New York Yankees rookie Aaron Judge leads the majors in several offensive categories (and WAR), but it’s without question his power that particularly stands out. The 6’7″, 275-pounder has an MLB-leading 26 home runs, and has been breaking Statcast all season with his amazing home run distance and exit velocity.

Well, obviously everyone wants to see Judge in the Home Run Derby, especially so he can go up against the guy he is most compared to, 2016 Home Run Derby champion Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton announced yesterday that he will be in the competition this year as well. Will Judge join him?

Judge told the media on Monday that he’s still not sure if he’ll participate in the derby:

Then Judge took batting practice, and — as if to troll us while we wait for his derby decision — launched a 504-foot bomb which landed on the left-center field concourse at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Please say yes to the Home Run Derby, Aaron.

[Chris Emma on Twitter]

About Matt Clapp

Matt is an editor at The Comeback. He attended Colorado State University, wishes he was Saved by the Bell's Zack Morris, and idolizes Larry David. And loves pizza and dogs because obviously.

He can be followed on Twitter at @Matt2Clapp (also @TheBlogfines for Cubs/MLB tweets and @DaBearNecess for Bears/NFL tweets), and can be reached by email at