One of the most fun sports events of each summer is upon us! Tonight @ 8 PM the 2017 MLB home run derby live from South Florida.
The bracket is as follows:
The home run derby bracket features one stud on each side followed by a bunch of place fillers. The MLB is very obviously pulling for a phenom vs phenom final in Stanton vs Judge. The power hitting hometown Stanton in his own park and turf vs the prodigy on the rise Aaron Judge. We may all be pulling for that, but let’s look at the more important sheet for this HR derby, the betting odds.
For me personally a very good value is Cody Bellinger (this is my bet), with Bellinger you have both value and advantage. Bellinger hits line drive Home runs, very attractive characteristic for a derby.
It seems the betting public views Stanton and Judge as the clear cut favorites, for good reason. That being said, I would take the field and predict a dark horse for the win.
Prediction: Cody Bellinger wins 2017 Home Run Derby.