Home Run Derby bracket, participants: American League sends just one player in NL-heavy field
One of the more fun events of the year for casual Major League Baseball fans is the Home Run Derby. Now that there’s a clock —— it’s must-see viewing. This year’s Derby will take place the night of Monday, July 16 in Washington D.C.’s Nationals Park.
The Derby will air on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET.
The participants will be seeded 1-8 based upon their regular-season home run total at the break. As you’re about to see, the American League has only one entrant this year …
2018 Home Run Derby participants
Kyle Schwarber, Cubs
Rhys Hoskins, Phillies
Freddie Freeman, Braves
Jesus Aguilar, Brewers
Alex Bregman, Astros
And here’s the bracket …
Harper, obviously, is going to be the hometown favorite, and Aguilar is the top seed. Looking for a sleeper? Baez will likely be a popular pick to win it.
So who ya got?