Dingers. Moonshots. Longballs. Huge flies. Taters. No matter you name ’em, these guys are gonna ship ’em.
After a yr away, the Dwelling Run Derby is again Monday night time, and there is a good likelihood it may be one for the ages: The skinny Denver air goes to permit for some zaftig house run numbers.
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The sphere, too, will probably be as much as the duty: Shohei Ohtani, Joey Gallo and 2019 dinger contest champ Pete Alonso headline this yr’s occasion, with many anticipating Ohtani to finish up within the remaining.
There are, in fact, some sleeper candidates: Hometown participant Trevor Story has a chance to play to the sector he is aware of in his first-round matchup with Gallo, whereas Athletics first baseman Matt Olson has a chance to make a run to the finals, as properly.
Anticipate mile-high flies within the Mile Excessive Metropolis. Here is how the sector matches up within the 2021 Dwelling Run Derby.
Dwelling Run Derby bracket 2021
There are various marquee matchups for this yr’s occasion.
- Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (1) vs. Nationals’ Juan Soto (8)
- Royals’ Salvador Perez (4) vs. Mets’ Pete Alonso (5)
- Rangers’ Joey Gallo (2) vs. Rockies’ Trevor Story (7)
- Athletics’ Matt Olson (3) vs. Orioles’ Trey Mancini (6)
Dwelling Run Derby predictions
Joe Rivera (@JoeRiveraSN): It is Sho Time? Not fairly. There is a purpose they’re the highest two seeds, and Joey Gallo will upend Shohei Ohtani within the remaining in one of many higher Dwelling Run Derbies in current reminiscence. Winner: Gallo
Jacob Camenker (@JacobCamenker): Joey Gallo will cruise by way of his facet of the bracket whereas Shohei Ohtani vs. Pete Alonso will develop into an epic showdown for the proper to play within the remaining. The reigning derby-winner Alonso emerges however wears down within the remaining spherical in opposition to the Rangers slugger. Winner: Gallo
Jason Foster (@ByJasonFoster): This factor is gonna give us precisely what we wished — repeated, monster dingers — and it is gonna finish precisely how we anticipated — with Shohei Ohtani claiming the crown and additional establishing himself as a baseball super-mutant and potential extraterrestrial. Search for at the least one 500-plus-foot homer from him in that skinny Denver air. Winner: Ohtani
Ryan Fagan (@RyanFagan): Joey Gallo has such uncooked, simple energy that he might most likely win this Derby — even with so many nice sluggers in Denver — with out going max effort. Winner: Gallo
Dwelling Run Derby odds
On Monday morning, Ohtani opened as the favourite for the 2021 Dwelling Run Derby, and a wholesome one at that.
- Shohei Ohtani: +240
- Joey Gallo: +420
- Pete Alonso: +450
- Matt Olson: +600
- Juan Soto: +800
- Trevor Story: +800
- Salvador Perez: +1500
- Trey Mancini: +1500