With Spring Training upon us, MLB Network released it's "Top 20 Players Right Now!" and a couple Yankees made the cut.
Aaron Judge came in at No. 12 on the list, while fellow outfielder and baseball masher Giancarlo Stanton was placed at No. 19.
Judge has only two full seasons in the bigs under his belt, but he has already made his mark as one of the game's best young stars. He didn't have the same year in 2018 as he did in his Rookie of the Year campaign in 2017, where he hammered 52 homers with 114 RBI and a .284 batting average.
Last season, Judge played in only 112 regular season games as he dealt with a fractured wrist that kept him out over a month. He still hit .278/.392/.528 with 27 homers and 67 RBI in that span, and had a solid postseason with a .421 average, three home runs and four RBI over five games.
As for Stanton, he may not have produced the MVP season he did in 2017 with the Marlins (.281/.376/.631, 59 homers, 132 RBI), but it was still a good first season in pinstripes. Stanton owned a .266/.343/.509 slash line with 38 home runs and 100 RBI despite struggling at Yankee Stadium, where he had a .229 averaged compared to a .300 average on the road.
Also, the postseason wasn't too kind to Stanton. In his first taste of playoff baseball, he hit .238/.273/.381 with one homer and one RBI over five games.
But, even through the first-year struggles, Stanton is still one of the scariest players to face when he steps in the box as one swing could change the tone of a game in a heartbeat.