MLB 2022 Home Run Derby Odds At PA Sportsbooks: Can Schwarber Keep Up His Hot Pace?

Written By Corey Sharp on July 15, 2022 - Last Updated on July 18, 2022
Home Run Derby odds

The dog days of summer are here as Pennsylvania sports bettors will look for something to bet when MLB enters the All-Star break. The best sluggers in the league will compete for the 2022 Home Run Derby crown on July 18 ahead of the All-Star Game on July 19. Home Run Derby odds are available at PA online sportsbooks. Some other ways to bet on the MLB home run derby include props that include players to make the finals, finals matchup and straight forecast.

Phillies leftfielder Kyle Schwarber leads the National League with 28 home runs. He will look to take down Mets first baseman Pete Alonso who won the Home Run Derby in 2019 and 2021.

Home Run Derby participants

The Home Run Derby is set up as a head-to-head tournament.

The top home run hitters in the regular season are seeded in order.

The bracket is as follows:

  • No. 1 Kyle Schwarber (28) vs. No. 8 Albert Pujols (6)
  • No. 4 Juan Soto (19) vs. No. 5 Jose Ramirez (17)
  • No. 2 Pete Alonso (23) vs. No. 7 Ronald Acuna Jr. (8)
  • No. 3 Corey Seager (21) vs. No. 6 Julio Rodriquez (15)

2022 Home Run Derby odds

It’s no surprise two-time champion Pete Alonso is the favorite to win the Home Run Derby.

Home Run Derby 2022 odds at FanDuel Sportsbook in PA:

(Updated on July 18)

  • Pete Alonso: +185
  • Kyle Schwarber: +280
  • Juan Soto: +600
  • Ronald Acuna Jr.: +750
  • Julio Rodriguez: +850
  • Corey Seager: +1000
  • Jose Ramirez: +1600
  • Albert Pujols: +2400

DraftKings PA sportsbook odds:

(Updated on July 18)

  • Pete Alonso: +200
  • Kyle Schwarber: +330
  • Juan Soto: +600
  • Ronald Acuna Jr.: +650
  • Julio Rodriguez: +850
  • Corey Seager: +900
  • Jose Ramirez: +1600
  • Albert Pujols: +2200

DraftKings also has a “Make the Final” prop:

(Updated on July 18)

  • Pete Alonso: -105
  • Kyle Schwarber: +135
  • Juan Soto: +230
  • Ronald Acuna Jr.: +270
  • Corey Seager: +350
  • Julio Rodriguez: +400
  • Jose Ramirez: +500
  • Albert Pujols: +750

If anyone is feeling bold enough, players can bet on the straight forecast:

(Updated on July 18)

  • Pete Alonso to beat Kyle Schwarber: +600
  • Kyle Schwarber to beat Pete Alonoso: +700
  • Pete Alonso to beat Juan Soto: +800
  • Juan Soto to beat Pete Alonso: +1200
  • Kyle Schwarber to beat Ronald Acuna Jr.: +1300
  • Kyle Schwarber to beat Corey Seager: +1700

Phillies history in the Home Run Derby

Only two Phillies players have won the Home Run Derby, which came in back-to-back years.

Bobby Abreu put on the show at Comerica Park in Detroit when he belted 24 home runs in the first round and 41 total to win the derby in 2005.

Ryan Howard won the derby at PNC Park in Pittsburgh in 2006 by hitting 23 total home runs. Howard was unable to defend his title in 2007.

The last Phillies player to participate in the Home Run Derby was Rhys Hoskins in 2018. He lost in the semifinals to Kyle Schwarber.

Chase Utley and Jim Thome are the only other Phillies players to compete in a Home Run Derby with no success.

Home Run Derby history and facts

The Home Run Derby has provided some interesting and magical moments since the new head-to-head format was adopted in 2015. Here are some interesting facts about the derby:

  • No No. 1 seed has won the Home Run Derby
  • The No. 1 seed has been upset by the No. 8 seed four times in six derbys
  • Two players won the Home Run Derby at their own parks; Todd Fraizer with Cincinnati in 2015 and Bryce Harper with Washington in 2018
  • Pete Alonso has won the last two Home Run Derbys
  • In Kyle Schwarber’s only Home Run Derby appearance, he defeated Rhys Hoskins in the semifinals and lost to Bryce Harper in the finals in 2018
  • Albert Pujols has never won a Home Run Derby in four attempts, losing in the finals twice
  • Pete Alonso defeated Ronald Acuna Jr. and Juan Soto in the semifinals in 2019 and 2021, respectively.

Lead image Nick Wass/AP

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Corey Sharp is the Lead Writer at PlayPennsylvania bringing you comprehensive coverage of sports betting and gambling in Pennsylvania. Corey is a 4-for-4 Philly sports fan and previously worked as a writer and editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer and NBC Sports Philadelphia.

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