A Complete Guide to The Best Home Run Derby Performances

By Erik Drost via Wikimedia Commons

This will be the go-to guide for home run derby performances in Major League Baseball history.

If you’re looking to find:

  • A full list of MLB Home Run Derby winners and complete standings
  • The best single-round Home Run Derby performances
  • Most home runs in a single Home Run Derby
  • Most all-time home runs in Home Run Derby history

Then you’re in the right place. As we continue to add content to the site, the appropriate subjects will be highlighted below.

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Home Run Derby Performances: The Go-To Guide

MLB Home Run Derby Winners

The Home Run Derby has been a part of All-Star Week activities since 1985. Here’s a complete list of the event’s winners since then:

Wondering how many homers they hit to secure their respective titles? How about what the full standings looked like each year? We’ve got all those details and as many videos as we could find of these events here.

The Best Single Round Home Run Derby Performances

This event has transformed since it first started happening. Nowadays, the number of homers a slugger hits in one round is more than what it took to win the whole thing 30 years ago. Here’s the single-round record and many that come close:

  • 2023 First Round: Julio Rodriguez, 41
  • 2019 Second Round: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (40) vs. Joc Pederson (39)
  • 2023 Second Round: Randy Arozarena, 35
  • 2021 First Round: Pete Alonso, 35
  • 2022 First Round: Julio Rodríguez, 32
  • 2022 Second Round: Julio Rodríguez, 31
  • 2021 First Round: Juan Soto, 31
  • 2019 First Round: Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 29
  • 2023 First Round: Luis Robert, 28
  • 2021 First Round: Salvador Perez, 28
  • 2021 First Round, Shohei Ohtani, 28
  • 2008 First Round: Josh Hamilton, 28
  • 2023 First Round: Adley Rutschman, 27
  • 2023 First Round: Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 26
  • 2023 Final Rond: Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 25
  • 2019 First Round: Ronald Acuña Jr., 25

Get some context and the videos behind each of these performances to relive them here.

Most Home Runs in a Single Derby

It’s truly preposterous how many dingers MLB All-Stars can rack up in a short amount of time. Here are the 10 performances in Derby history that produced the most home runs during a single event:

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 2019: 91
  • Randy Arozarena, 2023: 82
  • Julio Rodríguez, 2022: 81
  • Pete Alonso, 2021: 74
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 2023: 72
  • Julio Rodriguez, 2023: 61
  • Giancarlo Stanton, 2016: 61
  • Joc Pederson, 2019: 60
  • Trey Mancini, 2021: 59
  • Pete Alonso, 2019: 57
  • Kyle Schwarber, 2018: 55
  • Juan Soto, 2022: 53
  • Luis Robert, 2023: 50
  • Aaron Judge, 2017: 47
  • Juan Soto, 2021: 46
  • Bryce Harper, 2018: 45

What’s probably the most ridiculous of all is only five of the above sluggers walked away with the Home Run Derby title after their corresponding performance. Learn more about these extraordinary efforts here.

Most All-Time Home Runs in Home Run Derby History

Naturally, after looking at the best single-round and single-Derby performances, the next one is to look at the most total HR in Derby history. Here are the top 10:

  • Pete Alonso: 195
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr.: 163
  • Julio Rodriguez: 142
  • Albert Pujols: 106
  • Joc Pederson and Juan Soto: 99
  • Todd Frazier: 91
  • Giancarlo Stanton: 83
  • Randy Arozarena: 82
  • Prince Fielder: 81
  • David Ortiz: 77
  • Ken Griffey Jr.: 70
  • Bryce Harper: 69

Get full details about these performances — as well as videos to drool over — right here.

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