Get to know your Home Run Derby teams (and their amazing homers)
The rosters for July 15's All-Star Home Run Derby were announced Monday. Let's take a look at the contenders and some of their finest homers of the season.
Robinson Cano (New York Yankees) - Captain
The second baseman won the 2011 Derby with his father pitching. Robbie nearly took out a beer stand in Minnesota with a monster three-run shot last week.
Prince Fielder (Detroit Tigers)
Fielder is no stranger to the Derby himself, having won the event in both 2009 and 2012. The first baseman has hit at least 30 homers in every season since 2007 -- the year he hit 50.
Chris Davis (Baltimore Orioles)
The Orioles phenom has hit an MLB-leading 33 homers on the season, putting him on pace for a total of 60 in 2013. Here's his most recent:
Yoenis Cespedes (Oakland Athletics)
Cespedes has 15 homers in just 291 at-bats this season -- averaging 408.5 feet per long ball. Guy. Can. Mash.
David Wright (New York Mets) - Captain
New York's beloved Captain America has the home field advantage. The guy certainly has experience at Citi:
Carlos Gonzalez (Colorado Rockies)
The NL home run leader, CarGo racked up three bombs against the Reds on June 5. We love to watch CarGo go yard:
Michael Cuddyer (Colorado Rockies)
The Rockies outfielder leads his competition with the highest average home run length (407.5 feet) in 2013 and recently came off a 27-game hitting streak. We're betting there's more where this came from:
Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals)
At only 20, the Nats outfielder is the baby of the group -- but don't expect him to hit like one. Our favorite Harper homer: The one he crushed in his first at-bat after returning from the DL on July 1.
-- Molly Fitzpatrick / MLB.com