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MLB Home Run Derby 2015 open thread

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The Major League Baseball All-Star festivities got under way yesterday with the Futures Game and celebrity softball. Today the major-league gimmicks begin with the Home Run Derby. In an effort to make less interminable, there is a time limit for the contestants. They also face off in one-on-one competitions and advance through a bracket. The participants are seeded based on how many big-league home runs they've hit in 2015. Albert Pujols is the No. 1 seed. Here's the bracket:

According to Bovada, a website that sends us press releases with regularity on Vegas odds, here are the odds as of Monday afternoon for each participant to win:

  • Prince Fielder: 9/2
  • Albert Pujols: 9/2
  • Joc Pederson: 9/2
  • Todd Frazier: 11/2
  • Kris Bryant: 11/2
  • Anthony Rizzo: 7/1
  • Josh Donaldson: 7/1
  • Manny Machado: 10/1