2017 Home Run Derby: Broadcast, Bracket, and Past Dodgers

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SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 11: Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins celebrates after winning the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at PETCO Park on July 11, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 11: Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins celebrates after winning the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at PETCO Park on July 11, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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Tonight the Home Run Derby will continue the All-Star game festivities following the MLB Futures game on Sunday evening.

This is perhaps the most anticipated Home Run Derby in the last ten years. With superstars like Cody Bellinger, Aaron Judge, and defending champ Giancarlo Stanton, this Derby is loaded with power.

The Dodgers will be sending their young phenom in Cody Bellinger who is third in the National League in home runs with 25 on the young season. What’s most impressive about Bellinger’s power is that he’s doing so with nearly 75 fewer at-bats than Joey Votto and Giancarlo Stanton.

Bellinger marks the third consecutive year that the Dodgers will have a representative in the Derby, following Joc Pederson and Corey Seager the past two years. Bellinger perhaps is the biggest power hitter out of the trio and is expected to put up some moon shots tonight.

The Dodgers have struggled when they appeared in the home run derby with just totaling ten home runs in seven appearances. That’s no too much of a concern for Bellinger as he comes in as the number 3 seed and will face Charlie Blackmon in the first round. See the full bracket below.

"The Derby is scheduled to start 5 pm Pacific Time and will be broadcasted on ESPN. Karl Ravech will be replacing Chris Berman this year since Berman has been on leave since the tragic accident of losing his wife in a car accident."

There will be a Spanish broadcast available on ESPN 2 with Ernesto Jerez doing the play-by-play along with former players, Eduardo Perez and Ismael Valdez.

If you’re unable to get to a TV and will miss the multiple moon shots tonight, you can listen to the Derby on ESPN Radio (710AM) with Jon Sciambi and Chris Singleton.

The current betting odds give Bellinger a slight advantage. Here is a breakdown of the odds:

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Giancarlo Stanton – +160

Aaron Judge – +180

Cody Bellinger – +600

Miguel Sano – +800

Charlie Blackmon – +1400

Mike Moustakas – +1400

Justin Bour – +1400

Gary Sanchez – +1600

Bellinger is trying to become the first Dodger to win a Home Run Derby and will at the very least try to put on a show for the Los Angeles fan base. One thing is certain he’ll have plenty of support with five other Dodgers cheering him on.

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As I said there is a lot of star power this year. I’m expecting this to be the best Derby in recent memory. It’s going to be a great watch with all these new advanced stat metrics and upgraded technology to help show how special each home run is. I don’t know if Bellinger could take home the trophy, but he’s the best Dodger that has a chance. It may be tough to take away the title from defending champ in his home town.

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