Stanton wins HR Derby with record-setting show

SAN DIEGO – The All-Star Home Run Derby couldn't have requested a superior matchup in the current year's last: Defending champion Todd Frazier versus the Sultan of Statcast, Giancarlo Stanton.

At last, Stanton's crude force bested Frazier's Derby experience as the Miami Marlins slugger won effortlessly, winning 20-13.

Stanton set the bar high in the last round, with 11 of his grand slams surpassing the 440-foot mark. Over the Derby's three rounds he totaled 61 homers, with 64% them (39) going more than 440 feet.

"I knew I could do it perseverance savvy. It was just if my swing was going to go into disrepair a tad bit," Stanton said. "Fortunately my bat way stayed where I required (it) to."

MLB's Statcast innovation has made it much less demanding in the course of the last two seasons to quantify how hard and how far players hit the ball – and Stanton has been routinely among the best in the significant alliances.

He drove all players last season with a normal way out speed of 98.5 mph – almost 4 mph in front of other people.

So far in 2016, Stanton is tied for fourth (95.0 mph) and has the six most astounding single way out speeds recorded.

In spite of the fact that he said he didn't swing as hard as he more often than not does amid amusements, there were times when the adrenaline kicked in.

"I'd say I adhered at in regards to 80, 90%," Stanton said. "When I got a couple consecutively, I think I kinda knock it up five or 10 percent increasingly when I get them."

As anyone might expect, Stanton had the longest homers of the night – a 497-foot shot in each of the initial two rounds.

"I grew up watching this," Stanton said. "Presently I'll have children saying the same thing, they watched me do this. I get a kick out of the chance to furnish a proportional payback."

In a ballpark that has been famously parsimonious in surrendering grand slams all through its 15-year history, Stanton made Petco Park resemble a hitter's shelter, winning without precedent for his two Home Run Derby appearances.

Since it initially opened in 2002, Petco has generally positioned at or close to the base of the recreation center variable evaluations in scoring, homers or both.

Be that as it may, some new development around the recreation center as of late – consolidated with some minor decreases out yonder of the outfield wall in 2013 – may have at last turned the tables.

"They set up a couple new structures in the setting that I trust helps the ball fly," main residence most loved Wil Myers of the Padres said before Monday at a pre-Derby question and answer session.

As indicated by ESPN's Park Factor computations, Petco is tied with Fenway Park in Boston as the tenth best venue for scoring in the primary portion of the 2016 season. What's more, it positions fifteenth in advancing grand slams, playing splendidly impartial.

"I simply think this is a recreation center that I see the ball well at and it has an extraordinary hitters eye and I have quite recently dependably seen the ball well here," said Myers, who was disposed of by the Cincinnati Reds' Adam Duvall in the first round.

Frazier and Stanton surely didn't have any issue seeing the ball in the San Diego nightfall.

It was Frazier's third successive appearance in the title round, winning it last season in Cincinnati and completing second the prior year in Minneapolis.

The guarding champion crushed Carlos Gonzalez 13-12 in the first round and Duvall 16-15 in the elimination rounds.

Stanton, who wasn't chose for the All-Star group, was the No. 5 seed in the Derby subsequent to completing the primary half with 20 homers. He effortlessly dispatched 2011 champion Robinson Cano in the opening round and edged the majors' driving grand slam hitter, Mark Trumbo of the Baltimore Orioles, 17-14 in the elimination rounds.

"I came here only for this," Stanton said, gazing at the title trophy. "I figure it's a waste on the off chance that I don't bring this terrible kid home."

Initially round

No. 1 Mark Trumbo (16 grand slams) def. No. 8 Corey Seager (15 HR)

No. 5 Giancarlo Stanton (24 HR) def. No. 4 Robinson Cano (7 HR)

No. 3 Adam Duvall (11 HR) def. No. 6 Wil Myers (10 HR)

No. 2 Todd Frazier (13 HR) def. No. 7 Carlos Gonzalez (12 HR)

Elimination rounds

Stanton (17 HR) def. Trumbo (14 HR)

Frazier (16 HR) def. Duvall (15 HR)


Stanton (20 HR) def. Frazier (13 HR)
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