The 2011 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby takes place from Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona tonight and will pit eight of the top home run hitters in baseball against each other. When checking out the MLB Park Factors, Chase ranks fifth in the league with a 1.293 home run average, so it should be an exciting night for baseball fans. For those unable to attend the Home Run Derby at Chase Field tonight you can either watch it live starting at 8:00p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN 3D, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3.com, and ESPN Mobile TV or listen to ESPN Radio in the U.S. or on ESPN International outside of the U.S.. Besides the major media outlets, social media will be allowing fans to interact with each other and the players on the field via TWITTER from the following channels: @StateFarm #HRDerby, Bautista (@JoeyBats19), Kemp (@TheRealMattKemp) and Ortiz (@davidortiz). The betting odds currently have Toronto Blue Jays LF Jose Bautista favored to win the derby at 11/4 ($100.00) wager would win you $275.00).
State Farm Home Run Derby - Odds to Win
Jose Bautista 11/4: He is red hot right now, nailing seven home runs in his past ten games. Bautista currently leads MLB with 31 home runs.
Prince Fielder 7/2: Named the captain of the National League Home Run Derby squad, Fielder blasted his 22nd home run Tuesday off Zach Duke.
Matt Holliday 9/2: Despite missing some games due to injury, Holliday has thirteen home runs, including four in his last nine games.
David Ortiz 19/4: Ortiz blasted two home runs in the past week, but might have the lingering suspension in the back of his mind.
Adrian Gonzalez 11/2: Even though he has seventeen home runs and leads the league
with a .387 batting average, issues with a stiff neck might keep him from a top performance.
Matt Kemp 7/1: Even though Kemp has twenty-two home runs, he has only hit the ball out of the park twice in his last 24 games.
Robinson Cano 17/2: He was killing the ball early in the season; but his blast on Thursday was his first since June 15th.
Rickie Weeks 12/1: Weeks has been very disappointing in July with an average of only .212, but he still has belted three homers in that stretch.
Discussion: What are your best bets in the Home Run Derby tonight? Do you plan in betting straight up or focusing on all the prop wagers being offered?
MLB 2011 Big Disappointments Thus Far
Host Marco D'Angelo and guest Stephen Nover talk about the teams that
have thus far been disappointing. Marco D'Angelo and Stephen Nover also
discuss teams that could come out of this category.