Home Run Derby 2021: Odds Favor Shohei Ohtani Over Joey Gallo & Matt Olson on FanDuel Sportsbook
By Larry Rupp
The 2021 bracket is officially set for what is one of the most highly anticipated MLB Home Run Derbys in a while. Odds have been posted on FanDuel Sportsbook on who will win it all at Coors Field this year. It shouldn't be surprising to hear that one Los Angeles superstar leads the pack.
Angels two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani has the best odds (+260) to win this year's event after heading into the break as the MLB home run leader (32). He is followed behind by Texas Rangers' slugger Joey Gallo (+360) and Oakland Athletics' power bat Matt Olson (+500).
Here's everything you need to know about the 2021 MLB Home Run Derby.
What Time is the Home Run Derby?
The 2021 Home Run Derby is set to begin at 8 p.m. EST on Monday, July 12.
What Channel is the Home Run Derby On?
The 2021 Home Run Derby will be broadcasted on ESPN. It will also be available to watch on the ESPN app.
Who Won Home Run Derby 2019?
New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso took home the title at the Home Run Derby in 2019. He hit a total of 57 home runs and defeated Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the final round by a score of 23-22.
Home Run Derby Record
The Home Run Derby is full of memorable performances and big-time sluggers. For example, the record for the most home runs hit at one Home Run Derby was set by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. when he launched a total of 91 in 2019. That is 30 more long balls than anyone else has ever hit at the event.
Check out all the other Home Run Derby records here.
Home Run Derby Odds 2021
1. Shohei Ohtani , Los Angeles Angels (+260)
2. Joey Gallo, Texas Rangers (+360)
3. Matt Olson, Oakland Athletics (+500)
4. Pete Alonso, New York Mets (+550)
5. Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals (+850)
6. Juan Soto, Washington Nationals (+1000)
7. Trevor Story, Colorado Rockies (+1100)
8. Trey Mancini, Baltimore Orioles (+1700)
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