RENO, Nev. (KOLO) Reno Aces first baseman Christian Walker has been selected for the Triple-A Home Run Derby. He's the fifth player in franchise history to be chosen for the contest.
Walker's 20 home runs rank second in the Pacific Coast League. He'll also play in the All-Star game as the PCL's designated hitter.
He's batting .296 with a league-high 84 RBI.
Walker will join the PCL's Renato Nuñez (Nashville) and Daniel Vogelbach (Tacoma) in the Derby. Bryce Brentz (Pawtucket), Danny Hayes (Charlotte) and Richie Shaffer (Columbus) will also complete from the International League.
The Home Run Derby will begin at 7:05pm on Monday, July 10th in Tacoma, Washington. It will be streamed live on MiLB TV.
Pacific Coast League Participants Age 2017 Total Career High Career To Date
Renato Nuñez, Nashville Sounds 23 22 29 (2014) 120
Daniel Vogelbach, Tacoma Rainiers 24 9 23 (2016) 92
Christian Walker, Reno Aces 26 20 26 (2014) 96
International League Participants Age 2017 Total Career High Career To Date
Bryce Brentz, Pawtucket Red Sox 28 18 30 (2011) 115
Danny Hayes, Charlotte Knights 26 15 15 (2017) 48
Richie Shaffer, Columbus Clippers 26 17 30 (2015) 93