New York Yankees OF Aaron Judge certainly provided ample fantasy baseball value during the 2021 season when he hit .287 with 39 home runs and, perhaps most impressively, played in 148 games. After all, few doubted Judge's ability to barrel baseballs up and hit them very hard and very far. The question with Judge, ever since his historic 2017 rookie campaign when he hit 52 home runs, was about his durability. If we could count on 150-plus games, we could likely count on big numbers.
Well, mission accomplished.
In his age-30 season, Judge flew past 150 games this season and, obviously, captured the baseball world with his incredible power display, easily outdistancing everyone else when it came to home runs. Rostering Judge this season meant not only big power and batting average numbers, but bigger power numbers than everyone else. That's a significant advantage. Judge will finish the 2022 season as the runaway winner on the ESPN Player Rater and a surprisingly durable, five-category provider.