Will the Yankees call up Jake Bauers to replace Aaron Judge in their upcoming games?

The 27-year-old has made a bright start in the minor league this season and with the experience of playing in the majors, he seems to be the likely replacement of Judge


Will the Yankees call up Jake Bauers to replace Aaron Judge in their upcoming games?

[Jake Bauers in minor league this year. Pic Credit: Pinstripe Alley]

Patience is bitter but its fruit is sweet. A simple sentence that everyone has heard of at least once in their life. It seems that this sentence is going to be heavily involved with Jake Bauers as he is likely to be called up to the majors once again.

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This development will take place after the test results of Aaron Judge come out. The Yankee captain has undergone an MRI scan of his right hip and could miss a few games. Bauers could be his likely replacement.

Things have not been going smoothly for the Yankees recently. After a good start, their form has dipped. The team has already lost power hitter Giancarlo Stanton to injury. Slugger and captain Judge seem to be heading to the injured list as well.

As per reports, Bauers is in the taxi squad of the Yankees now and his possible return now depends on Judge’s health. Bauers has made a sparkling start in the minor league this season.

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Playing for the Scranton, he has hit nine home runs and has amassed twenty RBIs next to his name. The 27-year-old is batting at an average of .319 with a massive slugging percentage of .812. If there is one player likely to replace Judge offensively, then it’s him.

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The top prospect and likely replacement for Aaron Judge – Who is Jake Bauers?

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[Jake Bauers playing for the Seattle Mariners. Pic Credit: Covering The Corner]

Despite playing in the minor league this season, Jake Bauers has the experience of playing in the majors. He has played in the MLB for the Tampa Bay Rays, Cleveland Indians, and Seattle Mariners. One of the biggest highlights of his short major league career is when he hit for the cycle. He did this while playing for the Indians in 2019 against the Detroit Tigers on June 14, 2019.

The potential is there to be seen. To say Bauers has struggled in the MLB won’t be wrong. In his 328 games across his tenure with these three teams, he managed to hit 27 home runs and cashed in 110 RBIs. His batting average of .213 has raised some eyebrows but he would be hoping to be given a chance to redeem himself and show his worth.

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Another reason why Bauers maybe should be given a chance is the lack of options the Yankees have left themselves with. At the start of the season, Franchy Cordero could have been the likely replacement.

He started off the season with four home-runs in his first seven outings of the season. However, he has since then failed to keep up with the momentum and has failed to even reach a base in his last seven games.

The other three options are Aaron Hicks, Oswaldo Cabrera, and Isiah Kiner-Falefa. All of them have had miserable starts to the season and the hopes of them turning their season around look less likely. In this scenario, Bauers is the best option the Yankees have. They will take to the field on Saturday trying to take the series from the Rangers which is currently tied at 1-1.

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