Guide to the 2014 Home Run Derby

Target Field Stadium Map

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  • Jose Bautista
  • Troy Tulowitzki
  • Yoenis Cespedes
  • Giancarlo Stanton
  • Adam
    Jones
  • Yasiel
    Puig
  • Brian
    Dozier
  • Todd
    Frazier
  • Josh Donaldson
  • Justin Morneau

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best $ per HR value

worst $ per HR value

Home Run data pulled from ESPN's Home Run Tracker

171

HRs hit by participants in 2014

133

catchable HRs at Target Field

90

projected catchable HRs at derby

Breakdown by section

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Section Price HRs HR cost

Player Bios

American League

Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays. Captain of the American League squad, Bautista has averaged 38 HRs per season between 2010 and 2014.

"Jose Bautista" by Keith Allison is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland Athletics. Reigning Home Run Derby champion, Cespedes hit 32 total HRs in the 2013 Home Run Derby, beating Bryce Harper 9-8 in the final round.

Derivative of "Yoenis Cespedes" by Keith Allison is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles. Last year, Jones brought a WWE belt to Media Day. This year, he hopes his hard swing can add more hardware to the collection.

"Adam Jones" by Keith Allison is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Brian Dozier, Minnesota Twins. Representing the host team, Dozier is on pace for a career-best season HR total and is in the midst of a convincing 30-30 campaign.

"Brian Dozier" by Keith Allison is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Josh Donaldson, Oakland Athletics. Joing A’s teammate Cespedes in the derby, Donaldson makes his first All-Star appearane. He also will start at 3B for the AL.

"Josh Donaldson" by Keith Allison is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

National League

Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies. Captain of the National League squad, Tulowitzki leads the league with a blistering .348 batting average.

"Troy Tulowitzki" by SD Dirk is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins. Leading the NL in home runs, Stanton hit a 484-foot grand slam on April 4. It’s estimated to be the farthest shot Marlins Park has ever seen.

Derivative of"2ND" by Cathy T is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers. Bat-flipping Puig had a breathtaking rookie campaign. Now, he looks to continue to make history in his sophomore season.

Derivative of"Yasiel Puig..." by Ron Reiring is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Todd Frazier, Cincinnati Reds. Ranking 5th in the NL in home runs, Frazier will likely take pitches from his brother, Charlie, during the competition.

Derivative of"Todd Frazier..." by Heather Jackson is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Justin Morneau, Colorado Rockies. Returning to Target Field for the first time, the former Twin looks to put on a show for the fans who have supported him for 11 seasons.

"Justin Morneau" by Keith Allison is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0


About

At SeatGeek, we want you to get the most bang for your dollar. And so, we set out to answer "in which section would fans have the most opportunities to catch a home run while paying the least for their seats?"

Using ESPN's Home Run Tracker, we plotted all of the home runs the participants have hit in 2014. We then determined where the home runs would have landed if they were hit at Target Field. Finally, we calculated the average number of home runs hit at the Home Run Derby over the past few years and scaled the distribution to equal this total.