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Morning Poll: MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby: Who's the Favorite?

The best sluggers in Major League Baseball will gather tonight at Chase Field for the Home Run Derby portion of this year's MLB All-Star Game.

Representing the National League will be Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder, who is coming into the contest with 22 home runs so far this season; St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday with 14 homers, Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp, also with 22 jacks this year, and Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks, who's gone yard 17 times this season.

For the American League, leading off will be Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Batista, who's homered 31 times this season, followed by New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, with 15 home runs, Boston Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, with 15 jacks, and Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, who's gone yard 19 times this season.

Having won the Derby with 32 total home runs last year, Ortiz is the heavy favorite. But Fielder, Batista, and Cano -- in our humble opinion -- could give "Big Papi" a run for his money this time around.

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