Poll

Who will win the 2019 Home Run Derby in Cleveland tonight?

Matt Chapman, OAK, 21 HR
0 (0%)
Pete Alonso, NYM, 30 HR
2 (28.6%)
Josh Bell, PIT, 27 HR
2 (28.6%)
Alex Bregman, HOU, 23 HR
0 (0%)
Joc Pederson, LAD, 20 HR
0 (0%)
Ronald Acuna Jr., ATL, 21 HR
0 (0%)
Carlos Santana, CLE (Hometown Hero), 19 HR
1 (14.3%)
Vladimir Guerrero Jr., TOR, 8 HR
2 (28.6%)

Total Members Voted: 7

Author Topic: POLL: Who will win the 2019 Home Run Derby in Cleveland tonight?  (Read 272 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online nats2playoffs

  • Posts: 23254

Monday July 8, 2019 ESPN at 8:00 PM ET
(followed by Celebrity & Legends Softball rerun)

https://www.mlb.com/news/2019-home-run-derby-bracket

Play HR Derby Bracket Challenge
for a chance to win $250,000, here
:

https://www.mlb.com/all-star/home-run-derby/bracket-challenge

Note: You MUST get a perfect score, with no incorrect picks, for a chance to win $250,000.

TONIGHT'S BRACKETS:

Chapman, OAK (1) vs. Guerrero Jr., TOR ( 8 )

1) Chapman (21 HR)
Longest HR of 2019: 441 feet, April 17 vs. Astros
Hardest-hit HR of 2019: 113.3 mph, May 27 vs. Angels

8 ) Guerrero Jr. (8 HR:-[ (WHY is he in the Home Run Derby?)
Longest HR of 2019: 451 feet, May 14 at Giants
Hardest-hit HR of 2019: 113.7 mph, May 14 at Giants

• Vlad Jr. will be the youngest participant in Derby history, at 20 years and 114 days. That breaks a record set by Ken Griffey Jr. (20 years, 230 days in 1990)

Bregman, HOU (4) vs. Pederson, LAD (5)

4) Bregman (22 HR)
Longest HR of 2019: 440 feet, April 21 at Texas
Hardest-hit HR of 2019: 105.0 mph, May 7 vs. Royals

5) Pederson (20 HR)
Longest HR of 2019: 445 feet, May 31 vs. Phillies
Hardest-hit HR of 2019: 113.7 mph, May 10 vs. Nationals

Alonso, NYM (2) vs. Santana, CLE (7)

2) Alonso (30 HR)
Longest HR of 2019: 458 feet, June 15 vs. Cardinals
Hardest-hit HR of 2019: 118.3 mph, April 11 at Braves

• Alonso is on a historic pace, having already set an NL record for home runs by a rookie before the All-Star break. He currently has the fourth-highest first-half total for any MLB rookie, behind Mark McGwire (33 in 1987), Aaron Judge (30 in 2017) and Jose Abreu (29 in 2014).

• Alonso has quickly become an exit velocity legend...  Alonso’s total of 11 homers with at least a 110 mph exit velo this season trails only Sanchez.

7) Santana (18 HR)
Longest HR of 2019: 426 feet, May 18 vs. Orioles and June 12 vs. Reds
Hardest-hit HR of 2019: 109.5 mph, June 1 at White Sox

• If there is a home-field advantage to be had, it will belong to Santana, who has spent nine of his 10 big league seasons with the Indians.

Bell, PIT Western PA (3) vs. Acuna ATL (6)

3) Bell (25 HR)
Longest HR of 2019: 474 feet, April 7 vs. Reds
Hardest-hit HR of 2019: 116.2 mph, May 22 vs. Rockies

• Bell already has more than doubled his 2018 total of 12 home runs in 148 games, and he is fast approaching his career high of 26, set in 2017. He is only the second Pirates hitter to reach 25 homers by the break, joining Bucs great Willie Stargell (30 in both 1971 and ‘73).

• Bell may have no problem racking up bonus time in the Derby by hitting multiple homers of 440-plus feet in a round. His seven homers of at least 440 lead the Majors, as do his five of at least 450.

6) Acuna (20 HR)
Longest HR of 2019: 466 feet, May 10 at D-backs
Hardest-hit HR of 2019: 114.3 mph, April 16 vs. D-backs

• After he hit 26 homers as a rookie in 2018, Acuna’s 20 before this year’s break are tied for the sixth-most by a player age 21 or younger. He soon will become just the 16th player in MLB history to go deep at least 50 times through his age-21 season. Of the 11 players who have reached that plateau and are eligible for the Hall of Fame, eight are enshrined in Cooperstown.


Online Baseball is Life

  • Posts: 19366
  • Proud member of the Sunshine Squad.
Well done, n2p.

Online nats2playoffs

  • Posts: 23254
Play HR Derby Bracket Challenge
for a chance to win $250,000, here
:

https://www.mlb.com/all-star/home-run-derby/bracket-challenge

Note: You MUST get a perfect score, with no incorrect picks, for a chance to win $250,000.
 :$$$:   :money:

$250,000 CONTEST QUESTIONS INCLUDE:

1. Pick the player who will hit the longest home run in the 2019 HR Derby, as measured by Statcast *

2. Pick the distance of the longest home run hit in the 2019 HR Derby, as measured by Statcast *

$250,000 Contest Tiebreakers
1. Pick the total number of home runs hit in the entire 2019 HR Derby by all 8 MLB players (221 in 2018, 195 in 2017, 182 in 2016.)
2. Pick the total number of home runs hit by the winning MLB player in the entire 2019 HR Derby (45 in 2018, 47 in 2017, 61 in 2016.)

Limit one (1) entry per person and per valid e-mail address. Additional entries submitted later in time by any person or e-mail address during the Contest Entry Period will void and replace any existing entry submitted by such person or e-mail address. In other words, the last entry you submit is the only valid entry for the Contest - all other entry(ies) you submit are void.


Online DCFan

  • Posts: 13106
  • What are you dense?
e.) I'm not watching so I don't care.

Offline slhubic

  • Posts: 923
vlad jr. !!!

(even though I don't think he should be participating, in the first place)

Online Baseball is Life

  • Posts: 19366
  • Proud member of the Sunshine Squad.

Online nats2playoffs

  • Posts: 23254
Home Run Derby single-elimination tournament rules.

Players have four minutes to swing their hearts out.

If they hit two home runs of more than 440 feet, they get an additional 30 seconds.

Pitchers can’t throw until the previous ball has landed, (unless they are Bryce Harper’s dad.)
 8)

The winner will take home a $1 million prize, the largest Derby prize ever.
                                                  :$$$:

Online spidernat

  • Posts: 73803
  • The Lerners are Cheap AND Crooked
e.) I'm not watching so I don't care.



:lmao:  I tuned to the channel at 8 and saw they crap they were doing and tuned away.

Online Baseball is Life

  • Posts: 19366
  • Proud member of the Sunshine Squad.

Online nats2playoffs

  • Posts: 23254
Did not start batting until 8:18 PM ET.

 :ballbat:
Round 1
Joc Pederson, LA (5) - 21 HR
Alex Bregman, HOU (4) - 16 HR - eliminated


Online nats2playoffs

  • Posts: 23254


Vlad Guerrero Jr. will be the youngest participant in Derby history. He is the least experienced hitter in the competition, but he may have the most experience with his Derby pitcher. Blue Jays coach John Schneider threw BP to Guerrero every day as his minor league manager in 2017 and 2018. They returned to practicing together last week after it was announced that Guerrero would be in the tournament

Online nats2playoffs

  • Posts: 23254
 :ballbat:
Round 1
Joc Pederson, LA (5) - 21 HR
Alex Bregman, HOU (4) - 16 HR - eliminated

Vlad Guerrero Jr., TOR ( 8 ) - 29 HR (breaks single-round Derby record set by Rangers' Josh Hamilton, set as the crowd cheered him on at Yankee Stadium.)
Matt Chapman, OAK (1 replaced Yellich) - 13 HR - eliminated

 :hammer:  :rant: [and... $250,000 slips through my fingers...]

Ronald Acuna ATL (6) - 25 HR
Josh Bell, PIT (3) - 18 HR - eliminated


Offline Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 14953
Haven’t seen Nick the Pig in a while. Was he really Jeffrey Epstein?

Online nats2playoffs

  • Posts: 23254
 :ballbat:
Round 1 - completed
Joc Pederson, LA (5) - 21 HR
Alex Bregman, HOU (4) - 16 HR - eliminated

Vlad Guerrero Jr., TOR ( 8 ) - 29 HR (breaks single-round Derby record set by Rangers' Josh Hamilton, set as the crowd cheered him on at Yankee Stadium.)
Matt Chapman, OAK (1 replaced Yellich) - 13 HR - eliminated

 :hammer:  :rant: [and... $250,000 slips through my fingers...]

Ronald Acuna ATL (6) - 25 HR
Josh Bell, PIT (3) - 18 HR - eliminated

Carlos Santana, CLE hometown hero (7) - 13 HR - eliminated  :'(
Pete Alonso, NYM (2) - 14 HR (didn't need to continue)


Online nats2playoffs

  • Posts: 23254
 :ballbat:
Round 1 - completed
Joc Pederson, LAD (5) - 21 HR
Alex Bregman, HOU (4) - 16 HR - eliminated

Vlad Guerrero Jr., TOR ( 8 ) - 29 HR (breaks single-round Derby record set by Rangers' Josh Hamilton, set as the crowd cheered him on at Yankee Stadium.)
Matt Chapman, OAK (1 replaced Yellich) - 13 HR - eliminated

 :hammer:  :rant: [and... $250,000 slips through my fingers...]

Ronald Acuna ATL (6) - 25 HR
Josh Bell, PIT (3) - 18 HR - eliminated

Carlos Santana, CLE hometown hero (7) - 13 HR - eliminated  :'(
Pete Alonso, NYM (2) - 14 HR (didn't need to continue)

Round 2 -

Vlad Guerrero Jr., TOR ( 8 ) - 29 HR (His combined 58 HR puts him in 2nd place behind Giancarlo Stanton's 61 total HRs in all rounds combined in the 2016 Derby! They are NOT combined for determining this round's winner.)
  :worship::clap:
Joc Pederson, LAD (5) - 29 HR

One minute playoff...

Offline HondoKillebrew

  • Posts: 213
Wow.  Pederson ties Guerrero Jr. 

Online imref

  • Posts: 29352
  • 1B: The New Hot Corner

Offline HondoKillebrew

  • Posts: 213
Fun round.

And now, double fun as it's still tied. 

Online nats2playoffs

  • Posts: 23254
Round 2 -

Vlad Guerrero Jr., TOR ( 8 ) - 29 HR (His combined 58 HR puts him in 2nd place behind Giancarlo Stanton's 61 total HRs in all rounds combined in the 2016 Derby! They are NOT combined for determining this round's winner.)
  :worship::clap:
Joc Pederson, LAD (5) - 29 HR

One minute playoff...

Vlad Guerrero Jr., TOR ( 8 ) - 29+8= 37 HR
Joc Pederson, LAD (5) - 29+8= 37 HR

Offline skippy1999

  • Posts: 17512
  • We suck
Fun round.

Seriously, can’t they both win?!!

Online nats2playoffs

  • Posts: 23254
Seriously, can’t they both win?!!

This is only Round 2 - 3 swings to decide who goes to the Final
 :panic:

Still to be decided (NL East showdown):

Ronald Acuna ATL (6) -
Pete Alonso, NYM (2) -

Offline HondoKillebrew

  • Posts: 213
Vlad advances.  Will that have burned him out?

Online Baseball is Life

  • Posts: 19366
  • Proud member of the Sunshine Squad.
Wow. That showdown between Guerrero and Pederson was something else. I still have Alonso.

Online imref

  • Posts: 29352
  • 1B: The New Hot Corner
Dodger going to dodger. Close but no cigar.

Online nats2playoffs

  • Posts: 23254
Round 2 -

Vlad Guerrero Jr., TOR ( 8 ) - 29 HR (His combined 58 HR puts him in 2nd place behind Giancarlo Stanton's 61 total HRs in all rounds combined in the 2016 Derby! They are NOT combined for determining this round's winner.)
  :worship::clap:
Joc Pederson, LAD (5) - 29 HR

One minute playoff...

Vlad Guerrero Jr., TOR ( 8 ) - 29+8= 37 HR
Joc Pederson, LAD (5) - 29+8= 37 HR

Then 3 swings apiece - twice

Vlad Guerrero Jr., TOR ( 8 ) - 40 HR
Joc Pederson, LAD (5) - 39 HR - eliminated


With 69 HR, and the final still to be played, Vlad Guerrero Jr's 69 HRs has already set a new Derby record for most HR in a single Derby, breaking Giancarlon Stanton's 61 in 2016 (which included that final.)