To say Aaron Judge has had quite the rookie season would be an understatement. Heading into the break, Judge not only has the most homers in baseball, but made history in the process.
Judge’s 30 homers eclipsed Joe DiMaggio’s previous record for a Yankees rookie. Judge now holds the record for most home runs by a Yankees rookie with plenty of baseball left to add to his total.
While he may be overshadowed by Judge’s debut performance, George Springer is right on Judge’s heels with 27 homers. Springer has been a big reason the Astros are the best team in MLB. Springer is hitting .310 with 61 RBI to go along with his 27 home runs.
Giancarlo Stanton and Joey Votto are next in line with 26 home runs each. Cody Bellinger and Mike Moustakas round out the top six tied at 25 home runs. It has been a unique season so far with two rookies (Judge and Bellinger) sitting in the top five.
Here’s a look at the home run leaders heading into the All-Star break courtesy of ESPN.
MLB Home Run Leaders 2017
1. Aaron Judge, New York Yankees 30 HR
2. George Springer, Houston Astros 27 HR
3. Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds 26 HR
3. Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins 26 HR
5. Mike Moustakas, Kansas City Royals 25 HR
5. Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers 25 HR
7. Jay Bruce, New York Mets 24 HR
7. Logan Morrison, Tampa Bay Rays 24 HR
7. Khris Davis, Oakland A’s 24 HR
10. Justin Smoak, Toronto Blue Jays 23 HR
10. Marcell Ozuna, Miami Marlins 23 HR
10. Eric Thames, Milwaukee Brewers 23 HR
13. Scott Schebler, Cincinnati Reds 22 HR
14. Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies 21 HR
14. Joey Gallo, Texas Rangers 21 HR
14. Miguel Sano, Minnesota Twins 21 HR
17. Yonder Alonso, Oakland A’s 20 HR
17. Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals 20 HR
17. Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks 20 HR
17. Justin Bour, Miami Marlins 20 HR
17. Carlos Correa, Houston Astros 20 HR
17. Adam Duvall, Cincinnati Reds 20 HR
17. Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs 20 HR
17. Jake Lamb, Arizona Diamondbacks 20 HR
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