The 2021 MLB Home Run Derby will take place at 8 p.m. ET on Monday from Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. The last time the Mile High City was the home of the Home Run Derby and All-Star game was back in 1998. Back then, Ken Griffey Jr. was tearing up MLB – and going on to win the Home Run Derby! Who will walk away with this year’s title? Let’s break it down.
Home Run Derby field, bracket & odds
It is not going out on a limb to say that all eyes will be on Angels two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani in his first major sports live contest. Ohtani has already smacked 33 homers so far in 2021, and may flirt with the single season record of 73 held by Barry Bonds back in 2001 before all is said and done.
Ohtani enters the derby as the clear cut favorite at +325. Right behind Ohtani is Rangers slugger Joey Gallo at 7-2 followed by the defending champion, New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso at 5-1. While Ohtani is tearing up the league, remember, these players are the best of the best – so winning this contest won’t be easy. Especially considering he will be facing Washington slugger Juan Soto right out of the gate!
The remaing odds to win the 2021 MLB Home Run Derby title look this way.
- Matt Olson – 13-2
- Trevor Story – 7-1
- Salvador Perez – 8-1
- Juan Soto – 9-1
- Trey Mancini – 11-1
How to watch live, picks
The 2021 Home Run Derby will air live on ESPN with a Statcast version airing on ESPN2. If you are on the go, don’t worry. You can live stream every pitch on your PC, laptop, tablet, cell phone or any streaming device through the Watch ESPN app.
Now, who will win this battle of the long ball? We aren’t going with the favorite. While Ohtani is dominating MLB pitching, we are wagering on some nice longshots.
Are money is on defending champion Pete Alonso, Rangers slugger Joey Gallo and Baltimore’s Trey Mancini. The long odds on each of these players make for a nice pay day if one of them brings home the title!