MLB 2011 Home Run Derby: Handicapping David Ortiz and the Rest of the Field

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MLB 2011 Home Run Derby: Handicapping David Ortiz and the Rest of the Field
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With the teams selected and first swing just days away, it's time to handicap the 2011 Home Run Derby field. 

This year's edition brings an interesting element of competition, as the American League and National League will compete against one another for the first time. 

National League captain Prince Fielder (2009 Home Run Derby winner) hand-picked St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp and Brewers teammate Ricky Weeks to represent the NL. 

David Ortiz, the American League captain (2010 Home Run Derby winner) responded by selecting Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista, New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, and fellow Red Sox bopper Adrian Gonzalez. 

Given the combined pedigrees of this year's participants, the 2011 Home Run Derby is certain to be one of the more entertaining editions of the past few years. 

In order from last to first, here are the projected results of this year's competition. 

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