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Matt Kemp

33-Year-Old Outfielder – Los Angeles Dodgers

2018 Stats

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.310

HR

15

RBI

60

R

42

SB

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2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

If your league format values defense, Kemp is pretty much undraftable. By Statcast measures, no outfielder was worse than Kemp last season. Kemp is still hitting for power, but he maintains an impatie...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 210   DOB: 9/23/1984   DRAFTED: 6th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt Kemp Contract Information:

Signed an eight-year, $160 million contract extension with the Dodgers in November of 2011 that runs through the 2019 season. Traded to the Padres in December of 2014. Traded to the Braves in July of 2016. Traded to the Dodgers in December of 2017.

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Matt Kemp Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 21 AA JAC 48 224 199 38 65 24 15 2 7 34 11 2 20 38 0 0 5 .327 .402 .528 .930
2006 21 AAA LAS 44 202 182 37 66 23 14 6 3 36 14 3 17 26 1 0 2 .363 .423 .555 .978
2006 21 MAJ LAD 52 166 154 30 39 15 7 1 7 23 6 0 9 53 0 3 0 .253 .289 .448 .737
2007 22 AAA LAS 39 174 161 32 53 23 16 3 4 20 9 2 10 26 0 1 2 .329 .374 .540 .914
2007 22 MAJ LAD 98 311 292 47 100 27 12 5 10 42 10 5 16 66 0 3 0 .342 .373 .521 .894
2008 23 MAJ LAD 155 657 606 93 176 61 38 5 18 76 35 11 46 153 1 3 1 .290 .340 .459 .799
2009 24 MAJ LAD 159 667 606 97 180 58 25 7 26 101 34 8 52 139 0 6 3 .297 .352 .490 .842
2010 25 MAJ LAD 162 668 602 82 150 59 25 6 28 89 19 15 53 170 0 9 4 .249 .310 .450 .760
2011 26 MAJ LAD 161 689 602 115 195 76 33 4 39 126 40 11 74 159 0 7 6 .324 .399 .586 .985
2012 27 A+ RAN 4 16 14 2 6 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .429 .500 .500 1.000
2012 27 AAA ALB 4 16 16 6 8 4 2 0 2 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
2012 27 MAJ LAD 106 449 403 74 122 47 22 2 23 69 9 4 40 103 0 3 3 .303 .367 .538 .905
2013 28 A+ RAN 5 19 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 0 0 0 .000 .053 .000 .053
2013 28 AAA ALB 3 12 11 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 .182 .250 .364 .614
2013 28 MAJ LAD 73 290 263 35 71 21 15 0 6 33 9 0 22 76 0 3 2 .270 .328 .395 .723
2014 29 MAJ LAD 150 599 541 77 155 66 38 3 25 89 8 5 52 145 0 6 0 .287 .346 .506 .852
2015 30 MAJ SD 154 648 596 80 158 57 31 3 23 100 12 2 39 147 0 8 5 .265 .312 .443 .755
2016 31 MAJ ATL 56 241 214 35 60 27 15 0 12 39 1 0 20 56 0 6 1 .280 .336 .519 .855
2016 31 MAJ SD 100 431 409 54 107 47 24 0 23 69 0 0 16 100 0 6 0 .262 .285 .489 .774
2016  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ ATL/SD 156 672 623 89 167 74 39 0 35 108 1 0 36 156 0 12 1 .268 .304 .499 .803
2017 32 AAA GWI 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .333 .250 .333 .583
2017 32 MAJ ATL 115 466 438 47 121 43 23 1 19 64 0 2 27 99 0 1 0 .276 .318 .463 .781
2018 33 MAJ LAD 92 324 297 42 92 33 18 0 15 60 0 0 21 74 0 5 1 .310 .352 .522 .874
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3-Year Averages     141 595 552 72 148 57 31 1 25 90 4 1 34 134 0 7 2 .268 .309 .464 .773
Career  (View All)     1633 6,606 6,023 908 1,726 637 326 37 274 980 183 63 487 1,540 1 69 26 .287 .339 .489 .828

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Matt Kemp Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 15 LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .352 .522 .874
Jul. 14 LAA 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .314 .356 .529 .885
Jul. 13 LAA 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .359 .535 .894
Jul. 12 @SD 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .357 .537 .894
Jul. 11 @SD 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .355 .535 .890
Jul. 10 @SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .312 .354 .538 .892
Jul. 9 @SD 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .316 .359 .545 .904
Jul. 8 @LAA 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .319 .360 .549 .909
Jul. 7 @LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .317 .355 .550 .905
Jul. 6 @LAA 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .321 .356 .556 .912
Jul. 4 Pit Did not play.
Jul. 3 Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .318 .354 .557 .911
Jul. 2 Pit 5 4 5 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .323 .359 .565 .924
Jul. 1 Col 4 1 3 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .348 .541 .889
Jun. 30 Col 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .342 .522 .864
Jun. 29 Col 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .346 .528 .874
Jun. 28 ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .346 .531 .877
Jun. 27 ChC Did not play.
Jun. 26 ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .351 .539 .890
Jun. 25 ChC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .315 .353 .546 .899
Jun. 24 @NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .318 .353 .551 .904
Jun. 23 @NYM 1 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .323 .359 .560 .919
Jun. 22 @NYM 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .320 .356 .545 .901
Jun. 20 @ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .322 .358 .551 .909
Jun. 19 @ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .327 .364 .561 .925
Jun. 19 @ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .370 .571 .941
Jun. 17 SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .338 .374 .579 .953
Jun. 16 SF 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .340 .376 .581 .957
Jun. 15 SF 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .335 .370 .566 .936
Jun. 13 Tex 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .335 .367 .555 .922
Last 7 Games 24 2 5 0 0 0 3 2 7 0 0 0 1 0 .208 .259 .208 .467
Last 14 Games 46 8 16 2 0 2 13 5 11 0 0 0 1 0 .348 .404 .522 .926
Last 30 Games 90 12 23 2 0 5 19 9 22 0 0 0 1 0 .256 .320 .444 .764

Matt Kemp: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 81 56 27 2
2017 103 103 5
2016 151 54 97 2
2015 149 149 3
2014 143 44 41 59 2
2013 70 70
2012 105 105
2011 159 159 2
2010 158 158
2009 158 158 7

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Matt Kemp: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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Matt Kemp Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018100157250.310.590.959
20179663100.250.354.684
20161342411270.306.612.954

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018197278350.310.487.830
20173424116540.284.494.808
20164896524811.258.468.761

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018163208270.288.491.817
2017193207210.264.415.732
20162903614431.266.472.777

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018134227330.336.560.942
20172452712430.286.502.820
20163335321650.270.523.825
Matt Kemp vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Matt Kemp Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 21 AA JAC 224 199 8.9% 17% 0.53 81% .377 .201
2006 21 AAA LAS 202 182 8.4% 12.9% 0.65 86% .412 .192
2006 21 MAJ LAD 166 154 5.4% 31.9% 0.17 66% .330 .195
2007 22 AAA LAS 174 161 5.7% 14.9% 0.38 84% .371 .211
2007 22 MAJ LAD 311 292 5.1% 21.2% 0.24 77% .411 .179
2008 23 MAJ LAD 657 606 7% 23.3% 0.30 75% .361 .169
2009 24 MAJ LAD 667 606 7.8% 20.8% 0.37 77% .345 .193
2010 25 MAJ LAD 668 602 7.9% 25.4% 0.31 72% .295 .201
2011 26 MAJ LAD 689 602 10.7% 23.1% 0.47 74% .380 .262
2012 27 A+ RAN 16 14 12.5% 25% 0.50 71% .600 .071
2012 27 AAA ALB 16 16 0% 12.5% 0.00 88% .500 .500
2012 27 MAJ LAD 449 403 8.9% 22.9% 0.39 74% .354 .235
2013 28 A+ RAN 19 18 5.3% 36.8% 0.14 61% .000 .000
2013 28 AAA ALB 12 11 8.3% 50% 0.17 45% .400 .182
2013 28 MAJ LAD 290 263 7.6% 26.2% 0.29 71% .353 .125
2014 29 MAJ LAD 599 541 8.7% 24.2% 0.36 73% .345 .219
2015 30 MAJ SD 648 596 6% 22.7% 0.27 75% .311 .178
2016 31 MAJ ATL 241 214 8.3% 23.2% 0.36 74% .316 .239
2016 31 MAJ SD 431 409 3.7% 23.2% 0.16 76% .288 .227
2016  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ ATL/SD 672 623 5.4% 23.2% 0.23 75% .297 .231
2017 32 AAA GWI 4 3 0% 25% 0.00 67% .333 .000
2017 32 MAJ ATL 466 438 5.8% 21.2% 0.27 77% .318 .187
2018 33 MAJ LAD 324 297 6.5% 22.8% 0.28 75% .362 .212
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3-Year Averages     595 552 5.7% 22.5% 0.25 76% .308 .196
Career     6,606 6,023 7.4% 23.3% 0.32 74% .339 .202

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Matt Kemp Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
LF 2017 851.7 -17 35 -13 -3 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 388.7 -6 27 -3 -2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2018 181.7 3 - 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Matt Kemp    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.28 BB/K
POOR
6.5% BB Rate
WEAK
22.8% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.874 OPS
GREAT
.352 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.310 AVG
ELITE
.362 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.522 SLG
GREAT
.212 ISO
GOOD

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Matt Kemp: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kemp went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's 4-2 win over San Diego.

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Kemp is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates.

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Kemp went 5-for-5 with a double, a home run, four RBI and four runs scored in Monday's 17-1 drubbing of the Pirates.

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Kemp went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and four RBI to help the Dodgers to a 6-4 victory over the Rockies on Sunday.

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Kemp (suspension) will bat cleanup and start in right field against the Cubs on Thursday.

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Kemp will serve a one-game suspension Wednesday against the Cubs for his actions during the game against the Rangers on June 13.

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Kemp hit a pinch-hit grand slam in Saturday's win over the Mets.

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Kemp is not in the lineup against the Mets on Saturday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

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Kemp is out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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Kemp went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Saturday against the Giants.

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Kemp went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Friday's 3-2 win over the Giants.

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Kemp was suspended one game for his role in Wednesday's altercation against the Rangers, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

It was a tale of two seasons for Kemp in 2016. The San Diego version hit a surprising number of home runs, but an abysmal May (.186/.189/.333) hurt his overall numbers. He went into the break with a .254/.275/.448 line and two weeks later was sent packing to Atlanta. The move east saw him improve his approach at the plate and hit .287/.339/.567 for the rest of the season. The running game is completely gone, as he only attempted one steal all season. He also has this odd Saberhagen-metrics thing going on where he has a strong slugging season followed by a very weak one, dating back to 2012. He remains a free-swinging player who doesn't walk much, strikes out quite a bit, but hits for a lot of pop in even years. Despite the fact that this is an odd year, most projection systems will still peg him as a solid bet for 25 homers and decent contributions in runs and RBI.

2016

It was a tale of two halves for Kemp, who hit a brutal .250/.291/.382 before the All-Star break, but was back to his old self in the second half behind a .286/.339/.528 line and 15 of his 23 home runs. The late surge helped Kemp reach 100 RBI and 10 stolen bases for the first time in five years. Kemp did not seem particularly affected by Petco Park, as his line at home (.288/.335/.487) was actually far superior to his road numbers (.241/.288/.398). He managed to stay healthy and play in 150 games for a second straight year after missing at least 50 games in both 2012 and 2013, a great sign for the 31-year-old. Kemp's season was a far cry from his best years, but his second half was All-Star caliber, and if he can carry that forward, he can be the engine for the Padres' lineup.

2015

Through April and May of 2014, Kemp appeared to be a broken-down version of the superstar who fell just one home run short of reaching the 40-40 plateau in 2011, as he hit just .248/.306/.418 with five home runs over his first 47 games. From June 1 on, he looked like an MVP candidate, hitting .303/.363/.545 with 20 homers and 74 RBI -- numbers that pace out to 32 homers and 117 RBI over a full 162-game slate. Perhaps most importantly, Kemp finished with 150 games played last season, his highest total since the aforementioned 2011 campaign. Given the nature of the injuries that derailed him throughout 2012 and 2013, it should come as little surprise that his stolen-base total (eight) was low even with the significantly increased volume of playing time. The Dodgers also moved Kemp to left field, and he made just two appearance in center over the final four months, but the shift to the corner should help reduce the wear and tear on his legs. While his days as a five-category stud appear to be over, Kemp's steady batted ball profile and ability to make consistent hard contact should enable him to be an excellent power source again in 2015. After being traded to the Padres in December, Kemp will head south down I-5 as part of a completely rebuilt offense in San Diego.

2014

Kemp suffered a second consecutive injury-plagued season in 2013, playing in just 73 games due to hamstring and ankle injuries. Pile on offseason shoulder surgery, and Kemp enters 2014 with a lot to prove. Kemp's 2014 will be his age-29 season, so in theory he could have another 2011 ahead of him, but the recent track record of injuries make it easy to be pessimistic. Kemp by all accounts is a hard worker, so he could come to camp 100 percent, play in 155 games, and go 30/30, but don't pay a premium to find out if he's still capable of reaching that level.

2013

Kemp saw a four-year run of 600-plus at-bats come to an end in 2012 as hamstring and shoulder injuries limited him to 403 at-bats. His slash line took a dip from 2011's near-MVP levels, as Kemp finished at .303/.367/.538. He also stole just nine bases, a number that we can probably safely say was also impacted by the hamstring even when he was in the lineup. Kemp had offseason shoulder surgery (on his non-throwing shoulder) that turned out to be more extensive than originally thought, but he's still expected to be ready for Opening Day. Assuming he makes it through spring training without a setback, Kemp should remain one of the first outfielders off the board on draft day.

2012

Kemp may have lost out on the MVP to Ryan Braun, but he also netted himself an eight-year, $160 million contract despite the Dodgers' financial concerns. Kemp batted .324/.399/.596 with 39 home runs and 40 stolen bases while at the same time increasing his walk rate from eight percent to 11 percent of plate appearances. Kemp appears focused and ready to make a run at 40/40 this year. He's a clear top-three fantasy pick in most formats, as we can't say with certainty that we've seen his best.

2011

Other than power, there wasn't a facet of Kemp's game that did not regress in 2010 - poor defense, less success on the basepaths (19-for-34 in stolen base attempts), more strikeouts and a loss of 48 points of batting average. On the plus side, the tools are still there and Kemp will be entering his age 26 season. With his skill set and upside, Kemp could actually be a good buy-low guy in the early rounds of 2011 drafts.

2010

Kemp finished 10th in the NL MVP race, batting .297/.352/.490 with 26 home runs, 101 RBI and 34 stolen bases. He also won a Gold Glove for his work in center field, and at 25, it's likely there's more to come. A 30/30 season is well within reach this year, and after batting just .224 after August 31, improvement down the stretch would likely result in a .300-plus batting average. Kemp will likely find himself among the top three fantasy outfielders in this year's drafts.

2009

The projected breakout didn't come, but Kemp acquitted himself well in his first full season, batting .290/.340/.459 with 18 home runs, 76 RBI, and 35 stolen bases. The steals and massive upside leave Kemp as a borderline top-20 fantasy outfielder headed into 2009, though to truly fulfill his potential however, Kemp will have to improve his contact rate (153 strikeouts). At this point, consider the risk of Kemp losing at-bats to Juan Pierre and/or Andruw Jones to be minimal.

2008

After getting 154 at-bats in his first big league trial the year prior, Kemp came into his own in 2007, batting .342/.373/.521 in 292 at-bats. Kemp's skill set is impressive and his ceiling seemingly unlimited, leading some to predict he could be the organization's best offensive prospect since Mike Piazza. Of some concern is Kemp's plate discipline (16:66 BB:K in 2007), though he should be able to improve there with more experience. It is possible that the Dodgers' outfield situation will be crowded again in 2008, but it's difficult to imagine anything other than a full-time job for Kemp. There's the potential here for 30 homers and 20 stolen bases as early as this year.

2007

Kemp's overall tool set has earned lofty (and unfair) comparisons to the likes of Dave Winfield and Manny Ramirez, and he was well on his way for the Dodgers last year, hitting seven homers in his first 17 games since being promoted from Double-A. Then reality set in and Kemp hit just .177 in 62 at-bats after June 30. Kemp had some difficulties with breaking pitches and though he seemed to remedy that in Triple-A, hitting .368/.428/.560, the team signed Luis Gonzalez to a one-year deal, allowing Kemp to get further seasoning. Expect him to spend at least half a year in Triple-A unless the big league club suffers injuries.

2006

The 21 year-old Kemp is currently the team's best outfield prospect after a breakout 2005 in High-A. The 6'4", 210 lb. Kemp hit .306 with 27 HRs and a .918 OPS. He drew just 25 walks in over 450 plate appearances, so he's still a bit raw. Look for Kemp sometime in 2007.