Who is the better player, New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge or Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani? This is the top question in the minds of all MLB fans. And, a very difficult one to answer, as both players are performing incredibly well and are on the top of their respective teams. However, only one of them can emerge as THE BEST MLB player.
Both Shohei and Aaron are terrific performers. To a large extent, they are incomparable. When fans quarrel who’s the best, then Major League Baseball’s statistics come into play. So, let’s see who has a better position where stats are concerned and leave it to fans to decide.
If Shohei Ohtani and Aaron Judge put up the same numbers on the Yankees, Ohtani would win the AL MVP and deservedly so. Sure Aaron Judge has hit 27 more home runs than Ohtani, but Ohtani has made 27 starts, with a 2.35 ERA, 2.44 FIP. Ohtani will never not be ridiculous.” – Sais Doug McKain via Twitter.
Statistical comparison between Shohei Ohtani and Aaron Judge
When making a comparison between the two, the first point to take into view is that Shohei Ohtani is a pitcher and hitter, where Aaron Judge is only a hitter and hasn’t made a start in his MLB career. But Aaron Judge had already homered 61st times this season and is one home run away from breaking the record of most home runs hit in a single season.
Judge is known for his powerful hit, with an incredible slugging percentage of .696, while hitting approximately 31 home runs in his entire career. Ohtani sits at a slugging percentage of .529 while approximately scoring 25 home runs in his career. When it comes to patience, Judge takes the win with only 8% intentional walks, while Ohtani compiles for more than 14%.
Aggressiveness is where Shohei Ohtani takes the upper hand. In the last 5 seasons, one finds Ohtani with 66 stolen bases whereas Aaron Judge account for only 40.
Nevertheless, both players are exceptional. Comparing the two cannot justify that both are magnificent players. Let’s enjoy their games as we can, because after a few years we won’t be seeing them showcase their skills.