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This year's Home Run Derby will be played at Progressive field, home of the Cleveland Indians in Ohio. The lineup of contestants is stacked. Unfortunately it will be short one bright star in Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers. Out with a back injury, Yelich will be replaced by Matt Chapman of the Oakland A's. That doesn’t mean that there will be a shortage of action. We have many veterans and some new faces to the completion to keep our eyes on.
Here’s a look at the round 1 matchups of the derby:
#1 Matt Chapman – 21 Home Runs. Longest Home Run of 441 feet. 114.4mph max exit velocity. A +800 odds to win.
#8 Vladimir Gurrero Jr. – 8 Home Runs. Longest Home Run of 451 feet. 118.9mph max exit Velocity. A +450 odds to win.
#4 Alex Bregman – 23 Home Runs. Longest Home Run of 440 feet. 107.4mph max exit velocity. A +800 odds to win.
#5 Joc Pederson – 20 Home Runs. Longest Home Run of 445 feet. 113.7mph max exit velocity. A +500 odds to win.
#2 Pete Alonso – 30 Home Runs. Longest Home Run of 458 feet. 118.3mph max exit velocity. A +500 odds to win.
#7 Carlos Santana – 19 Home Runs. Longest Home Run of 426 feet. 112.8mph max exit velocity. A +700 odds to win.
#3 Josh Bell – 27 Home Runs. Longest Home Run of 474 feet. 116.2mph max exit velocity. A +350 odds to win.
#6 Ronald Acuna Jr – 21 Home Runs. Longest Home Run of 466 feet. 115.3mph max exit velocity. A +1000 odds to win.
Who will take home a whopping $1,000,000 for winning this year’s MLB Home Run Derby? Carlos Santana could pull a Bryce Harper and take the crown on his home field. Josh Bell is the Vegas favorite despite Pete Alonso leading the field with 30 home runs. Vladimir Gurrero Jr. has big shoes to fill since his father is a hall of famer. Will this be his first step during his rookie season in catching his dad? Many story lines will unfold tonight during MLB’s exciting Home Run Derby competition of 2019.
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