Mike Trout will not participate in this year's Home Run Derby, but that isn't because Major League Baseball isn't trying.

"Every year," Trout said. "Every year they ask me."

Trout is an All-Star starter for the seventh straight year, but he has always declined to take part in the event.

"Maybe one year I'll say to myself, 'Hey, let's do it,'" he said. "I'm obviously a big fan of watching it. It's just what it is. I enjoyed watching it as a kid, thought it was cool. I just never really wanted to do it."