Monday, July 10, 2017

My Home Run Derby Predictions for 2017

The 2017 MLB Home Run Derby is tonight which, in my opinion, is one of the best spectacles and festivities to watch in all of the four major sports. Call me bias as a baseball fan but I just love watching home run after home run clear the walls and the crowd going wild, I always have, so this this season should be no different. Especially when you look at the field that will be taking this glorified set of batting practice down in Miami inside Marlins Park. Here are my predictions on what will happen tonight in the Home Run Derby, make sure you bookmark them so you can remind me how terribly I did later.

American League

(2) Aaron Judge – NYY – 30 home runs
(4) Mike Moustakas – KC – 25 home runs
(5) Miguel Sano – MIN – 21 home runs
(8) Gary Sanchez – NYY – 13 home runs

National League

(1) Giancarlo Stanton – MIA – 26 home runs
(3) Cody Bellinger – LAD – 25 home runs
(6) Charlie Blackmon – COL – 20 home runs
(7) Justin Bour – MIA – 20 home runs

I think youth, stamina and conditioning will win this year’s Home Run Derby down in hot and humid Miami, the good news for the fans is that all eight competitors have youth on their side. Giancarlo Stanton is going to put on a show, we all know that, and I think Justin Bour may surprise a lot of people in his hometown but my prediction for the final two will be Gary Sanchez and Cody Bellinger. Yes, I picked against Aaron Judge and Stanton both. Bold, I know.

Ultimately I think a member of the New York Yankees takes it home for the first time since Robinson Cano and that Yankee will be Mr. Gary Sanchez. Watch tonight as he unleashes the Kraken on Miami at 8:00 pm ET on ESPN.


  1. Sanchez is too much of a "homer" pick. I'll go with Cody Bellinger for the win.

  2. Looks like Rich had it. Welcome to the site by the way!!


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