The field for the annual All-Star Home Run Derby has been set, and our very own Adam Duvall will participate. It’s the third straight year that a Red has competed in the event. Duvall is the #3 seed:
The lineup for the 2016 T-Mobile Home Run Derby has been announced, and it’s one high-powered eight-cylinder slew of sluggers, an awesome octet that should light up the San Diego night on Monday at Petco Park (8 p.m. ET on ESPN and MLB.com), leading into Tuesday’s 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard (7:30 p.m. ET on FOX). Six of the Derby participants will participate in Tuesday’s All-Star Game, and the field will get a boost from a pair of wild cards: defending champion Todd Frazier and Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton.
Stanton comes in on a roll. He blasted four homers in four at-bats on July 5-6, with the capper of that amazing feat (only 39 other players have done it) being the 200th long ball of his still-young career. Frazier, who won the 2015 Derby at Great American Ball Park as a Cincinnati Reds hometown hero and will now try to defend as a member of the Chicago White Sox.
Speaking of local legends, Padres star Wil Myers has a chance to win the hardware in front of his home fans. He’s in his first Derby, as are Adam Duvall of the Reds and rookie Corey Seager of the Dodgers.
I’m really glad to see that our old friend Todd Frazier, the defending champ (as you may recall), was asked to participate despite not being selected to the American League All-Star team. Now Redleg Nation has two players to root for.