Defending Home Run Derby Champion Giancarlo Stanton of the host Miami Marlins will be the number one seed in the 2017 T-Mobile Home Run Derby, Major League Baseball announced today. The 2017 T-Mobile Home Run Derby will be held on Monday, July 10th at Marlins Park in Miami, and broadcast
Defending Home Run Derby Champion Giancarlo Stanton of the host Miami Marlins will be the number one seed in the 2017 T-Mobile Home Run Derby, Major League Baseball announced today. The 2017 T-Mobile Home Run Derby will be held on Monday, July 10th at Marlins Park in Miami, and broadcast live by ESPN and MLB.com beginning at 8:00 p.m. (ET).
Following Stanton, seeding was determined by each participant's home run total through Tuesday's games. Ties were broken by awarding the higher seed to the player who reached his current home run total first.
In the opening round, Stanton will square off against the eight seed Gary Sánchez (13 home runs) of the New York Yankees. Rookie slugger Aaron Judge of the Yankees, who leads the Majors with 29 home runs, will be the two seed and face the seventh-seeded Justin Bour (18 home runs) of the Marlins. Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger (24 home runs), the number three seed, matches up against number six seed Charlie Blackmon (18 home runs) of the Colorado Rockies. Finally, the fourth-seeded Mike Moustakas (24 home runs) of the Kansas City Royals will square off with Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sanó (20 home runs), the event's number five seed. See the accompanying file for the full 2017 T-Mobile Home Run Derby bracket.
For the second consecutive year, the T-Mobile Home Run Derby Bracket Challenge gives fans a chance to predict the results of the Derby at Marlins Park. Beginning on July 6th, fans can enter at www.MLB.com/bracketchallenge. One perfect bracket will receive four tickets to Game One of the 2017 World Series and a $500 Mastercard gift card. Fans can submit their picks through July 10th.
In addition to coverage on ESPN and MLB.com, the 2017 T-Mobile Home Run Derby will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and the ESPN App. ESPN2 will simulcast the event in Spanish via ESPN Deportes' live coverage. The Derby will also air on ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes Radio. For more information, please visit www.allstargame.com.