Javier Baez, Kyle Shwarber to Represent Cubs in Home Run Derby

Two of the eight competitors in the 2018 Home Run Derby in Washington D.C. will be representing the Chicago Cubs this Monday.

Schwarber and Baez, who are ranked fifth and sixth respectively, are on different sides of the bracket, meaning it is possible for them to face-off in the final round of Home Run Derby.

Here is a look at the bracket:

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Schwarber will face Alex Bregman of the Astros in the first round, while Baez will have to out-slug Max Muncy of the Dodgers.  Division rival Jesus Aguilar, who won the National League’s final vote, is the first seed.  Bregman will be the American League’s representative.

The last Cubs to participate in a Home Run Derby were Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo in 2015 in Cincinnati.  The last Chicago player to make it to the contest was Todd Frazier of the White Sox in 2016, when he finished in second place behind then-Marlin Giancarlo Stanton in San Diego.

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