Cano: 2013 Derby 'way better' than K.C.

Robinson Cano, captain of the AL team, exited in the first round of Monday's Home Run Derby. AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

NEW YORK -- Robinson Cano may have been eliminated in the first round. He may have only hit four home runs. But his Cit Field Home Run Derby experience was better than last year in Kansas City.

"Way better," Cano said.

Captain Cano didn't hit any homers last season in Kansas City after being booed because he chose not to pick Billy Butler for the AL team. This year, he was proud of his selection of winner Yoenis Cespedes because he was not an All-Star.

"He was hitting the ball really far," Cano said. "That guy is really strong. Unbelievable. That was a great show."

Cano, who had his dad, Jose, throwing to him again, looked on the positive side.

"At least I hit four this time," Cano said.

In 2011, Cano was the champion.