How To Watch The MLB Home Run Derby
For years, MLB has shuffled through various gimmicks in efforts to make the Home Run Derby more interesting. Gone are the days of the stars of the steroid era mashing homers by the dozen, and the Derby's entertainment value has coincidentally plummeted.
Another new format will be introduced this year. For the first time ever, contestants will be "seeded" based on their home run totals up to July 7. In addition, batters will be allotted five minutes from the time of the first pitch to hit as many balls over the fence as possible.
UPDATE: Because of weather concerns, batters will only be given four minutes to bat, not five.
Here is the bracket.
No.1-seed Albert Pujols vs No. 8-seed Kris Bryant
No.2-seed Todd Frazier vs No. 7-seed Prince Fielder
No.3-seed Josh Donaldson vs No. 6-seed Anthony Rizzo
No.4-seed Joc Pederson vs No.5-seed Manny Machado
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