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Chris Archer

Double Play: Judge takes swing at MVP and Rookie of the Year

The jury is out on AL MVP. And when a verdict comes in later this fall, giant slugger Aaron Judge has a great chance to join a very small club.

Fred Lynn (1975) and Ichiro Suzuki (2001) are the only major leaguers to win Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year awards in the same season. To match that rare achievement, the 6-foot-7 Judge must fend off a little competition.

In a baseball version of David and Goliath, the biggest challenger to the New York Yankees' 282-pound slugger for American League MVP honors is tiny Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve .

That means the main man standing in Judge's way is generously listed at 5-6 and 165 pounds.