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2017 MLB Home Run Derby: Open Thread

Dingers! Come get your dingers!

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It’s home run derby time, y’all.

On this particularly pleasant Monday night, we’ll all be treated to the finest display of power-hitting, Gatorade-chugging, horde-based fly ball-catching baseball we’ll see all year. The 2017 MLB Home Run Derby is here, complete with the Marlins Park home run sculpture and all.

Here are your contestants:

#8 Seed – Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees

How many dingers?: 13

Just 13? Why is he here?: It was all part of a personal attack on Logan Morrison. Major League Baseball and their undying love for the pinstripes can not and will not be stopped.


#1 Seed – Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins

How many dingers?: 26

Why is he the number one seed?: Looks like Hercules, swings like Ruth-cules

#7 Seed – Justin Bour, Miami Marlins

How many dingers?: 20

Why is something named ‘Justin Bour’ competing in the HRD?: He is a future Yankee, probably (but also he’s been very gooooooood)


#2 Seed – Aaron Judge, New York Yankees

How many dingers?: 30

What in the hell: I know it sounds impressive, but my friend Dallas also managed to out-homer Judge in the same league his senior year of high school so who is the real hero here?

#6 Seed – Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies

How many dingers?: 20

Coors: Oh, hush


#3 Seed – Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers

How many dingers?: 25

Well that’s not bad: In 70 games...


#5 Seed – Miguel Sano, Minnesota Twins

How many dingers?: 21

I refuse to believe the Twins have an exciting player: Same


#4 Seed – Mike Moustakas, Kansas City Royals

How many dingers?: 25

Is he better than Hosmer: Jim Leyland will fight you.

Time: 5 p.m. PDT


Stream: WatchESPN/ESPN app

Poll: For honesty’s sake, this poll will be closing shortly after the derby starts. Guess away!


Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 42%
    Giancarlo Stanton
    (24 votes)
  • 26%
    Aaron Judge
    (15 votes)
  • 12%
    Cody Bellinger
    (7 votes)
  • 3%
    Mike Moustakas
    (2 votes)
  • 10%
    Miguel Sano
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    Charlie Blackmon
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Justin Bour
    (0 votes)
  • 3%
    Gary Sanchez
    (2 votes)
56 votes total Vote Now