Corey Seager will face Mark Trumbo in the first round of the Home Run Derby.

Corey Seager

Corey Seager, the only Dodgers position player going to the All-Star Game in San Diego, will take part in the Home Run Derby on Monday. (Getty Images)


Corey Seager found out, along with the rest of us, that he will face Mark Trumbo in the first round of the Home Run Derby on Monday in San Diego.

“I’m in trouble,” he said.

Trumbo leads MLB with 26 home runs, two of which were hit last night in the Dodgers’ 6-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.

The winner of the Trumbo-Seager duel will face either Robinson Cano or Giancarlo Stanton. The full bracket is here:

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Each player gets to choose who will throw to him in the Derby. Seager said that his father, Jeff, will do the honors Monday.

Will participating in the Home Run Derby damage Seager’s sweet swing, which has allowed him to collect a hit in 19 consecutive games? The question has been asked about many hitters over time. It’s a myth that was debunked using basic statistics long ago. Dave Roberts, for what it’s worth, said he has no qualms about Seager participating:

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.