Aaron Judge just completed a historic rookie campaign with the Yankees, but a playoff elimination left the young outfielder wanting more.
Speaking to the media after the Yankees fell to the Astros in the ALCS, Judge said he and his teammates wish they could have done more to complete their ultimate goal.
"We didn't win the World Series. You're not really satisfied," Judge said, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. "That's what you want. That's why you play and why you train in the offseason. It's all for the opportunity to win the World Series, and we came up short."
Judge finished the playoffs with four home runs, but compiled a .188/.316/.500 slash line to go along with a postseason-record 27 strikeouts. Despite his struggles at times, the Yankees fell just one win away from reaching the World Series for the first time since 2009.
"Through injuries, ups and downs, this team always came to play every day," Judge said. "It's something that as a rookie seeing the veterans do that, I had a lot of fun playing with them. What a crew we had."
With the success that the Yankees had this year combined with the strength of the organization's farm system, Judge believes the team is in prime position to win even more next year.
"We have a great team," Judge said. "We have a lot of guys coming back. We have a lot of guys in Minor Leagues waiting for their turn to come up here and do their thing. We're all excited for next year and what it holds for us."