Slumping Bryce Harper still the favorite to win 2018 Home Run Derby

Charlie DiSturco
NBC Sports Washington

It's clear that in a season filled with struggles and a career-worst .213 batting average, there's one area Bryce Harper has still managed to perform in: home runs. 

And when the 2018 Home Run Derby comes to Nationals Park on July 16, it's no surprise that Las Vegas and Bovada has Harper as the favorite to win the whole contest. Even if he's not the No. 1 seed. 

Harper, who ranks third in the National League with 22 home runs, sits at 11:4 odds to become the first ever Washington National and second NL player since 2010 to hoist the trophy. 

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However, the power-hitting Harper enters the contest second in home runs. The No. 1 seed belongs to Milwaukee Brewers' Jesus Aguilar, who leads the NL with 23 home runs. 

Here's a look at the entire field.

Bryce Harper, Nationals - 11:4

Jesus Aguilar, Brewers - 7:2

Max Muncy, Dodgers - 5:1

Freddie Freeman, Braves - 11:2

Rhys Hoskins, Phillies - 11:2

Javy Baez, Cubs - 6:1

Alex Bregman, Astros - 9:1

Kyle Schwarber, Cubs - 9:1


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