Aaron Judge's raw power was put on full display Monday in Miami as the New York Yankees outfielder outslugged Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano 11-10 in the final to win the 2017 Home Run Derby.
After eliminating Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger 13-12 in the semifinal - including back-to-back home runs at over 500 feet - Judge powered through the final round with ease, surpassing Sano's count of 10 with two minutes still remaining on the clock.
Defending champion Giancarlo Stanton fell victim to perhaps the biggest upset of the bracket, losing in the first round to Sanchez by one homer.
|Quarterfinal||Giancarlo Stanton (16)||Gary Sanchez (17)|
|Quarterfinal||Mike Moustakas (10)||Miguel Sano (11)|
|Quarterfinal||Cody Bellinger (15)||Charlie Blackmon (14)|
|Quarterfinal||Aaron Judge (23)||Justin Bour (22)|
|Semi final||Gary Sanchez (10)||Miguel Sano (11)|
|Semi final||Aaron Judge (13)||Cody Bellinger (12)|
|Final||Aaron Judge (11)||Miguel Sano (10)|
In total, Judge hit 47 longballs - 14 short of Stanton's record set in 2016 - though the Yankees phenom also mashed them a total combined distance of 3.9 miles, according to Statcast.