The MLB Home Run Derby in recent years has not featured many of the big names in the game.   MLB hopes to change that as they are offering a big prize for this years winner.

According to the story from MLB,  the 2019 Home Run Derby winner will receive  $1 million dollars.

Names like Mike Trout and Aaron Judge passed on the derby last season.  Last year did feature a memorable performance by Bryce Harper in front of the crowd in Washington.

The current 2019 home run leaders include names like Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger, Eddie Rosario and Edwin Encarnacion.

Will any of these players decide to take part in the All Star week event?   Will Bryce Harper take part and defend his title?   A dream scenario would be for Harper to defend against someone like Christian Yelich or Cody Bellinger.

I at least hope Harper returns and we see a few of the top hitters take part.  The last thing I want to see is guys who are not big hitters taking part.   We will see what happens in Cleveland when the Home Run Derby takes place on July 8th.