Juan Soto has been given the fourth-best odds to win this year's MLB Home Run Derby, according to NBC Sports' official betting partner PointsBet.
The 2020 National League batting champion joins a loaded cast of sluggers to compete on Monday night at Coors Field in Denver. The league's home run leader Shohei Ohtani, who just hit a historic 32nd home run on Wednesday, is the clear favorite. Joey Gallo's 23 home runs put him a shade below Ohtani at +350, while Pete Alonso rounds out the top 3 at +450.
So, do you think Soto is happy with those odds?
“Yeah, hell yeah," Soto said of joining the derby lineup following the Nationals win over the Padres Wednesday night. "It’s going to be a nice experience and I’m going to just enjoy it as much as I can.”
With 11 home runs to his name this campaign, Soto (+500) is ahead of the likes of Trevor Story (+600), Matt Olson (+750), and Salvador Perez (+1000). Tied with Perez is the great story of Baltimore Orioles' Trey Mancini, who's been on a tear during his comeback campaign with 15 home runs and 53 RBIs.
After missing the 2020 season due to chemotherapy treatments, Mancini has been an inspiration with his productive season this year but remains a long shot to take home the top honors at the derby. Odds provided by our partner, PointsBet