Aaron Judge named American League Player of the Week
 [Sports News]

Aaron Judge named American League Player of the Week [Sports News]

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The outfielder and captain of the New York Yankees, Aaron Judge, was recognized this Monday as the Player of the Week in the American League for the period from May 15 to 21, being the spark plug of the awakening of the Bronx Mules.

In six games, the reigning MVP of the young circuit posted a .500 batting average, .621 on-base percentage, 1.273 slugging percentage, 7 runs scored, 2 doubles, 5 home runs, 11 RBIs, 7 walks traded and one stolen base.

Judge also led the Major Leagues in OBP, slugging and OPS (1,893), being co-leader in home runs, extra-base hits, RBIs and total bases (28).

“I think you have to be aggressive and make things happen. We have to get our confidence back,” Judge told MLB.com.

“We’re not at our best yet,” added the man who is hitting .299/.400/.642 with 13 home runs and 32 RBIs in 38 games this season. “We haven’t clicked yet. But what I like to see is guys having competitive at-bats.”

Judge’s awakening comes with that of his Yankees, who sit third in the American League East with a 29-20 record, 5.5 games behind the leading Tampa Bay Rays.