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Matt Kemp | Outfielder | #27

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/23/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 6 (0) / LA
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Matt Kemp got only one hit on Saturday but it was the only one that mattered as his three-run jack in the fourth inning carried the Braves to victory over the Giants.
The blast plated the only runs his team would score but it was enough to win the game. Kemp has been a valuable fantasy contributor this year with a .260 batting average, 26 home runs and 84 RBI. He has yet to steal a base though. Back when he was a perennial first round pick his owners could count on him for 30-40 steals per season. Without those bags Kemp is merely a mid-round draft pick. Aug 28 - 12:35 AM

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Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Kemp almost single-handedly rallied the Braves back from a 4-2 deficit. He started the comeback with a sacrifice fly in the fourth to cut the advantage to 4-3, then flipped the score completely with his two-run double with two outs in the top of the eighth inning. The veteran outfielder has picked up hits in nine of his last 10 games and is slashing .263/.296/.480 with 25 homers and 81 RBI. He has rocked at least 23 home runs in each of the last three seasons.
Aug 24 - 1:49 AM

Matt Kemp is out of the Braves' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Brewers.

Jeff Francoeur is in left field and Nick Markakis is in right field in the Braves' series finale at Miller Park. It's just a routine day of maintenance for Kemp.
Aug 11 - 11:03 AM

Matt Kemp hit his first home run as a member of the Braves on Saturday.

Kemp took Cardinals reliever Jonathan Broxton deep for a two-run dong in the ninth inning of a blowout win. It may have been an inconsequential homer -- his 24th of the season overall -- but it will surely relieve some pressure to have that initial homer on the books for his hometown club. Kemp is hitting .255/.283/.482 with 72 RBI and 57 runs scored between the Padres and Braves.
Aug 7 - 12:37 AM

Matt Kemp will bat cleanup and start in left field in his Braves debut Tuesday against the Pirates.

Kemp has primarily played right field in his career, but the Braves aren't moving Nick Markakis. This will be Kemp's 53rd career start in left field and his first since 2014 with the Dodgers.
Aug 2 - 3:15 PM

Braves acquired OF Matt Kemp and cash considerations from the Padres in exchange for OF/3B Hector Olivera.

It's essentially a straight salary dump as the Padres have already designated Olivera for assignment. The Padres have gutted their major league roster by trading away James Shields, Fernando Rodney, Drew Pomeranz, Melvin Upton, Andrew Cashner, Colin Rea and now Kemp. The 31-year-old has had a productive year so far, hitting .262 with 23 HR and 69 RBI. He's been especially hot since the All-Star break, batting .315 in the second half with seven round-trippers in only 54 at-bats. He won't have a great lineup around him in Atlanta but fantasy owners shouldn't be concerned.
Jul 30 - 10:34 PM

The Padres have agreed to trade OF Matt Kemp to the Braves in exchange for OF/3B Hector Olivera.

The deal will become official as soon as both players complete their physicals. The Padres are sending Atlanta $10-12 million to cover part of Kemp's salary. The Braves have been wanting to move on from Olivera since his arrest in April and the Padres are trying to turn all their big league assets into prospects, so the deal works for both sides. Kemp will be playing in a more hitter-friendly park in Atlanta but RBI opportunities could be scarce in a depleted Braves lineup. Ultimately this shouldn't have a drastic impact on his fantasy value.
Jul 30 - 7:51 PM

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports the Padres are looking to deal Matt Kemp.

Everything must go. The Padres still aren't done selling even after trading away Andrew Cashner, Melvin Upton, James Shields, Fernando Rodney and Drew Pomeranz. Trading Kemp appears to be the team's next order of business and the Padres are willing to eat a large chunk of his salary to broker a deal. The 31-year-old has had a fine season, hitting .269 with 23 HR and 69 RBI. Rosenthal mentioned Atlanta as a possible fit. It looks like the only Padre safe from being traded is All-Star first baseman Wil Myers.
Jul 30 - 4:28 PM

Matt Kemp doubled twice in four at-bats as the Padres lost to the Nationals on Saturday.

Kemp has been white-hot over the past week. He entered tonight's contest having homered six times in his last six games. He didn't go deep tonight but he did double twice. He is now batting .260/.280/.490 with 22 home runs and 67 RBI.
Jul 23 - 10:42 PM

Matt Kemp blasted a pair of home runs and drove home four on Friday, powering the Padres to a 5-3 victory over the Nationals.

Kemp got the Padres on the board with a solo shot off of Tanner Roark in the first inning, then tacked on a three-run blast in the fifth to cap off the club's scoring. He has been on a home run barrage this week, launching six home runs in his last six games. With his 2-for-4 effort on Friday, Kemp is now hitting .258/.278/.484 with 22 homers and 67 RBI.
Jul 22 - 11:16 PM

Matt Kemp is out of the Padres' lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader in St. Louis.

Melvin Upton Jr. will start in right field and Alex Dickerson will start in left. Kemp should be available off the bench, and he'll likely start the night game.
Jul 20 - 11:56 AM

Matt Kemp launched a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Cardinals.

Kemp's drive off of Mike Leake in the fourth inning just cleared the center field wall and Tommy Pham's glove. The veteran outfielder has now gone deep in three straight contests and is up to 19 longballs for the season, putting him on a 33-homer pace.
Jul 19 - 12:10 AM

Matt Kemp homered for the second consecutive game as the Padres topped the Giants 5-3 on Sunday, completing a three-game sweep of their weekend series.

The solo shot off of Johnny Cueto in the fourth inning was Kemp's lone hit in four at-bats on the afternoon. He has been a terrific source of run production in the middle of the Padres lineup this season, slashing .255/.276/.459 with 18 homers and 61 RBI.
Jul 17 - 11:09 PM

Matt Kemp hit a solo home run on a 2-for-5 night in a losing cause on Saturday.

The home run gave him 17 for the season and he is up to 60 RBI. His .255 batting average is well below his career .286 mark. Kemp has stolen as many as 40 bases in a single season but has yet to even attempt one this year.
Jul 17 - 12:52 AM

Matt Kemp is not in the Padres' lineup Sunday.

It's a rare day off for the veteran outfielder. Alexi Amarista is getting a start in right field.
Jun 26 - 9:50 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Pierzynski
2Tyler Flowers
3Anthony Recker
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Gordon Beckham
2Jace Peterson
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Chase d'Arnaud
3B1Adonis Garcia
2Brandon Snyder
LF1Matt Kemp
2Mallex Smith
CF1Ender Inciarte
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Michael Foltynewicz
3Robert Whalen
4Joel de la Cruz
5Matt Wisler
6Aaron Blair
7Williams Perez
8Jesse Biddle
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jim Johnson
3Mauricio Cabrera
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Ian Krol
6Chris Withrow
7Chaz Roe
8Matt Marksberry
9Jose Ramirez
10Ryan Weber
11Brandon Cunniff
12Andrew McKirahan
13Paco Rodriguez
14Daniel Winkler