With everybody hitting a lot of home runs, it might seem like the Derby field would be open as you can. To begin with, you have to take under account the ball park, and every one of the player’s background in that particular park. This year’s game is currently in Washington so the clear preferred would be Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper. It has not been a great season for Harper in terms of batting average, but he’s still among the league leaders in home runs. Harper has said he will take part in the Home Run Derby when he makes the All-Star team. “So count me in for the Derby if and only if I make the team,” Harper said to the Washington Post. “However, if I do I’ll be a participant in the 2019 HR Derby.”
Another player to consider in the Home Run Derby when he’s chosen would be rookie Juan Soto of their Nationals. He’s shown outstanding power this season, and it has moved to the cleanup spot in the lineup for Washington. He hit a home run over the next deck at Nationals Park before this year.
If you are looking past both hometown heroes, then you might want to consider players that have played Nationals Park over only a couple of times. J.D. Martinez leads the American League in home runs and that he played with in the National League until last season. He is a fantastic choice if he chooses to participate. And remember about Jesus Aguilar of the Brewers, as he’s just behind Harper because of its lead in National League home runs and young star Ozzie Albies of the Braves who’s making his mark this year.
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