Matt Kemp Selects Giancarlo Stanton For Home Run Derby Team

Matt Kemp told USA Today on Wednesday that he would not select Bryce Harper for his National League Home Run Derby team, despite the fact that selecting Harper might have goosed TV ratings.

Kemp has now made his first selection, and it’s someone who can hit baseballs a long, long way. Maybe the TV ratings are saved! Clark Spencer:

Giancarlo Stanton landed a ball in the center-field, upper-deck seats at Marlins Park during batting practice Wednesday, leaving his disbelieving teammates shaking their heads. The Marlins’ 22-year-old slugger will be putting his power on display for an entire country to see on July 9 when he takes part in the Home Run Derby in Kansas City.

Stanton confirmed that he was chosen to participate.

It’s too bad that they can’t transport the Marlins’ home-run sculpture to Kansas City so Stanton and others could take aim on it during this year’s Derby. Now that would be must-see TV.

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