The Home Run Derby curse doesn’t exist.
That’s what I helped to uncover in last year’s article. The general public seems to have caught on. This year, I didn’t see as many people upset about their teams’ stars entering the competition, a pleasant sight indeed.
Since the Derby, though, we have seen some of the participants jump off to hot starts in the second half. Rhys Hoskins, Bryce Harper and Javier Baez — three of the eight participants — all rank in the top 15 in the Majors in wRC+ since the All-Star Break.
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