The Home Run Derby is here. Yasiel Puig is one of 10 contestants to take part in Monday night's glorified batting practice, including 2013 champion and fellow Cuban Yoenis Cespedes of the A's.
Puig will have Robinson Cano's dad pitch to him. Cano pitched to his son in 2011, when he won the Home Run Derby.
When told on Saturday that the club record in the Home Run Derby is a mere five home runs, and fifth place, by Hee-Seop Choi in 2005, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly had no doubt Puig would eclipse that mark.
"I'm going to predict he's going to break that," Mattingly said. "He'll knock that door down."
Your 10 contestants:
National League: Troy Tulowitzki, Puig, Todd Frazier, Giancarlo Stanton, Justin Morneau
American League: Joey Bautista, Brian Dozier, Adam Jones, Cespedes, Josh Donaldson
The rules are a bit different this year, with seven outs per round, and a bracket style system that award the first-round winner in each league a bye into the semifinals. Here is the bracket:
Time: 5 p.m. PT