Giancarlo Stanton hits two home runs in Marlins' victory

Posted July 11, 2017

So don't be surprised if you don't hear "Back-back-back-back", Berman's signature call.

He traveled out west last summer just to take swings in the Home Run Derby, which turned out to be a pretty good move. That's more been a myth than an actual trend, but it's still interesting to see that Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger are competing.

Live coverage of the Home Run Derby begins at 7:00 p.m. Monday on Sports Radio KFH 1240AM 97-5FM. This is not the "B" squad. Along the right side of the bracket is also Justin Bour of the Marlins and another rookie phenom, Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees. However, it's worth remembering that the format has changed.

The Home Run Derby is set up as an eight-man bracket, with hitters seeded according to their in-season home run totals. If you're betting the event, keep that in mind as it changes the dynamics. We're talking about the Home Run Derby-baseball's equivalent of a Kiss concert. Batters in the first two rounds of the event are able to take one 45-second break in each round, and then get two timeouts if they make it to the finals.

For Giancarlo Stanton, the Marlins slugger with 26 dingers in 2017, it's an opportunity for back-to-back titles, and to honor Jose Fernandez. Stanton packs a ton of power and seems to relish the All-Star stage.

All eyes are going to be on massive Yankees rookie outfielder Aaron Judge, who is the -275 Sports Interaction betting odds favourite to win AL MVP.

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For Monday's Home Run Derby Stanton will be the No. 1 seed while Bour was seeded seventh.

Sano might not be the fan favorite to win the MLB Home Run Derby but he could be a decent dark horse pick.

Sano already has nearly matched last year's season total of 25 home runs.

Both Stanton and Judge are huge stars and huge physically.