With their second pick in last week’s amateur draft, the Yankees took a massive outfielder named Aaron Judge. Yesterday, the Yankees got to see him first hand when Judge joined the team for batting practice in Oakland.
“He can hit some homers,” Joe Girardi said. “The ball really jumps off his bat. I think he’s going to hit again in BP as well. Strong kid. He can hit line drives out of the ballpark. You think that they’re good line drives in the gap, and they just keep going. He was pretty impressive today.”
Judge is from a small town about an hour outside of Oakland, and he said it’s all but certain that he’ll sign and sign quickly.
“Yeah, real confident,” he said. “… Looking forward to starting my career.”
The video above is Judge taking batting practice, and the audio is Judge speaking to reporters in the Yankees clubhouse. He tells a pretty cool story about Robinson Cano calling to tell him congratulations on being drafted.