MLB Hit or Miss July 8th, 2019 - Home Run Derby

Sadly we won't be seeing the reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich due to a sore back. I would have had him winning it all, but he will be replaced by Matt Chapman and I have a new pick...

2019 Home Run Derby Odds

Josh Bell - Pittsburgh Pirates +275 

2019 Home Runs: 27

Career Home Runs: 68

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. - Toronto Blue Jays +400

2019 Home Runs: 8

Career Home Runs: 8 (Rookie)

Pete Alonso - New York Mets +500

2019 Home Runs: 30

Career Home Runs: 30 (Rookie)

Matt Chapman - Oakland Athletics +550

2019 Home Runs: 21

Career Home Runs: 59

Ronald Acuna Jr. - Atlanta Braves +700

2019 Home Runs: 21 

Career Home Runs: 47

Joc Pederson - Los Angeles Dodgers +700

2019 Home Runs: 20

Career Home Runs: 107

Alex Bregman - Houston Astros +1000

2019 Home Runs: 23

Career Home Runs: 81

Carlos Santana - Cleveland Indians +1200

2019 Home Runs: 19

Career Home Runs: 217

MY PICK: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 

The only thing that worries me about my pick will be the format of the derby with there being a clock. Vald Jr may get gassed early because he will try to crack every ball in half. But I have seen enough video of him in the minors to know this kid can demolish a baseball. Mark my words, Vlad will win this one and it won't be close. If there was spread I would take it no matter what. 

Betting mastermind. Didn't have the height or talent for sports but I can talk and pick them like a champ.

Twitter: @MatthewSulla