We’ve Waited Seven Seasons To See Stanton and Judge Both Healthy and Devastating Pitchers…Together

We’ve Waited Seven Seasons To See Stanton and Judge Both Healthy and Devastating Pitchers…Together

With an astounding 37-17 record so far in the MLB season, the New York Yankees are off to a blazing start.

 

The dynamic combination of Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton, whose strength and presence at the plate have been key to the team’s success, have led the Yankees to a 34-6 record when both homer in the same game, dating back to 2018, when Stanton joined the team.

 

They most recently accomplished the double destroyer on May 24th.

 

Yankees Offense Is In Full Swing 

 

The Yankees’ offensive assault has been greatly aided by two players renowned for their outstanding home run-hitting ability. With a height of 6’7″, Judge is an intimidating presence in the batter’s box and holds the MLB record for most homers hit in a single-season with 62 in 2022.

 

This season, Judge has been in outstanding form, thrilling both the squad and the fans with his constant crucial hits and huge bro bombs.

 

Stanton, who came to the Yankees in 2018, has also been an elite player when he’s healthy. He’s accumulated 415 homers in his career.

 

Because of Stanton, the Yankees have a strong middle of the lineup, which makes it difficult for opposing pitchers to get through without being damaged. Add in the elite pitching led by MLBbro Marcus Stroman, who set the tone early in the season, and a 28th World Series is not out of the question.

 

 

Stanton, the former Hank Aaron Award winner, currently ranks tied for 7th in the league in homers.  It has been great to see what a healthy Stanton can do in “The City That Never Sleeps.”

 

Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge Are Both Healthy: History Of Hits and Misses 

 

In 2018, when Stanton was coming off an MVP season, hitting 59 homers for the Marlins and joined Aaron Judge in the heart of the Yankees lineup. Stanton held up his end of the deal, playing 158 games, hitting 38 homers and driving in 100 runs. Judge, however, was limited to 130 total games in 2019 and 2020, while Stanton was only able to suit up for 41 total games in 2019-20.

 

In 2021, Judge played 148 games and Stanton played 139 games and they hit a combined 74 homers, showing glimpses of what a full focused season would be like. In 2022 and 2023 Stanton once again battled injuries and played in just 211 combined games, while carrying the lowest batting averages of his career, while Judge had an all-time great season.

 

Judge joined Stanton back in the MASH unit in 2023, playing just 106 games. This season, Judge lead the league in games played (54) and Stanton has a healthy 47 games under his belt.

 

This season has shown off Judge and Stanton’s synergy more than ever, as both sluggers are playing at their best at the same time for the first time since Stanton’s arrival. Stanton’s playing time and performance have been restricted by injuries in past seasons. Judge has also experienced his fair share of injuries, but finally we are seeing how devastating they can be in the middle of the lineup on a daily basis.

 

He’s breaking more records.

 

 

“Bronx Bro Bomber” has been in complete all-star form this season. Having 16 home runs and 37 RBI. He is currently tied for 3rd in the league for home runs. Also, Judge is tied for 11th in the league for RBI. Judge has been the X-factor for the Yankee’s this season.

 

Stanton and Judge’s strength, leadership, and health have been major factors in the Yankees’ incredible 37-17 start. The Yankees look poised to maintain their dominance and make a deep postseason run.

Tim Anderson Rebounding From Last Season’s Chicago Nightmare

Tim Anderson Rebounding From Last Season’s Chicago Nightmare

Tim Anderson is showing his resilience and determination by recovering from a difficult 2023 season with the Chicago White Sox.

Since signing a one-year/$5M show me deal, Anderson is getting his mojo back with the Miami Marlins.

The former two-time all-star has endured hardships and disappointments, but his unwavering dedication to excellence has allowed him to rise above and become a top athlete once more.

In 2023, Anderson had a season he wants to forget batting (.245). That is not the standard for the former Silver Slugger. Anderson suffered an MCL sprain during a defensive rundown on April 10th.

“My front leg, so that kind of messed with me hitting. I kind of wasn’t really hitting up against anything on the front side. I’m really not trying to make that excuse,”  said Anderson.

Nor did Anderson continue to fight throughout the 2023 season.The White Sox finished the season with a record of 61 wins and 101 losses. That was the second worst record in the American League Central behind the Kansas City Royals.

With an overall year full of disappointment on November 4, 2023, the White Sox declined their option on Anderson, making him a free agent.

Anderson’s lack of interest in free agency was due to injury and a poor season. Despite his proven track record of success on the field, teams were hesitant to pursue him due to concerns about his health and ability to return to form after injury.

For Anderson, the move represented a fresh start and an opportunity to make a meaningful impact with a new team. Joining the Marlins provided him with the chance to showcase his talents in a new environment and contribute to a rising young team.

For the Marlins’ signing Anderson was a statement of intent, signaling their commitment to fielding a competitive team and investing in a top-tier talent. His arrival added depth and firepower to the Marlins’ lineup.

A line up that has fellow MLBbros Jazz Chisholm, Nick Gordon, and Josh Bell.  

In the 2024 season Anderson currently has a stat line of 4 RBI and a batting average of .230 for the Marlins.

Anderson’s rebound from a challenging season with the White Sox to a decent season with the Marlins is a testament to his resilience, determination, and unwavering commitment to excellence.

Mookie Betts Making Early Case For MVP

Mookie Betts Making Early Case For MVP

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ dynamic infielder Mookie Betts has once again shown off his extraordinary talent and worth to his team, putting up a strong argument to win the National League MVP. Betts has continuously shown why he is regarded as one of the best players in baseball.

Mookie Betts Reminding Everyone | He’s The Straw That Stirs The Dodgers’ Drink

 

Betts has been playing unbelievably this season. He has 11 RBI and five home runs to start the season, helping to lead the Dodgers to a 7-2 record. He continued to wow with his scoring ability, putting up strong numbers that solidified his status as the MVP candidate. Betts leads the league in hits, runs scored, home runs, RBI, on-base percentage, and batting average. He is a continual threat every time he enters the batter’s box because of his ability to hit for both average and power as well as his excellent eye at the plate.

Mookie Betts Hits A Double and A Triple As Dodgers Win!

 

Betts’ influence goes beyond his offensive performance. Considered by many to be among the game’s top defensive infielders, Betts never fails to impress fans with his excellent fielding abilities. He is a defensive stalwart who can prevent teams’ scoring opportunities and turning potential extra-base hits into outs thanks to his speed and accurate arm. Because of his ability to routinely protect runs and turn the tide in his team’s favor, Betts’ MVP candidacy gains a great deal from his outstanding defensive play.

More Milestones For Mookie Betts: LA Dodgers Star Shortstop Reaches 1,500 Hit Milestone

 

Also, it is important to consider Betts’ leadership qualities and intangible assets while assessing his MVP candidacy. With his strong work ethic, commitment, and spirit of competition, Betts sets an excellent example for the other veterans on the Dodgers squad. His worth to the Dodgers is evident in his ability to improve teammates’ performances and establish a winning culture in the team’s clubhouse.

Mookie Betts Is King Of MLB Season Week 1

Betts has been remarkable this season achieving a career milestone of 1500 hits on April 2, 2024, against the San Francisco Giants. Betts also, earned MLBbro “Home Boi” of the week on April 1, 2024. All things considered; Mookie Betts is a worthy contender for the National League MVP title because of his exceptional performance. He stands out as one of the most valuable players in the league due to his outstanding offensive output, defensive skills, leadership abilities, and impact on the Dodgers’ success. Without question, Betts will be a strong candidate to win the MVP award.

Top 5 Breakout MLBbros For 2024 MLB Season

Top 5 Breakout MLBbros For 2024 MLB Season

There are some young MLBbros who are hoping for a breakout season.

The top five players on this list are specifically projected to have a break campaign, while establishing themselves as household names.

 

Age, draft position, and situation were considered when evaluating these athletes. Some have already played in the majors and proved themselves on huge stages, including postseason, but have only provided us with a small sample size. Others are ready to be consistent faces in the MLB dugout once called upon.

5. Taj Bradley P (Tampa Bay Rays)

 

Taj Bradley, a melanated mound marauder for the Tampa Bay Rays, is 22 years old and hoping to have a big season.

 

Bradley showed glimpses of brilliance as a rookie, jumping out to some early wins, before eventually finishing with a 5.59 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and 23 home runs allowed in 104 2/3 innings. Bradley seemed to hit a rookie wall last year and with those trials and tribulations under his belt, he should be a force for the Rays.

 

Despite his final stats, Bradley had several strong outings, recording a 28% strikeout rate. He will be expected to hold down the fort as a consistent arm int he starting rotation.

 

Taj Bradley Has Established Himself As A Legitimate Force In Tampa Bay Rays Rotation

4. Alek Thomas OF (Arizona Diamondbacks)

 

The Diamondbacks 23-year-old outfielder Alek Thomas comes in at number four on the list. With his power, Thomas was taken in the second round and was able to intimidate opposing pitchers by driving in runs. He had a clutch home run and some key moments in the 2023 postseason.

Thomas hit four Bro bombs which helped charge Arizona’s unlikely trip to the World Series.

Tommy Pham and Alek Thomas Made Every Hit Count In Helping Arizona Diamondbacks Shock Baseball World, Advance To 2023 World Series

 

He has excellent outfield defensive skills, with an average career fielding percentage of .992.

 

During a “Take That” segment on MLBbro.com, Charles Nyonga discussed Thomas as a key member of the
Diamondbacks team. Thomas has all the qualities to be face of the franchise for years to come.

 

TAKE THAT | Alek Thomas & The Raking Rattlers Have Arizona Diamondbacks Hunting Playoffs

 

3. Lawrence Butler OF (Oakland A’s)

 

Lawrence Butler, an outfielder, is only 23 years old. The Oakland Athletics selected him in the sixth round of the 2018 draft. Following a season in which he hit four home runs with a batting average of 211.

 

 

Butler put in work over the off-season, and his current batting average of .421 this spring training is proof of that. When the season starts, keep an eye out for Butler.

 

2. Termarr Johnson INF (Pittsburgh Pirates)

 

Termarr Johnson, a 19-year-old who was the fourth pick in the 2022 draft, is No. 2 on the list. Johnson’s bat-to-ball skills and smooth lefty stroke make him a legitimate All-Star in the future.

 

On February 26, 2024, Johnson showed off his power by hitting two home runs for the Pirates against the Blue Jays. The sky is the limit for Johnson.

 

 

1. Jordan ‘Sky’ Walker OF/INF (St. Louis Cardinals)

 

The young, talented St. Louis Cardinals star Jordan Walker, who weighs 250 pounds and is 6 feet 5 inches tall, tops the list. He came out of the gate in his rookie season, breaking hitting records.

 

With his rare combination of athleticism and baseball IQ, the 21-year-old infielder turned outfielder has
been gaining notice.

 

He’s also well-known for his powerful bat and excellent fielding skills. The Cardinals’ lineup is more versatile because of his defense skills, particularly at third base.

Walker, who hit .276 with 16 homers and 51 RBI in 117 games as a rookie, has a smooth swing with power, but hits to contact.

He also has deceptive speed. With a package that reminds guys of MLBbro legend Dave Winfield, Walker has everything needed to establish himself as an All-Star.

 

Nick Gordon Is On The Move To Miami Marlins | He’s a Top 5 MLB Utility Guy

Nick Gordon Is On The Move To Miami Marlins | He’s a Top 5 MLB Utility Guy

MLBbro Nick Gordon is on the move to the Miami Marlins. In return, the Minnesota Twins get left-handed reliever Steven Okert. The Marlins are looking for Gordon to make plays on the baseball diamond. That’s what he has done throughout his career. Gordon was drafted in 2014 and broke into the major at 25 on May 6, 2021, with the Minnesota Twins. Gordon is known for wearing many hats on the field as an extraordinary utility man.

 

Nick Gordon From MLB’s Royal Gordon Family

 

Baseball runs in Gordon’s blood with his father, Tom Gordon becoming a three-time all-star and posting a 21-year career in the major leagues from 1988 to 2009.

 

 

Then his brother, Dee Strange-Gordon, was a three-time MLB stolen base leader along with having an 11-year career in the majors. Just how his brother and father made a name for themselves, Gordon has proven himself to be a great utility man.

 

Nick Gordon: Utility Man Supreme

 

When you think or hear the term, “Utility Man” in sports that’s a guy that can do anything for the team no matter what it is. This guy is a playmaker, for example when you see Travis Hunter in Colorado. Hunter plays wide receiver and defensive back; he changes the game on both sides of the field. Just how Hunter changes the game on the gridiron, Gordon changes the game on the baseball diamond. 

 

Nick Gordon Is Officially The Byron Buxton Insurance Policy

 

When looking at where Gordon lined up for the Minnesota Twins, he has played left field, center field, shortstop, second base, and pitcher.

 

Nick Gordon Providing A Spark For First Place Twins | The Saga Continues…

 

During Gordon’s time with the Minnesota Twins, he was considered a top prospect coming out of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft. The Twins selected him with the fifth overall pick in the first round. Since making his debut in Major League baseball in 2021 Gordon has had a good career. In almost 700 at bats, Gordon has recorded an .250 batting average and has racked up 174 base hits with 15 Bro Bombs. 

 

 

 

Gordon has had some great games with the Twins, earning the honor of being MLBbro “Home Boi” of the week on August 8th, 2022.

Gordon was on a tear, batting .417 and hitting in 5 of the last 7 games. He was 10-for-24 with a home run and five RBI over that stretch, which gives you an indication of how hot he can get with the bat. 

 

If Gordon gives the Marlins games and stretches like this, there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that they have won this trade.