Rhys Hoskins to participate in the Home Run Derby

Just when Phillies fans thought their beloved Fightin’ Phils were under-represented at the All-Star week, it was announced that Rhys Hoskins will participate in the Home Run Derby. ESPN’s Home Run Derby bracket show broke the news late Wednesday night.

John Stolnis took the news to Twitter through a series of tweets:




The Phillies made the announcement official after their game against the Mets.


Per ESPN, Aguilar vs. Hoskins is the 1 vs. 8 matchup. As usual the Philly representative is the underdog. This season Hoskins has 14 home runs compared to Aguilar’s 23.

This news immediately upgrades the Home Run Derby to must watch TV. I feel an upset coming.

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