Stanton is the number one seed and will hit against Gary Sanchez of the Yankees in the first round.
Other first round matchups:
Aaron Judge (Yankees) vs. Justin Bour (Marlins)
There are lots of first-timers in this Derby and Judge, in particular, has hit baseballs long and far this year, though oddly he didn’t hit any in the Yankees’ series at Wrigley Field back in May.
Former Cubs farmhand Bour, also of the host team, ought to be a popular choice of the fans, after Stanton.
Moustakas has already established a career high in home runs, 25, and has an excellent chance to set a Royals franchise record. The Royals are the only team that has never had a 40-homer man; their team record is 36, set by Steve Balboni in 1985.
The Home Run Derby is being televised by ESPN beginning at 7 p.m. CT and it will also be streamed live at MLB.com.