The lineup and round one brackets are complete for the 2022 edition of the All Star Home Run Derby.

Seeding for the Home Run Derby was determined by the home run totals of the players as of July 13.

National League home run leader Kyle Schwarber of the Philadelphia Phillies is the number one seed.  This will be Schwarber’s second Derby appearance.

Schwarber will face the number eight seed player Albert Pujols of the St. Lous Cardinals.  The 42 year old Pujols returns to the HRD after a seven year break for his fifth Derby appearance.

Number two seed, and defending Derby champion, Pete Alonso of the New York Mets is looking to make it a three-peat after having won the past two Derbies.  Known as the “Polar Bear”, Alonso has knocked 131 balls over the fence in his two previous wins.

Alonso will face the number seven seed Ronald Acuna Jr of the World Series champion Atlanta Braves.  This will be the second trip to the Derby for Acuna.  During his first appearance in 2019, Acuna hit 10 of his 44 home runs traveled at least 450 feet.

The number three seed is Corey Seager of the Texas Rangers.  This will be his second Derby appearance.  Seager first came to the Derby in his rookie season in 2016.

Seager will face number six seed Julio Rodriguez of the Seattle Mariners.  The rookie has already demonstrated his ability to knock it “out of the park” with a first MLB homer of 450 feet in a game against the Miami Marlins.

Number four seed Juan Soto of the Washington Nationals is making his second Derby appearance after entering the Derby as the number eight seed and edging out two way star Shohei Ohtani that included a record setting 520 foot shot at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado.

This year Soto will go up against the number five seed Jose Ramirez of the Cleveland Guardians.  This will be Ramirez’ Home Run Derby debut.

There was a possibility that Shohei Ohtani would make a second appearance in the Home Run Derby.  That appearance was dependent on how he would be used as a pitcher in the All Star Game.  American League manager Dusty Baker was considering using Ohtani as the starter for the AL.