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Mark Trumbo will continue Orioles' Home Run Derby streak, and top seed seems fit to win it

Mark Trumbo will continue Orioles' Home Run Derby streak, and top seed seems fit to win it

The fact that Orioles outfielder Mark Trumbo currently leads Major League Baseball in home runs with 26 – along with his penchant for tape-measure blasts – makes him a perfect fit for the annual Home Run Derby, and Trumbo said Wednesday he will participate in this year's event at next week's All-Star Game in San Diego.

As the major league leader, he was named the top seed in the event Thursday night, and will face eighth-seeded Corey Seager of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Over the years, some of the game's top power hitters have avoided the event. Some worry aiming for the seats for an entire night can negatively alter their swing in the second half of the season....

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