Mets slugger Pete Alonso will face Kansas City’s Salvador Perez in this year’s bracket-style Home Run Derby, MLB announced on Wednesday night.
Alonso (15 home runs) enters the event, which will be held on Monday at Coors Field, as the No. 5 seed. Perez (20 home runs) is the No. 4 seed. Other notable participants include Shohei Ohtani (31 home runs) and Juan Soto (10 home runs). Players are seeded based on home run totals through Tuesday night.
Each hitter will be given three minutes to hit as many home runs as possible in the first round and semi-finals. The finals will be two minutes long.
Alonso, who won the Home Run Derby as a rookie in 2019 in Cleveland, is looking to become the first back-to-back winner of the event since former Met Yoenis Cespedes in 2013-14.
— MLB (@MLB) July 8, 2021