MLB Home Run Derby 2023 results: Round-by-round scores and expert analysis [UPDATED LIVE]

Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /
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Most home runs in a single round of the Home Run Derby, Julio Rodriguez
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JULY 10: Julio Rodríguez #44 of the Seattle Mariners reacts during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at T-Mobile Park on July 10, 2023 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /

MLB Home Run Derby Round 2: Randy Arozarena vs Luis Robert Jr.

Henry: Arozarena with 14 at the TO (1:30 to go). 447 feet is his longest so far here. Second round is always tougher it seems.

Powell: Randy came out the gate with a lot of fire, but now is starting to press. We’ll see if he can get things going.

Henry: Randy is finding his groove now. Perhaps the best use of the TO tonight so far. Finishing regulation with an even 30. Definitely seemed to get in a better swing there

Powell: We clearly need to give the pitcher some love here, what great placement.

Henry: Tampa Bay’s Tomas Francisco (throwing to Arozarena) may be the best of the bunch tonight as far as getting pitches quickly in to the hitter.

Randy Arozarena total: 35 home runs

Henry: Luis Robert Jr. has a ways to go to catch Arozarena’s 35 from this round. With 1:27 left in regulation, he has hit 10 including one that traveled 484 feet. That 484 is the longest of the night.

Powell: Well, Robert could be in line to win some money tonight, at least, should that mark hold.

Henry: 22 is the final number for Robert Jr., put Arozarena had too much

Powell: To quote Cody Williams, “If the World Baseball Classic was any evidence, though, “some m**********r named Randy” lives for the spotlight and he’ll be firmly in it on Monday night.”

Randy Arozarena moves on.

MLB Home Run Derby Round 2: Julio Rodriguez vs Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Powell: Have to wonder if that 41-home run first round took all of Julio’s energy. That’s a lot of swings.

Henry: Second round had a slow start for Julio, but was in a groove right before the TO. Took it with 1:32 left and 10 homers on the board. 426 feet is the longest so far.

Henry: Best job of the day goes to the umpire who is in the outfield and makes the home run signal every time one flies well into the bleachers.

Powell: Finally, someone honors the real heroes.

Henry: That first round wiped J-Rod out it seems. Finishes regulation with 16. What can he do with bonus time?

Powell: You’d think he’d need quite the cushion to hold off Vladdy, who has been on this stage before.

Henry: An even 20. Will it be enough to hold off Vladdy and make it to the Finals?

Julio Rodriguez finishes the second round with 20 home runs.

Henry: Cheers from the pro-Julio crowd for every non-homer and groans every time Vladdy knocks one out.

Powell: This is pretty much a road game at this point for Guerrero Jr.

Henry: He’s halfway to matching Rodriguez as he takes his TO with 1:42 left. 10 have left the yard, with 452 as his longest

Powell: Great use of his TO. A much-needed breather. It’s not looking great for Rodrigues unless Vladdy goes cold.

Henry: Vladdy with 20 at the end of regulation. Needs just one in bonus time to win and the Seattle crowd isn’t happy about that

Powell: Vladdy casually hits one to the space needle ftw.

Henry: And he walks it off to knock out the fan favorite. We have Guerrero vs. Arozarena in an all AL East finals

Vladimir Guerrero knocks out hometown favorite Julio Rodriguez