Bryce Harper, who said he was exhausted after taking his cuts in the first round, certainly appeared gassed in the final round. The only players to win the Derby in their home park are Todd Frazier in 2015 and Ryne Sandberg in 1990.
Harper said he made a decision to participate in the Home Run Derby because it is in D.C. this time around. On Monday, after falling victim to Harper's epic comeback, Schwarber said he had a good feeling that it was the former MVP's night.
He can only hope this helps him get back into the swing. Each hitter is given four minutes from the release of the first pitch, and they're awarded 30 seconds of bonus time for hitting two homers that equal or exceed 440 feet.
Bryce's dad, Ron, pitched to him at the Home Run Derby, and baseball fans learned that he's actually more jacked than Bryce is.
Homer Harper takes Home Run Derby
To win, he needed to beat Kyle Schwarber's mark of 18 dingers in the final round (he did thanks to a furious late charge), so to get his mind right for the round at hand, Harper practiced ... bunting? He did great. So I'm really proud of him.
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Hometown Harper headlines Home Run Derby field
Harper (22) will oppose Freeman (16), Muncy (21) goes against Baez (17) and Bregman (19) squares off against Schwarber (17). Judge, the Yankees slugger and defending home run derby champion, said "I want to stay healthy" in turning down a spot.