2018 Home Run Derby Bracket and Facts
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The 2018 Home Run Derby bracket lacks for one thing, and that’s interleague balance.
Our annual prelude to the All-Star Game promises some big flies from some of baseball’s best hitters this season. As the balls launch into the Washington air on Monday night, the home team’s league will be well-represented. Of the eight players participating in this year’s Derby, seven will be from National League teams. One, of course, is Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals.
Just one stinkin’ American Leaguer, Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros, will take his swings. 2017 Derby defending champion Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees will watch this one from the sidelines as the AL’s starting right fielder, but a Derby non-participant.
2018 Home Run Derby Bracket
2018 Home Run Derby Facts and Notes
∙ Bryce Harper will play in the Derby for the Nationals in his home stadium. The last hometown player to win the Home Run Derby was Todd Frazier in Cincinnati in 2015.
∙ Nobody in the field of eight has previously won a Home Run Derby.
∙ Of the seven teams represented in the 2018 Home Run Derby, this is the last time they had a winner:
Philadelphia Phillies: 2006 (Ryan Howard)
Milwaukee Brewers: 2009 (Prince Fielder)
Chicago Cubs: 2000 (Sammy Sosa)
Houston Astros: Never
Los Angeles Dodgers: Never
Atlanta Braves: Never
Washington Nationals: Never
∙ This is the fourth Home Run Derby to use a full bracket format, and the fourth to be a timed event.