Home Run Derby Odds
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (TheSpread) – The 2014 MLB Home Run Derby takes place tonight. Here is a look at the odds to win this annual exhibition.
The Home Run Derby features five players competing from each league. This year, hitters will only receive seven outs instead of the usual 10. The top hitters from each league after the first round jump to the semifinals, while the second and third hitters from each side compete against each other in the second round. The semifinals will feature the top two from each league meeting one another to set up an AL vs. NL final.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Giancarlo Stanton is favored to win this event, as he has 3/1 odds. Yasiel Puig and Yoenis Cespedes each have 5/1 odds while Jose Bautista has 5/1 odds.
Stanton plays for Miami. He has 21 home runs in 353 at bats. He is tied for the NL lead in home runs. Stanton is competing in this event for the first time.
Puig plays for the Dodgers. He has 12 home runs in 343 at bats this season. He is playing in his first Home Run Derby.
Cespedes plays for Oakland. He has 14 home runs in 353 at bats. Cespedes comes in as the defending champion of the event.
Bautista plays for the Blue Jays and he has 17 home runs this season in 319 at bats. Bautista is the team captain and he finished second at the 2012 event. He also competed in 2011.
For a look at the odds to win the 2014 MLB Home Run Derby, see below.
2014 MLB Home Run Derby Odds
Giancarlo Stanton 3/1
Yasiel Puig 5/1
Yoenis Cespedes 5/1
Jose Bautista 11/2
Troy Tulowitzki 8/1
Josh Donaldson 10/1
Justin Morneau 10/1
Adam Jones 12/1
Brian Dozier 12/1
Todd Frazier 12/1