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2019 MLB HR Derby Thread: $1M on the line this time...

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There are no Nationals in the HR Derby this year, and we like totally forget what happened in last year’s Derby, but we’ll probably watch anyway, because, you know, what else is there to do...

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This time around in the 2019 MLB HR Derby, there is $2.5M in prize money available, with a $1M bonus going to this year’s winner. Starting at 8:00 PM EDT tonight on ESPN, Oakland A’s infielder Matt Chapman; Toronto Blue Jays’ outfielder Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Houston Astros’ infielder Alex Bregman, Los Angeles Dodgers’ outfielder Joc Pederson, New York Mets’ first baseman Pete Alonso, Cleveland Indians’ first baseman Carlos Santana, Pittsburgh Pirates’ first baseman Josh Bell, and Atlanta Braves’ outfielder Ronald Acuña, Jr. will battle it out in what’s derisively referred to as glorified batting practice.

C’mon, it’s like a totally thrilling event with drama and intrigue and afterwards we can all act like Chicago Cubs fans and complain about how the rules of the Derby weren’t really strictly adhered to...

It’s weird this time around with no Washington Nationals participating in the Derby or in the Midsummer Classic on Tuesday, though Max Scherzer will represent the Nats in Cleveland, Ohio’s Progressive Field.

Are you still going to watch even though no Nationals will be out on the field either tonight or tomorrow night?

Follow with your fellow Nats fans below if you are watching. Here are the brackets for the 2019 MLB HR Derby...

Who are you picking to win this year’s HR Derby after [name redacted] triumphed in last summer’s edition? We’re going with Vladimir Guerrero, Jr...