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Home Run Derby 2017: How to watch, bracket, and Aaron Judge odds to win

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The Yankees will be represented on both sides of the Home Run Derby bracket this evening.

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It’s been a long time since a Home Run Derby has been as anticipated as this one. Giancarlo Stanton, the event’s reigning champion, will be competing in his home ballpark against some of the best young power hitters in the game. The Yankees will be well represented with both Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez competing in the event.

As MLB’s current home run leader, Judge has been known to put on an absolute show in batting practice. He’s broken concourse televisions, and dented tabletops, and he’s already broken the Yankees’ rookie record for dingers in a season set nearly forever ago by Joe DiMaggio. His at-bats have been must-see tv all season, and now we get to watch him do nothing but try and hit dingers.

Sanchez has also hit his fair share of majestic home runs since bursting onto the scene last season. The Kraken gets unleashed this evening in Miami. Judge and Sanchez are on opposite sides of the bracket, so they could technically meet in the final round if everything broke correctly. How amazing would that be?

The two Yankees also have some pretty fancy bats for the event:

Here is the full bracket:

Here are the current odds of winning, courtesy of Bovada.lv:

Aaron Judge 2/1
Giancarlo Stanton 2/1
Cody Bellinger 13/2
Miguel Sano 7/1
Gary Sanchez 12/1
Charlie Blackmon 14/1
Justin Bour 14/1
Mike Moustakas 14/1

Judge and Stanton being the favorites makes perfect sense. They are large baseball boys who can probably hit the ball farther than anyone in the game. For those who love dingers, and why wouldn’t you, tonight should be a real treat.

Will Judge be able to bring home the hardware? Will Stanton defend his crown in front of his hometown crowd? Who ya got tonight?

The Home Run Derby will air tonight at 8:00 pm ET on ESPN.