As MLB sluggers such as Aaron Judge -- the eventual winner of the derby -- Miguel Sanoand Gary Sanchez crushed home run after home run into the stands of Marlins Park, Embiid was determined to get his hands on at least one ball. Although his bare-handed catch attempt was noble, Embiid couldn't quite figure out the process of how to get on the end of a homer.
Eventually, he resorted to collecting balls after they dropped in the stands.
Embiid might not have had a great catch attempt, but heading home with a few souvenirs still makes for a pretty successful night.
-- Meaghan Latella
Embiid grabs Sano's home run ball
Miguel Sano launches a homer to left to advance to the Home Run Derby finals, and the ball ends up in the hands of 76ers center Joel Embiid in the stands.