It’s been known for a few days now that Cody Bellinger was invited to the Home Run Derby; however, his decision on whether to participate or not was contingent on his father getting the time off of work.
The media consistently asked him for his final decision and he was fairly consistent as well, as you can see below.
Cody Bellinger taped a Post-It note to the chair in his locker:
"SAME ANSWER AS YESTERDAY (DERBY)"
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) July 1, 2017
Finally, Cody Bellinger announced on Sunday that he would indeed be participating in the Home Run Derby, with his father pitching to him!
Cody Bellinger said on @MLBNetwork’s All-Star Roster Review show that he will compete in the Home Run Derby, with his dad pitching to him.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 3, 2017
This will be a very busy week for Bellinger since he is also on the National League All-Star team. To get you ready for the Home Run Derby, here are some videos of him showing off his powerful swing. Enjoy!