2017 MLB Home run derby

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No. 1 Gian­carlo Stan­ton (Mar­lins)

2017 26

AVG. DIS­TANCE 408.9 CA­REER 230 SIN­GLE-SEA­SON HIGH 37 (2012, 2014)

WIN ODDS 7-5

The de­fend­ing cham­pion cleared a com­bined 27,187 feet, or 5.15 miles, with his 61 home runs in the 2016 Home Run Derby, in­clud­ing the 20 hard­est-hit home runs of the night. He’s got the long­est hit by a win­ner in the past seven com­pe­ti­tions (497 feet). There’s ob­vi­ously the com­fort fac­tor — 13 of his home runs have come at home this sea­son, with 94 over his 6 sea­sons at Mar­lins Park.

No. 2 Aaron Judge (Yan­kees)

2017 30 AVG. DIS­TANCE 416.4 CA­REER 34 SIN­GLE-SEA­SON HIGH 30 (2017)

WIN ODDS 7-4

Hit a 495-foot home run on June 11 at Yan­kee Sta­dium, the long­est home run hit this sea­son. Judge broke Joe DiMag­gio’s record for most home runs by a Yan­kees rookie on Fri­day. He also has five of the six hard­est-hit home runs, in terms of exit ve­loc­ity, rang­ing from 121.1 mph to 118.6. His av­er­age exit ve­loc­ity sits at 97.3. Fac­tor in the num­bers, the Miami heat and his flair for the dra­matic, and the 6-7, 282-pound slug­ger could walk away with the ti­tle.

No. 3 Cody Bellinger (Dodgers)

2017 25

AVG. DIS­TANCE 403.5 CA­REER 25 SIN­GLE-SEA­SON HIGH 24

WIN ODDS 6-1

Bellinger be­came the fastest to reach 21 ca­reer home run when he reached that mark on June 19, his 51st game. He’s av­er­age a home run ev­ery 10.1 at bats, is third in the ma­jors with a .613 slug­ging per­cent­age (Judge is first at .697). Bellinger, who turns 22 on Wed­nes­day, is 11 home runs short of Mike Pi­azza’s rookie record of 35 set in 1993.

No. 4 Mike Mous­takas (Roy­als)

2017 25

AVG. DIS­TANCE 398.1 CA­REER 103 SIN­GLE-SEA­SON HIGH 25

WIN ODDS 14-1

Mous­takas doesn’t grab the head­lines, but he’s put to­gether 25 home runs, good for a tie with the Astros’ Ge­orge Springer for sec­ond in the ma­jors. He’s on pace to break the team’s sea­son record of 36, set by Steve Bal­boni in 1985. He’s played in 26 ma­jor league sta­di­ums over seven sea­sons, but has never taken the field in Miami. He’ll have to get through Miguel Sano and a pos­si­ble matchup with Stan­ton to reach the fi­nal.

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