Monday, July 08, 2019

2019 Home Run Derby Thread

Let's all watch Joc Pederson screw up his swing again at the Home Run Derby!

Yeah, I know MLB wants us to remember five reasons to root for Joc tonight. But let's recall 2015 when Pederson last competed in the 2015 HR Derby:

Pederson before 2015 All-Star Break: .230 BA, .851 OPS, 20 HR.
Pederson after 2015 All-Star Break: .178 BA, .617 OPS, 6 HR.

Here we go again.

UPDATE 2:55p PT: None of the ESPN pundits even mentioned Joc.

UPDATE 7/9: Joc lost in the second round, but that head-to-head competition against Vlad Guerrero Jr. was the event's highlight.