While attending a charity gala, The New York Yankees’ captain Aaron Judge revealed his preferred batting order for the 2024 season, a message to manager Aaron Boone.
Aaron Judge got asked if he had any messages for Boone.
“Just keep the top three DJ, Soto, me”
Judge picks was a following of a fan”s question in the event about his desired spot in the lineup for 2023, he said
“Just keep the top three, DJ, Soto, and me, and we’ll get it going for them.”
As a background, Manager Boone earlier said Judge will be possibly in the No. 3 spot, hitting after Soto, expecting they would provide a powerful combination for the Yankees.
In less than six weeks, Yankees manager Boone will be releasing his Opening Day lineup card, expected to put Judge and Soto in the same batting order for the first time.
In an interview with the Foul Territory, Boone revealed he is leaning more toward using Soto second in the starting lineup, with Judge hitting behind him in the No. 3 spot. He said,
“We’ll see how that kind of shakes out. Right now, you’ll probably [see] Juan in the two-hole and Judge third. I think you start with the idea that hopefully Judge and Soto are hitting back-to-back over 150 times this year.”
He also added,
“First and foremost, you start with the pillars,” Boone said. “I see Aaron and Soto hitting back to back; whether one is [No.] 2 and one is [No. 3], I’m not quite sure yet. It may depend on who actually is hitting in that leadoff spot; who is hitting in the four-hole and beyond.”
Judge was the 32nd overall selection in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft by the Yankees. Also set the AL record for most home runs in a season by hitting 62 home runs in the 2022 season.