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MLB All-Star Game 2022: Derby Home Run Preview

MLB All-Star Week continues Monday with the 2022 Home Run Derby at Dodger Stadium.

The competition is the latest event in a busy schedule ahead of Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game (20.00 ET on FOX and FOX Sports app). Celebrations kick off this weekend, as baseball’s best prospects are blown away on Saturday MLB All-Star Game Futuresfollowed by 2022 MLB Drafts start Sunday.

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New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso aims to become the first player to win three consecutive Derby after topping the list in 2019 and ’21. (No All-Star event will be held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic)

In addition to Alonso, this year’s field of eight includes Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr., Cleveland Guardians third baseman José Ramírez, Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Kyle Schwarber, Texas Rangers shortstop Corey Seager, Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodríguez, St. Louis Cardinals Albert Pujols and Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto.

The winner gets $1 million out of a total $2.5 million prize pool.

The seeding for the opening round is based on the number of home runs the players have had this season, as of July 13. The order is No. 1 Schwarber vs. No. 8 Pujols, No. 2 Alonso vs. No. 7 Acuña Jr., No. 3 Seagers vs. No. 6 Rodriguez and No. 4 Soto vs. No. 5 Ramirez.

Each player gets three minutes in the first half to hit as many home runs as he can.

Ahead of the action, FOX Sports MLB Analyst Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman give baseball fans a tour of Chavez Ravine and strike where the best place to catch a home run is at Dodger Stadium.

Home Run Derby 2022: Dodgers Stadium Tour

Home Run Derby 2022: Dodgers Stadium Tour

Jordan Shusterman and Jake Mintz take a tour of Dodger Stadium and discuss where is the best place to catch a home run during the Home Run Derby.

Stay tuned for further updates.


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