Social media measures Aaron Judge's chances in Home Run Derby

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Aaron Judge, the New York Yankees' rookie sensation, takes his laser-guided missiles to Marlins Park on Monday night for the MLB Home Run Derby. It won't be a surprise if they got back in the win column this year with a strong group of contenders.

Moustakas doesn't grab the headlines, but he's put together 25 home runs, good for a tie with the Astros' George Springer for second in the majors. That's more been a myth than an actual trend, but it's still interesting to see that Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger are competing. This is not the "B" squad. Will rookie New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, a number two seed, remain dominant based off of his first half of the season performance (ESPN sure thinks so)? If you're betting the event, keep that in mind as it changes the dynamics.

Sports Minute: Here is the latest Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota sports news from The Associated Press

Moustakas also enters the derby on a hot streak, with 12 of his 25 home runs coming since the calendar flipped to June. The victor of this head-to-head matchup will go on to face the victor of the Stanton vs. Sanchez matchup in the second round.

Stanton and fellow Marlin Justin Bour will participate in the annual battle of ball-bashers which takes place at Marlins Park. Stanton packs a ton of power and seems to relish the All-Star stage. Judge broke Joe DiMaggio's record for most home runs by a Yankees rookie on Friday.

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This time around Giancarlo was selected as an All-Star reserve, entering the break with 26 home runs and 58 RBIs while slashing.277/.357/.542. Defending champion and hometown star Giancarlo Stanton, the No. 1 seed, is the only player with prior Derby experience, but the rest of the field features some capable fresh faces.

Sano already has nearly matched last year's season total of 25 home runs.

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Major League Baseball would kill to see Judge and Bellinger face off in an all-rookie battle in the semifinals and Stanton against whomever on the other side.

Cody Bellinger will be facing off against Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies in the first round of the Derby. However, each of those hitters is listed behind Moustakas in terms of the sports betting odds to win the event.

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The format allows each player four minutes per round to hit as many homers as possible.

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