MLB Pro is proud to announce that prior to Tuesday’s 9th Annual MLB Pro All-Star Game, the league will put on its first Home Run Derby.
Live from Dodger Stadium, eight of the league’s best and strongest sluggers will take the field in a tournament who decide who the best home run hitter in the league truly is.
The Home Run Derby will consist of three rounds where batters will be looking to hit as many home runs as possible in a four-minute stretch. The field for the inaugural MLB Pro Home Run Derby is as follows:
Arinori Arai, New York Yankees (35 Home Runs): MLB Pro’s home run leader at the All-Star Break, Arai has twice led the league in homers before (2015 and 2019). His 262 career home runs ranks third in MLB Pro history.
Gincarlo Stanton, Toronto Blue Jays (33 Home Runs): MLB Pro’s career leader with 339 homers enters the All-Star break two behind Arai. Stanton is well on his to eclipsing the 40 home run mark for the third consecutive season.
David Chester, Chicago White Sox (26 Home Runs): Since being acquired by the White Sox, Chester has hit 12 homers in 47 games. He has 26 on the season and is on pace to set a new career high with 44 homers.
Jefry Marte, New York Mets (26 Home Runs): Marte’s 26 home runs lead the National League at the break. Marte is one shy of the 27 homers he hit last season, a mark that is his career high for a season.
Ryobe Kamida, Philadelphia Phillies (25 Home Runs): Since joining MLB Pro, Ryobe Kamida is instantly become one of the league’s premier power bats. The Japanese sensation had 19 homers through the end of May.
Edgardo Arredondo, Houston Astros (24 Home Runs): After smashing 45 homers last season, Arredondo sits at 24 entering the break. In a little over three full seasons at the big league level, Arredondo has already hit 111 home runs.
Michael Conforto, Pittsburgh Pirates (23 Home Runs): Michael Conforto has been selected to his first MLB Pro All-Star game behind a 23 homer first-half. Conforto’s bat is a key reason why the Pirates lead the NL Central.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Arizona Diamondbacks (18 Home Runs): Guerrero might have the fewest home runs of anyone in the competition, but he’s played in just 42 big league games. The rookie has marveled everyone around the game with his lightning quick hands and strength that few in the game can match.
Arinori Arai vs. Michael Conforto
Edgardo Arredondo vs. Ryobe Kamida
David Chester vs. Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Giancarlo Stanton vs. Jefry Marte