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2018 Home Run Derby: Open thread

Tune in for guaranteed dingers.

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

2018 Home Run Derby

Time: 8:00 p.m.,
Place: Nationals Park, Washington D.C.
Media: ESPN

Don’t forget the new(ish) format!

Bracket format

• Single-elimination tournament in which loser of each bracket is eliminated.


• Four minutes per batter, per round. Timer starts with release of the first pitch.
• A round ends when the timer strikes zero. A home run shall count provided the pitch was released before the timer strikes zero.
• A pitcher cannot throw a pitch until a batted ball has hit the ground, was caught or left the field of play in foul territory.


• Batter with most home runs hit in each matchup will advance to next round.
• Ties in any round will be broken by a 60-second swing-off with no stoppage of time or additional time added; if a tie remains after the swing-off, batters will engage in successive three-swing swing-offs until there is a winner.


Who you got?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Jesus Aguilar
    (2 votes)
  • 5%
    Javier Baez
    (2 votes)
  • 5%
    Alex Bregman
    (2 votes)
  • 5%
    Freddie Freeman
    (2 votes)
  • 54%
    Bryce Harper
    (19 votes)
  • 5%
    Rhys Hoskins
    (2 votes)
  • 2%
    Max Muncy
    (1 vote)
  • 14%
    Kyle Schwarber
    (5 votes)
35 votes total Vote Now