yankees All-Star heading to Miami, joining Dellin Betances, Starlin Castro, Aaron Judge, Sanchez and Severino.

“If I get voted in, I’ll be happy with that,” Gregorius said. “If not, there’s always next year or the year after that.”

Fans can cast ballots for the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote on MLB.com, club sites and their mobile devices until 4 p.m. ET today Kevin Pillar Jersey. The winners, as chosen exclusively by online fan voting totals, will then be announced during “MLB Tonight” live on MLB Network and MLB.com at 6 p.m. Extensive coverage throughout the Final Vote will be provided by MLB Network and MLB.com, including interviews with the candidates, frequent updates, heat
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Now in its 16th season, with more than 680 million votes cast, the Final Vote again will include social votes on the last day of balloting, as Twitter support for the 10 candidates over the final six hours of balloting will count toward their vote totals. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ET today, any tweet that includes a designated player hashtag will be tabulated as part of the official vote total used to determine the winners.

On Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET, tune in to the 2017 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX, and during the game visit MLB.com to submit your choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the 2017 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote. The 88th All-Star Game, in Miami, will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries via MLB International’s independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB.com, MLB Network and SiriusXM will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees Custom Rams Jersey for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Blue Jays beat Yankees on bases-loaded Kevin Pillar Jersey For Sale walk

NEW YORK — Russell Martin hit a game-tying home run, then forced in the go-ahead run by working one of four eighth-inning walks issued during a meltdown Kevin Pillar Jersey For Sale by All-Star reliever Dellin Betances as the Blue Jays edged the Yankees, 7-6, on Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

Martin tied Kevin Pillar Jersey the game with a seventh-inning blast into the right-field bullpen off reliever Chad Green, then looked at a 3-2 pitch out of the strike zone in the eighth as Betances once again could not command his pitches,
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“Definitely a big series win right there,” Martin said. “We had to win that grudge match to kind of have a good flight and feel good about ourselves going into a tough series against Houston. It definitely feels good. It feels like we’re on the right track and we’re starting to click a little bit, so hopefully we can keep it going.”

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New York took its 16th loss in 22 games despite rallying from a 5-0 deficit after starter Michael Pineda completed just three-plus innings. Aaron Judge hit his Major League-leading 29th homer to tie Joe DiMaggio’s Yankees rookie record, and Ji-Man Choi slugged a two-run blast in his Bombers debut before All-Star hopeful Didi Gregorius slammed a two-run double to in Personalized Seahawks Jersey the fifth.

That damage all came off Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada, who permitted six runs and five hits in 4 2/3 innings. Justin Smoak and Kendrys Morales hit back-to-back homers off Pineda in the third inning, and Pillar added a solo shot in the fourth to
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“I feel like I’m not consistent with my mechanics right now, and it shows by the walks that I’ve had,” Betances said. “When there’s a runner on first, I’m trying to go quick, and my timing is just not there right now. I find that my stuff is there but the timing in my delivery is not there, and it’s causing me to fall behind guys and walk guys.”

It was just the fourth win in 13 games for the Blue Jays, who are rumored to be considering selling off pieces of their roster as the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches. Toronto has picked up back-to-back victories for the first time since June 18-19, and the winning will have to continue if the club wants to Custom Seahawks Jersey avoid becoming sellers.

“If we’re going to make a run at this, we have to beat teams like this,” Estrada said. “This was a huge series. We took two out of three, and everybody played really well. … Things are turning. They are turning for everybody. Even myself, they’re going to turn.”

Estrada looks to clear head over break

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Sticking with Estrada:
New York had cut the lead to a run in the bottom of the fifth when Estrada loaded the bases on a pair of walks and a Judge single. Estrada got the second out of the inning when Gary Sanchez popped out, but he wasn’t so lucky in the next at-bat. Despite lefty Aaron Loup being warmed up, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons stuck with Estrada, and the move did not work out. Gregorius lined a double to the corner in right field as two runs came around to score and New York briefly took a 6-5 lead.

“He got Sanchez, and I’ve called him Houdini many times,” Gibbons said. “I’ve seen him get out of those jams. He was cruising along, it was a tough fifth inning, but I love to give starters a chance, man, Those are your guys.”

Respect for the Judge: Before Betances’ eighth-inning meltdown, New York had an opportunity to reclaim the lead in the seventh as Tyler Wade worked a leadoff walk. Brett Gardner opted to drop a two-strike sacrifice bunt that advanced Wade to second base, but it gave Gibbons an opening to have Loup intentionally walk Judge, drawing a loud chorus of boos from the Stadium crowd. Danny Barnes struck out Sanchez swinging and retired Gregorius on a fly ball to right field.

Walk this way: Betances’ erratic command has become cause for concern in the Yankees’ clubhouse. He threw just nine of 27 pitches for strikes in Wednesday’s outing, including 10 straight out of the zone. When Betances finally pumped a fastball past Jose Bautista for a called strike, the crowd of 38,691 cheered.

“Obviously, you hear it when you’re in a tough spot like that,” Betances said. “You try to block them out, but they’re ecstatic because I threw strikes here and there. You don’t want to be in that position. I put myself in a tough spot, and I put my team in a bad spot.”

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“Our best against their best, and our best won.” — Gibbons, on closer Roberto Osuna striking out Aaron Judge with a runner on base in the bottom of the ninth

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Smoak and Morales hit back-to-back homers in the third inning. It marked the third time this season that a pair of switch-hitters hit back-to-back homers. Smoak and Morales previously did it against the Rays on May 5 at St. Petersburg, while Cleveland’s Carlos Santana and Francisco Lindor had the other on May 6 at Kansas City.

WHAT’S NEXT
Blue Jays: The Blue Jays will return home on Thursday to open a four-game series against the first-place Astros. Lefty Francisco Liriano (4-4, 5.66 ERA) will take the mound in the series opener, with first pitch scheduled for 7:07 p.m. ET. Liriano has allowed five earned runs in two of his past three outings, but on a more positive note, he has gone six innings in back-to-back starts.

Yankees: Following an off-day on Thursday, the Yankees return to action on Friday as they open a three-game series with the Brewers at Yankee Stadium. Left-hander Jordan Montgomery (6-4, 3.62 ERA) will look to continue a career-long six-start unbeaten streak and a four-start winning streak as he takes the hill for the 7:05 p.m. ET contest.

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Aaron Judge top AL player, Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 11 Kevin Pillar Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey rookie for June

Aaron Judge is just piling up the accolades.

The newly minted first-time All-Star, who has continued to rule over the Major Leagues as the break nears, was named both American League Player of the
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The sensational right fielder, who was announced as an All-Star Game starter on Sunday Personalized Seahawks Jersey night after leading the AL voting, enters play Monday hitting .327/.448/.687 with an MLB-best 27 home runs and an AL-best 62 RBIs for the Yankees. Judge also leads the Majors in walks (58), slugging and
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“I get a chance to play in front of the best fans every night at Yankee Stadium,” Kevin Pillar Jersey Judge said after his All-Star selection. “Having their support through these first couple of months has been incredible.”

This is the first career Player of the Month honor for Judge. The last Yankee to be named Kevin Pillar Jersey For Sale AL Player of the Month was Judge’s teammate and fellow first-time All-Star Gary Sanchez, who won the award last August in the midst of his own amazing Custom Rams Jersey rookie campaign.

Judge has swept this season’s three AL Rookie of the Month awards, winning Custom Seahawks Jersey in April, May and June. He is the first player to earn three straight Rookie of the Month honors since Mike Trout won the award
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In Kevin Pillar Jersey June, Judge hit .324/.481/.686 with 10 home runs, 25 RBIs, 30 runs scored and 30 walks. His 1.167 OPS led the American League, as did his on-base percentage, runs and walks. Judge’s 10 homers during the month ranked tied for second in the AL.

David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Prospect Team of Week led by Custom Seahawks Jersey Ozzie Albies

MLBPipeline.com‘s Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances in the Minor Leagues from the previous seven days. Any player on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.

With the 2017 SiriusXM Futures Game right around the corner, it seemed fitting to give this edition of the Prospect Team of the Week a Futures flavor, when appropriate. There are several current and past Futures Game participants on this week’s squad, as well as a couple of PTOW repeat performers.

Here is the latest addition of Prospect Team of the Week, for the week of June 26 – July 2.C: Keibert Ruiz, Great Lakes Loons (Class A)

Dodgers No. 12 prospect
6 G, .455/.520/.773, 3 R, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 3 BB

The 18-year-old Venezuelan had four multi-hit games, but his biggest performance came when he went 1-for-3 on Wednesday. The one hit? A grand slam in the ninth to turn a 0-0 tie into a 4-0 lead. Ruiz is now fifth in the Midwest League with his .321 average.

1B: Ryan O’Hearn Custom Rams Jersey, Omaha Storm Chasers (Triple-A)
Royals No. 7 prospect
8 G, .407/.515/.926, 7 R, 2 2B, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 6 BB, 7 SO

O’Hearn homered in three straight games Thursday to Saturday, finishing that stretch Kevin Pillar Jersey off with a two-homer game on Saturday to land him on the PTOW for the second time this season. He also drew five walks over his past three games, a sign that perhaps he’s starting to get going. His 13 homers on the year still put him in second in the organization.

 

2B: Ozzie Albies, Gwinnett Braves (Triple-A)
Braves No. 1 prospect/MLB No. 7
7 G, .394/.394/.636, 5 R, 1 3B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 9 SO, 2 SB

Albies finished off a June that saw him hit .312/.366/.559 and start off July with four total three-hit games. The 2015 Futures Gamer is still only 20 and is now up to .285/.330/.447 with 20 steals in 22 attempts on the season. He’ll carry his five-game hit streak into this week.

 

3B: Rafael Devers, Portland Sea Dogs (Double-A)
Red Sox No. 1 prospect/MLB No. 12
5 G, .529/.600/1.176, 4 R, 2 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 2 BB

The top third-base prospect in the game celebrated his second invitation to the Futures Game by hitting in all five games he played this week. He kicked things off with a two-homer game on Wednesday then added another on Saturday. The 20-year-old is second in the Eastern League with his .960 OPS.

 

SS: Jorge Mateo, Trenton Thunder (Double-A)
Yankees No. 4 prospect/MLB No. 37
6 G, .522/.621/.913, 9 R, 3 3B, 1 HR, 10 RBI, 5 BB, 7 SO, 2 SB

Mateo got promoted to Double-A at the start of the week and celebrated by teeing off on Eastern League pitching. The highlights: a four-hit, four-RBI game on Saturday followed by a home run and five RBIs in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday. He’s now hitting .262/.318/.440 on the year with 30 steals.

 

OF: Lewis Brinson, Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A)
Brewers No. 1 prospect/MLB No. 13
8 G, .412/.444/.853, 8 R, 4 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 2 BB, 5 SO, 1 SB

If Brinson was upset about getting sent down, he took it out on the baseball last week to earn his second PTOW nod. In his first game back, Brinson went 4-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs, added a homer and three RBIs the next day, then finished off the week with back-to-back three-RBI games. Another plus to getting sent down: A 2017 Futures Game invite.

 

OF: Chris Shaw, Sacramento River Cats (Triple-A)
Giants No. 5 prospect
7 G, .429/.429/1.000, 8 R, 1 2B, 5 HR, 10 RBI, 9 SO

The move to Triple-A, not to mention playing outfield every day instead of seeing time at first base as well, has not seemed to bother this 2015 first-rounder. Shaw did a ton of damage on Wednesday and Thursday, going 7-for-10 with three homers and seven RBIs. He leads the Giants organization in homers and RBIs.

 

OF: Christin Stewart, Erie SeaWolves (Double-A)
Tigers No. 2 prospect
7 G, .464/.469/.750, 8 R, 5 2B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 2 BB, 5 SO

Stewart hit in all seven games last week, with multi-hit performances in the first five. He also drove in runs in all but one game of the week and continues to show the kind of power bat that made him a Personalized Seahawks JerseyFutures Gamer in 2016. He’s tied for the Eastern League lead with 19 homers and leads it on his own with 60 RBIs.

 

LHP: Shawn Morimando, Columbus Clippers (Triple-A)
Indians No. 15 prospect
2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 18 IP, 12 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 18 SO, 0.72 WHIP

Morimando is on some kind of roll. He has now tossed complete-game shutouts in three of his last four starts. He struck out 12 and walked none on Tuesday, then finished off the week with a seven-hitter on Sunday. He’s now 5-0 with a 1.16 ERA over his last six starts spanning all of June and that first shutout in July.

 

RHP: Jacob Nix, Lake Elsinore Storm (Class A Advanced)
Padres No. 5 prospect
1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 9 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 11 SO, 0.22 WHIP

Nix returned from the disabled list in late May and hasn’t taken long to get back in the groove with a 2.84 ERA over his first six outings. His last one was his best, his first career shutout on Wednesday in which he gave up just two hits and no Custom Seahawks Jersey walks. He’s only walked four and struck out 36 in 38 innings since he returned.

RP: Jared Miller, Jackson Generals (Double-A)
D-backs No. 10 prospect
0-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 G, 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO, 1.00 WHIP

The big lefty struggled a bit at the start of the 2017 season, but seems to be finding his stride now. He’s now gone six straight outings without allowing an earned run. That includes his three strong appearances this past week that Personized Seahawks Jersey helped him finish June with a 0.66 ERA and a .163 batting average against.

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NEW YORK — Yankees starter Luis Cessa looked dominant at times on Saturday Josh Donaldson Womens Jersey afternoon, but a few mistakes did him in during the team’s 8-1 loss to the Rangers at Yankee Stadium.

The big blow came in the fourth inning, when he left a slider over the middle of the plate and Carlos Gomez ripped it into the left-field seats.Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 20 Josh Donaldson Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey Cheap.

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“I thought he threw the ball pretty well for five innings,” manager Joe Girardi said. “He threw a spinner to Gomez and he hit it out, a slider that really didn’t do much. But he was pretty good.”Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 11 Kevin Pillar Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey.

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Up to that point, the Rangers had scored only one run off Cessa. But the two-run homer proved too much for the Yankees’ struggling offense.

The bright spots for Cessa, though, could be a good sign for the Yankees
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Other than a first-inning run, Cessa kept the Rangers in check early on. He set a new career-high with eight strikeouts — six of which came in the first two innings. Opposing hitters swung and missed on 10 of his first 40 pitches.

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“I think it was a Josh Donaldson Jersey For Sale good day for me,” Cessa said. “My breaking ball feels good and my fastball command feels good, too.”

With no further update on Sabathia’s injury status, Girardi said Cessa will make his next start as scheduled, which is set to come on Thursday against the White Sox.

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Braves’ Austin Riley Josh Donaldson Jersey For Sale perfect for Fire Frogs

Austin Riley’s perfect day at the plate helped lead Class A Advanced Florida to a 4-3 win over Fort Myers on Saturday.

The Braves’ No. 12 prospect put together his first two-homer game of the
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“I’m feeling good right now; I’ve been struggling a little bit,” Riley told MiLB.com. “It’s kind of like the struggling where you’re hitting the ball right at people, so it’s kind of frustrating not finding holes. I’m seeing the ball well, I think they’re just starting to fall through.”

Riley gave the Fire Frogs a two-run lead with a homer in the first inning and then homered again, his 11th of the season, in the third.

The 20-year-old drew a walk in the sixth and then finished Josh Donaldson Jersey For Sale his day with a double in the seventh.

“That was money. I feel like I haven’t touched second in a while,” Riley said. “Just getting that third hit, it just felt really good. I needed it, for sure.”

Other top prospect performances from Saturday’s action:

No. 4 overall prospect J.P. Crawford (Phillies’ No. 1) put together his second three-hit game of the season for Triple-A Lehigh Valley as he went 3-for-5 with two doubles in the IronPigs’ 5-4 loss to Rochester.Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 11 Kevin Pillar Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey.

 

No. 7 overall prospect Ozzie Albies (Braves’ No. 1) extended his hitting streak to six games with a 2-for-4 game for Triple-A Gwinnett. Albies hit his fifth homer in the contest and has hits in 10 of his past 11 games, including five multi-hit efforts.

 

No. 29 overall prospect Kyle Tucker (Astros’ No. 2) hit his fourth homer in six games for Double-A Corpus Christi. Tucker finished 3-for-5 and drove in three runs — one via his homer and two courtesy of an 8th-inning single.

 

No. 39 overall prospect (Yankees’ No. 4) Jorge Mateo extended his hitting streak to seven games for Class A Advanced Tampa. Mateo led off the game with a solo homer – his fourth of the season – and finished the day 2-for-4.
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No. 49 overall prospect Triston McKenzie (Indians’ No. 3) bounced back in a big way for Class A Advanced Lynchburg. After giving up seven runs in 1 2/3 innings in his last start, McKenzie gave up one run on eight hits over six innings. The 19-year-old didn’t issue a walk and struck out nine.

No. 66 overall prospect Mike Soroka’s (Braves’ No. 4) scoreless streak came to a close, but the 19-year-old still spun a gem for Double-A Mississippi. Soroka gave up an earned run in the sixth, his first in over 30 frames, and left the game after giving up one run on nine hits in six innings.

No. 90 overall prospect Casey Gillaspie (Rays’ No. 5) hit his seventh homer of the season as part of a 3-for-4 effort as Triple-A Durham routed Charlotte, 17-3. Gillaspie hit a two-run homer in the second, singled in the fourth and added a double in the fifth.

 

• Rangers’ No. 4 prospect Ronald Guzman hit his eighth homer of the season, a three-run blast in Triple-A Round Rock’s loss to Iowa. Guzman, who finished 2-for-4 with four RBIs, has homered in two consecutive games and three times in his past five.

 

• Twins’ No. 9 prospect Felix Jorge pitched his way out of trouble through seven innings, but Kevin Pillar Jersey it finally caught up to him in the eighth for Double-A Chattanooga. After pitching seven scoreless innings and giving up eight hits, a trio of hits resulted in two runs against Jorge in the eighth as he finished the game having given up two runs in eight innings. The 23-year-old was a tough luck loser, but the outing was a positive sign after he gave up five runs in his last start.Women’s Toronto Blue Jays Josh Donaldson Majestic White Flex Base 40th Anniversary Patch Jersey.

• Mets’ No. 14 prospect Merandy Gonzalez spun a gem in his debut with Class A Advanced St. Lucie. Josh Donaldson Womens Jersey The righty threw 54 of his 82 pitches for strikes while giving up one run over six innings. Gonzalez was promoted to St. Lucie after posting a 1.55 ERA through 11 starts with Class A Columbia.

• Nationals prospects Blake Perkins (No. 14) and Jakson Reetz (No. 18) helped lead Class A Hagerstown to a 9-5 win over Greensboro as the duo combined Josh Donaldson Jersey to go 4-for-6 with three RBIs. Reetz drove in two runs with a homer in the first, while Perkins added an RBI single in the third.

• Orioles’ No. 17 prospect Cedric Mullins extended his hitting streak to nine and homered for the second time in as many contests for Double-A Bowie. Mullins boosted his average up to .321 with his second four-hit game of the season, finishing 4-for-5.

 

• Nationals’ No. 19 prospect Raudy Read put together a season-best four RBIs with a 2-for-4 game for Double-A Harrisburg. Read helped the Senators get off to a fast start with a two-run double in the first and lifted his club to a 6-5 lead with a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the ninth.

 

Indians’ No. 22 prospect Ryan Merritt was stuck with a no-decision despite putting together one of his best starts this season for Kevin Pillar Womens Jersey Triple-A Columbus. Merritt set a career high with 10 strikeouts as he gave up one run on three hits over eight innings.

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NEW YORK — Rangers rookie right-hander Austin Bibens-Dirkx held the Yankees to one run in seven innings and was backed by home runs from Carlos Gomez and Robinson Chirinos in an 8-1 victory on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
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Aaron Judge’s 26th home run provided the only run for the Yankees, as starter Luis Cessa took the loss. Cessa allowed three runs in five innings while continuing to fill in for injured left-hander CC Sabathia. The Yankees, despite winning the series opener on Friday, have lost nine of their last 11 games.

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Bibens-Dirkx has been filling in for multiple injured starters on the Rangers’ staff, but has been making a case for a more permanent role. He is now 2-0 with a 3.80 ERA inJosh Donaldson Jersey For Sale four starts and 3-0 with a 3.68 ERA since being called up to the big leagues on May 7 for the first time in his 12-year professional career.

“I’m just enjoying this and trying to have fun,” Bibens-Dirkx said. “I got to pitch at Yankee Stadium and it was awesome. I had a good outing, that was awesome, too. I’m just enjoying every moment.”

The Rangers scored in the first, as Delino DeShields led off with a walk, stole second and scored on a single by Elvis Andrus. Gomez made it 3-0 in the fourth with his 10th home run and Chirinos added his 10th in the seventh. The Rangers — who broke the game open with four runs in the ninth, including a two-run Josh Donaldson Jersey double by Shin-Soo Choo — have won 11 of their last 17 games.
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The Yankees had only three baserunners reach second base, and those came on Judge’s homer and two Mason Williams stolen bases.

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Gomez stays hot: Gomez has been on a power surge since returning from the disabled list and continued it with a two-run home run in the fourth inning off of Cessa. Gomez has six home runs in eight games since being activated. Prior to being on the DL from May 15 to June 16, he had four home runs in his first 38 games. Gomez also manufactured a run in the ninth when he led off with a walk, stole second, went to third on Mike Napoli’s fly ball and scored on a wild pitch.

“He has been very impressive,” Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. “He is back to the mode of looking for the ball up and driving it. It has been very effective.”

Here comes the Judge: Judge got the Yankees on the board in the sixth with his shot. He leads the Majors in home runs and also has a 26-game on-base streak. He has eight home runs in his last 14 games.

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Judge’s home run was his 26th in 256 at-bats. That’s a rate of one home run per 9.8 at-bats, the highest in the American League among qualifying hitters. But Chirinos has 10 home runs in 95 at-bats. That’s not enough to be listed among the qualifiers,
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BELTRE CONTINUES CLIMB TO 3,000
Adrian Beltre had a single and a double on Saturday, leaving him with 2,964 hits in his career. He is currently 32nd all-time, with Sam Rice next on the list at No. 31 with 2,985 hits. After that, it’s Roberto Clemente with an even 3,000 hits.

WHAT’S NEXT
Rangers: Right-hander Nick Martinez pitches against the Yankees at 1:05 p.m. CT on Sunday in the Bronx. Martinez is 2-1 with a 3.60 ERA in his last five starts and one relief appearance. He is 1-3 with a 5.27 ERA in five starts on the road.

Yankees: Righty Michael Pineda takes the mound against the Rangers at 2:05 p.m. ET at Yankee Stadium, following the Yankees’ Old Timers’ Day ceremony. Pineda is 0-3 with a 4.35 in five career starts against Texas.

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Matthew Martell is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York and covered the Yankees on Saturday.

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