These sluggers will compete with $1 million on the line Monday night
Monday night, the 2019 Home Run Derby will be held at Cleveland’s Progressive Field. The Home Run Derby is, basically, a meaningless spectacle, but gosh, it is fun. Especially in person. If you ever get the chance to attend a Home Run Derby, I highly recommend it.
In an effort to lure more big name players to this year’s Home Run Derby, MLB has increased the winner’s prize to $1 million. The total pool money has been increased to $2.5 million. Last year’s winner, Bryce Harper, received a $125,000 prize. Total pool money for the 2018 Home Run Derby was $525,000.
The eight Home Run Derby participants were officially announced on Wednesday. We’ve updated the field below to reflect the official one.