Count New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso in for this year's Home Run Derby at hitter-friendly Coors Field.
Alonso won the contest the last time it was held, in 2019, edging fellow rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. at Cleveland's Progressive Field for his first derby title.
"I'm all-in," Alonso said Thursday afternoon from Wrigley Field, where the Mets finish up a three-game series with the Chicago Cubs. "I'm ready. If I get invited, I'd love to do it. I'd love to defend my title."
Last year's Home Run Derby was canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 2021 edition will take place July 12 at Colorado's Coors Field after Major League Baseball moved the All-Star Game and related festivities from Atlanta.