Reds first Home Run Derby participant since 2000

07/14/2014 06:30 AM

Todd Frazier was among four Reds selected for the All-Star game but the third baseman also got word this week of another honor. Frazier was chosen by captain Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies to be on his National League team for the Home Run Derby.

Frazier will be the first Red to participate in the Home Run Derby since Ken Griffey Jr. in 2000. The Derby will take place on Monday, the day before the All-Star Game, at Minneapolis’ Target Field.

His teammate, Jay Bruce, thinks Frazier has a chance to win it all. “I have him hitting some long ones — I don’t know how many, but I know they’ll be long. He’s got the ability to win the thing, he really does. I wouldn’t be surprised at all,” Bruce told the media this week.

Kaci Kust

Kaci is a Production Specialist based out of the Northern Kentucky Spectrum News bureau. When she’s not working at the station she is covering high school sports, Bengals or EKU games for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. She played basketball for Hope College in Michigan where she earned a degree in journalism. She says if she wasn’t covering athletics for a living, she’d still be up early checking scores and stats. You can get the latest on the Bengals, EKU or high school sports in Northern Kentucky by following Kaci on Twitter @Kacikust.

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