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When is the Home Run Derby? 2022 Home Run Derby Date, Time How to Watch and Prediction

Adam Taylor McKillop
When is the Home Run Derby 2022, including start time, date, how to watch and prediction.
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Baseball fans across America are eager for next week's 2022 MLB All-Star Game. The 2022 MLB season is past its halfway point of 81 games and all eyes will turn on Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA for the 92nd annual Midsummer Classic.

Before the All-Star game is one of the most fun events of the year — the MLB Home Run Derby.

What Day is the 2022 Home Run Derby?

The 2022 T-Mobile Home Run Derby will take place on Monday, July 18, 2022.

Home Run Derby Contestants 2022

The full list of 2022 Home Run Derby contestants includes the following eight players.

Here's who we know of so far:
-Pete Alonso, New York Mets
-Ronald Acuña Jr., Atlanta Braves
-Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals
-Juan Soto, Washington Nationals
-Kyle Schwarber, Philadelphia Phillies
-Julio Rodríguez, Seattle Mariners
-Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Guardians
-Corey Seager, Texas Rangers

What Time is the Home Run Derby?

The Home Run Derby will start at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. local PT). It will be played at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. Below is a list of the confirmed participants, and their career home run totals at Dodger Stadium.

-Pete Alonso: 7 HRs in 50 ABs
-Ronald Acuña Jr.: 1 HR in 11 ABs
-Albert Pujols: 17 HRs in 289 ABs
-Juan Soto: 2 HRs in 18 ABs
-Kyle Schwarber: 3 HRs in 50 ABs
-Julio Rodríguez: 0 HR in 0 ABs
-Jose Ramirez: 0 HR in 4 ABs

How to Watch the 2022 Home Run Derby

The 2022 Home Run Derby can be viewed live on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, July 18. This event can also be streamed using the ESPN app.

Home Run Derby Prediction

It's really hard not to look at Pete Alonso as a best bet in this field. Alonso has won back-to-back home run derby crowns, and looks to match history in this event. Only Ken Griffey Jr. has won the event three different times. But, there's no exact rhyme or reason with this event so we'll look at some of the hottest current home run hitters. Kyle Schwarber and Juan Soto have both hit five home runs in the month of July, more than any other player in this field. Of the two, take Juan Soto to win the 2022 Home Run Derby because of his successes hitting in Los Angeles, including a home run every 9 at-bats.

Home Run Derby Bracket

The Duel will create a printable Home Run Derby bracket for this event. This article will be updated once the full field in announced and bracket is created.

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