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Home Run Derby Participant Profile: Matt Holliday

By Scott Allen

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holiday can flat out hit home runs. That isn’t the only reason though why he is in the Home Run Derby and not the Arizona Diamondbacks Justin Upton.  He is also a friend of the Milwaukee Brewers Prince Fielder.

Holliday though is deserving of making the team.  He has hit 13 homers so far this season and has never hit fewer than 14 in a season, his rookie season in 2004.He hit 28 HR last year after hitting 48 in 20009, splitting time between three teams.