Aaron Judge is currently 30 years old. He was born on April 26, 1992 in Linden, California. That means as of September 2, 2023, Aaron Judge is 31 years, 4 months and 7 days old.
Early Life and Amateur Career
Aaron James Judge was born to Wayne and Patty Judge in 1992. He grew up in Linden, California with his parents and older brother John. Aaron attended Linden High School where he played basketball, football and baseball. He was considered a top prospect in both football and baseball coming out of high school.
In 2010, Aaron was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 31st round of the MLB draft straight out of high school. However, he decided not to sign with the A’s and instead chose to attend California State University, Fresno on a baseball scholarship.
At Fresno State, Aaron continued to excel. As a freshman in 2011, he hit .358 with 12 home runs and 36 RBIs. The next year as a sophomore, Aaron batted .308 with 5 home runs and 33 RBIs.
Going into his junior season, Aaron was named a preseason All-American by several major baseball outlets. He got off to a hot start in 2013, batting .308 with 12 home runs in just 57 games. His performance once again caught the attention of major league scouts.
Drafted by the New York Yankees
The New York Yankees selected Aaron Judge in the 1st round of the 2013 MLB draft with the 32nd overall pick. He signed with the Yankees for a $1.8 million signing bonus.
Aaron made his professional debut that same year with the Class A Short Season Staten Island Yankees. He batted .298 with 9 home runs and 39 RBIs in 63 games. The following season, Aaron was promoted to the Class A Charleston RiverDogs where he hit .333 with 17 home runs in 131 games.
In 2015, Aaron progressed to the Class A Advanced Tampa Yankees. He continued to impress, batting .284 with 12 home runs and 61 RBIs. His successful season resulted in another promotion, this time to the Double AA Trenton Thunder.
Across 2 levels in 2016, Aaron batted a combined .270 with 23 home runs and 94 RBIs. He was named an Eastern League mid-season All-Star while with Trenton. Following the season, he played in the Arizona Fall League and was selected to the Fall Stars Game.
MLB Debut with the Yankees
Aaron Judge made his much anticipated MLB debut on August 13, 2016 against the Tampa Bay Rays. He recorded his first major league hit that same day off pitcher Matt Andriese. Aaron remained with the Yankees for the rest of the 2016 season, batting .179 with 4 home runs and 10 RBIs in 27 games.
Heading into 2017, Aaron was considered one of the top rookies in baseball. He did not disappoint, batting .284 with 52 home runs and 114 RBIs. Aaron’s 52 home runs broke the MLB rookie record previously held by Mark McGwire.
Aaron’s incredible rookie season resulted in him being named an All-Star, Silver Slugger Award winner, and the AL Rookie of the Year. He finished 2nd in AL MVP voting to Jose Altuve.
Recent MLB Seasons
In 2018, Aaron once again showed his prowess at the plate by batting .278 and launching 27 home runs in 112 games. However, his season was cut short in July by a wrist fracture suffered when he was hit by a pitch.
Aaron returned healthy in 2019 and had another All-Star season. He hit .272 with 27 home runs and 55 RBIs, helping to lead the Yankees to an AL East division title. In the postseason, Aaron batted .250 but the Yankees were eliminated by the Houston Astros in the ALCS.
The 2020 MLB season was shortened to just 60 games due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Aaron put up decent numbers in the shortened campaign, hitting .257 with 9 home runs and 22 RBIs.
In 2021, Aaron made his third career All-Star team and won the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award. He batted .287 with 39 home runs and 98 RBIs on the season. The Yankees made the AL Wild Card game but lost to their division rivals the Boston Red Sox.
Most recently in 2022, Aaron turned in an MVP caliber season at age 30. He hit an AL best .311 batting average to go along with an AL leading 62 home runs and 131 RBIs. Aaron becomes just the third player ever to hit 60+ home runs in a single season.
Through September 2nd, 2023, Aaron has hit 258 home runs over his 7 year MLB career so far along with 582 RBIs and a .276 batting average.
Off the field, Aaron Judge keeps his personal life fairly private. Not much is known about his dating history or relationships.
Aaron remains close with his family, including his parents Wayne and Patty and older brother John. He has two dogs, a chocolate lab named Rookie and a yellow lab named Millie that he adopted in 2018.
The 6’7″ slugger is one of the tallest players in baseball history. His enormous height and power at the plate has led to nicknames like “All Rise” and “The Judge.”
Aaron is noted for his humble persona and focus on constant improvement. He has quickly become a hugely popular player and fan favorite, not just among Yankees fans but baseball fans in general.
Here is a look at some of the major age milestones Aaron Judge has reached over the years:
|Graduated high school and drafted by Oakland A’s
|Began college career at Fresno State
|Drafted 1st round by New York Yankees
|Made MLB debut with Yankees
|Hit 52 HRs as a rookie, named AL Rookie of the Year
|Hit AL leading 62 HRs, favorite for AL MVP
In summary, Aaron Judge has quickly become of one baseball’s biggest superstars. Born in 1992, he is currently 30 years old as of September 2023. He celebrated his 30th birthday on April 26, 2022.
Aaron’s meteoric rise from top prospect to home run champ and MVP contender has been incredible to witness. As he enters his prime in his 30s, baseball fans can expect several more stellar seasons from the New York Yankees slugger.
With his imposing size and athletic ability combined with a humility and work ethic to match, Aaron Judge’s ceiling seems limitless. There is no telling just how many more accolades and milestones he will reach in the years to come.