The AL Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby champion, Aaron Judge, will receive a raise on his salary for his amazing first season at the Majors. However, this raise will not be a substantial or huge upgrade to his contract, due to his restrictions as a non-eligible player for arbitration.
According to Pete Caldera of the NorthJersey.com, Aaron Judge will earn $622,300 in 2018, as the Yankees use a time-on-the field-based system for players who are not eligible for arbitration to adjust their salaries.
Aaron Judge will earn $622,300 in Yankees salary this year, according to AP. That comes to just under $12,000 per home run, as applied to 2017 stats.— Pete Caldera (@pcaldera) 13 de marzo de 2018
"The Judge" hit 52 home runs last year, leading the American League in that category. This means that for every homer that the player hit, his salary was improved by $12,000. Also, in the rare case that the slugger got demoted to the minor leagues, his salary will be decreased by $272,250.
The 25-year-old will be eligible for arbitration in 2019, meaning that if he can maintain that level during the next season, he will certainly obtain a much bigger contract. Judge averaged .284 last season and hit 52 HRs with 144 RBI's last season.