MLB All-Star Game 2012: Bryce Harper Won't Participate In Home Run Derby

Washington Nationals left field Bryce Harper has been just about everything he's been billed so far in the majors, but it doesn't look like he's going to get his chance to show off during MLB's All Star weekend during the home run derby. It's not because Harper declined to participate in the derby, but because Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp won't be choosing him to be on the National League's home run derby team.

"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.''

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