Former Fresno State OF Aaron Judge Is MLB The Show 18’s Cover Athlete
The former Bulldog, a Yankees first-round pick, is the seminal gaming franchise’s newest face.
MLB All-Star, American League home run leader, video game cover athlete. Life is good for the former Bulldog.
After a September cop of coffee in which he hit just .179/.263/.345 back in 2016, you would have been forgiving for thinking that Aaron Judge, then one of the New York Yankees’ top prospects, might have a bit of a learning curve when it came to tapping into his enormous potential.
One year later, he’s broken the curve, smashed the rookie record for home runs in a season and been named a finalist for both Rookie of the Year and American League Most Valuable Player. Oh, yeah, and he was named as MLB The Show 18‘s cover athlete yesterday.
Judge, the 32nd overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft, led the Yankees to a berth in the American League Championship Series by hitting .284/.422/.627 in 155 games for New York this season. If you’re still wondering why he was selected over other deserving stars like Mike Trout, Jose Altuve and Giancarlo Stanton, though, there’s this:
But mostly lots of this:
You get the idea. Dingers!
He becomes the second former Bulldog to be named as a video game cover athlete, after Paul George graced NBA 2K17 back in 2016. Judge, his certain 99 Power rating, and the rest of MLB The Show 18 is available for pre-order now and will be released on March 27, 2018.