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Moose to Miami

The Home Run Derby Brackets are Out

Jay Binkley
July 03, 2017 - 10:04 pm

Mike Moustakas has been selected to compete in the 2017 Home Run Derby at the All-Star game.  Home run derby will be on Monday July 10th at Marlins park at 7pm central.  Moose will be the 3rd Royals player ever to participate in this event: Bo Jackson (1989), Danny Tartabull (1991).

Home Run Derby Participants:

Giancarlo Stanton-Marlins-Defending champion

Mike Moustakas Royals

Aaron Judge-Yankees

Gary Sanchez-Yankees

Cody Bellinger-Dodgers

Justin Bour-Marlins

Miguel Sano-Twins

Charlie Blackmon-Rockies

Home Run Derby Bracket:

2017 T-Mobile Home Run Derby Rules (press release from Royals and MLB)

Bracket Format:

Single-elimination tournament in which loser of each bracket is eliminated.

In each bracket, the higher seed will hit second.


Four minutes per batter, per round.  Timer starts with release of the first pitch.

A round ends when the timer strikes zero.  A home run shall count provided the pitch was released before the timer strikes zero.

A pitcher cannot throw a pitch until a batted ball has hit the ground, was caught or left the field of play in foul territory.

Bonus Time:

Thirty seconds of bonus time awarded for two home runs that each equal or exceed 440 feet.

Distances will be tracked and posted using MLB Advanced Media’s Statcast powered by AWS.

Any bonus time awarded will be added at the end of the initial four-minute round, and the timer will not stop during the bonus time period.


Batter with most home runs hit in each matchup will advance to next round.

Ties in any round will be broken by a 60-second swing-off with no stoppage of time or additional time added; if a tie remains after the swing-off, batters will engage in successive three-swing swing-offs until there is a winner.

If the second batter hits more than the first batter in any matchup, he will be declared winner and not attempt to hit additional home runs.

Each batter entitled to one 45-second “time out” in the first round and semi-finals.  Each batter entitled to two “time outs” in the final round – a 45-second time out first, and then a 30-second time out.

Moose joined The Day Shift to talk about the All-Star game and home run derby:

07/07 - Mike Moustakas

Moose has also won the fan vote and will be in the All-Star game:

-Sal Perez and Jason Vargas headed to Miami as well.

For more Royals check out our Kansas City Royals Page on our website.  Or follow along with our Royals insider Josh Vernier.


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