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2012 Home Run Derby Open Thread

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In just a few minutes, eight players will square off in a show of power. Jose Bautista, Robinson Cano, Mark Trumbo, and Prince Fielder will represent the American League, while Carlos Beltran, Andrew McCutchen, Carlos Gonzalez, and Matt Kemp will come to play for the National League.

Personally, I don't think the NL has a shot at winning tonight. Between Bautista and Fielder, I have to believe those players are favorites to beat out any of the senior circuit's candidates. Historically it seems like left-handed hitters do well in the derby, but Kaufman's wind patterns tend to favor right-handed hitters. Who's your favorite?


Jose Bautista - 27 Home Runs

#19 / Right Field / Toronto Blue Jays

6-0

195

R

R

Oct 19, 1980



Robinson Cano - 20 Home Runs

#24 / Second Base / New York Yankees

6-0

205

L

R

Oct 22, 1982



Mark Trumbo - 20 Home Runs

#44 / Left Field / Los Angeles Angels

6-4

220

R

R

Jan 16, 1986



Prince Fielder - 13 Home Runs

#28 / First Base / Detroit Tigers

5-11

275

L

R

May 09, 1984



Carlos Beltran - 20 Home Runs

#3 / Right Field / St. Louis Cardinals

6-1

215

B

R

Apr 24, 1977



Andrew McCutchen - 18 Home Runs

#22 / Center Field / Pittsburgh Pirates

5-10

190

R

R

Oct 10, 1986



Carlos Gonzalez - 17 Home Runs

#5 / Left Field / Colorado Rockies

6-1

205

L

L

Oct 17, 1985



Matt Kemp - 12 Home Runs

#27 / Center Field / Los Angeles Dodgers

6-3

215

R

R

Sep 23, 1984