Ranking each MLB club's extra-inning HR Derby teams
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Major League Baseball and the Players Association are stressing thinking outside the box when it comes to salvaging the 2020 season, and Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner took that homework assignment to heart.

On Wednesday, Turner suggested the league should replace extra innings following the 10th frame with a Home Run Derby to decide the winner. While Turner didn't provide all the details - like who would pitch - the veteran says he wants each team's three best hitters to bat with five outs. The winning team would be the club that hits the most home runs. His inspiration for the idea comes from the NHL's shootout.

With no games to worry about, we decided to dig deeper into Turner's idea, ranking each team based on its strongest three-man lineup. Here are the results:

1. New York Yankees

Player 2019 HRs
Gary Sanchez 34
Aaron Judge 27
Giancarlo Stanton 3

An absurd amount of power, as this trio has bashed 523 home runs in 1,930 career games. Judge and Stanton have each won the Home Run Derby, and Gleyber Torres could also fill in after going deep 38 times last year.

2. Los Angeles Dodgers

Player 2019 HRs
Cody Bellinger 47
Joc Pederson 36
Justin Turner 27

Pederson is the seasoned vet of the derby, blasting 60 bombs in two rounds of the 2019 event. Although Max Muncy hit more home runs than Turner in 2019, JT is the Dodgers' third man up since this is his idea.

3. Minnesota Twins

Player 2019 HRs
Nelson Cruz 41
Josh Donaldson 37
Max Kepler 36

The 2019 Twins set MLB's all-time single-season home run record, and they've since added Josh Donaldson. No one would want to go into extras against the Bomba Squad.

4. Los Angeles Angels

Player 2019 HRs
Mike Trout 45
Anthony Rendon 34
Shohei Ohtani 18

Trout bashed a career-high 45 homers last season, while Ohtani hit 18 dingers in only 384 at-bats coming off Tommy John surgery.

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5. Cincinnati Reds

Player 2019 HRs
Eugenio Suarez 49
Mike Moustakas 35
Aristides Aquino 19

Suarez is one of the game's most under-appreciated sluggers, going deep 83 times over the last two campaigns. Aquino burst onto the scene last year, hitting 19 long balls in just 205 at-bats as a rookie.

6. Houston Astros

Player 2019 HRs
Alex Bregman 41
George Springer 39
Jose Altuve 31

Trash can and buzzer jokes aside, the Astros are one of the premier power-hitting clubs in the majors. The trio above went deep 177 times over the past two seasons.

7. Chicago Cubs

Player 2019 HRs
Kyle Schwarber 38
Kris Bryant 31
Javy Baez 29

Derby experience could help the Cubs in extra innings. Bryant and Baez are both past participants, while Schwarber was a finalist who briefly held the record for most homers in a single derby. This group would strike fear into opponents with the game on the line.

8. New York Mets

Team 2019 HRs
Pete Alonso 53
Michael Conforto 33
Robinson Cano 13

Alonso's monstrous performance in Cleveland last year gives the Mets a huge leg up in this competition. Cano is also a former derby winner.

9. Oakland Athletics

Payer 2019 HRs
Matt Chapman 36
Matt Olson 36
Marcus Semien 33

Chapman, Olson, and Semien form one of the most lethal power trios in baseball. The A's could be the dark horses.

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10. Atlanta Braves

Player 2019 HRs
Ronald Acuna Jr. 41
Freddie Freeman 38
Marcell Ozuna 29

The Braves' 249 homers ranked fourth in the NL last year, and Atlanta would threaten to be a force in this event. You just know Acuna would enjoy this stage.

11. Chicago White Sox

Player 2019 HRs
Ediwn Encarnacion 34
Jose Abreu 33
Eloy Jimenez 31

The White Sox signed Encarnacion to add significant power over the winter, and he could pay huge dividends in extra innings. Jimenez also possesses the kind of swing that will play well in a derby.

12. Cleveland Indians

Player 2019 HRs
Franmil Reyes 37
Carlos Santana 34
Francisco Lindor 32

Were the Indians thinking of this format when they traded for Franmil Reyes last July? Probably not. But "The Franimal" and his Herculean power would give them a distinct advantage in this competition. Being able to rely on three 30-plus-homer bats would also help.

13. Boston Red Sox

Player 2019 HRs
J.D. Martinez 36
Xander Bogaerts 33
Rafael Devers 32

The Red Sox are dealing with several pitching issues, but their offense can still bash with the best. Both Bogaerts and Devers are coming off career-best homer years.

14. Colorado Rockies

Player 2019 HRs
Nolan Arenado 41
Trevor Story 35
Charlie Blackmon 32

Dealing with the Rockies in a power contest is always scary. At home, these three enjoy a distinct advantage, and you don't want to mess with Colorado's power even on the road.

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15. Texas Rangers

Player 2019 HRs
Rougned Odor 30
Danny Santana 28
Joey Gallo 22

Gallo's presence gives Texas a boost, but overall the group is lacking, even with a 30-homer man in Odor. Maybe former derby champ Todd Frazier is the answer here.

16. Philadelphia Phillies

Player 2019 HRs
Bryce Harper 35
Rhys Hoskins 29
J.T. Realmuto 25

Harper, the 2018 derby winner, leads this solid trio. The raw power numbers are there for Philadelphia, but it's questionable whether a catcher would have enough energy left to be useful in this format.

17. St. Louis Cardinals

Player 2019 HRs
Paul Goldschmidt 34
Paul DeJong 30
Tyler O'Neill 5

It gets dark fast for the Cardinals after Goldschmidt and DeJong. O'Neill could be a sneaky-good weapon though, as despite last year's low total, he reached the 30-homer plateau in the minors and has displayed his potential light-tower power.

18. Milwaukee Brewers

Player 2019 HRs
Christian Yelich 44
Avisail Garcia 20
Keston Hiura 19

Yelich being on their side certainly boosts the Brewers' chances, and Hiura will lend a hand as a good young power hitter. However, that third spot, where Garcia narrowly sits over Ryan Braun, could spell problems for this crew.

19. Arizona Diamondbacks

Player 2019 HRs
Eduardo Escobar 35
Kole Calhoun 33
Ketel Marte 32

This is a formidable derby arsenal, but these three also comprise the majority of the D-Backs' power. Only two other Arizona hitters (Christian Walker and Starling Marte) surpassed the 20-homer mark in 2019.

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20. Toronto Blue Jays

Player 2019 HRs
Randal Grichuk 31
Teoscar Herenandez 26
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 15

Vlad Jr. is built for this format, but he'll be doing a lot of the work for his team. There's power in the Blue Jays' lineup beyond him, but it's inconsistent.

21. Kansas City Royals

Player 2019 HRs
Jorge Soler 48
Hunter Dozier 26
Salvador Perez DNP

Soler was the AL's home run leader in 2019. The problem? He accounted for 29.6% of the Royals' round-trippers. Perez went deep 27 times in each of the previous two campaigns before missing 2019.

22. Tampa Bay Rays

Player 2019 HRs
Austin Meadows 33
Hunter Renfroe 33
Yandy Diaz 14

The Rays' offense is known more for being pesky than bashing big, but adding Renfroe gives them a legit power threat. Diaz has shown signs of major pop despite only hitting 15 homers in 167 major-league games.

23. Washington Nationals

Player 2019 HRs
Juan Soto 34
Eric Thames 25
Howie Kendrick 17

Soto is a legitimate superstar, but the Nationals lost so much power after Rendon's departure. Still, adding Thames will lead to some jaw-dropping bombs.

24. Baltimore Orioles

Player 2019 HRs
Trey Mancini 35
Renato Nunez 31
Chris Davis 12

Nunez emerged as one of the breakout power hitters last season, going from eight homers in 73 games in 2018 to 31 in 2019. Davis twice led the majors in homers (2013 and 2015), but he only managed 12 last season. Still, it's batting practice, so could he carve out a second life as baseball's version of Jussi Jokinen?

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25. San Diego Padres

Player 2019 HRs
Manny Machado 32
Fernando Tatis Jr. 22
Wil Myers 18

The Padres could be much better than this ranking if Tatis continues to build off a stellar rookie year when the 20-year-old hit 22 home runs in just 84 games. The real question mark is the third spot, where Myers slots in with his former 30-homer bat.

26. Seattle Mariners

Player 2019 HRs
Dan Vogelbach 30
Kyle Seager 23
Tom Murphy 18

Vogelbach is built like a mercenary on your local softball team, and he reached the top deck of T-Mobile Park last year. Seager still shows a lot of pop, homering 23 times in less than 400 at-bats last season. The Mariners' lineup goes south after that.

27. Pittsburgh Pirates

Player 2019 HRs
Josh Bell 37
Bryan Reynolds 16
Gregory Polanco 6

The Pirates' chances in this contest would lie with Bell, a former derby competitor, and the team's only real power threat. If he's not in top form, it's lights out for the Bucs.

28. Detroit Tigers

Player 2019 HRs
C.J. Cron 25
Jonathan Schoop 23
Miguel Cabrera 12

The Tigers hit the fewest home runs in the AL last season by a large margin, clubbing 149, well behind the Rangers' 162. Cron and Schoop were added in the offseason and should help, but this is a very unsexy Home Run Derby team.

29. San Francisco Giants

Player 2019 HRs
Mike Yastrzemski 21
Evan Longoria 20
Brandon Belt 17

No Giants player hit more than 21 deep flies last season. For comparison, Barry Bonds hit his 22nd home run in his 40th game of the 2001 campaign. Can San Francisco bring Barry back?

30. Miami Marlins

Player 2019 HRs
Brian Anderson 22
Jorge Alfaro 18
Jesus Aguilar 12

Maybe Derek Jeter really removed the home run sculpture because the Marlins lack power?

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