The All-Star Home Run Derby team for the American League got revealed on Monday night (July 2), as the AL captain and the reigning derby champion, New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano was allowed to select which players would participate with him against the National League.
Cano chose Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays, Prince Fielder of the Detroit Tigers and Mark Trumbo of the Los Angeles Angels to join him on the team. The group of four is doing very well in the home run chase this year, propelling each of their respective teams into contention within the AL.
So far in 2012, Bautista has 26 home runs to lead Major League Baseball. Cano has 20 home runs to his credit, Trumbo also has 20 and Fielder has 12 during his first season with the Tigers. All four guys have what it takes to win a contest like this one and Cano may not receive that much grief for the selections that he went with.
A couple of the players that might have an argument to participate in the 2012 Home Run Derby include Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers who has 25 and Adam Dunn of the Chicago White Sox who has 24 home runs through the first half of the season.
Do you think that Robinson Cano made the right choices for the American League? Do you have a suggestion for which four should represent the AL?