From a fans perspective:yes

From his perspective: maybe

From his managers perspective:no way 

Why?

               I think it would make the Derby ten times more interesting if we saw this. A pitcher in the home run derby.  On the surface it seems I fathomable but this guy goes up to the plate looking to hit home runs. He’s even been used as a pinch hitter before. If he ends up being in, basically if his manager let’s him, Jake Arrietta will also want in. This would be great for baseball. 

Verdict: Don’t do it. 

Why? 

             Even the sluggers we are used to seeing in the annual home run contest say it messes up their swing, as well as cause injur. No need to risk it for MadBum, who is an elite starting pitcher and one of San Francisco’s two aces (other is Cueto). 

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