The MLB All-Star week festivities continue to draw nearer.
Once such festivity that everybody is looking forward to right now is the T-Mobile Home Run Derby.
That will take place on Monday, July 18, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
And we’ve got some legendary matchups in the first round coming.
MLB insider Chelsea Janes tweeted about the matchups and who will be facing off against who on Monday night when the Derby takes place.
Juan Soto will face José Ramírez in the first round of the HR Derby. Schwarber gets Pujols. Alonso and Acuña, Seager vs Rodríguez.
— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) July 14, 2022
These are going to be some fun matchups for sure.
Schwarber will face Pujols while Alonso faces Acuna.
Seager will face Rodriguez and the 4-5 matchup will be between Soto and Ramirez.
This bracket is full of youthful energy and young upstarts, but also has a nice mix of veteran experience, much of which is brought by Pujols, who is competing in his fourth Home Run Derby in the final season of his storied career.
This is going to be a lot of fun to watch.
It might be one of the more exciting Home Run Derbies we have ever seen.
Last year’s Derby was fun to watch, but it’s going to be fun again this year too.
Such a class of hitters warrants a ton of media attention and excitement.
There’s a lot of hype surrounding this Derby and a ton of anticipation for what could turn out to be one of the more exciting Derbies in recent memory.
We’ll see what this year will bring.