The 2017 Home Run Derby will take place at Marlins Park in Miami on Monday, July 10. It is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN.
The annual event is a part of the three-day schedule of events for the 2017 MLB All-Star Game. The Midsummer Classic featuring stars from the National League and American League will air live Tuesday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX.
Miami Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton will look to defend his Home Run Derby title in front of his home fans. Stanton won the 2016 Derby at Petco Park in San Diego. He defeated the Chicago White Sox’s Todd Frazier in the finale — a year after Frazier won the event at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati.
Here’s a look at everything you need to know for the 2017 Home Run Derby:
When is the 2017 Home Run Derby?
Monday, July 10 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Who is participating in the 2017 Home Run Derby?
Miguel Sano, 3B, Minnesota Twins
Gary Sanchez, C, New York Yankees
Aaron Judge, OF, New York Yankees
Mike Moustakas, 3B, Kansas City Royals
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Miami Marlins
Cody Bellinger, 1B/OF, Los Angeles Dodgers
Justin Bour, 1B, Miami Marlins
Charlie Blackmon, OF, Colorado Rockies
2017 Home Run Derby Bracket
How were the 2017 Home Run Derby seeds determined?
Stanton was given the No. 1 seed because he won the event in 2016. According to MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince, seeds were then determined by 2017 home run totals entering play on Wednesday, July 5. Home run totals since June 15 were used as tiebreakers when necessary.
2017 Home Run Derby live updates
2017 Home Run Derby rules and format
An explanation of the 2017 Home Run Derby format via Castrovince:
It’s a single-elimination bracket system with three rounds total. In each bracket, the higher seed hits second. In the first round, Stanton faces Sanchez, Judge faces Bour, Bellinger faces Blackmon and Moustakas faces Sano.
Batters will have four minutes per round. The clock starts with the release of the first pitch. Interestingly, when the new format was created in 2015, batters were supposed to have five minutes per round. With rain in the forecast in Cincinnati that night, the decision was made to shorten the rounds to four minutes. The event went so well that MLB opted to keep the four-minute rounds in effect.
It should be noted that once the second player in a given round exceeds the home run total of his opponent, the round ends. There is no need for a player to add to his tally.
Past Home Run Derby winners
List of past content winners via MLB.com:
|1999||Ken Griffey Jr.|
|1998||Ken Griffey Jr.|
|1994||Ken Griffey Jr.|
|1991||Cal Ripken Jr.|
|1989||Eric Davis; Ruben Sierra|
|1988||Postponed by rain|
|1986||Darryl Strawberry; Wally Joyner|