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6 Players We'd Love to See in the 2019 Home Run Derby

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - MAY 31: Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers watches his grand slam home run against the Kansas City Royals in the sixth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 31, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Kansas City Royals v Texas Rangers | Richard Rodriguez

The Home Run Derby is one of the greatest spectacles in all of sports. Nothing compares to watching some of the strongest men in the MLB send as many baseballs into the bleachers as their power and the clock will allow. These six players in particular would be perfect for this year's edition of the Home Run Derby.

6. Luke Voit

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 04:  Luke Voit #45 of the New York Yankees hits a single in the fifth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on June 4, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays | Tom Szczerbowski

Voit has expressed desire to participate in the Derby and the feeling is mutual. Watching the slugger put the barrel on the ball is a work of art. He's got 16 home runs to his credit this year and has the perfect swing to produce some memorable Derby moments. As one of the league's top power hitters, Voit swinging for the fences in Cleveland would be an absolute treat.

5. Pete Alonso

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 11:  Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets hits a three-run home run to left center field in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on June 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
New York Mets v New York Yankees - Game Two | Mike Stobe

The Mets' rookie slugger has lived up to the hype in 2019. He's pounded out 22 home runs this year, trailing only Christian Yelich for the league lead. They haven't been cheap shots either, with his average blast traveling an impressive 411 feet. Alonso absolutely needs to be in the Derby this year, as his power at the plate has taken the league by storm.

4. Cody Bellinger

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JUNE 04:  Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB game at Chase Field on June 04, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks | Christian Petersen

Cody Bellinger's swing was made for giving fans souvenirs. In the midst of an MVP campaign, Bellinger's 20 home runs would be a welcome presence in this year's Derby. He's one of only five players to record 100+ batted balls with an exit velocity of 95 mph or higher and would be a perfect injection of star power into the event. Not to mention he may be the most exciting player in the sport.

3. Gary Sánchez

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 08: Gary Sanchez #24 of the New York Yankees bats against the Cleveland Indiansin the seventh inning at Progressive Field on June 8, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Yankees 8-4.(Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v Cleveland Indians | David Maxwell

The Kraken has Derby experience, but fans are still itching for more. He slugged 27 bombs in the 2017 edition of the Home Run Derby and has put on quite the power show in 2019, hitting 20 home runs in just 48 games. His strength seemingly knows no bounds, and a Home Run Derby without Sanchez in it just wouldn't feel right this year.

2. Daniel Vogelbach

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 09: Daniel Vogelbach #20 of the Seattle Mariners crosses the plate after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning of the game against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 9, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
Seattle Mariners v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Jayne Kamin-Oncea

There's little to say about Vogelbach other than the fact that he's full of pure power. The Mariners slugger has pounded out 17 home runs this year, including one that traveled all the way to the third deck at T-Mobile Park. He might be one of the lesser-known names in the game, but he'd certainly put on a fireworks show for the ages.

1. Joey Gallo

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - MAY 31: Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers watches his grand slam home run against the Kansas City Royals in the sixth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 31, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Kansas City Royals v Texas Rangers | Richard Rodriguez

The indisputable king of power in the MLB, Gallo is literally the perfect Derby candidate. He's slugged 40 home runs in each of the past two seasons and already has 17 as part of a career year this year. He's hampered by an oblique injury which has his status up in the air, but if he's healthy, he absolutely needs to be in the mix.