With half of the baseball season done it’s time for the home run derby. With already more than 3200 home runs We are set to see one of the best derby all time. Also another factor that makes it so special is all of the new young players that have been taking the league by storm with their long home runs. One of the things that everyone wants to see is the matchup between the giants Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton, the reigning champion of last year derby. With all of these factors coming in together the 2017 derby is primed to be one of the best we are going to see in a long time.
With 4 of the 8 players participating in the derby being younger than 25, we can see that young players like Judge or Bellinger are showing us how the league is evolving. Judge is primed to be the highlight of the Derby leading in HR this season with 29, not only that he has hit the 3 hardest hit home runs this season. Cody Bellinger on the other side is the fastest player to get to 21 home runs, he has been a big part of the dodgers success this season. Gary Sanchez is also representing the Yankees this year but has one of the toughest matchups in the first round, Giancarlo Stanton, with a lot of power in Gary’s bat don’t be surprised to see an upset in the first round. With all of this young stars and all of the home runs hit this year this should be one of the best derbies we will see in a long time.