The 2022 MLB Home Run Race

06/14/2022 The 2022 MLB Home Run Race

By: Jeff Yoder

Aaron Judge Stands Head-and-Shoulders Above MLB in Home Run Race

After roughly 60 games (over 1/3 of the MLB season), it’s our first check-in on the home run leaderboard, and one man stands alone. Yankees slugger Aaron Judge (24) has more blasts than anyone at the 60-game mark, and it’s not even close. Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (18) would be close, but Bux has played a dozen less games than Judge due to injury — roughly 50 less at-bats. The Home Run Derby is fast approaching, and these are the likely names on the invite list come July’s All-Star Weekend.


MLB Home Run Leaderboard

1. Aaron Judge (NYY): 24

2. Byron Buxton (MIN): 18

3. Pete Alonso (NYM): 18

4. Yordan Alvarez (HOU): 17

T5. Mookie Betts (LAD): 16

T5. Jose Ramirez (CLE): 16

T5. Austin Riley (ATL): 16

T5. Kyle Schwarber (PHI): 16

T5. Mike Trout (LAA): 16

T5. Christian Walker (ARI): 16


Other Notable HR Hitters: Vlad Guerrero Jr. (TOR): 15 | Bryce Harper (PHI): 15 | Anthony Rizzo (NYY): 15 | Rafael Devers (BOS): 14 | Paul Goldschmidt (STL): 13 | Shohei Ohtani (LAA): 13 | Joc Pederson (SF): 13 | Juan Soto (WSH): 13 | Giancarlo Stanton (NYY): 13


Additional Storylines

NY Times: Will Aaron Judge Hit 60 Home Runs This Season? Make Your Picks for the 2022 MLB All-Star Ballot


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