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Home Run Derby 2021 Home Run Derby bracket 2021 Contestants odds amp; predictions for

Home Run Derby 2021 Home Run Derby bracket 2021 Contestants odds amp; predictions for

Home Run Derby

Home Run Derby 2021 Home Run Derby bracket 2021 Contestants odds amp; predictions for

MLB Home Run Derby 2021: Time, how to watch, TV channel … Mon, 12 Jul 2021 07:00:00 -0700-It's a loaded field that features some of The Show's most prominent sluggers. Here's how they'll line up Monday night.

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Home Run Derby bracket 2021: Contestants, odds & predictions for the winner

Dingers. Moonshots. Longballs. Big flies. Taters. Whatever you call 'em, these guys are gonna deliver 'em.

After a year away, the Home Run Derby is back Monday night, and there's a good chance it's going to be one for the ages: The thin Denver air is going to allow for some zaftig home run numbers.

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The field, too, will be up to the task: Shohei Ohtani, Joey Gallo and 2019 dinger contest champ Pete Alonso headline this year's event, with many expecting Ohtani to end up in the final. 

There are, of course, some sleeper candidates: Hometown player Trevor Story has an opportunity to play to the field he's familiar with in his first-round matchup with Gallo, while Athletics first baseman Matt Olson has an opportunity to make a run to the finals, as well.

Expect mile-high flies in the Mile High City. Here's how the field matches up in the 2021 Home Run Derby.

Home Run Derby bracket 2021

There are more than a few marquee matchups for this year's event.

Left side:

  • ​Angels' Shohei Ohtani (1) vs. Nationals' Juan Soto (8)
  • Royals' Salvador Perez (4) vs. Mets' Pete Alonso (5)

Right side:

  • Rangers' Joey Gallo (2) vs. Rockies' Trevor Story (7)
  • Athletics' Matt Olson (3) vs. Orioles' Trey Mancini (6)

Home Run Derby predictions

Joe Rivera (@JoeRiveraSN): It's Sho Time? Not quite. There's a reason they're the top two seeds, and Joey Gallo will upend Shohei Ohtani in the final in one of the better Home Run Derbies in recent memory. Winner: Gallo

Jacob Camenker (@JacobCamenker): Joey Gallo will cruise through his side of the bracket while Shohei Ohtani vs. Pete Alonso will turn out to be an epic showdown for the right to play in the final. The reigning derby-winner Alonso emerges but wears down in the final round against the Rangers slugger. Winner: Gallo

Jason Foster (@ByJasonFoster): This thing is gonna give us exactly what we wanted — repeated, monster dingers — and it's gonna end exactly how we expected — with Shohei Ohtani claiming the crown and further establishing himself as a baseball super-mutant and possible extraterrestrial. Look for at least one 500-plus-foot homer from him in that thin Denver air. Winner: Ohtani

Ryan Fagan (@RyanFagan): Joey Gallo has such raw, easy power that he could probably win this Derby — even with so many great sluggers in Denver — without going max effort. Winner: Gallo

Home Run Derby odds

On Monday morning, Ohtani opened as the favorite for the 2021 Home Run Derby, and a healthy one at that.

  • Shohei Ohtani: +240
  • Joey Gallo: +420
  • Pete Alonso: +450
  • Matt Olson: +600
  • Juan Soto: +800
  • Trevor Story: +800
  • Salvador Perez: +1500
  • Trey Mancini: +1500


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Home Run Derby bracket 2021: Contestants, odds & predictions for … Mon, 12 Jul 2021 07:00:00 -0700-Players and fans alike are excited to see how far homers will go in the famously hitter-friendly ballpark. The Mets' Pete Alonso won the 2019 event in Cleveland …

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MLB Home Run Derby 2021: Time, how to watch, TV channel, stream, matchups

July 12, 2021

After a year off due to the pandemic, Major League Baseball's Home Run Derby returns at Coors Field in Denver on Monday, July 12 as part of baseball's All-Star festivities.

Players and fans alike are excited to see how far homers will go in the famously hitter-friendly ballpark. The Mets' Pete Alonso won the 2019 event in Cleveland and will return to defend his crown against a field of baseball's top sluggers.

Shohei Ohtani, leading the majors in home runs at the break, is the No. 1 overall seed in the bracket and will face 22-year-old Nationals star Juan Soto in the first round. Alonso is the only player in the group who has participated in the event before.

Here's everything you need to know for this year's slugfest: 

Time: 8 p.m. ET on Monday

TV channel: ESPN

Live stream: WatchESPN.com

Betting odds:SportsBookWire.usatoday.com

Who is in the MLB Home Run Derby?

The 2021 Home Run Derby has eight participants:

  • Shohei Ohtani – Los Angeles Angels
  • Joey Gallo – Texas Rangers
  • Matt Olson – Oakland Athletics 
  • Salvador Perez – Kansas City Royals 
  • Pete Alonso – New York Mets 
  • Trey Mancini – Baltimore Orioles
  • Trevor Story – Colorado Rockies
  • Juan Soto – Washington Nationals

2021 MLB Home Run Derby bracket, matchups

First round:

  • No. 1 Shohei Ohtani (Angels) vs.  No. 8 Juan Soto (Nationals)
  • No. 2 Joey Gallo (Rangers) vs. No. 7 Trevor Story (Rockies)
  • No. 3 Matt Olson (Athletics) vs. No. 6 Trey Mancini (Orioles)
  • No. 4 Salvador Perez (Royals) vs. No. 5 Pete Alonso (Mets)

Where is the MLB Home Run Derby?

The Home Run Derby and All-Star Game are at Coors Field in Denver, home of the Colorado Rockies. The derby was held here in 1998, with future Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. taking home the crown.

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– July 12, 2021
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