Aaron Decide is off to a torrid begin to the 2020 MLB season and is completely locked in.
The New York Yankees slugger has homered in 5 straight video games and has six on the season. He joins Alex Rodriguez (six in 2007) and Babe Ruth (5 in 1932) as the one gamers in Yankees historical past to hit 5 house runs within the first eight video games of the workforce’s season. Rodriguez gained MVP that season, which is the kind of path Decide appears to be on.
Decide homered within the second inning and once more within the eighth of the Yankees’ 9-7 win over the Boston Purple Sox on Sunday. He’s as much as 14 RBI on the season, and his house runs have all are available wins for the Yankees, who are actually an MLB-best 7-1.
Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone had lofty postgame reward for his slugger.
“I actually assume he’s on a mission proper now,” Boone mentioned, by way of MLB.com Yankees reporter Bryan Hoch. When he obtained that clear invoice of well being proper earlier than Summer season Camp began and he began ramping up, there’s simply been an depth degree and vitality degree to the work he’s been capable of do.”
Teammate Luke Voit mentioned the important thing to Decide’s success is his well being. He reminded followers that when wholesome, Decide is an MVP-caliber participant.
Decide, 28, has handled accidents the final two seasons that saved him from enjoying greater than 112 video games in a season. Now that he’s wholesome, he’s again to his type in 2017, when he smashed 52 house runs to win the AL Rookie of the 12 months award and end second in AL MVP voting.