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Mets’ Pete Alonso to defend Home Run Derby crown

Mets first baseman Pete Alonso will participate in the Home Run Derby on Monday, July 12 at Coors Field in Colorado.

The reigning Derby champion — All-Star festivities did not take place in 2020 — announced it via Instagram on Wednesday:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CQeCf_tg1U1/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Alonso won it in 2019 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, beating Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays in the final round to take the crown.

n addition to Alonso, Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani will also be competing in the Derby.

Other potential competitors could include Guerrero, Fernando Tatis Jr., and Ronald Acuña Jr.

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