New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge broke Mark McGwire's 49-yard homers homer by connecting two homers in Monday's game against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium. Judge hit his 49th homer in the third inning against Royals starter Jake Junis. He then set the new record with a single home run to left field against reliever Trevor Cahill in the seventh inning.

The almost unprecedented power of the 25-year-old right-hander has been a revelation for the Yankees. Although there were never doubts about the player's strength of 6 feet 7 inches and 282 pounds, there were concerns about whether his batting would have enough contact to justify a regular position in the lineup.

In 2016, Judge made his “Major League” debut when he hit a home run in his first appearance on the plate, but struck out 42 of his 84 innings, and averaged 179. He has included that batting average in his review of grades before matches throughout 2017.

A slow second half start

In the first half of the season, Judge was the talk of baseball, connecting 30 home runs before the All-Star break. He won the “Home Run Derby,” and even commissioner Rob Manfred did not think he was optimistic about speculating that Judge might be the next face of the sport. However, in the second half Judge fell into a deep run, from which he has been able to emerge in the last month, which has returned his name to discussions for the “American League Most Valuable Player Award.” In the opinion of many, the LA Rookie of the Year award belongs to him.

In spring training, Judge is almost out of a starting position in the right field. Despite having a 931 OPS in the exhibition games, the Yankees did not give Judge a place on Aaron Hicks until the final days of training.

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The regular season of the ''MLB'' enters its last week with little to be defined. According to a poll by ESPN Sports analysts, Texas starter Jose Altuve of Houston, and Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado are expected to win their first Most Valuable Player status.

According to the experts, Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers should not face major inconveniences to win the National League's fourth Cy Young Award for his legendary 10-year career.

Likewise, ESPN Baseball Specialists were given as favorites to repeat the Manager of the Year award to Terry Francona of the Cleveland Indians and Dave Roberts of the Dodgers. According to the vote, the Dodgers, also, would remain with the prizes of better leader and rookie of the old circuit for second consecutive season.