It’s easy to forget that Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger are rookies.
Judge just recently eclipsed the 40-home run mark, making him just the second rookie in Major League Baseball history to do so. Bellinger, too, has a chance to hit 40, as he is just two shy with about two weeks to play. Those two players already feel like established veterans, as they’ve practically waltzed their way to the AL and NL Rookie of the Year awards, respectively.
And behind Judge and Bellinger sits a tier of other solid rookies. Some — like Matt Olson and Rhys Hoskins — have hit like Judge and Bellinger but do not have the plate appearances to pad their counting stats and consistency as Major League batters.
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