Home Run Derby Predictions

Featured Image by: Tim Keown

Written by: Sam Gubner

The Home Run Derby is one of the most popularized events during the MLB season. So in this segment, I will give you predictions as to who will bash and who will crash.

 

Quarterfinals:

 

Mark Trumbo vs. Corey Seager

Winner: Corey Seager

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(Getty)

I think the younger players coming into this tournament always have an edge over the veterans because they have more of a drive to win these types of competitions. Seager also will have the mentorship of 2015 Home Run Derby finalist Joc Pederson. Trumbo does have a much higher amount of home runs, 26 to Seager’s 17, but Seager will be a little more eager to get a Home Run Derby crown under his belt and will defeat Mark Trumbo.

 

Todd Frazier vs. Carlos Gonzalez

Winner: Todd Frazier

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(Getty)

Frazier won the Derby last year when he was on the Reds, and I think he will make another strong run at it in a White Sox uniform. Gonzalez does swing a big bat, but Frazier has that pure power that allows him to at least get past the first round. Not to mention, Todd Frazier already has 5 more round trippers than Gonzalez this season.

 

Adam Duvall vs. Wil Myers

Winner: Wil Myers

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(Charlie Riedel/AP Photo)

I know this is a bold pick, but let me tell you why Myers will out perform Duvall. The hometown Reds produced a winner last year in Todd Frazier and I think this years hometown Padres may do the same. Duvall does have three more home runs than Myers, and even though they are both going to be equally determined at winning the Derby I think Myers has that extra edge and will advance over Duvall.

 

Robinson Cano vs. Giancarlo Stanton

Winner: Giancarlo Stanton

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(Getty Images)

I believe Giancarlo will overpower Robinson Cano because he has unbelievable power. No one else in the MLB has the ability to hit the long ball like Stanton, who hits 400 foot bombs on the daily. In addition, Stanton has hit 4 home runs in his last two games and is heating up at the perfect time. Cano has won this competition before in 2011 and does have one more homer than Giancarlo, but the ability that Stanton has is just too much to overcome.

 

Semifinals:

 

Todd Frazier vs. Corey Seager

Winner: Corey Seager

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(USATSI)

Like Pederson last year, Seager will launch himself into the Home Run Derby Final. The younger players always seem to succeed more than the veterans as the tournament goes on because the Home Run Derby has a lot to with endurance and less about pure strength. I think Seager will upset the incumbent champion and have a shot at winning it all.

 

Wil Myers vs. Giancarlo Stanton

Winner: Giancarlo Stanton

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(Jeff Curry/USA TODAY Sports).

Giancarlo is just too good to be knocked out in the second round. I think as one youngster in Corey Seager advances, another in Wil Myers will get knocked out. Stanton is by far the most physically fit player in the MLB so he won’t be tired at all after the first round. Stanton has lost in previous Home Run Derbies, so I think he will be more determined than ever to win this one and will destroy Myers.

 

Corey Seager vs. Giancarlo Stanton

Winner: Giancarlo Stanton

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(Pat Benic/UPI)

I think Giancarlo takes this final round by storm and crushes Corey Seager. Seager will put up a fight but Stanton, a Southern California native, will rack up the homers and win his first Home Run Derby. Because of his early season struggles many believe Stanton will not do well, but I think talent overrides play when it comes to the Derby.

 

You can agree or disagree, but here are my predictions for what will happen in this years Home Run Derby.

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