The 2008 Home Run Derby odds have been released and oddsmakers from online sports book SBG Global have made Texas Rangers’ outfielder Josh Hamilton a 25/1 favorite to win the annual event. The 2008 Home Run Derby will take place Monday night at 8 p.m. at Yankee Stadium in New York.
While Hamilton is favored to win the 2008 Home Run Derby, Houston Astros’ first basemen Lance Berkman (35/1), Minnesota Twins’ first basemen Justin Morneau (40/1) and Philadelphia Phillies’ second basemen Chase Utley (40/1) offer great value bets.
The long shot in the 2008 Home Run Derby appears to be third basemen Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays. Oddsmakers have made him a 70/1 favorite, most likely because this is the rookie’s first home run classic. Outfielder Ryan Bruan of the Milwaukee Brewers and second basemen Dan Uggla of the Florida Marlins are also long shots at 55/1.
The 2008 MLB Home Run Derby is Monday, July 14 starting at 8 p.m. On Tuesday, the 79th MLB All-Star Game starts at 8 p.m., with the first pitch to be thrown shortly after pre game coverage concludes.
Check out our 2008 MLB All-Star Game start time and TV viewing guide, our odds page for the MLB All-Star Game, as well as our Home Run Derby odds page.
2008 MLB Home Run Derby Odds – Monday, July 14, 2008 – Yankees Stadium
Josh Hamilton, OF, Texas Rangers 25/1
Lance Berkman, 1B, Houston Astros 35/1
Justin Morneau, 1B, Minnesota Twins 40/1
Chase Utley, 2B, Philadelphia Phillies 40/1
Grady Sizemore, OF, Cleveland Indians 50/1
Dan Uggla, 2B, Florida Marlins 55/1
Ryan Bruan, OF, Milwaukee Brewers 55/1
Evan Longoria, 3B, Tampa Bay Rays 70/1