Yankees’ Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton have taken a ‘dramatically different approach’ to their offseason training

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Yankees sluggers Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are 2 of the most fit professional athletes in the big leagues, and are understood to pinch hit power.

In spite of their strengths, both have actually struggled with remaining healthy on the field. This offseason, both stars chose to alter the method they work out and enhance their bodies. Yankees Director of Gamer Health and Efficiency Eric Cressey discussed their training with YES Network on Thursday.

“Both of those guys took a dramatically different approach this offseason from what they’ve previously done,” Cressey stated. “I’d say in both cases, they lifted less than they have in the past. Aaron in particular has really taken a heavy interest in a lot of yoga…

“Likewise, we need to bear in mind the tensions on men who are 6-foot-7, 6-foot-8. Huge men loafing for long amount of times in cleats. Those are things that typical individuals do not come across. So I believe we have actually comprehended that their preparation needs to be incredibly various, in regards to not simply constructing them up as professional athletes, however constructing them up as baseball gamers. Where there is a steady on ramping of those particular stress factors, running the bases, altering instructions, swinging. Both of those men remain in an excellent location.”

Judge played in 28 games during the 2020 season, hitting nine home runs and 22 RBI over 101 at-bats. Injuries have slowed down the two-time All-Star, as he missed 50 games in 2018 and 60 games in 2019. Judge played in 155 games during his historic rookie season in 2017.

After hitting 38 HRs in his first season with the Yanks in 2018, Stanton has managed to hit just seven homers combined the last two seasons. He played in only 18 games during the 2019 season, and then just 23 games during the shortened 2020 season. Despite all the injuries, Cressey believes in what he’s seen of Stanton.

“You understand especially with Stanton, we saw actually actually great glances of what G is when he’s going great,” he stated.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.