Cespedes wins HR Derby

Yasiel Puig hit zero home runs. Giancarlo Stanton also posted a no-homer round. But when it all was over, the 2014 Home Run Derby went the same way as 2013: with Yoenis Cespedes the winner. The Oakland Athletics left fielder topped the Cincinnati Reds' Todd Frazier 9-1 in the final round, and became the first back-to-back winner of the contest since Ken Griffey Jr. in 1998 and 1999. The victory came under a new format, in which there were only seven outs, and the top hitter from each league got a bye into the finals, where they would face the winner of a playoff between the Nos. 2 and 3 hitters.

How many more home run derbies will Yoenis Cespedes win in his career?

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  • Is Yoenis Cespedes a legitimate MLB star?

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  • Whose zero-HR round was more disappointing?

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  • What do you make of the new Home Run Derby format?

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  • Would you want a player on your favorite team to participate in the Home Run Derby?

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  • Does participation in a home run derby negatively affect a player's swing?

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  • Which is the better competition?

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  • Who will win the American League home run race?

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  • Who will win the National League home run race?

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