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Home Run Derby Participant Profile: Adrian Gonzalez

By Scott Allen

For a guy who was going to boycott the All-Star Game in Phoenix a year ago, things sure have changed.  Not only is Boston Red Sox slugger Adrian Gonzalez going to be in the game itself, he will also be a participant in the Home Run Derby on Monday night.  Gonzalez though deserves to be in it.

Gonzalez, who has hit 17 home runs so far this season, has hit no fewer than 24 in a season since 2006.  He can flat out hit.  he is also carrying an average of .352 and has 77 RBI.  I would look for him to hit quite a few out on Monday night.