MLB The Show decided to hand out a shocking rating to one Yankees player in particular.
The New York Yankees are off to a dismal 6-11 start and are seeking to turn their fortunes around in Cleveland starting Thursday night. A star player like Aaron Judge having a big series would go a long way toward breaking out of this nightmare.
Judge is counted on to do a lot and so far he is just about average. He has four home runs and only eight RBIs to this point and has just as many strikeouts (15) as hits.
That is why it was so shocking to see the rating given to him by the team at MLB The Show. Those behind the video game have Judge rated as one of the best players in all of baseball.
Yankees fans wondering why Aaron Judge isn’t playing like a 97 overall
A 97 overall ranking? Behind only Mike Trout in the American League? That is some high praise for Judge after a start that would not be considered special by any measure.
One fun matchup coming this weekend will be Judge against Shane Bieber. The Cleveland ace can prove he deserves a higher ranking than 95, especially if Judge is coming in at 97.
Judge made a name for himself in 2017 when he posted a WAR of 8.0 and won the AL Rookie of the Year Award. He hit 52 home runs that year and has been chasing that level of success ever since.
He may not get anywhere near this type of rating if he played in a smaller market. But at least Yankees fans who play the video game can enjoy a talented team while the one in our reality continues to struggle.