Kyle Schwarber, Javy Baez both underdogs in 2018 Home Run Derby


Kyle Schwarber an underdog in a competition that involves hitting home runs?

That’s what Las Vegas says, as Bovada released its odds for the 2018 Home Run Derby and has Schwarber with the lowest chance of winning.

Schwarber, who has 17 homers, has 9:1 odds to become the first Cubs winner since Sammy Sosa in 2000. Astros third baseman Alex Bregman also has 9:1 odds of winning.

And, as we discussed on last week’s Cubs Talk Podcast, don’t be concerned about the Home Run Derby messing up either of the players’ swings.

Schwarber and Bregman are followed by Javy Baez, who hit his 18th home run yesterday in a loss to the Giants, at 6:1.

Here’s a look at the entire field, led by the hometown hero Bryce Harper.

Bryce Harper, Nationals – 11:4
Jesus Aguilar, Brewers – 7:2
Max Muncy, Dodgers – 5:1
Freddie Freeman, Braves – 11:2
Rhys Hoskins, Phillies – 11:2
Javy Baez, Cubs – 6:1
Alex Bregman, Astros – 9:1
Kyle Scwharber, Cubs – 9:1



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