New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano picked his three teammates for the American League Home Run Derby team, and it looks to be dominant.
Not only does the American League team have a total of three past derby wins, but the league also has a lot more home runs hit in the regular season thus far than the NL.
The first pick is the major league leader in home runs, Baltimore Orioles first baseman, Chris Davis. Davis has a massive amount of power to all fields and I can’t see the pressure of the derby getting to him. With a flick of the bat, Davis can put the ball out with ease, making any ballpark look like the right field porch in Yankee Stadium.
The second pick that Cano made is two-time winner, Detroit Tigers first baseman, Prince Fielder. Fielder has one of the most vicious swings in baseball, yielding as much power as anyone. His experience in derby competition gives an edge to the American League team. Did I mention he is also the reigning derby champion?
The final pick that Cano made is Yoenis Cespedes, the Oakland Athletics‘ power-hitting outfielder. The Cuban defector took the league by storm last year hitting bombs right when he got into the bigs.
Lastly, there is the captain Cano, who won the year before Fielder. In my mind, he has the prettiest swing in the game, and can also hit the ball out to all fields. This four-man team has a combined 83 home runs so far this year.
David Wright, the New York Mets third baseman and captain of the National League team, picked Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, and Colorado Rockies outfielders Michael Cuddyer and Carlos Gonzalez. The four of them have a combined 65 home runs this year.
Cano picked a team that can slug Wright’s team out of Citi Field, and will probably contain the two hitters in the finals.