Don't expect to see Bryce Harper going deep in the State Farm Home Run Derby. Not this year, at least. Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp, the National League team's captain, told USA Today that he likes the Nationals' 19-year-old phenom, but he won't be adding him to the roster of sluggers for the July 9 Home Run Derby in Kansas City. "It's not because he's a rookie. It's just that there are other guys out there that are capable," Kemp told USA Today. "I'm not saying he wouldn't do a good job in the Home Run Derby. He's going to have plenty of time to participate in many Home Run Derbies. Just not this year. Nothing against him. I love watching him play."
Kemp says he won't pick Harper for Derby
MLB.com | Jun 27