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MLB Home Run Derby 2022: Pete Alonso looks to win third consecutive title


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The MLB Home Run Derby is set for Monday night at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in what is usually a fun lead-up to the All-Star Game.

There will be seven challengers looking to take the crown from New York Mets slugger Peter Alonso as the first baseman looks to become the first person to win the Derby three consecutive times and tie Ken Griffey Jr. for most wins all-time with three.

Alonso beat Trey Mancini in last year’s competition 23-22. He defeated Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in 2019 23-22 as well. There was no competition in 2020 due to the shortened season over the coronavirus pandemic.

Read below to see who the participants of this year’s Home Run Derby are.

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Kyle Schwarber

Philadelphia Phillies' Kyle Schwarber watches his solo home run against the Marlins, Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Miami.

Philadelphia Phillies’ Kyle Schwarber watches his solo home run against the Marlins, Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Miami.
(WHD Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Team: Philadelphia Phillies

Position: Outfielder

Home runs: 29

Farthest dinger: 468 feet

Albert Pujols

Cardinals' Albert Pujols celebrates after hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers, July 12, 2022, in St. Louis.

Cardinals’ Albert Pujols celebrates after hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers, July 12, 2022, in St. Louis.
(WHD Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Team: St. Louis Cardinals

Position: Designated hitter

Home runs: 6

Farthest dinger: 426 feet

Juan Soto

Nationals' Juan Soto wipes his face in the dugout before the Atlanta Braves game, Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Washington.

Nationals’ Juan Soto wipes his face in the dugout before the Atlanta Braves game, Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Washington.
(WHD Photo/Nick Wass)

Team: Washington Nationals

Position: Outfielder

Home runs: 20

Farthest dinger: 451 feet

Jose Ramirez

Guardians' Jose Ramirez hits a three-run homer off Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Pineda Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Cleveland.

Guardians’ Jose Ramirez hits a three-run homer off Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Pineda Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Cleveland.
(WHD Photo/Ron Schwane)

Team: Cleveland Guardians

Position: Third baseman

Home runs: 19

Farthest dinger: 447 feet

Julio Rodriguez

Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodriguez celebrates his grand slam against the Rangers, Friday, July 15, 2022, in Arlington, Texas.

Seattle Mariners’ Julio Rodriguez celebrates his grand slam against the Rangers, Friday, July 15, 2022, in Arlington, Texas.
(WHD Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Team: Seattle Mariners

Position: Outfielder

Home runs: 16

Farthest dinger: 450 feet

Corey Seager

Rangers' Corey Seager runs the bases after hitting a solo home run off Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Robbie Ray on Friday, July 15, 2022, in Arlington, Texas.

Rangers’ Corey Seager runs the bases after hitting a solo home run off Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Robbie Ray on Friday, July 15, 2022, in Arlington, Texas.
(WHD Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Team: Texas Rangers

Position: Shortstop

Home runs: 22

Farthest dinger: 435 feet

Ronald Acuna Jr.

Ronald Acuña Jr. of the Braves watches his three-run homer off Washington Nationals' Erick Fedde on Friday, July 8, 2022, in Atlanta.

Ronald Acuña Jr. of the Braves watches his three-run homer off Washington Nationals’ Erick Fedde on Friday, July 8, 2022, in Atlanta.
(WHD Photo/Ben Margot)

Team: Atlanta Braves

Position: Outfielder

Home runs: 8

Farthest dinger: 464 feet

Pete Alonso

New York Mets' Pete Alonso celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a Luis Guillorme ground ball against the Braves, Monday, July 11, 2022, in Atlanta.

New York Mets’ Pete Alonso celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a Luis Guillorme ground ball against the Braves, Monday, July 11, 2022, in Atlanta.
(WHD Photo/John Bazemore)

Team: New York Mets

Position: First baseman

Home runs: 24

Farthest dinger: 447 feet

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Home Run Derby bracket

No. 1 Kyle Schwarber vs. No. 8 Albert Pujols

No. 5 Jose Ramirez vs. No. 4 Juan Soto

No. 3 Corey Seager vs. No. 6 Julio Rodriguez

No. 2 Pete Alonso vs. No. 7 Ronald Acuna Jr.

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TV Info

Channel: ESPN

Time: 8 p.m. ET

Where: Dodger Stadium

Location: Los Angeles, California

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