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All-star question: Can Robinson Cano win the Home Run Derby?

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 11, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

How’s that for an easy transition away from a day of second-half questions into a post about tonight’s Home Run Derby?

Curtis Granderson is the Yankees all-star with the most home runs, but he wasn’t the Yankee selected for the home run contest. Robinson Cano will be on the field tonight in Arizona, trying to bring his batting practice prowess to the national stage. The Home Run Derby begins at 8 p.m. ET, and Granderson has already said Cano is his pick to win it because of all the BP fastballs Cano has sent into the seats.

“I can’t wait,” Cano said. “Looking forward to just going there.”

Cano left New York still uncertain who would throw to him, but he was considering his father. Here’s the Home Run Derby field, as chosen by team captains David Ortiz and Prince Fielder.

Jose Bautista
Blue Jays
Home runs this season: 31
Single-season high: 54
Career total: 144

Robinson Cano
Yankees
Home runs this season: 15
Single-season high: 29
Career total: 131

Prince Fielder
Brewers
Home runs this season: 22
Single-season high: 50
Career total: 214

Adrian Gonzalez
Red Sox
Home runs this season: 17
Single-season high: 40
Career total: 185

Matt Holliday
Cardinals
Home runs this season: 14
Single-season high: 36
Career total: 194

Matt Kemp
Dodgers
Home runs this season: 22
Single-season high: 28
Career total: 111

David Ortiz
Red Sox
Home runs this season: 19
Single-season high: 54
Career total: 368

Rickie Weeks
Brewers
Home runs this season: 17
Single-season high: 29
Career total: 106

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