The All Star Break is here, and we’re about halfway through baseball season. Today, the All Star festivities begin with the Home Run Derby, where 8 HR hitters go head to head in a single elimination bracket. Christian Yelich was pulled out due to an injury, but Matt Chapman will be replacing him. Check out my picks below:
I have Peter Alonso winning it all. The rookie has hit 30 HR and has an OPS over 1.000, putting together a strong campaign for the NL Rookie of the Year. I think he will face promising AL rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the final, who will upset Matt Chapman and Alex Bregman in the Derby.
I’ve also included my mid-season power rankings. Check them out:
Biggest Jump: Oakland Athletics (+15)
Biggest Drop: New York Mets (-9)
Stay tuned for more MLB articles soon, and enjoy the All Star Week.