2017 AAA Home Run Derby Preview

Today in Tacoma, Washington, Triple-A All Star Week kicks off, with the Home Run Derby.

The festivities begin with at 6:40pm with the Kids Home Run Derby in the Cheney Stadium whiffle ball center. And, after other formalities, the Home Run Derby will commence at 6pm Pacific (9pm Eastern) with 6 of Minor League’s best slugging it out.

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The format is fairly similar to the one going on the big leagues, with a total of 6 players, and a clock system to speed things up.

Here’s a quick look at the players that will be participating tonight in Tacoma, first from the Pacific Coast League.

1. Christian Walker, Reno Aces

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2. Dan Vogelbach, Tacoma Rainiers

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3. Renato Nunez, Nashville Sounds

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And from the International League:

4. Danny Hayes, Charlotte Knights

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5. Richie Shaffer, Columbus Clippers

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6. Bryce Brentz, Pawtucket Red Sox

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The winner of tonight’s contest will win a cool belt that reminds me of the Mets game winning belt use in 2015 and 2016.

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