This entire season has seemed like a home run derby, but baseball will officially hold its annual mid-season home run competition tonight at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN. Jorge Soler did not get invited, despite finishing the first half tied for fourth in baseball with 23 home runs, many of them hit in majestic manner.
Instead, the Derby will include one of the game’s rising stars in Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. of the Blue Jays and hard-hittin’ rookie sensation Peter Alonso of the Mets. Pittsburgh’s Josh Bell - who placed one in the Allegheny River this year - will also compete, along with young Braves star Ronald Acuna. Houston’s Alex Bregman, Oakland’s Matt Chapman, Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson, and Cleveland’s own Carlos Santana round out the field.
Happy Home Run Derby Day! pic.twitter.com/ay3jk3CSdu— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 8, 2019
Let’s look back at the most memorable moments from the Home Run Derby.
In honor of tonight's #HomeRunDerby, we take a look back at the most iconic moments in the event's history pic.twitter.com/rEv2Lw9IiA— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 8, 2019
As for Royals moments, remember that time Mike Moustakas got screwed by the clock operator? And yea, that’s about it for Royals moments in the Home Run Derby.
Anyway, who ya got?
Odds to win tonight's #HomeRunDerby:— Odds Shark (@OddsShark) July 8, 2019
Josh Bell +300
Vladimir Guerrero +325
Pete Alonso +400
Joc Pederson +600
Matt Chapman +900
Ronald Acuna +925
Alex Bregman +1000
Carlos Santana +1100
Odds via Bovada