MLB Pro is proud to announce the field for the 2021 MLB Pro Home Run Derby.
Live from Coors Field, 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 three-minute stretch. The field for the 2021 MLB Pro Home Run Derby is as follows:
Jorge Ayala, Cleveland Indians (26 Home Runs): In just half a season, Jorge Ayala has already surpassed his previous career-best mark of 22 home runs put together last season. Ayala got out of the gate fast with nine April homers. He is well positioned to break the Indians MLB Pro single-season home run record held by Jaff Decker who hit 36 in 2014.
Rafael Castillo, Cincinnati Reds (22 Home Runs): Like many of the other participants, Rafael Castillo is having a career year here to start 2021. Castillo’s 22 first-half homers matches his high for a season, all while hitting at a career-best clip of .247.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Arizona Diamondbacks (24 Home Runs): After breaking onto the scene as a rookie in 2020 with 27 home runs, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has shown his rookie season was no fluke. Midway through his second season, Guerrero has already hit 24 out of the park. A premier hitter who as the runner-up in the 2020 MLB Pro Home Run Derby.
Martin Lopez, Minnesota Twins (28 Home Runs): After hitting a career-best 32 homers in 2020, Martin Lopez has already hit 28 in 2021. Lopez hit 13 home runs in the month of May and has been a menace both at home (15) and on the road (13).
Miguel Sano, New York Yankees (27 Home Runs): Miguel Sano’s 27 home runs leads a Yankees team that has hit the most homers in all of baseball. With three more homers, Sano will have his third season with 30 or more homers. He has 27 homers despite hitting just three in the month of April
Ralph Scholl, Philadelphia Phillies (23 Home Runs): Prior to 2021, Ralph Scholl had amassed zero career homers in 64 big league at-bats. Scholl’s 2021 season has come out of nowhere having hit 23 homers in the first-half, having hit at least six in each of April, May, and June.
Steve Winter, Colorado Rockies (15 Home Runs): The hometown Colorado Rockies will have fan favorite Steve Winter joining the derby. Winter has matched his previous career-best mark of 15 homers here at the break. The two-time batting champ looks to swing for the fences and put on a show for the home fans.
Ramon Zaragoza, Chicago White Sox (28 Home Runs): Ramon Zaragoza was acquired by the White Sox on April 19 and since then, all he has done is hit home runs for his new team. Zaragoza has hit 21 long balls in just 277 at bats as a member of the White Sox. He returns to Coors Field where he spent three seasons.
Martin Lopez vs. Jorge Ayala
Miguel Sano vs. Ramon Zaragzoa
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. vs. Steve Winter
Rafael Castillo vs. Ralph Scholl