Stanton will face one of Judge's teammates in the first round. He's got the longest hit by a victor in the past seven competitions (497 feet). He's made his mark with top exit velocity, but many of those hits this year have been for doubles. He closes out the first half of the regular season with a.933 OPS, 26 home runs, and 58 RBI in 86 games. After Stanton, players were seeded based on their home run totals through (June 27's) games.
Then there's Bellinger, who wasn't playing full-time until late April but still has 25 home runs.
Sano, in his third season, is already approaching his career high of homers (25) with 21 and is a big reason the Twins are one of the AL's surprises in 2017 after leading the majors in losses in 2016. The vast majority of his home runs have been pulled into the right-field stands.
Judge should naturally thrive in a home-run competition. This year's contest is at Marlins Park in Miami.
In the new format, each competitor goes for four minutes, attempting to hit as many home runs as possible without having to worry about outs or waiting for the ideal pitch. Sanchez hit 20 home runs in 51 games last season, good for No. 6 on the all-time Yankees rookie list.
Bellinger is in his first full season with the Dodgers and he is taking the NL by storm.
Rookie slugger Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees has joined the All-Star Game's Home Run Derby lineup, setting up a thundering showdown against defending champion Giancarlo Stanton on his home turf in Miami on Monday.
For Monday's Home Run Derby Stanton will be the No. 1 seed while Bour was seeded seventh. He will meet Gary Sanchez in the opening round of this year's derby. He is 10-5 with a 2.10 ERA and 173 strikeouts. No. 7 Justin Bour; and No. 3 Cody Bellinger vs.