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Show Us What You Got: New Skills Competitions for the MLB All-Star Game

There are more skills required to play baseball than there are for any other sport.

Just think about what it means to be a "five-tool player." Only a few dozen people in the world can both hit and hit for power, let alone run, throw, and catch. That's without even considering pitchers.

Yet, the MLB All-Star Game features just one skill competition: The Home Run Derby.

In this slideshow are 10 contests that MLB could add to its All-Star festivities that test some of the game's neglected skills.

A description of the event, five players who could compete, and my predicted winner.

To prevent guys like Carl Crawford and Ichiro from dominating everything, I decided that players can partake in only one competition each.

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