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April 18, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics center fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) hits a three run home run in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE
April 18, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics center fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) hits a three run home run in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Since the season isn't even a month old yet, naturally, it's time for the All-Star and Home Run Derby ballots to come out.

Wouldn't be pretty awesome to see Yoenis Cespedes make the Home Run Derby? He's not on the ballot (which seems like it was drawn up before the year started), but he's available as a write in candidate.

AL candidates:

  • Jose Bautista
  • Miguel Cabrera
  • Robinson Cano
  • Prince Fielder
  • Josh Hamilton
  • Paul Konerko
  • Evan Longoria
  • David Ortiz
  • Albert Pujols
  • Mark Reynolds (I want to see him go, if only to see how many times he'd whiff on BP fastballs)
So, good people of AN, I ask you... how would your ideal Home Run Derby go? Not only for this year, but if you could put together an all-time Home Run Derby, who would you pick? My input after the jump.

This year:

AL: Cespedes, Hamilton, Bautista, Cabrera

NL: Matt Kemp, Chris Young, Joey Votto, Carlos Beltran

All time:

AL: Babe Ruth, Jim Thome, Reggie Jackson, Harmon Killebrew

NL: Barry Bonds (I know), Hank Aaron, Mark McGwire (could've gone in either, but hey, wouldn't roided-up Mac be fun to watch?), Willie Mays