Hey, you there. You're probably taking Aaron Judge's talent for granted. Yes, you. No, no, it's not your fault. You can't help it. It's just how we're wired. We adapt quickly to our changing environments, and a big part of our baseball environment that is a given these days is that Judge is awesome.
And we've already grown accustomed to seeing Judge do what he has been doing for the first 10 weeks of the 2017 season. After all, he adjusted his swing and was hitting moon shots in spring training. Now, he is being considered a candidate not only for American League Rookie of the Year but also for AL MVP. That's not out-of-control Yankees hype run amok. The data is there if you'll look at it.
Before he stepped to the plate in the regular season, we knew Judge could be a slugger. What's astonishing is how quickly he has become a hitter. Judge had a cup of coffee in 2016, and a poor one at that, but now he's second in the majors in wRC+, behind only Mike Trout. While it's not surprising that Judge ranks second in slugging percentage, the fact that he leads the AL in batting average (and is fourth in MLB) is jaw-dropping. Judge has resembled a near-perfect bat.