Team captains Robinson Cano and David Wright have announced the members of their 2013 Home Run Derby squads, and the two will have to beat out a talented group of sluggers if they plan on making it to the finals.
Cano picked Orioles first baseman Chris Davis and Tigers designated hitter Prince Fielder as members of the American League team. Davis is having a career year, blasting 33 home runs before the All-Star break, tied for his career season-high. Fielder has quietly notched 15 home runs on the season, keeping him on pace for his seventh consecutive 30-home-run season.
Cano left one spot vacant until after the All-Star rosters are finalized. Jose Bautista (20 home runs) and Miguel Cabrera (28 home runs) are considered favorites among potential candidates. Cano was the 2011 Home Run Derby champion, but was eliminated in the first round last year without a home run.
The National League team is headlined by Rockies’ outfielder and MVP candidate Carlos Gonzalez, who leads the NL wit...