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Matt Kemp | Outfielder | #27

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/23/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 6 (0) / LA
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Kemp went 0-for-3 on Monday and is hitting .231 with no homers in 39 at-bats this spring.
Kemp thrilled the Braves by showing up at camp in great shape, but it hasn't resulted in much production at the plate yet. It doesn't mean much of anything yet, but it'd be nice to see him turn it on a little bit prior to Opening Day. He hit .373/.393/.741 and .393/.460/.554 the previous two springs, though it must be noted that those took place in Arizona with the Padres. Mar 20 - 4:49 PM

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Matt Kemp reported to Braves' camp in much better shape.

Kemp didn't put a number on how much weight he lost, but David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that the outfielder's "waist, midsection and backside are slimmer, and his arms and chest are massive." O'Brien also notes that Kemp was "overweight" when the Braves acquired him last summer, although that didn't hurt his production as he hit .280/.336/.519 with 12 homers over 56 games down the stretch. Still, it's encouraging that the 32-year-old appears motivated. He'll hit cleanup this season for the Braves.
Feb 17 - 9:02 AM

Matt Kemp crushed his 35th home run of the season as the Braves dropped their series-opener against the Tigers in Atlanta on Friday night.

Kemp's solo shot in the eighth inning pulled the Braves to within four runs at 6-2, but that would be as close as they would get. He has had an outstanding season on the whole, slashing .271/.305/.504 with 35 homers and 108 RBI. He seems to really enjoy hitting in Atlanta and is someone whose fantasy stock is on the rise heading into 2017.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 11:01:00 PM

Matt Kemp went 2-for-5 with a two-run bomb and scored twice in a win over the Phillies on Wednesday.

Kemp takes a lot of grief in the press but he has had a very good season. He is batting .270/.304/.500 with 34 home runs and 106 RBI. The home run and RBI totals are the second best of his career. He no longer steals bases though. He used to swipe 30-40 bags back when he was a perennial first round fantasy draft pick. He has only one stolen base this year.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 10:11:00 PM

Matt Kemp is not in Tuesday's lineup versus the Phillies.

He's presumably getting a day of rest. Mallex Smith will make the start in left field and hit eighth against right-hander Jerad Eickhoff.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 03:00:00 PM

Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBI as the Braves doubled up the Marlins 6-3 on Thursday.

Kemp hit a two-run dong in the third inning before tacking on a solo shot in the sixth. Quietly, the 31-year-old is having his best offensive season, by counting stats, since his near-MVP 2011 season. Kemp is batting .272/.305/.499 with 33 homers, 104 RBI and 85 runs scored while playing 148 games to date.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 11:09:00 PM

Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Friday’s loss to the Nationals.

Kemp has now hit safely in eight straight games. He’s batting .286 with eight homers and 30 RBI in 42 games since being acquired by the Braves.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 11:04:00 PM

Matt Kemp clubbed his 30th homer and drove home two runs on Saturday as the Braves outlasted the Mets 4-3 in 10 innings.

Kemp got the Braves on the board with a sacrifice fly in the first inning, then hit a towering solo homer to left center in the fifth that knotted the score at 3-3. He has been a valuable commodity in fantasy leagues this season, slashing .263/.295/.484 with 30 long balls and 97 RBI. It's just the second time that Kemp has eclipsed 30 homers in a season, the other occurring in 2011 with the Dodgers.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 12:53:00 AM

Matt Kemp drilled a solo home run, walked twice and finally stole a base on Friday versus the Mets.

He went 1-for-3 plus the pair of free passes. The swiped bag marked the first time he has even attempted to run all year. This is a guy who used to routinely steal 30-40 bases per season. Despite the lack of speed Kemp has been a very productive fantasy hitter. He has a .262 batting average with 29 home runs and 95 RBI on the season.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 11:43:00 PM

Matt Kemp sprayed three singles in six at-bats but didn't factor into the scoring in a loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.

Kemp has not lived up to his huge free agent contract but he is still having a valuable fantasy season. He has a .262 batting average with 28 home runs, 94 RBI and 72 runs scored. He has yet to steal a base this year after having swiped 30 or more three times in his career.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 01:15:00 AM

Matt Kemp had a big night at the dish Friday against the Phillies, finishing 3-for-4 with a homer, four RBI, and two runs scored.

Kemp slugged a game-tying three-run homer in the fifth inning before adding an RBI single in the Braves’ four-run ninth inning. The 31-year-old is now up to 27 homers and 92 RBI on the year, which puts him in good position for his best season in both categories since he finished second in the NL MVP balloting back in 2011. Of course, he’s a very different player now.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 11:50:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 12:35:00 AM

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.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 01:49:00 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.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 11:03:00 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.
Sun, Aug 7, 2016 12:37:00 AM

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