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2023 Home Run Derby: Alonso Aims for 3rd Crown
New York Mets’ Pete Alonso Favored to Win 2023 Home Run Derby
New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso is the favorite to win the 2023 MLB Home Run Derby, seeking his third crown after previous victories in 2019 and 2021. DraftKings has Alonso listed at +320 odds, with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. from the Blue Jays as the second favorite at +370.
Contest Takes Place during All-Star Game Festivities in Seattle
The highly anticipated Home Run Derby is scheduled for Monday night at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, as part of the All-Star Game festivities.
Notable Absences and Exciting First-Round Matchups
Last year’s champion, Juan Soto, who now plays for the San Diego Padres, will not be participating in this year’s derby. Additionally, league home run leaders Shohei Ohtani and Matt Olson will also be absent.
The first-round matchups, determined by current home run totals, offer intriguing battles. Luis Robert Jr. faces Adley Rutschman, Pete Alonso takes on Julio Rodriguez in a rematch from last year, and Mookie Betts goes head-to-head with Vlad Guerrero Jr.
Stay tuned for an exciting Home Run Derby, with Alonso leading the pack as the favorite, but facing tough competition from the likes of Guerrero, Robert, and other power hitters.