2013 MLB Home Run Derby: Grading Robinson Cano, David Wright's Picks

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2013 MLB Home Run Derby: Grading Robinson Cano, David Wright's Picks
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The biggest event of All-Star week for a lot of fans is the annual Home Run Derby, and the new format of having one captain per team pick his members leads to a lot of debate. 

With the festivities happening in New York City, it makes sense that Robinson Cano and David Wright would lead the American and National League squads, respectively. One of the best changes to the event is that anyone can be a part of it, not just the players who were selected to the All-Star Game. 

On Monday night, the captains unveiled the talent competing in the power-hitting exhibition in seven days at Citi Field. Eight players total will take part in the event, four on each side. 

Representing the NL will be Wright along with Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer, as well as Washington's Bryce Harper. 

Meanwhile, in the AL will be Cano along with Detroit's Prince Fielder and Baltimore's Chris Davis. Cano will make the decision for the final slot on Tuesday. 

In anticipation of the big event next Monday, here are our grades for the captains' picks and a look at some of the players we would have preferred to see with the understanding that not everyone is willing to participate in the Derby. 

 

Note: Home run-distance totals courtesy of ESPN Home Run Tracker

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