Mookie Betts Jun 10, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts (50) fields a ground ball for an out against Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Brandon Marsh (not pictured) during the fourth inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts has nearly done it all over the course of his career, winning an MVP award, two World Series Championships, and six Gold Glove awards. However, one thing that has eluded him is a chance to compete in the MLB Home Run Derby. That may happen this year if all goes right for Betts.

Betts discussed the possibility on Sunday in an interview on MLB Network, revealing that he will participate in the 2023 Home Run Derby as long as he is named to the All-Star Game.

“I’m doing the Home Run Derby, do you have any advice for me?” Betts asked MLB Network personality and former MLB player Harold Reynolds. “I’m gonna do it. As long as I’m an All-Star. I gotta be an All-Star first and then I’m gonna do it.”

Betts is pretty much a surefire All-Star selection this season unless there is a drastic change in fan votes. Atlanta Braves beat reporter Mark Bowman posted an update of the All-Star game voting on Twitter earlier this week, which shows Betts sitting in second in National League voting for outfielders.

Fans took notice of Betts’ announcement and certainly appear eager to see how well he can do in the highly anticipated competition.

Betts is largely seen as more of a complete hitter rather than simply a true home run threat. That being said, he is one of the best overall hitters in baseball, so he could surely do some serious damage when he does compete in this year’s Home Run Derby.

[MLB Network on Twitter]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.