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MLB The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions  

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The most likely 2012 home run champions are the top hitters from the American League and National League of Major League Baseball who are projected to lead in home runs. Many players will try but at the end of the season, only one talented professional baseball player will be crowned the 2012 home run champion.

To predict which sluggers will see the most success in 2012, we have to look at which players led the league in 2011. In the American League, Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays led with 43 home runs while Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers topped the National League with 39 home runs in 2011. Both are primed to contend for the home run title again in 2012, but they'll have some competition.

Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers, Giancarlo (Mike) Stanton of the Miami Marlins, Curtis Granderson of the New York Yankees and Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels are just a few of the names that will more than likely be among those battling for the 2012 home run lead.

Now these talented hitters might not hit 73 home runs in a season, like home run record holder and accused steroid user Barry Bonds did in 2001 but many of these stars will surely tally 30, if not 40, home runs in the 2012 campaign. Many will also be invited to the MLB Home Run Derby during which they'll battle each other as part of the MLB All-Star Game festivities.

Whether these MLB players hit 50 home runs in 2012 or 15, they are all easily among the best current baseball players in the game today. Tell us which slugger you think will take the home run title in 2012 by voting for your favorite below or re-ranking this list your way.
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Jose Bautista is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions

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Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Prince Fielder First baseman

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Josh Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Josh Hamilton Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

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Matt Kemp is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Matt Kemp Right fielder, Center fielder

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Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Albert Pujols First baseman

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David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
David Ortiz Designated hitter, First baseman

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Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

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Ryan Howard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Ryan Howard First baseman

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Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Joey Votto First baseman

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Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

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Jay Bruce is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Jay Bruce Right fielder, Outfielder

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Josh Willingham is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Josh Willingham Right fielder, Left fielder, First baseman

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Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions

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Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Robinson Canó Second baseman

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

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Matt Holliday is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Matt Holliday Outfielder, Left fielder

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Curtis Granderson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Curtis Granderson Center fielder

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Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

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Justin Upton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Justin Upton Right fielder, Left fielder

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Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
JimChilders added Carlos Beltrán Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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Jacoby Ellsbury is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Jacoby Ellsbury Center fielder

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Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Andrew McCutchen Outfielder, Center fielder

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

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Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

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Dan Uggla is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Dan Uggla Second baseman

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J. J. Hardy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
J. J. Hardy Shortstop

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Paul Konerko is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Paul Konerko Infielder, First baseman

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Lance Berkman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Lance Berkman Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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Ryan Braun is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Ryan Braun Left fielder

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Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Evan Longoria Third baseman

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Mark Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Mark Reynolds Third baseman

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Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Adrian Gonzalez Right fielder, First baseman

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Mark Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Mark Teixeira First baseman

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Pablo Sandoval is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Pablo Sandoval First baseman, Third baseman

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Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Ian Kinsler Second baseman

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Mike Napoli is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Mike Napoli Catcher, First baseman

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Carlos González is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions
Carlos González Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

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Michael Morse is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Likely 2012 Home Run Champions