How To Watch The Home Run Derby : MLB Home Run Derby 2022 LIVE
In Los Angeles, the MLB Home Run Derby has attracted a slew of famous faces. Pete Alonso, a two-time defending champion, takes on a formidable bunch of competitors in the 2022 Dodgers Stadium derby. In the Home Run Derby, Alonso, a renowned New York Mets first baseman, is aiming for his third straight title. In 2019, as a rookie, he took home the victory in Cleveland, and two years later, he repeated the feat in Denver at Coors Field. Because of the pandemic, there will be no 2020 All-Star Game or Home Run Derby.
To stop him, you’ll need grit and muscle. With Corey Seager, Kyle Schwarber and Ronald Acua Jr., as well as Juan Soto and Rafael Devers, the eight-man field includes some of baseball’s most well-known hitters. Then there are Julio Rodriguez and Jose Ramirez, who have just joined the team. Last but not least, there’s Albert Pujols, a living icon who hasn’t participated in a derby since 2015.
When is the 2022 Home Run Derby?
The Home Run Derby is Monday July 18 at 8 p.m. It will be aired live on ESPN and streamed on ESPN+ with a subscription or cable login.
Who’s in the 2022 Home Run Derby bracket?
The bracket for the derby is arranged by the number of homers the sluggers have hit so far this season. So Alonso will go off as the No. 2 seed.
No.1 Kyle Schwarber, Philadelphia Phillies vs. No. 8 Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals
No. 2 Pete Alonso, New York Mets vs. No. 7 Ronald Acuña Jr., Atlanta Braves
No. 3 Corey Seager, Texas Rangers vs. No. 6 Julio Rodriguez, Seattle Mariners
No. 4 Juan Soto, Washington Nationals vs. No. 5 José Ramirez, Cleveland Guardians
The format of the Home Run Derby
For the most part, the Derby is run as follows:
1. Contestants get three minutes to hit as many home runs as possible in the first and second rounds. The finals, or the third round, gives contestants two minutes.
2. During each regulation session, each participant receives a 30-second time boost, which can be increased to 60 seconds if the participant hits a home run that exceeds 440 feet.
3. During each regulation session, a 45-second time out is granted to each competitor.
4. If there is a tie at the end of a round, the winner will be decided by a swing off, which will last 60 seconds and not include any timeouts or bonus time.
5. Only $1 million of the $2.5 million prize pool goes to the winner.