Yep, it’s that time of year! The MLB All Star Game is upon us yet again, want to know who is participating in the Home Run Derby 2010? Contestants will be listed below as well as some photos and video. Check it out!
I love watching the Derby each year, and of course there’s always the question as to why certain players are not included in this event. First, let’s look at who the 2010 Home Run Derby contestants are.
From the National League, we have: Corey Hart, Matt Holliday, Chris Young and Hanley Ramirez.
From the American League: Miguel Cabrera, Vernon Wells, David Ortiz (picture above) and Nick Swisher.
Corey Hart, who is participating for the first time, said:
“Honestly, the Derby is what I’m looking forward to. I’m obviously very excited about being picked for the All-Star team, but with the Derby you’re talking about being one of only four guys representing your league. That’s pretty exciting.”
Doubtful that he’ll be wearing sunglasses tonight…heh heh.
Last year’s winner, Prince Fielder, has 20 home runs thus far in the season but is not a participant this year. Totally don’t get that one… Other notables missing (who also have 20+ homers) – Josh Hamilton, Albert Pujols, Jose Bautista (24!), Adam Dunn, Vladimir Guerrero, Mark Reynolds, Paul Konerko and Joey Votto.
So when does the fun filled event take place? Tonight at 8:00 PM ET at Angel Stadium. What channels will be televising the Home Run Derby? Lots of coverage from ESPN, including ESPN 3D, ESPN Deportes, ESPN HD, and ESPN Radio.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this year’s Home Run Derby 2010 contestants. Who do you think will reign victorious later tonight? Who is your favorite to win? Bookmark this page, as we will update this post later with the winner. Meanwhile, take a look at more photos plus see video of last year’s winner, Prince Fielder.
Good Luck to all the contestants!