Aaron Judge is a professional baseball outfielder who previously played for the New York Yankees from 2016 to 2022. For the next season, Aaron has decided to play as a free agent. In his debut itself, Judge hit a home run and went on to make and break many records. Judge is not only one of the best but also one of the largest and tallest players in MLB. Judge was recently in news for turning down the new extension contract by the Yankees that offered him a 7-year, $213 million deal. In this article we will discuss some fascinating details about the MLB star including Aaron Judge net worth 2023, contract details, biography, and much more.
Aaron Judge Net Worth 2023
|Net worth in 2023||$55 million (est.)|
|Annual salary||$10 million (est.)|
Endorsements & Contract of Aaron Judge
Judge’s main source of income includes his contract with the New York Yankees plus his many many brand endorsements. He stated his professional career with the Yankees in 2016 with an average salary of $507,500. Judge has been able to bag a lot of endorsements because of his value as a New York Yankee. In 2017, Aaron signed a multi-year personal endorsement contract with Pepsi and agreed to another multi-year sponsorship in 2018 with Adidas. In 2021, Aaron promoted a total of 13 brands, which is more than any other MLB player. He currently has endorsement agreements with other companies such as JBL, Hulu, Jersey Mike’s Subs and New Balance.
In 2022, Aaron signed a 1-year, $19,000,000 contract with the New York Yankees that includes a guaranteed sum of $19,000,000 and an annual average salary of $19,000,000. Judge reportedly turned down a $213.5 million extension from the Yankees before the start of the 2022 MLB season to be a free agent. According to another report by the New York Post, San Francisco Giants also offered Judge a contract of $360 million.
Aaron Judge Biography
Aaron Judge was born on 26 April, 1992 in Sacramento, California to unknown parents. The day after he born, Aaron was adopted by school teachers Patty and Wayne Judge. When Judge was around the age of 10, he suspected that he might be adopted since he and his family looked nothing alike. Judge asked his parents about the same and they explained everything he wanted to know. His older brother John is also adopted and currently works as a teacher in South Korea. Judge is married to Samantha Bracksieck since December 2021.
|Full name||Aaron James Judge|
|Years active||2016 – present|
|Date of birth||26 April 1992|
|Spouse||Samantha Bracksieck (2021 – present)|
|No. of children||0|
|Current team||New York Yankees|
|Parents||Patty Judge (mother) Wayne Judge (father)|
Professional Career of Aaron Judge
Judge appeared in the 2013 MLB draft and was selected by the Yankees in the first round with the 32nd overall selection. With a $1.8 million signing bonus Judge signed with the Yankees. In 2014, Judge made his professional debut with the Charleston RiverDogs of the Class A South Atlantic League. However his MLB debut came in 2016 with the Yankees in right field against the Tampa Bay Rays.
In his very debut match itself, Judge hit a home run and also in his second MLB game, becoming the second Yankees player to do so. The Yankees named Judge their Opening Day right fielder against the Tampa Bay Rays. Aaron remained with the Yankees till 2022 where he made and broke many baseball records. He is still playing for them but is a free agent now.
Awards & Accolades of Aaron Judge
As an astounding baseball player, Judge is the recipient of many awards and honors including Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player. Here have a look at some of the accolades won by Aaron Judge.
- 50 Home Run Club (2017, 2022)
- 60 Home Run Club (2022)
- Home Run Derby Champion (2017)
- Rookie of the Year (2017)
- MLB All-Star (2017, 2018, 2021, 2022)
- Silver Slugger (2017, 2021, 2022)
- Hank Aaron Award (2022)
- Fielding Bible Award (2021)
- All-MLB Team (outfield) (2021)
- American League MVP (2022)
Records and milestones set by Aaron Judge
There are numerous records and milestones in the name of the Yankee star. Here are some of the MLB records that Aaron Judge holds in his name.
- Striking out in 37 consecutive games
- Most strikeouts by a rookie (208)
- Most walks by a rookie (127)
- First rookie in MLB history with at least 45 home runs, 100 runs batted-in and 100 runs scored
- Most golden sombreros in postseason play since 1903 (4)
- Fastest to reach 60 career home runs (197 games)
- Most strikeouts in a doubleheader (8)
- Most career home runs in postseason winner takes all games (4)
Alex Rodriguez ($300 million)
The Yankees offered a 7-year, $213.5 million extension to Judge that he turned down prior to Opening Day.