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Major League Baseball

2014 Avg.
.281
 
Career Avg.
.291
Name  Matt Kemp
Born  9/23/1984
Height  6-3
Weight  215
Number  27
Position  RF
Bats  R
Throws  R
Hot9/17/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has finally gotten back to his MVP form.
Insight: He is hitting .322 with six homeruns and 20 RBI over the past 28 days, and has a great matchup Tuesday night against Jorge De La Rosa (15-for-36 with 3 HR and 12 RBI). If owners have been living under a rock over the past month, make sure Kemp is in your lineup.
 
Hot9/14/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp went 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs in the blowout victory over the Giants, 17-0, on Saturday.
Insight: Kemp doubled home Yasiel Puig in the first and then doubled in Adrian Gonzalez and Puig in the second. Kemp drove in another run on an infield single in the third. The outfielder is hitting .284 with 19 home runs and 72 RBI in 490 at-bats this year.
 
Hot9/3/2014 9:54:00 AM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is a career .429 hitter (6-for-14) with two home runs versus Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann.
Insight: Kemp isn't the guy we remember from 2011, but he's produced much better than last season, batting .281 with 17 HR and 66 RBI. Kemp is batting .333 over the past two weeks (11 games) with a .999 OPS.
 
8/31/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp was 2-for-4 with a double, RBI, and run against the Padres on Sunday.
Insight: Kemp has been getting consistent at-bats since the All-Star break, but hasn't been doing as much with them lately. After a great July, Kemp cooled off in August, hitting .248, but he did have five home runs, eight doubles and 17 RBI in the month as well.
 
8/27/2014 3:30:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles outfielder Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer and went 2-for-4 with a walk Tuesday at Arizona.
Insight: Kemp has batted .295 with eight homers, 26 RBI, three steals and a .915 OPS in 129 at-bats since the All-Star break after hitting .269 with eight homers, 35 RBI, three steals and a .760 OPS before the break.
 
Hot8/1/2014 6:14:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles outfielder Matt Kemp has gone 17-for-37 (.459) with a double, a triple, three homers and 11 RBI over his last 10 games.
Insight: Kemp has raised his average 21 points and his OPS 64 points in that span. He's now hitting .286 with 11 homers, 46 RBI, 42 runs and an .816 OPS in 385 plate appearances.
 
7/19/2014 1:54:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles outfielder Matt Kemp is not in Saturday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: Kemp (.266, 8 HR, 35 RBI) has stayed healthy this season, but he hasn't regained his 30-30 form and has been part of some trade rumors. Kemp is just 1-for-6 against today's scheduled starter for St. Louis Joe Kelly.
 
7/9/2014 12:37:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles outfielder Matt Kemp has gone hitless in 18 career at-bats against Tigers starter Max Scherzer.
Insight: Kemp (.275, 8 HR, 34 RBI) has stayed healthy this season, but he hasn't regained his 30-30 form. He's followed up a 0-for-16 stretch with seven hits in his last nine at-bats, but he shouldn't be used Wednesday against Scherzer.
 
7/5/2014 11:16:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles outfielder Matt Kemp sat Friday night, but should be back in the lineup on Saturday due to an extremely favorable matchup.
Insight: Kemp is 15-for-33 (.455) with three homers and 12 RBI against Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa.
 
7/4/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles outfielder Matt Kemp is not in Friday night's starting lineup.
Insight: It appears to be a routine day of rest for the outfielder. Kemp had a solid June, batting .317 with a .900 OPS, but is hitless in the first three games in July.
 
6/15/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles outfielder Matt Kemp has had his best month of the season in June, hitting .295 with two doubles, two triples, one homer, seven RBI, 10 runs and an .885 OPS.
Insight: Kemp will face Bronson Arroyo of the Diamondbacks Sunday. He's gone 11-for-26 (.423) with two home runs against the right-hander.
 
6/11/2014 9:31:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles outfielder Matt Kemp was thrown out of Wednesday's game for arguing balls and strikes. SOURCE: Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times
Insight: Scott Van Slyke replaced him at left field in the bottom of the second inning. Kemp is hitting just .242 in 33 at bats this month.
 
Cold6/8/2014 10:49:00 AM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp hasn't homered in his past 21 games and batted .156 in his last 13, but he has a favorable matchup Sunday at Colorado.
Insight: Kemp is 11-for-29 (.379) with three doubles and three homers lifetime against Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa and he also went 2-for-4 with a triple yesterday.
 
5/27/2014 5:53:00 PM
Description: Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is out of the lineup again Tuesday.
Insight: Kemp hasn't started since Thursday because the Dodgers have been unhappy about his defense in center field. He's expected to start doing some work in left field.
 
5/26/2014 4:43:00 PM
Description: Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is not in the lineup again Monday, according to Eric Stephen of truebluela.com.
Insight: Kemp hasn't started since Thursday because the Dodgers have been unhappy about his defense in center field. He's expected to start doing some work in left field.
 
5/26/2014 7:30:00 AM
Description: Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp sat again Sunday against the Phillies, but has a favorable matchup on Monday and could get back on the field.
Insight: Kemp is 6-for-12 with a pair of homers against Reds starter Johnny Cueto. Kemp hasn't started since Thursday. He's not hurt.
 
5/25/2014 11:09:00 AM
Description: Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is sitting again Sunday against the Phillies. SOURCE: Dodgers on Twitter
Insight: Have things gotten so dire for Kemp, a former MVP runner-up, that he's reached platoon status? It sure looks that way. This wouldn't have been a good matchup for him anyway as Kemp is hitless in eight career at bats against today's probable starter A.J. Burnett.
 
5/24/2014 11:49:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles center fielder Matt Kemp didn't play Friday against the Phillies and is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Yasiel Puig, Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier will man the outfield. Kemp is batting .265 with five homers and 13 RBI, a far cry from the guy who had a stated goal to be a 50-50 player a few years ago.
 
5/23/2014 6:20:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles center fielder Matt Kemp won't be in action Friday against the Phillies. SOURCE: Dodgers on Twitter
Insight: It marks Kemp's eighth absence of the season. Andre Ethier (.262, 2 HR, 21 RBI) is taking over in center field.
 
5/18/2014 12:51:00 PM
Description: Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp has batted .423 (11-for-26) with two homers against Arizona starter Bronson Arroyo, but he'll take a seat Sunday, according to Ken Gurnick of mlb.com.
Insight: Andre Ethier will start in center field with Carl Crawford in left and Yasiel Puig in right. Kemp has hit .323 in May, albeit with one homer and a .799 OPS.
 

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