Aaron Judge Is Playing Like a Star. Will He Be Paid Like One?

The New York Times features B6A’s Revenue Above Replacement model in determining the value of Aaron Judge to the New York Yankees.

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.