2018 Home Run Derby: Bracket and other top things to know

2018 Home Run Derby: Bracket and other top things to know

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From Washington’s homegrown superstar to a pair of Cubs teammates, some of MLB’s biggest sluggers are primed to swing for the fences at Nationals Park.

Here’s a look at the 2018 MLB Home Run Derby bracket along with a breakdown of the eight sluggers participating in Monday’s event (7 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPNews and streaming live on the ESPN App).

No. 1: Jesus Aguilar, 1B, Milwaukee Brewers

2018 home runs: 23 | Career total: 39

Did you know: Aguilar is the first Brewers player to compete in the Home Run Derby since 2011, when Prince Fielder (lost in semis) and Rickie Weeks (lost in first round) did so.


No. 2: Bryce Harper, OF, Washington Nationals

2018 home runs: 22 | Career total: 172

Did you know: Harper is the only participant in this year’s field with previous Home Run Derby experience (lost in 2013 final). He’s also the only one with a 40-HR season (42, 2015).


3. Max Muncy, 1B, Los Angeles Dodgers

2018 home runs: 21 | Career total: 26

Did you know: Muncy reached 20 home runs for the season in his 183rd at-bat, making him the fastest to 20 HR in a season in franchise history, according to Elias.


4. Alex Bregman, 3B, Houston Astros

2018 home runs: 19 | Career total: 46

Did you know: Bregman, who has never played at Nationals Park, is the first Astros player to compete in the Home Run Derby since Lance Berkman in 2008.


5. Kyle Schwarber, OF, Chicago Cubs

2018 home runs: 17 | Career total: 63

Did you know: Schwarber’s April 24 home run had a 117.1 mph exit velocity according to Statcast, the second hardest-hit homer in the NL this season.


6. Javier Baez, 2B, Chicago Cubs

2018 home runs: 18 | Career total: 65

Did you know: Baez has no career home runs in seven games at Nationals Park.


7. Freddie Freeman, 1B, Atlanta Braves

2018 home runs: 16 | Career total: 182

Did you know: At 28, Freddie Freeman is the oldest participant in this year’s Derby. This is the youngest field ever, with an average age of 26.39.


8. Rhys Hoskins, 1B, Philadelphia Phillies

2018 home runs: 14 | Career total: 32

Did you know: Hoskins has four home runs at Nationals Park, which is tied for the most by a visitor there since the start of the 2017 season.


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July 11, 2018 at 08:21PM

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