MLB Home Run Derby Highlights: Top Five Moments In Event's History

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Major League Baseball's All-Star festivities get rolling tonight with the Home Run Derby at Marlins Park.

Marlins Park does not have the short porch in right field like Fenway Park and the field dimensions are very similar to Kauffman Stadium. Here are the Sports Interaction MLB odds for each of the eight competitors.

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In each round, each player will receive four minutes in which to hit as many home runs as possible. There's obviously the comfort factor - 13 of his home runs have come at home this season, with 94 over his 6 seasons at Marlins Park. Potential ties are broken by a 60-second "swing-off". He's played in 26 major league stadiums over seven seasons, but has never taken the field in Miami. The other two to do it also were in the AL: Fred Lynn of the Red Sox in 1975 and Ichiro Suzuki of the Mariners in 2001.

Stanton has walloped a 504-foot home run this season, while Judge has reached 495 feet with his longest shot. That record was previously set by one Joe DiMaggio back in 1936. He's also on pace to easily break the top franchise mark of 36 homers in a season set by Steve Balboni in 1985.

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Miami Marlins first baseman Justin Bour follows through on a two-run base hit in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Sunda. If he can send a lot of drives over the wall in left-center (386 feet), this tournament could serve as a national coming out party where a big audience can take in his power for the first time.

Bellinger's first-round opponent is Colorado's Charlie Blackmon (+2000), who has the unenviable task of potentially needing to go through all three of Bellinger, Judge and Stanton to win the derby. Bellinger is going to win NL Rookie of the Year and became the fastest player in league history to hit 21 career home runs. Sanchez hit 20 home runs in 51 games last season, good for No. 6 on the all-time Yankees rookie list. McGwire holds the rookie record with seven.

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Stanton received the No. 1 seed after winning the event during All-Star week a year ago in San Diego. Then with Detroit, he pitched a flawless inning at New York's Citi Field in 2013, when Sale followed with a pair of 1-2-3 innings and got the win.


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