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MLB.com held a poll asking some active players who they’d like to see participate in this year’s homerun derby.
Here are the results of the top 6 – mostly unsurprising but one choice certainly interesting.
- Aaron Judge, 11 votes
- Giancarlo Stanton, 10 votes
- Joey Gallo, 3 votes
- Cody Bellinger, 2 votes
- Bryce Harper, 2 votes
- Ichiro Suzuki, 2 votes
Now the least surprising is that people want to see a slugfest between Judge and Stanton, the latter who has already committed to defending his title.
Fans should be excited about seeing the power show if Judge accepts the challenge.
The others aren’t that surprising either until you get to Ichiro. Call it a bout of nostalgia and possibly the last chance to see Ichiro participate in the All-Star festivities.
Either way, we’ll find out soon who will be squaring off in the derby.
It goes without saying, a showcase of power by any of these hitters can’t hurt his value in the hobby (unless you believe in the curse of the homerun derby!)