Muncy makes it to semi-final of HR Derby + Diaz & Ruiz star at Futures Game

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Max Muncy is somehow not an All-Star despite his .271/.409/.604/1.013 line, but he was in the Home Run Derby thanks to 22 dongs.

In the quarter-finals, he faced off against Javier Baez of the Cubs, who put together a quality showing with 16 dongs. However, our Perfectly Rectangular Boy went ahead and hit 17 (and it could’ve been more since he still had time) to advance.

It’s good, IMO.

In the semi-finals, he was met by Bryce Harper, who was hitting in front of his crowd and stadium. Muncy struggled a bit this time around and put up only 12 dongs, and while Harper struggled early, he surpassed that total with plenty of time to spare.

Oh well, still an amazing run.

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Oh yeah, while we’re at it, go buy some All-Star shit from BreakingT. Or anything, honestly. It all helps.

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Yesterday, they played the Futures Game, and the Dodgers sent Keibert Ruiz and Yusniel Diaz as their two representatives.

Keibert didn’t have the best of times in the game. He went 0-for-1 with a strikeout and took a foul ball off the hand behind the plate and had to exit the game in the 7th inning, but luckily it was nothing serious. In his age-19 season in AA, he currently has a .247/.313/.390/.703 line. Keibert is ranked by MLB Pipeline as the #2 prospect in the Dodgers system and the #44 prospect in the MLB.

Meanwhile, Diaz had a ball, going 2-for-5 with three RBI and two dongs.

That was enough to get a glowing review from David Ortiz.

“His approach is legit,” said Ortiz, who managed the World Team. “This guy hits like he has two strikes — with power. That’s something that impressed me a lot. The two homers that he hit, they were, like, big guys’ bombs. He looked great.”

In his age-21 season, Diaz has a .314/.428/.477/.905 line at AA. He’s ranked by MLB Pipeline as the #4 prospect in the Dodgers system and the #85 prospect in the MLB.

Future is bright.

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Ready for the All-Star Game.

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