2017 MLB Home run derby
No. 1 Giancarlo Stanton (Marlins)
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)
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)
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.