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Picking Home Run Derby dream teams

Updated: June 10, 2012, 3:47 PM ET
By Buster Olney

CINCINNATI -- Prince Fielder was on his way to the cage for batting practice Saturday afternoon, and he didn't pause when asked, hypothetically, whether he would participate in the Home Run Derby in Kansas City on July 9.

"Yeah, I'd do that," he said, smiling, before adding the usual qualifier that he needs to actually be invited, as part of the All-Star team.

Robinson Cano and Matt Kemp were named Derby captains earlier this week, and so the question is: Who would you want to see them pick for their teams?

Cano indicated that he would offer a spot to teammate Curtis Granderson.

For the sake of picking dream teams, we'll pick from all players, rather than only those who are likely to get selected to the midsummer classic.

American League

1. Cano, New York Yankees

2. Fielder, Detroit Tigers: He showed during the All-Star Game last year what kind of lasers he is capable of hitting.

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