The MLB Home Run Derby is taking over Dodger Stadium before the All-Star Game and we have round-by-round results and scores for fans.
One of the best parts of the MLB All-Star break, without hesitation, is the MLB Home Run Derby. Baseball fans love the long ball and there are few things more fun than watching some of the best power-hitters in the game today just tee off for three minutes at a time to see how many balls they’re able to put over the fence.
While some elite sluggers opted out of the 2022 MLB Home Run Derby it’s still a stacked field. Kyle Schwarber from the Phillies earned the No. 1 seed in the bracket, shockingly edging out the two-time defending champion, Pete Alonso of the Mets. Here’s a look at the full seeding from Monday night’s contest at Dodger Stadium (the highest seed will face the lowest remaining seed in the first round).
- Kyle Schwarber (Philadelphia Phillies)
- Pete Alonso (New York Mets)
- Corey Seager (Texas Rangers)
- Juan Soto (Washington Nationals)
- Jose Ramirez (Cleveland Guardians)
- Julio Rodriguez (Seattle Mariners)
- Ronald Acuña Jr. (Atlanta Braves)
- Albert Pujols (St. Louis Cardinals)
There is such a good mix of veterans who can still mash and young stars who provide a spark of excitement to the Derby. And, of course, it’s great to see a legend like Albert Pujols get one more crack at it.
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MLB Home Run Derby results, round-by-round scores, highlights
MLB Home Run Derby Round 1: Corey Seager (3) vs. Julio Rodriguez (6)
Julio Rodriguez, just 21 years old, got the night started with a monster showing. He put the fastest measured swing speed this season on full display, at one point hitting nine home runs in a row and 11 homers on 12 pitches!
Crushing the ball with an average distance of 420 feet and with almost half of his dingers over 440 feet, he earned the extra minute of time and ended up with an unreal 32 home runs.
Seager, a former Dodger now residing in Texas, came out and started showing some real power as he kept pulling it to right field. Unfortunately, his 24 home runs were not enough to stop the juggernaut.
Julio Rodriguez defeats Corey Seager, 32-24
MLB Home Run Derby Round 1: Pete Alonso (2) vs. Ronald Acuña Jr. (7)
Ronald Acuña Jr. is always exceptionally exciting but it seemed as if he and his pitcher were not on the same page. There were a lot of pitches that were hard to pull and it showed as the Braves superstar was spraying the ball all over the place. The result was a disappointing first three minutes as he only had one homer over 440 feet, giving him just 30 seconds of bonus time. That was unproductive too, though, as he hit only 19 for his total.
The defending champ (two times), Alonso started off hot but did go a bit cold in the middle of his round. However, when he hit them, they were absolutely crushed with a 480-footer, the longest of the night. That power earned him the full minute of bonus time as he finished the three minutes with 17. He only needed half of the bonus time to get to 21 and keep his three-peat hopes alive.
Pete Alonso defeats Ronald Acuña Jr., 21-19
MLB Home Run Derby Round 1: Juan Soto (4) vs. Jose Ramirez (5)
Getting the pitches he somewhat asked for middle-in, José Ramirez struggled to find his groove early, even getting jammed on some of his pitches. After his timeout use, however, he found a bit of a groove and was able to go on a run. The unfortunate news for him, however, was that he didn’t get the bonus time, which gave him only 30 extra seconds after 15 dingers in the opening three minutes. He only added two more to his tally in there to finish with 17.
With such a small total to beat, Juan Soto looked locked in and perhaps showing off a little bit. Hitting home runs to all parts of the field, he earned his bonus time but didn’t end up needing it as he belted 18 homers in the three-minute period, including the longest home run of the night at 482 feet, to advance.
Juan Soto defeats José Ramirez, 18-17
MLB Home Run Derby Round 1: Kyle Schwarber (1) vs. Albert Pujols (8)
More of an honorary participant than anything, the expectations weren’t crazy for Albert Pujols for the Derby, and that really bore out. The Machine doesn’t have the power he once did, but he did acquit himself well enough for a 43-year-old as he mashed 13 home runs on the night. The coolest part of the whole night, though, was the whole group of players coming out and showering him with love.
Kyle Schwarber got off to a red hot start with five dingers in his first seven swings. It seemed as if he was going to lap Pujols quickly. Then things got dicey. He cooled off and couldn’t find his sweet spot. That led him going into his one minute of bonus time with just 10 long balls. He hit three and had a chance to get the win but couldn’t, thus forcing a 60-second swing-off to determine the winner.
Pujols, seemingly rejuvenated by the new life, came out firing. In the 60-second period, he reeled off seven home runs, looking like the superstar of old. That ramped up the pressure on Schwarber. He tried to make a late comeback as he found his groove, but it wasn’t enough as Pujols pulled off the shocking upset.
Albert Pujols defeats Kyle Schwarber in swing-off, 20-19
MLB Home Run Derby Semifinal: Pete Alonso (2) vs. Julio Rodriguez (6)
After his monstrous first-round performance, Rodriguez came out of the blocks a little bit slow. That led to him taking his timeout earlier than before. But after that, he started just tattooing baseballs, getting his bonus and going on an insane run when he hit nine in a row at one point. He ended the three-minute period with 23 dingers and still one minute to go. He didn’t slow up as he hit eight more in that time, putting the defending champ on the ropes with 31 to follow up his 32 to start.
Pete Alonso looked like he might not give up the crown so easily as he started off hot. But then he cooled down and started to see his numbers get dangerously low to try and catch Rodriguez as he finished the three-minute time with only 18. He tried his mightiest, but the champion fell on Monday night as he ended with just 23 dingers.
Julio Rodriguez defeats Pete Alonso, 31-23
MLB Home Run Derby Semifinal: Juan Soto (4) vs. Albert Pujols (8)
Despite being by far the oldest participant, Pujols came out trying to acquit himself well in the semifinals. He didn’t put up a monster showing by any stretch, but The Machine did best his first-round total (minus the swing-off). Not earning the extra 30 seconds, he mashed 15 dingers, the total set for Soto to try and best and keep the legend out of the finals.
Juan Soto had the getable mark but started off slow and was put a little behind. After the timeout, though, he seemed to find it a little more and ended his three-minute time with 13 homers. But he had the full minute to hit the three dingers needed to pass Pujols and advance to the finals. It didn’t take long in the bonus time to get it done to end the Cards’ legend’s improbable run.
Juan Soto defeats Albert Pujols, 16-15
MLB Home Run Derby Finals: Juan Soto (4) vs. Julio Rodriguez (6)
Julio Rodriguez came out in the finals and seemingly showed some fatigue. With the time shortened to two minutes, he did get 14 dingers in that timespan but only one went 440 feet or more. That gave him only 30 extra seconds and he added four to his total with 18 in the finals, putting the pressure on Soto.
Soto looked like he might be off to another slow start but then he heated up like crazy. In the two-minute time, he belted 15 home runs and earned the full minute of bonus time. Finding his rhythm quickly, he came up huge and hit four monster moonshots.
Juan Soto wins MLB Home Run Derby, defeats Julio Rodriguez, 19-18