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MLB Home Run Derby 2017: Open thread

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New York Yankees v Miami Marlins
Marlins Park home run sculpture
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Even though there are no Detroit Tigers participating, the 2017 Home Run Derby should be a fun show. The second-biggest event of All-Star Week starts Monday night at 8 p.m. ET in Marlins Park on ESPN. The headliners are Miami Marlins star slugger Giancarlo Stanton and New York Yankees rookie power-hitter Aaron Judge. Stanton is tied for first in the National League with 26 home runs. He took home the Home Run Derby title last season and is the top seed this year. Judge leads MLB with 30 — thirty — home runs this season and is the number two seed.

Besides those two, there are six others competing. Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers is the third seed (24 home runs this season), Mike Moustakas of the Kansas City Royals (24 home runs) is fourth, Miguel Sano of the Minnesota Twins (20) is fifth, Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies (18) is sixth, Justin Bour of the Marlins (18) is seventh, and last but not least, Gary Sanchez of the Yankees (13) is eighth.

The Derby itself is made up of three rounds containing head-to-head, single-elimination matchups in each. The batters gets four minutes to begin with but will earn an extra 30 seconds of bonus time if they hit two home runs of at least 440 feet.

Here is a bracket showing how the players will match up:

Feel free to fill out your own, then watch the Derby to see how you did!