2011 Home Run Derby: Taking a Look at the Contestants

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2011 Home Run Derby: Taking a Look at the Contestants
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Yup, it's that time again.

The warm summer nights, the energetic crowds, and the good old crack of the bat. 

That's right ladies and gentleman, it's time for the 2011 edition of Major League Baseball's Home Run Derby.

It's a time of excitement. A time when fans of all 30 clubs anxiously fill up one ballpark. And most importantly, it's a time to watch the game's best sluggers duke it out for home run supremacy.

This year's contest will introduce the baseball to wide variety of players. There are young newcomers such as the Dodgers' Matt Kemp and the Brewers' Rickie Weeks. There are established hitters trying the Derby out for the first time like Jose Bautista and Robinson Cano. And there are former champions roaming the field in the likes of David Ortiz and Prince Fielder.

So with the highly anticipated and widely watched event coming up, here is a list each contestant--detailing why or why not they can bring home the coveted Derby title this year.

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