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2013 MLB Home Run Derby: Bryce Harper, Chris Davis among selections

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Bryce Harper, Chris Davis and Prince Fielder will be among the big names participating at this year's Home Run Derby.

Patrick McDermott

The field for the 2013 Home Run Derby is nearly set as seven of the eight names participating were announced Monday evening. The field once again features four players from both the AL and NL, split into a pair of squads representing each league.

Picking for the American League, New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano announced Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis and Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder as two of his choices. He didn't announce the final member of the AL group, though, saying he's still awaiting a response from his top candidate.

New York Mets third baseman David Wright chose the group for the National League. The NL's group will feature Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper and a pair of Colorado Rockies in Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer.

Cano's current choices were both essentially no-brainers. Davis currently leads the majors in home runs with 33, putting him on pace to have the best power-hitting performance in years. Fielder has seen a dip in performance this season, but should still reach the 30-homer plateau for the seventh straight season.

Wright went with a pair of players who call the hitter-friendly Coors Field home, though neither boasts outrageous home-road splits. Gonzalez currently has 24 homers this season, tops in the NL, with 13 coming on the road while Cuddyer has hit six of his 15 homers away from the high altitude.

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