Home Run Derby 2012: Carlos Gonzalez Does Not Advance

Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, despite being one of the most prolific home run hitters in the majors, did not knock enough balls out of Kauffman Stadium to advance to the second round of the 2012 Home Run Derby. Gonzalez only cracked four bombs, which left him one behind Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder, who was the final participant to advance.

Gonzalez, though, had pretty good company. He was in the group of eliminated hitters along with Andrew McCutchen and team captains Matt Kemp and Robinson Cano. The four hitters who advanced were Fielder, Carlos Beltran, Mark Trumbo and Jose Bautista, who led the field with 11 homers.

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