One of our favorite sporting events of the year is the MLB Home Run Derby, as hours of our favorite sluggers cracking dingers over the fence is about as entertaining as it gets. He is 11-4 with a 2.75 ERA and a major league-leading 178 strikeouts in 127 2/3 innings. Or will he get knocked out by Yankees rookie Aaron Judge? He's on pace to shatter the franchise mark of 36 homers in a season set by Steve Balboni in 1985.
The 28-year old third baseman has already set the franchise record for most home runs before the All-Star break, and if Moustakas hits just three balls over the fence at Marlins Park, he will surpass the totals set by both Bo Jackson in 1989 and Danny Tartabull in 1991.
After hitting a single-round record of 28 home runs in the first round, Hamilton's four homers in the second were enough to win him the 2008 Home Run Derby. That's more pulled home runs than any other player in the majors. The Twins' corner infielder has 21 home runs on the year. Sanchez hit 20 home runs in 51 games last season, good for No. 6 on the all-time Yankees rookie list.
Bellinger is in his first full season with the Dodgers and he is taking the NL by storm. The exception is Giancarlo Stanton, who earned the top seed by winning last year's competition.
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