At long last, the MLB All-Star Break is upon us which means that it is time for the league’s best to showcase their abilities against one another. One such event is the MLB Home Run Derby where the league’s best power hitters are able to destroy baseballs for the amusement of screaming fans all over the world. Unlike most years, this year’s field is full of young first-time participants which should lead to a very interesting competition.
Jesus Aguilar is the other one seed in this competition. However, unlike Harper, he completely burst onto the scene this past season to the surprise of many. So far this season, Aguilar has hit 24 home runs with 70 runs batted in along with a .298 batting average. It is not farfetched to claim that Aguilar has a chance to win the NL MVP award by season’s end. However, Aguilar has struggled in his limited appearances at Nationals Park. In the last three seasons, Aguilar is hitless in six plate appearances at Nationals Park which might be a bad omen for tonight’s competition.
As for my prediction, I have to side with Harper. Despite having a terrible batting average, Harper definitely has the greatest incentive to win this competition due to the home-field advantage. Harper is the only contestant to have previously participated in a Home Run Derby and the added experience should help him lift the crown this Monday night.
MLB Home Run Derby: Game Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
Event: MLB Home Run Derby
Date: Monday, July 16, 2018
Start Time: 8:00 A.M. EST
Location: Nationals Park in Washington D.C.
How to Watch MLB Home Run Derby On Your Tablet Or Mobile Device
You can live stream the event on the WatchESPN app.
You can download the WatchESPN app on Google Play, Amazon, iTunes, and the Windows Store. The Fox Sports Go app is also available on the following devices: Apple TV, Roku, Android TV and Fire TV.
How To Live Stream MLB Home Run Derby Online Without Cable Subscription
You can also live stream the event through Sling TV free trial. Just click on the Sling website and click “Watch Now 7 Days Free” for the free trial. Choose the Sling Orange package, which costs $20 per month and comes with ESPN, along with many other sports channels.