It’s fair to say that Salvy went with his head and not his heart on this one.
Major League Baseball shared a photo of Royals catcher Salvador Perez making his picks for Monday night’s Home Run Derby in Miami, and he doesn’t have teammate Mike Moustakas winning it all.
Perez’s prediction: Yankees rookie sensation Aaron Judge.
At least Perez has faith in Moustakas to win his first-round matchup, which is against another AL Central third baseman — Miguel Sanó.
Perez’s bracket has Moustakas losing to Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton in the semifinals.
Take a look at Perez’s picks:
There is one thing I can guarantee: If Moustakas wins the Derby, this photo will be widely circulated in the Royals clubhouse after the All-Star break.