Home Run Derby dominated by the American League again

For the 2nd consecutive year the American League absolutely dominated the National League in the Home Run Derby

American League dominates 2011 Home Run Derby

Prince Fielder defeated Jose Bautista in the 2012 Home Run Derby from Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO.

Fielder was sensational in the final round as he out slugged Bautista 12-7 in the finale and 28-22 for the event.

The four American League sluggers totaled 64 bombs while the National League was only able to muster a total of 21 homers.

In fact round two featured three AL players (Prince Fielder, Jose Bautista and Mark Trumbo).

Prince Fielder hit the longest home run of the event at 476 feet for the 2ns consecutive year, This was Fielders 2nd Derby title.

American League captain Robinson Cano was the only player that got shut out.

What are your thoughts on the Home Run Derby?

Does this indicate that the AL is the better slugging league? Does it indicate that Robinson Cano is a better judge of talent than fellow captain Matt Kemp? Or is this just another silly exhibition event for Major League Baseball’s All-Star break?

For full event break down and highlights check out MLB’s Derby tracker.

For a look at past winners of the Home Run Derby click here.


2 thoughts on “Home Run Derby dominated by the American League again

  1. It’s a pointless event that means nothing, giving zero indication of what league is better.

  2. Clearly the leagues biggest sluggers are in the american league. This is a money maker for MLB.

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