MLB 2011 Home Run Derby: Ranking All Participants' Chances of Winning It

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MLB 2011 Home Run Derby: Ranking All Participants' Chances of Winning It
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Perhaps the biggest festivity of All-Star weekend isn't the game itself, but the always entertaining home run derby.

The concept is really simply eight of the biggest sluggers in baseball (usually) take the center stage and slug as many balls out of the park as they can before they get 10 outs and the top half moves on to the next round.  Then so on and so forth till everybody but one has been eliminated.

Obviously some players are built for the home run derby better than others.  If you're built like a lanky pitcher, you're not going to get anywhere. But if you're 6'5", 250 pounds, you have an advantage.

But who really has the upper hand going into this one?  Here are my rankings.

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