Presenting the eight-man field for a possible All-Pitcher Home Run Derby
Despite the wishes of Giants ace Madison Bumgarner, he won't participate in the 2016 Home Run Derby, and the same is true for the handful of other high-profile hurlers who decalred that they too wanted to swing for the fences. San Francisco wasn't keen on the prospect of its star lefty participating, but ultimately it was the Major League Baseball Players Association that vetoed the inclusion of him and other pitchers on the grounds that they would be taking away spots from position players. While the league reportedly considered having a separate all-pitchers Derby, it ultimately nixed that idea.
Still, it's fun to ponder the prospect of such an event, if only because there appears to be enough interest from players and fans to make it a reality next year. What follows here are some thoughts about what shape it might take.
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