MLB Predictions 2011: 7 Hitters Most Likely to Make a Run at 50 Home Runs

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MLB Predictions 2011: 7 Hitters Most Likely to Make a Run at 50 Home Runs
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In 2010, Jose Bautista became the first player since 2006 to hit at least 50 homers in a season, hitting a total of 54. Bautista became the breakout star of the year and has so far played even better in 2011, making the Blue Jays' decision to give him a nice extension look even better.

This year there are a good number of players that are on pace to hit 50, but in this article I'll take a look at guys, both fast and slow starters so far, that I think will have the best chance to top the mark in 2011.

While there has been a more recent focus on defense and speed, the home run is still the sexiest thing in baseball. Not only is it a moneymaking factor, but it more importantly is instant offense for your team and gives you a better chance to win.

So without anymore talk, let's get down to the list.

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