Aaron Judge is an American professional baseball player who has amassed a speculated net worth of $2 million. Judge is famous for his home runs that he scores on a regular basis.
Aaron Judge signed with the New York Yankees with a signing bonus of $1.6 million dollars. In 2016, he earned about $507,500 and increased his earnings to $544,500 in 2017. The baseball star has been reported to earn $622,300 for the 2018 season. He also earns through his brand endorsement deals.
Career and Achievements
Aaron Judge started his career by playing college baseball for California State University, Fresno. He was previously approached by many universities to play Football for them but Judge chose to be a baseball player instead. As a part of the Fresno Team, Judge won the Western Athletic Conference in 2011 and also qualified for the NCAA Division 1 Baseball Tournament.
Aaron Judge signed with the New York Yankees in 2013 but a severe muscle injury prevented him from playing in the 2013 season. He played in various minor leagues from 2013 to 2015. He made his professional debut with Charleston RiverDogs before getting promoted to Tampa Yankees. He was also chosen to represent Yankees at 2015 All-Stars Future game but was later removed from the team during September Call-ups.
Aaron made his major league baseball debut in a match against the Tampa Bay Rays on August 13, 2016. He was able to score a home run in his first and second match, making him one of the few baseball players to do so. His debut season, although wonderful, was short-lived because of a sprain injury that prompted him to leave the season early on.
Aaron Judge began the 2017 season as the right fielder for the Yankees in a match against Tampa Bay Rays. The same season he also had his first multi-home run match in a game against Baltimore Orioles. In April of the same year, Judge had scored 10 home runs and 20 RBIs with a .303 batting average. In April of 2018, Judge became the fastest player to score 60 home runs in major league baseball. He also took part in the All-Star Game and became the youngest player since 1956 to hit a home run in an All-Star Game.
In 2014, Judge became a face of Under Armour. The contract ended in 2018 after which Judge started representing Adidas. Aaron also has signed an endorsement deal with Pepsi.
Aaron Judge was raised a Christian and still follows the religion faithfully. He has a set of pregame rituals that includes a prayer unknown to the public. Judge is also very fond of his fans and went undercover at the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to know their opinions about him. Fans cherish him for his humble personality.
Engagement on Online World
Aaron Judge has maintained a strong following on the Internet. He has more than 300 thousand twitter followers and over 900 thousand followers on Instagram.