Chris Young Falls Flat in Home Run Derby

It's nice to see Chris Young smiling, even if he did only hit one home run.

The Arizona Diamondbacks' representative Chris Young led off the 2010 All Star Home Run Derby, and hit one home run an estimated 410 feet. He hit the fewest number of home runs since Detroit's Brandon Inge hit zero in 2009. Troy Glaus hit one in 2006.

His home run came after he had recorded two of his ten outs. Most of Chris Young's hits were line drives, with several pop-ups falling just short of the wall. He knew his swing had a tendency to hit line drives, and it seems  he won't need to worry about extra work after the Derby to get it back to line drive status. Young's pitcher, his former hitting coach Sid Holland, was throwing at a relatively fast pace, which may have affected his patience. Despite the results, Chris looked like he was having fun out there.

Young was eliminated from the Home Run Derby when the night's fifth batter, Matt Holliday, hit five home runs in the first round (four of those on the Golden last-out Ball). David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox won the Home Run Derby with 11 home runs over Florida's Hanley Ramirez, who hit only 5 in the final round.

Join the discussion on tonight's activities.

Player Round 1 Round 2 Finals
 David Ortiz  8  13  11
 Hanley Ramirez  9  12  5
 Corey Hart  13  0  --
 Miguel Cabrera  7  5  -- 
 Matt Holliday  5  --  -- 
 Nick Swisher  4  --  --
 Vernon Wells  2  --  -- 
 Chris Young  1  --   -- 
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