For just the second time in the history of the Home Run Derby Yoenis Cespedes won the Home Run Derby a second consecutive time.
Cespedes, who also won the Derby in 2013, earned the trophy and he kept his WWE championship belt.
The last back-to-back winner was Ken Griffey Jr. in 1998-99 when he was playing for the Seattle Mariners.
The finals of the Homer Run Derby was Cespedes vs. NL winner Todd Frazier, where he out-hit Frazier (of the Cincinnati Reds), 9-1.
It wasn’t the best Home Run Derby, but at least Cespedes put on a good show the longer the derby went.
I really loved the bracket format as I’m a fan of tournaments.
Cespedes hit a total of 30 home runs in the four rounds.
Cespedes won a “swing off” with Donaldson, 2-1 to move to round two.
Frazier won a “swing off” against Morneau, 1-0.
Bautista had a bye in Round 2, and Cespedes defeated Adam Jones, 9-3 in the AL. In the NL second round, Stanton received a bye, and Frazier defeated Tulowitzki, 6-2.
Round three saw Cespedes defeat Bautista, 7-4 in the AL, and Frazier defeat Stanton, 1-0.