2013 Home Run Derby Results: Craziest Numbers from Epic Contest

Alex BallentineFeatured ColumnistJuly 16, 2013

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 15:  Home run Derby participant Yoenis Cespedes bats during the Chevrolet Home Run Derby on July 15, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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The 2013 Home Run Derby didn't fail to offer fans plenty of excitement on Monday night as Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes became the newest home run champion. 

The 27-year-old put on a show with 32 total home runs on the evening and outdueled Bryce Harper in the finale. 

As usual, the display of power from baseball's top sluggers didn't fail to generate some impressive statistics. Here were the most crazy nuggets and results from a memorable event. 


First Round Results via Sports Illustrated

Yoenis Cespedes17456
Bryce Harper8471
Chris Davis8451
Michael Cuddyer7421
Pedro Alvarez6456
Prince Fielder5483
David Wright5403
Robinson Cano4406

17: That's the number of home runs that Cespedes launched in the first round. According to ESPN Stats & Info, it's the third-most first-round dingers in the history of the competition. 

68: The number of career Home Run Derby homers that Prince Fielder has collected, per Numbers Never Lie. The Detroit Tigers slugger may have been eliminated in the first round but wins the lifetime achievement award for surpassing Sammy Sosa and Jason Giambi on the all-time list. 

484: How many feet Fielder's longest home run traveled. It was the longest home run of the entire evening. He may not have impressed with his numbers, but he delivered the most jaw-dropping bomb of the night. 


Round 2

PlayerRound 2TotalLong
Yoenis Cespedes623416
Bryce Harper816432
Michael Cuddyer415417
Chris Davis412461

0: The number of Major League home run leaders at the All-Star break that have won the home run derby, per Jayson Stark of ESPN. Chris Davis' paltry four homers in the second round allowed the interesting streak to continue. 

5: The amount of home runs Harper hit consecutively at one point in the second round, per Mark Zuckerman of CSN. Considering the fatigue that can set in when players are attempting to blast every ball out of the park, that's an impressive mark.

3: The most swings that Harper took before hitting a home run according to Stark. That's startling consistency over the course of the two rounds. Harper hit eight home runs in each round.



Yoenis Cespedes9455
Bryce Harper8447

32: The number of home runs Cespedes hit over the course of the contest. According to ESPN Stats & Info, that's the third-highest number of all-time. Even more impressive? He had five outs left when he clinched the victory; he could have pushed for the record. 

2.5: The total number of miles that Cespedes' home runs traveled on Monday night, per ESPN Stats & Info. 

Cespedes didn't just impress with the sheer volume of homers that he hit. The colossal distance he got on the majority of them was outstanding.