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2015 Home Run Derby: Picking A Winner Based On New HR Derby Bracket Format

2015 Home Run Derby: Picking A Winner Based On New HR Derby Bracket Format

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The 2015 Home Run Derby takes place tonight in Cincinnati, home of the 2015 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday night. This year's contest features a new format, new rules and a bracket formation featuring eight of the top sluggers in all of baseball. Before we get to the contestants, take a look at some of the new rules and regulations when it comes to the 2015 HR Derby, thanks to for providing such a detailed explanation:

It's pretty simple. The winner of each head-to-head matchup will move on to the semifinals, while the loser will be eliminated. The two players who emerge from the semifinals will square off in a third and final round. Ties will be broken by a 90-second swing-off. If there's still a tie after that, the batters will engage in successive three-swing swing-offs until a winner is declared.

The other big alteration to this year's Derby is the timer that will start with the release of the first pitch. Each batter will have five minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. However, batters can extend their time in four ways:
1. Utilizing their one "time out" per round
2. Hitting a home run in the final minute, which pauses the clock until the batter hits a ball that does not land in home run territory or swings and misses at a pitch
3. Hitting at least two homers that equal or exceed 420 feet, earning one minute of bonus time
4. Hitting a home run that travels at least 475 feet, earning 30 seconds of bonus time
The distance-related bonus time will be capped at one minute, 30 seconds.

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