So if an invitation were to be extended to Bumgarner asking him to participate in this year's Home Run Derby, he plans to jump at the chance.
"I'll do it for sure," Bumgarner said. "If they ask me to do it, I'll do it."
No pitcher has taken part in the annual event, but Bumgarner has been one of the top power-hitting pitchers in the Majors for the past three seasons and would give the Derby a definitively different look if he is invited.
One person who might not want Bumgarner to do it is Giants manager Bruce Bochy, who is concerned about the potential for injury to his top pitcher.
"I don't know how serious this is all getting, but it's been brought up to me," Bochy said.
Michael Wagaman is a contributor to MLB.com and covered the Giants on Tuesday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.