Stanton to defend, Judge hopes to rule Home Run Derby

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After Stanton, players were seeded based on their home run totals through (June 27's) games. This year's contest is at Marlins Park in Miami.

This means Moustakas will have any easier time making the adjustment to such a large park than the likes of Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees. He closes out the first half of the regular season with a.933 OPS, 26 home runs, and 58 RBI in 86 games.

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Stanton to defend, Judge hopes to rule Home Run Derby

Twenty-two of the 25 first half home runs have also left that bat with an exit velocity above 100 miles per hour, which is the best rate of any left hander in the game. We're talking about the Home Run Derby-baseball's equivalent of a Kiss concert. McGwire set the rookie season mark of 49 in "87". The new format brings a fast-paced energy to the event.

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The goal is to just hit more home runs than your opponent before the clock runs out.

Blackmon leads all center fielders in home runs, 4 ahead of the injured Mike Trout.

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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. They are allowed two timeouts in the championship round. The Statcast tracker tool will calculate the distance of each home run in real time and the time is added on to the end. Potential ties are broken by a 60-second "swing-off".

Yankees rookie Aaron Judge, who leads the majors with 29 home runs, is the No. 2 seed and will square off against seventh-seeded Justin Bour of the hometown Marlins.

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Eight players are participating in the tournament-style bracket, including Twins third baseman Miguel Sano. Of his 59 career home runs, 31 have come at Marlins Park. Along the right side of the bracket is also Justin Bour of the Marlins and another rookie phenom, Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees.

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