Who is the favorite to win the MLB Home Run Derby?

The eight participants of the MLB Home Run Derby prior to the All-Star Game of the 2023 Major League season are already defined and it is important to know who are the favorites for the home run tournament.

According to sportsbook FanDuel, The favorite player to win the Home Run Derby is Pete Alonsoof the New York Mets, with a odds of +320. Currently the first baseman hit 25 home runs in the 2023 Major League Baseball season.

The Mets infielder is the only 2023 entrant to have already won the batting contest having achieved it in 2019 and 2021. In addition, he is the all-time leader in home runs achieved in the Derby with a total of 174; second place belongs to Albert Pujols with 106.

The first confrontation of ‘Polar Bear’ will be against Julio Rodriguez, of the Mariners. The one from the Seattle organization has an odds of +500. Alonso’s closest competitor is Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (+350)who will face Mookie Betts (+1500) in the first round.

The worst odds belong to Adley Rutschman, catcher for the Baltimore Orioles, with +2500. He will face Luis Robert Jr. in the opening round; the one for the White Sox has the third best projection with a +480.

The last confrontation will be between Cubans since Adolis Garcia (+550)of the Texas Rangers, will seek his place in the Derby semifinals against Randy Arozarena (+850)of the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Home Run Derby winners of the past 10 years

  • 2022 Juan Soto
  • 2021 Pete Alonso
  • 2020 Canceled
  • 2019 Pete Alonso
  • 2018 Bryce Harper
  • 2017 Aaron Judge
  • 2016 Giancarlo Stanton
  • 2015 Todd Frazier
  • 2014 Yoenis Cespedes
  • 2013 Yoenis Cespedes

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