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.