Baseball Can Aaron Judge Keep Up His Current Home Run Pace For The Yankees? By Alicia Springer Posted on June 29, 2017 3 min read 0 0 125 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr With a current home run total of 26, Aaron Judge is not only leading the New York Yankees in home runs, but Judge is leading the Major League this season as well. At this pace he is definitely on track to reach approximately 58 homers this season. The season is far from over but Aaron Judge is definitely on the path to demolish the rookie single-season of Mark McGwire with home run record in 1987 of 49. Facts On Aaron Judge Home Run Pace In the last eight years, he is the second fastest player to reach 25 home runs for any team in the league; Judge did this in 70 games while Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins completed the 25 home runs in two less games than Judge. With career stats improving drastically from last season, Aaron Judge has a batting average of .330, RBI of 59 and as stated 26 home runs, and he is leading the league in all Triple Crown categories so far for the season. If Judge can sustain his current performance, it would mean that he would have the highest batting average on balls in play (BABIP) since Hugh Duffy in 1894. Will He Maintain This Fast Pace Critics may doubt the sustainability of Judge’s performance for the balance of the year. This is with some good historical evidence. Since the league implemented drug-testing in 2006, only a handful of rookies, ranging in age 25 and older, were able to generate runs at a rate that is in excess of 30 percent with a strikeout rate that is higher than 20 percent. Aaron Judge is currently producing runs at an incredible; it is remarkably more than double what the league average is. He basically is making runs practically every time he hits the mound. Sustaining this for the balance of the year will be tough and history has shown that players that have started the season in the fashion could not sustain for the full year, as pitcher begin to alter their game and learn the weaknesses of Judge.