The National League announced their four Home Run Derby contestants. Outside of hitting home runs and being catalysts in their respective offenses, all four of these guys share another similarity: playing first base.
Albert Pujols of St. Louis, Adrian Gonzalez of San Diego, Prince Fielder of Milwaukee, and Ryan Howard of Philadelphia will represent in the NL in the 2009 Home Run Derby held in St. Louis, Howard’s home town.
These four big men are all very capable of winning the crown. Howard has plenty of experience in the contest, winning it in 2006. This is his third time. It will be the second appearance for Pujols and Fielder. Gonzalez is the only HR Derby virgin in the cast.
Pujols is currently leading the Major Leagues with 31 homers. Gonzalez has 24, Fielder has 22, and Howard has 20.