Yankees ready to say goodbye to Aaron Judge? He selected the replacement for ‘Judge’ in the Draft

The New York Yankees used a first-round pick in the MLB Draft to select a 6-foot-7 college outfielder who weighs 2.01 meters and weighs 102 kilos? There is something very familiar about all this.

when the yankees drafted Vanderbilt outfielder Spencer Joneswith the 25th overall pick in the 2022 GL Draft this Sunday, it was impossible not to contrast and compare with the club decision in 2013 to take Aaron Judge from Fresno State University:

That gamble paid off in a big way, and perhaps this year’s pick of Jones will be viewed favorably as well. Jones had a breakout season at Vanderbilt, hitting .370/.460/.643 with 21 doubles, three triples, 12 home runs, 60 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 61 games.

A two-way player who missed part of the 2021 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, the left-handed slugger has the potential to hit average while producing solid contact, though, like Judge, there is swing and… miss in his game. , as he struck out 64 times against 32 walks in 230 at-bats this year.

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A product of Encinitas, Calif., Jones was named to the All-SEC Second Team and earned honors as Corvallis Regional Most Outstanding Player. Spencer George Jones also covers first base and was born on May 14, 2001. Will he be the heir to Aaron Judge’s glories in the Bronx?

Raphael Martinez

I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterruptedly since 2009), signatures of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, although as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I have baseball in my veins. Degree in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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Yankees ready to say goodbye to Aaron Judge? He selected the replacement for ‘Judge’ in the Draft