Aaron Judge Is Playing Like a Star. Will He Be Paid Like One?
But few players are as valuable as Judge. In 2018, when he earned $622,300, he was actually worth $71 million to the Yankees, according to Block Six Analytics, a firm based in Chicago. Block Six devised a metric called Revenue Above Replacement, which attempts to calculate a player’s value to a team based on factors like merchandise sales, attendance, social media influence and television ratings.
By Block Six’ estimates, Judge will still be worth at least $33 million a year in his early 30s, despite natural decline in his on-field performance.
“Stars are still stars,” Adam Grossman, the founder and chief executive of Block Six Analytics, said.