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2022 MLB Home Run Derby Odds: Power Ranking Each of the Contenders

The eight MLB Home Run Derby participants have been announced, and the heavy hitters are ready to battle for the crown Monday night. MLB expert Jason Radowitz ranks the contenders and breaks down the 2022 MLB Home Run Derby odds.
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2022 MLB Home Run Derby Odds: Power Ranking Each of the Contenders

MLB Home Run Derby Start Time, Where To Watch, and Odds

When: Monday, July 18, 2022

Time: 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT

Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California

Where To Watch: ESPN, ESPN+

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On Monday, we'll have eight sluggers compete in the 2022 Home Run Derby in Dodger Stadium. The Home Run Derby is in a bracket format, so even if you have the second-best production out of eight contestants, it doesn't mean you're going to move on into the next round. Seedings are also based on how many home runs you've hit this season. Let's break down the 2022 MLB Home Run Derby Odds and rank each slugger based on their chances to win the Home Run Derby.

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2022 MLB Home Run Derby Odds

OddsDerby Participant
+185Pete Alonso
+300Kyle Schwarber
+500Ronald Acuna Jr.
+650Juan Soto
+1000Corey Seager
+1000Julio Rodriguez
+1500Jose Ramirez
+2300Albert Pujols

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2022 MLB Home Run Derby Participants Ranking

1. Kyle Schwarber (+300) (Bet $100 to win $300)

Kyle Schwarber will take on eighth-seeded Albert Pujols in the first round of the bracket. Schwarber has 28 home runs on the season and finished runner-up in 2018 against now-teammate Bryce Harper.

Schwarber admitted he went kind of crazy early and then slowed down late that time around. He will make adjustments and be dangerous in this year's derby.

2. Pete Alonso (+185) (Bet $100 to win $185)

Pete Alonso has won two straight Home Run Derbys and will look to win his third straight this season. Alonso will have Dave Jauss throwing him the ball again and obviously take the derby very seriously. He's the favorite to win the Derby again this season. If you're looking to put money down, you can be confident that Alonso will give it his all in this Derby again.

3. Corey Seager (+1000) (Bet $100 to win $1000)

Corey Seager gets to hit bombs in Dodger Stadium again. That's kind of cool. At +1000, he'll take on Julio Rodriguez in the first round of the Derby. Rodriguez is also +1000, which means that one +1000 hitter will be in the second round.

I'd absolutely take the veteran over the rookie. At +1000 odds, there's a lot of potential here.

4. Juan Soto (+525) (Bet $100 to win $525)

Juan Soto is the third favorite in the Derby this season. He was involved in the Derby last year and hit a 520-foot bomb. Still, Alonso knocked him out in the second round of the tournament.

The same thing will likely happen in the second round this year. I like Soto to beat Jose Ramirez in the first round but eventually cool off in the second round. But Soto is now considered a veteran in the Derby. That's valuable.

5. Jose Ramirez (+1500) (Bet $100 to win $1500)

Ramirez isn't getting much love at +1500. Ramirez's power surge has cooled off in the last month of baseball, but I don't think that will have an effect on his derby potential. He's got a tough matchup against Juan Soto, but still don't think he should be +1500 near Albert Pujols. Ramirez can pull off the upset here, and while it's not likely, there's still value at +1500 for the slugger.

6. Julio Rodriguez (+1000) (Bet $100 to win $1000)

We always hear about how rookies in the Derby struggle to keep pace. Rodriguez has all the tools but could burn out and might not know the proper way to prepare for these types of things. Nonetheless, it'll be fun to watch Rodriguez perform, but I think he'll lose to Seager in the first round.

7. Ronald Acuna (+500) (Bet $100 to win $500)

Ronald Acuna is +500 to win the Home Run Derby but will have to take on Pete Alonso in the tournament's first round. If Alonso is the favorite, it likely means that Acuna is going to have his hands full in round one. It's weird that Acuna has the fourth-best odds to win this thing when he's going up against Alonso to start things off. I wouldn't be on Acuna here.

8. Albert Pujols (+2300) (Bet $100 to win $2300)

Albert Pujols is retiring after this season. The MLB thought it would be cool to add one of the best all-time sluggers into the Home Run Derby. And while it is cool and exciting, Pujols probably doesn't have the stamina to keep up with the rest of the field.

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.


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