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Picking the ideal participants of the 2017 Home Run Derby

Who should hit dingers in a contrived format? These players. Only these players. Two years ago, the format of the Home Run Derby changed, and I couldn’t roll my eyes enough. Clocks? Brackets? It was the same silly event, just with bells and whistles and keytars and explosions. It turned out to be awesome. I described it as “HIT EIGHT HOME RUNS or THE BUS EXPLODES,” and I’ll stand by that.
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