MLB Home Run Derby Field: Aaron Judge Commits, Could Be All-Time Contest

After both Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez received invites to participate in this year's Home Run Derby-in addition to their All-Star selections-the pair of young sluggers have chose to accept, they said in an announcment via the Yankees' Twitter.

Entering play Monday, Judge led the major leagues with 27 home runs.

"I'm excited", he said Monday. "And even better, I've got a friend coming with me". "We're gonna see you in Miami".

After blasting 20 homers in just 53 games last season, Sanchez has hit another 13 in the first 51 games of the 2017 campaign. "I'm pretty sure the fans are going to enjoy it".

NY made the announcement Monday on Twitter before its game against Toronto.

Gary Sanchez will join Aaron Judge for the Home Run Derby.

. Focused on the Yankees' season, he wanted to wait until All-Star rosters were revealed Sunday night. He also leads the American League in batting average and RBIs.

The Yankees teammates join an already impressive field headlined by Miami Marlins slugger and defending champion Giancarlo Stanton.

Despite his prodigious power and league-leading numbers, the 6-foot-7 Judge said he won't feel any added pressure to win the derby at spacious Marlins Park.