The first six participants in the 2010 State Farm Home Run Derby have been announced.

Representing the American League are the Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz, the Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera, the New York Yankees’ Robinson Cano, and the Toronto Blue Jays’ Vernon Wells.

The two National League participants so far are the Milwaukee Brewers’ Corey Hart and the St. Louis Cardinals’ Matt Holliday.

The other participants will be announced when Major League Baseball is done begging them to participate. That should be any day now.

I am looking forward to seeing Cabrera put on a show. He has the fifth longest home run in baseball this year at 468 feet, and look at his true home run landing spots chart courtesy of Hit Tracker Online…

Outside of a 342-foot home run at Kaufmann Stadium, all of Cabrera’s home runs have been manly man home runs.

I am also interested to see how Cano does in this. I don’t consider Cano a “home run” hitter, so it will be interesting to see how he does and if participating in this event will hurt his swing in the future. That being said, Cano does have a 451-foot home run this year.

The Home Run Derby will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN HD, ESPN Deportes, ESPN 3D, and ESPN Radio beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, July 12.

Of course, the derby on ESPN will be cut away from in the event that LeBron James goes to the bathroom.

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