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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 1/22/17

Aaron Judge needs to work on his swing; Starlin Castro is in the middle of another youth movement; how much do advanced stats help players get into the Hall of Fame

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New York Daily News | Mike Mazzeo: Court is now in session. The honorable Aaron Judge will be competing for the right fielder position in March. Judge should be a lock for it regardless, but that’s another matter. What’s currently on the table is Judge’s need to adjust to major league pitching and cut down on his strikeouts. Again, Judge should be a lock at the position to see if he can indeed do this. I also like watching him hit dingers. Dingers are fun. Court adjourned.

Newsday | Steven Marcus: The Yankees spent the last week promoting their youth movement with the Winter Warm-Up 2017 event. Prospects like Clint Frazier and Gleyber Torres were apart of the festivities. So was veteran Starlin Castro. While Starlin Castro is still young, he could potentially find himself not long for the Bronx if this crop of prospects bare fruit. | Sam Miller: Tim Raines, Ivan Rodriguez, and Jeff Bagwell will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. Few people would argue that these three players aren’t deserving. What people would argue is the use of advanced stats in determining who gets in or not. Mike Mussina is a good example of this.