The 2012 Home Run Derby has a lot of new faces, but two defending champions are stepping up to the plate for the American League with a great chance of repeating as champs in 2012. Fantasy baseball superstar Matt Kemp will captain the National League team, and 2012 winner Robinson Cano will head up the American League team. Of the eight participants in this year’s competition, only three have previously appeared in the Derby before – along with Cano, 2009 winner Prince Fielder, Kemp, and Jose Bautista are the only other two.
The Full 2012 Home Run Derby Lineup, With Season HR Totals
Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays, 27
Mark Trumbo, Los Angeles Angels, 21
Carlos Beltran, St. Louis Cardinals, 20
Robinson Cano, New York