If Aaron Judge has a great season for Fresno State in 2013, there's a good chance the Bulldogs won't have him for 2014.
Judge, a junior this year, keeps being named a preseason all-American so he's on Major League Baseball's radar.
First it was Perfect Game and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association; on Thursday, it was Baseball America.
Here's the write-up:
AARON JUDGE, FRESNO STATE: Judge's combination of size (6-foot-7, 255 pounds) and athleticism is so unusual for a baseball player that the comparison scouts make most is to NBA star Blake Griffin. With his leverage and strength, Judge can hit tape-measure shots most players only can dream of. He homered just four times as a sophomore, but he went deep twice in one game against (Stanford pitcher Mark) Appel in March and won the TD Ameritrade college home run derby in July. A righthanded hitter, Judge still is figuring himself out as a hitter, gets tied up by quality inside fastballs and is overly selective at the plate. He draws walks but lets too many hittable pitches go by. Judge has solid speed and arm strength, and he'll probably move from center field in college to right field as a pro.
"Judge fits there with the best college tools and power," the first NL scouting director said. "We'll go to the end trying to figure out his bat. It's a big guess. This is a really hard guy to figure out. He hits balls over light towers in batting practice but you don't see it in games. But he could be a right fielder hitting 35 homers a year, and you can't ignore that."