MLB Home Run Derby 2014 Predictions

(Some Of the Longest HRs ever hit, and some of them quite historical)

Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer): 

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The entrants for the AL are:  Jose Bautista, Yoenis Cespedes, Brian Dozier, Adam Jones and Josh Donaldson.

The contestants for the NL are: Troy Tulowitzki, Yasiel Puig, Giancarlo Stanton, Justin Morneau and Todd Frazier.

Yoenis  Cespedes won the 2013 MLB Home Run Derby and has stupid power when it comes to Bating Practice.  The 28 Year Old Cuban has crushed 63 HRs in 1365 AB during his time with the A's from 2012 - 2014.

Yoenis Cespedes won the 2013 MLB Home Run Derby and has stupid power when it comes to Bating Practice. The 28 Year Old Cuban has crushed 63 HRs in 1365 AB during his time with the A’s from 2012 – 2014. Cespedes won the event at Citi Field last season despite no even making the ALL – Star Game for the AL.  This year he received his 1st ASG selection.

American League Round 1
1: Y. Cespedes (best total of 1st RD)
2: J. Donaldson
3: J. Bautista
4: A. Jones (eliminated)
5: B. Dozier (eliminated – lowest total)

National League Round 1
1: T. Frazier
2: G. Stanton
3: Y. Puig
4: T. Tulowitzki (eliminated)
5: J. Morneau (eliminated)

American League Round 2
Bye: Y. Cespedes
Matchup Winner: J. Donaldson over Bautista.

National League Round 2
Bye: T. Frazier
Matchup Winner: G. Stanton over Puig

The MLB Launching Pad for the 2014 HR Derby is Target Field in Minnesota.

The MLB Launching Pad for the 2014 HR Derby is Target Field in Minnesota.

American League Round 3
Matchup Winner: Y. Cespedes over Donaldson
National League Round 3
Matchup Winner: T. Frazier over G. Stanton
Final Round
Champion: T. Frazier over Yoenis Cespedes.

Frazier would be considered a sleeper pick by most, but if you watched that list of HRs hit for the longest balls ever at the top of this page in the Youtube clip, you can this guy can really rake.  Frazier, also 28, has 62 HRs in 1422 AB.  This will be the 1st ALL - Star Appearance for Frazier.

Frazier would be considered a sleeper pick by most, but if you watched that list of HRs hit for the longest balls ever at the top of this page in the Youtube clip, you can this guy can really rake. Frazier, also 28, has 62 HRs in 1422 AB. This will be the 1st ALL – Star Appearance for Frazier.  The big 3B leads all NL players at his position with 18 HRs on the campaign so far.  He is my pick to win this thing.

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About chuckbooth3023

I played competitive baseball until 18 years old and had offers to play NCAA Division 1 University Baseball at Liberty University. Post-concussion symptoms from previous football and baseball head injuries forced me to retire by age 19. After two nearly made World Record Attempts in 2008, I set a New World Record by visiting all 30 MLB Parks (from 1st to last pitch) in only 24 Calendar Days in the summer 0f 2009. In April of 2012, I established yet another new GWR by visiting all 30 Parks in only 23 Calendar Days! You can see the full schedule at the page of the www.mlbreports.com/gwr-tracker . In 2015, I watched 224 MLB Games, spanning all 30 MLB Parks in 183 Days. Read about that World Record Journey at http://mlbreports.com/183in2015/229sked2015/
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