That means Seager will first face No. 1 overall seed Mark Trumbo, who leads the major leagues with 26 home runs this season, in the first round, on Monday night at Petco Park in San Diego. Looming in the second round is the winner of the battle between Giancarlo Stanton and Robinson Cano to get to the final.
The other four candidates are defending champion Todd Frazier, Wil Myers, Adam Duvall and Carlos Gonzalez.
To catapult this story into the feel-good stratosphere, Seager's father Jeff will pitch to him. So not only does Jeff Seager have to sons playing major league baseball, two sons who have made All-Star teams no less, but now he gets to throw to his son in the Home Run Derby.
Jeff Seager is already getting loose. Corey's dad will throw to him in the Home Run derby. #Dodgers— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) July 8, 2016
ESPN will televise the 2016 Home Run Derby on Monday night at 5 p.m. PT, with Chris Berman, Jessica Mendoza and Aaron Boone on the call.