While the Yankees and Mets meet in the Subway Series this week, there could be the potential for a showdown of New York sluggers in the Home Run Derby.
While Mets first baseman Pete Alonso has gone on record that he would participate, Yankees first baseman Luke Voit will be right there with him.
After finding out he was leading the primary voting for American League first baseman on Monday, Voit was beaming when asked if he would compete in the Home Run Derby.
"I'm in," he told reporters. "Hell yeah."
Voit, 28, is hitting a slash line of .263/.379/.500 with 15 home runs and 41 RBI. His bat has been a major reason why the Yankees entered Monday tied atop the AL East with the Rays despite a significant amount of injuries and it may garner him his first All-Star Game.
Voit leads the voting with 393,356 votes and if he had not been told by his agent first, he would have figured it out just by logging onto his social media accounts.
"I got tagged in like everything on social media," Voit said, per NJ.com. "It's a huge honor. Obviously I haven't gotten that yet, we'll see how it plays out in the next month or so. But it's cool, man. Obviously that's a dream when you're growing up as al ittle kid, you always want to make the All-Star team."
Under the new voting format this year, fans can vote through June 21 in the "primary" and the top three vote-getters will advance in a separate one-day runoff vote to determine the starter.