New York Yankees rookie Aaron Judge stole the show and won the 2017 Home Run Derby with shocking ease Monday night at Marlins Park. Judge dispatched Marlins slugger Justin Bour in the first round (23-22), Dodgers rookie sensation Cody Bellinger in the second round (13-12), and Twins manchild Miguel Sano in the finals (11-10).
The highlight of the night was, pretty clearly, Judge's first round matchup with Bour. The Miami first baseman put on an incredible show, swatting 22 home runs and bringing the decidedly pro-Marlins crowd to its feet. It was an amazing atmosphere.
And yet, Judge came out and clubbed 23 home runs to beat Bour, and he did it with time to spare as well.
In the second round against Bellinger, Judge hit home runs that measured 503, 507, and 513 feet.
He hit four of the five longest home runs on the night.
Hometown favorite, Giancarlo Stanton was upset in the first round of the competition by Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez.