This year’s Home Run Derby will take place at Nationals Park on July 16th and Nats star Bryce Harper will participate on one condition.  If he makes the all-star team then he says he’ll ruin his swing at the Home Run Derby.

Via the Washington Post:

If we’re still looking at batting average (and the nerds aren’t), his .213 average would suggest he shouldn’t be an all-star.  

Everyone knows it’s a popularity contest and he is still a very popular player.  Add this to the fact that the nerds don’t think batting average is important and you have yourself an all-star in 2018.