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Matt Kemp (LF,CF,RF)

San Diego Padres

By Phil Mendelson, Padres Correspondent, Wed, Mar 4th 6:27pm EST

Matt Kemp goes 0-3 while batting 3rd in spring opener.

Fantasy Impact: Good to see Kemp play in the season opener. He looks healthy and ready to have a big year. Draft with confidence.

By Phil Mendelson, Padres Correspondent, Thu, Feb 12th 11:12am EST

Kemp ended 2014 with 77 runs, 89 RBI, 25 HR and a .287 BA. In the second half of the year, he really turned it on, posting 17 HR, 54 RBI, 39 runs and a .309 BA. Those statistics topped all outfielders and Kemp looks to bring those statistics to Petco Field in 2015 with the new look San Diego Padres. (Source: Isaac Rodriguez on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kemp is one powerful guy, as his average batted ball distance was around 300 feet. Those same home runs should still go over the fence at Petco and if he can stay healthy and carry over his 2014 surge, Kemp could be looking at over 100 RBI’s and 32 home runs. Some people will worry about Petco; even if some fly balls do not go over the fence, a 28 HR year is not out of the question for this top ten outfielder.

By Stan Son, Padres Correspondent, Fri, Dec 19th 1:55am EST

After some shenanigans, where the medical report of Kemp's physical was leaked to the public, the blockbuster trade between the Dodgers and Padres was officially consummated Thursday night. (Source: Los Angeles Dodgers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Dodgers will receive Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin. The Padres get Matt Kemp and Tim Federowicz. Zach Eflin will be sent to the Phillies in exchange for Jimmy Rollins. Andrew Friedman continues to transform the Dodgers to fit his vision: OBP on offense and pitching and defense.

By Stan Son, Padres Correspondent, Thu, Dec 18th 2:00pm EST

A physical revealed that Matt Kemp has severe arthritis in both hips. USA TODAY was told by a person familiar with the diagnosis but spoke anonymously because he was not authorized to discuss the medical issue. The Padres are now trying to decide how to proceed on the blockbuster trade that was agreed to a week ago. Today is the deadline to complete the deal. (Source: Bob Nightengale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This news affects many players and teams. If the trade does not go through, then the Dodgers would have to re-work the Jimmy Rollins deal because Zach Eflin was included in the package to Philadelphia. It could also affect last night's Will Myers deal. The Padres were slated to receive C Ryan Hanigan from the Rays. If Yasmani Grandal was to stay, it's likely that they would not want Hanigan.

By Stan Son, Padres Correspondent, Thu, Dec 11th 11:52am EST

The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres have agreed to trade OF Matt Kemp and C Tim Federowic for C Yasmani Grandal, P Joe Wieland, and P Zach Eflin. The Dodgers will pay $32 million of the remaining $102 million left on Kemp's salary. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Last year, Kemp hit .287/.346/.506 with 25 HRs and 89 RBIs. It was a bounce back year after two injury-riddled seasons. The days of 30/30 are over for Kemp, as he doesn't project to steal too many bases now, but he still possesses power. If healthy, a .280 20 HR 70 RBI season should be attainable. Yasmani Grandal is a switch hitting catcher who possesses power and the ability to take a walk. One reason why Andrew Friedman traded for him was because he is one of the best catchers at framing pitches, according to Fangraphs. Think Jose Molina all those years in Tampa Bay. Grandal is only 26 so his peak power years could be ahead. Last year he hit: .245/.350/.412 with 15 HRs and 49 RBIs in 128 games.

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Rotoworld | Mar 4th, 11:42pm
Matt Kemp was hitless in three at-bats in Wednesday's 4-3 Cactus League loss to the Mariners.
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MLB.com | Mar 4th, 10:50pm
The Padres unveiled some of first-year general manager A.J. Preller's new acquisitions in Wednesday's 4-3 loss in 10 innings to the Mariners -- none more notable than outfielders Matt Kemp and Justin Upton.
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MLB.com | Feb 28th, 7:10pm
Camp Boomer, presided over by Dodgers coach Steve "Boomer" Yeager, just opened, but newcomer Yasmani Grandal -- the centerpiece in the Matt Kemp trade with the Padres -- already has opened eyes.
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FanGraphs | Feb 27th, 5:15pm
This post continues our Depth Chart Discussions. You can find the Depth Chart Discussion posts gathered here. The Dodgers made a lot of moves this off-season. Exciting, savvy moves. One of the biggest shipped Matt Kemp and a bunch of cash down the Pacific coast to San Diego, reducing some of the outfield clog. Joc […]
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MLB.com | Feb 26th, 6:31pm
Andrew McCutchen believes he is the leader of baseball's best outfield, disagreeing with his buddy, Matt Kemp, who made a case for his trio in San Diego.