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Matt Kemp (RF)

San Diego Padres - 64% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Matt Kemp kept up the strong bat on Saturday night by going 1-for-4 with an RBI double in the top of the third inning. He also scored a run in the fifth inning on a Melvin Upton Jr. RBI double.

Fantasy Impact: Kemp has really shown off some power in the early going in his sophomore season with the Padres by hitting .283 with seven home runs. Look for him to keep it going as long as the heart of the order keeps performing well around him.

 

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Matt Kemp brought his average up to .268 after a 2-for-5 performance against Mike Leake and the Cardinals. Kemp went 4-for-12 in the series with three doubles.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Kemp has to be the driving force of the Padres offense and should have plenty of RBI opportunities hitting in the three slot all year.

 

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Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday night's 8-2 home win for the Padres. The home run was his fifth of the year, and the RBI gave him 13 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Kemp is looking much more comfortable in his sophomore season as a Padre as he didn't hit his fifth home run until mid-May of the 2015 season. Look for him to keep slugging in the heart of the Padres line-up in 2016.

 

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Matt Kemp goes 1-for-3 in loss

Mon, Apr 18th 1:33pm EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Matt Kemp went 1-for-3 with an RBI on Sunday, his 12th of the year.

Fantasy Impact: While Kemp's numbers have been solid overall, 10 of his 12 RBI came in two games, as did seven of his 13 hits and three of his four HRs. Owners will need more consistency from Kemp considering the expectations he carried entering the season.

 

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Matt Kemp 1-for-4 in loss

Wed, Apr 13th 11:11am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Matt Kemp went 1-for-4 in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Kemp and the Padres were once again shut out. Despite the slow start for the offense overall, Kemp has been productive, hitting .303 with an .879 OPS. If the other bats surrounding him don't pick things up his upside potential in terms of runs and RBI will be limited this year.

 

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Matt Kemp and the Padres came to hit on Friday afternoon, as the Padres put up a 13 spot against the Rockies. Kemp went 4-for-6 on the day with a home run and four RBIs in the 13-6 win.

Fantasy Impact: If only Matt Kemp had the opportunity to hit in Colorado everyday. The monster day raised Kemp's average 175 points to .375 on the season. Look for more of this kind of production through the weekend as the Padres have two more in Coors.

 

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Matt Kemp was the only source of Padres offense on Wednesday night going 2-for-4 with two singles. He is now 2-for-10 on the year with four strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Kemp started off really slow last year and as fantasy owners, we hope history doesn't repeat itself this season. Look for Kemp and the rest of the Pads to get their offense rolling as they travel to hitter-friendly Coors Field for a weekend series against the Rockies.

 

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Matt Kemp and the Padres knew they had a tough task assigned to them in Monday afternoon's season opener against the Dodgers. Kemp came into Monday's game 2-for-5 against Clayton Kershaw in his career, but like the whole Padres team, he couldn't touch Kershaw in the opener going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: If a team had to face Clayton Kershaw every game they would be in a heap of trouble. Luckily for Matt Kemp and the Padres, that isn't the case. Look for Kemp to come out swinging against Scott Kazmir on Tuesday night.

 

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Kemp had two singles and a strikeout against the Royals on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Kemp has a batting average of .383 with two homeruns in spring thus far. He has looked good and could return great value if he continues to produce similar numbers during the regular season. If you can take him in the seventh round or higher, draft him.

 

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Matt Kemp held hitless again

Thu, Mar 10th 8:52pm EST
By Blaine Blontz

Matt Kemp was held hitless in his second consecutive Spring Training appearance. He now has three hits in 14 at-bats to go with three walks this spring.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Kemp turned in another productive season in 2015, playing in at least 150 games for the second season in a row. Healthy, Kemp launched 24 home runs with 100 RBI and 12 stolen bases for the Padres. Our experts like him to return solid value based on his current ADP of 81. A lot of his production will have to do with his ability to stay on the field, something he had struggled with prior to the last two seasons.

 

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Matt Kemp done for the season

Thu, Oct 1st 2:01am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Kemp torn a tendon in his right middle finger and is done for the season. (Source: Corey Brock on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He had a very good fantasy season and helped his owners. He drove in 100 RBI during the season which is a solid favorite to lead the Padres barring an incredible last few games by someone.

 

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Kemp went 1-for-2 with his 100th RBI of the season.

Fantasy Impact: He has had a very good fantasy season and rewarded the owners who took a chance on him.

 

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Kemp went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the 3-0 victory Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: He is having a very good fantasy season.

 

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Kemp went 1-for-4 with a run scored. He also got his 12th stolen base of the season.

Fantasy Impact: He is knocking on the door of 100 RBIs with some power and, as shown today, some stolen bases. He is not elite but he is having a very solid fantasy season.

 

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Kemp went 2-for-5 with a run scored. He committed an error in the top of the ninth that lead to the tying run scoring later in the inning. He then reached on a double and scored the winning run in the bottom of the inning.

Fantasy Impact: He is having a very good fantasy season overall. He is not elite but he has helped a lot of fantasy teams this season.

 

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Kemp went 3-for-5 and scored three times. He hit a solo shot that was his 23rd HR of the season.

Fantasy Impact: The RBI brings his season total to 98. This was a very productive day for Kemp and another example of how he has been a good fantasy OF this season.

 

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Kemp went 1-for-4 with a three run HR. The HR provided the eventual game winning RBIs. The HR was his 22nd of the season.

Fantasy Impact: He is up to 97 RBI on the season. He has been a very good fantasy OF this season.

 

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Kemp went 1-for-3 with a walk. He scored two runs in the 10-3 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Kemp continues to put together a very good fantasy season for his owners.

 

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Kemp went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo HR. He now has hit a HR in three of his past four games. The HR was his 21st of the season.

Fantasy Impact: He has 94 RBI and a decent batting average at .271. He has put together a good fantasy season so far.

 

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Matt Kemp with a HR Wednesday

Thu, Sep 10th 1:42am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Kemp went 2-for-5 in the 11-4 victory Wednesday. he hit a two run HR and scored another run later in the game. The HR was his 20th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: The two RBI bring his season total up to 93. He is a good fantasy OF this season.

 

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Matt Kemp went 1-for-4 with a two run HR in the 6-4 defeat Monday. The HR was his 19th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Kemp is up to 91 RBI on the season. He is a very good fantasy OF.

 

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Kemp went 1-for-4 with a two run HR in the 8-4 defeat.

Fantasy Impact: His two runs knocked in bring his total up to 89 on the season which is a great number so far. He is a very good OF in fantasy at the moment.

 

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Kemp went 1-for-4 with two RBI. The two RBI bring his season total to 87 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: He is a strong OF in most leagues.

 

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Kemp went 0-for-4 but drew a walk which lead to him scoring a run later in the inning.

Fantasy Impact: Kemp is a good fantasy OF so far this year.

 

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Kemp went 3-for-4 with a walk in the 8-6 defeat. He hit a HR and knocked in four runs. The HR was his 17th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Kemp is up to 85 RBI on the season which plays very well in fantasy leagues. He is a performing like a very good OF in most leagues.

 

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Matt Kemp went 1-for-4 with a walk in the 7-0 victory Monday. He scored a run and drove in another. He also notched his 11th stolen base of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Kemp is up to 81 RBI on the season which plays well in most leagues. He is a solid OF in fantasy leagues.

 

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Kemp went 1-for-5 with a two run HR Sunday. The HR was his 16th of the season, The RBIs brought his total up to 80, making him the first Padres OF to reach 80 RBI in several years according to a stat I overheard on the TV.

Fantasy Impact: Kemp is performing well and is a solid OF in most leagues.

 

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Kemp went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base. The stolen base was his 10th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Having double digits in steals and HRs is a desirable trait in fantasy. Kemp is a solid fantasy OF.

 

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Kemp went 1-for-4 with two RBI. The two RBI bring his season total to 78.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Kemp is an solid OF for most leagues.

 

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Kemp went 1-for-5 with two runs knocked in. The two RBI bring his total to 76 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: He is a solid OF. In fact, he has been playing at an even higher level than that recently.

 

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Matt Kemp with two RBI Saturday

Sun, Aug 23rd 3:26am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Kemp went 1-for-4 with a walk. He scored a run and knocked in two runs.

Fantasy Impact: He is a solid OF and the 74 RBI play well in most leagues.

 

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Matt Kemp with a HR Friday

Sat, Aug 22nd 3:25am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Kemp went 2-for-5 with a two run HR on Friday. The HR was his 15th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Kemp is a solid OF and currently has more RBIs than his more heralded teammate Justin Upton.

 

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Matt Kemp with a HR Monday

Tue, Aug 18th 1:20am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Kemp went 2-for-3 with a walk on Monday. One of the hits was a solo HR that accounted for his run scored and RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Kemp is hitting well and his owners should be happy. He is still not great but he has his place in plenty of leagues.

 

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Kemp went 1-for-3 with a walk. He scored a run and knocked in another.

Fantasy Impact: Kemp is taking advantage of the opportunity at Coors Field. He has done a good job this season at taking some of the opportunities he came across and it has lead to his being a solid contributor in a 5-OF setup.

 

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Matt Kemp with the cycle Friday

Sat, Aug 15th 5:17am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Matt Kemp went 4-for-5 with the four hits being the components of the cycle. He scored two runs and knocked in four.

Fantasy Impact: It was a great game for Kemp, but his status is not greatly changed by one great game in Coors Field.

 

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Kemp went 1-for-4 with a three run HR. The three runs are all the runs San Diego scored on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: He still a 5-starting-OF setup guy or deeper leagues.

 

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Kemp went 1-for-3 with a walk on Tuesday. He scored two runs.

Fantasy Impact: He is a solid OF in a league that starts 5-OF.

 

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Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with a RBI on Saturday. The RBI is his 60th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: He should be owned in most leagues with a 5 starting OF setup.

 

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Kemp went 2-for-3 with a RBI.

Fantasy Impact: He is still an asset in 5-OF setups.

 

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Kemp went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a RBI in the 8-7 win Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: He continues to be a solid OF in 5-starting-OF setups.

 

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Matt Kemp with a HR Friday

Sat, Jul 25th 5:10am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Kemp went 2-for-4 with a solo HR in the 3-1 victory. The HR was his 11th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Kemp continues to be a solid OF in 5-OF setups.

 

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Matt Kemp went 2-for-3 with a walk in San Diego's 4-2 victory. One of his hits was a two-run HR.

Fantasy Impact: The HR was his 10th of the season. He is playing his way up the OF ranks but for now he is still just a 5-OF setup player.

 

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Matt Kemp with two RBI Saturday

Sun, Jul 19th 1:15am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Matt Kemp went 1-for-4 with two RBI in the San Diego 5-4 victory Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: He is still a solid OF in a 5-OF setup.

 

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Matt Kemp went 2-for-3 on Friday. His two hits were a double and a solo HR. He also drew a walk.

Fantasy Impact: He is still a solid OF in a 5-OF setup.

 

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Matt Kemp with a HR Saturday

Sun, Jul 12th 1:38am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Kemp went 2-for-4 with a walk on Saturday. One of his hits was a two-run HR. The HR was his eighth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Ok, he remains a productive OF in a 5-OF setup.

 

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Matt Kemp went 2-for-5 with a run scored and a stolen base. The stolen base was his eighth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Ok, he is heating up and remains a productive OF in a 5-OF setup.

 

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Matt Kemp went 1-for-4 with a solo HR in a 5-2 loss to Pittsburgh.

Fantasy Impact: Ok, he is heating up and remains a productive OF in a 5-OF setup.

 

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Matt Kemp with two RBI Tuesday

Wed, Jul 8th 2:51am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with two RBI. His two-RBI hit put San Diego up 2-0, but sadly they would lose 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: Kemp is a solid 5th OF in most leagues with some upside.

 

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Matt Kemp with a RBI Sunday

Mon, Jul 6th 12:26am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Kemp went 1-for-4 with a RBI on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Kemp is a solid 5th OF in most leagues with some upside.

 

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Matt Kemp with a HR Sunday

Mon, Jun 29th 3:32am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with a solo HR on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: He is productive and should be owned in medium leagues.

 

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Kemp went 2-for-5 with a run scored and a RBI.

Fantasy Impact: He is a solid medium league OF if you play the 5-OF setup.

 

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Matt Kemp homers on Thursday

Fri, Jun 26th 12:54am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with a two-run HR. The HR was his fifth of the season but also his third in his last nine games.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Kemp is not producing like the superstar he used to be, but don't overlook the fact that he is still useful. He can be kept on the watch list in shallow leagues but should be owned in most medium leagues.

 

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Kemp went 2-for-5 with two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Kemp is not producing like the superstar he used to be, but don't let that blind you to the fact that he is still useful. He can be kept on the watch list in shallow leagues but should be owned in most medium leagues.

 

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Matt Kemp continues to produce

Fri, Jun 19th 2:49am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with a solo HR on Thursday in a 3-1 victory.

Fantasy Impact: There is still some valid reasons to be cautious but the numbers are starting to come and hope is starting to grow. Time will tell which inclination will be validated.

 

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Matt Kemp with a HR Tuesday

Wed, Jun 17th 12:28am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Matt Kemp went 1-for-4 on Tuesday. His eighth inning HR tied the game and was his 3rd of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Accept Kemp for who he is now, not who we wish he still was. He should be owned in medium leagues.

 

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Matt Kemp went 2-for-5 with a walk on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: He did not score or drive in a run but if he continues to get on base regularly, the counting stats will come.

 

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Matt Kemp with a RBI Saturday

Sun, Jun 14th 1:16am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Matt Kemp was 1-for-4 with a RBI on Saturday in the 2-1 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Kemp is a study in perspective. Is he the Kemp that was incredible for a few seasons earlier in his career? No, he is not the same fantasy player. Is he productive enough to be on a roster in a medium to deep league? Yes, he is good enough to be rostered.

 

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Kemp went 1-for-4 with a run scored in the 6-4 victory Thursday. He added a stolen base which was his seventh.

Fantasy Impact: The stolen base is especially notable because he has now nearly matched his season totals from each of his last two seasons. Assuming he stays healthy, he seems a lock to end up in double digits in steals for the first time since he magical 2012 season.

 

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Matt Kemp went 1-for-5 on Monday but he made the single productive at-bat count by doubling in the winning run, stealing third base and then scoring the insurance run.

Fantasy Impact: Kemp has been producing the last few days. He should be owned in most leagues and played whenever it appears he has a favorable match-up.

 

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Matt Kemp went 3-for-4 with a HR, a double and FIVE RBI in a 9-7 victory. His HR opened the scoring for the Padres and his single knocked in the eventual game winning runs.

Fantasy Impact: That is one way to break out of a long stretch with little power. I advised players to stash him until he figured it out and this is a strong first step. Keep an eye on him, because if he keeps hitting, the Padres look like they will be stronger offensively this season.

 

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Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the 7-3 victory.

Fantasy Impact: His fantasy owners will take the performance as it has been a rough year so far. Both hits were singles, as he continues to struggle getting extra bases. If you know a die-hard Padres (or Kemp) fan and can get a good return, trade him. In most leagues, he is a stash on the bench until he turns it around.

 

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Matt Kemp went 2-for-5 with a single and a three-RBI double against the Angels on Tuesday. He also struckout once in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Kemp drove in or scored every run in the 4-0 victory for the Padres on Tuesday, all coming in the tenth inning. It's been a rough month for the once great outfielder, but this was a nice reminder of what Kemp can do when he's on his game. Keep Kemp active in all but the most shallow of fantasy formats.

 

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Matt Kemp went 2-for-5 with a single and a three-RBI double against the Angels on Tuesday. He also struckout once in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Kemp drove in or scored every run in the 4-0 victory for the Padres on Tuesday, all coming in the tenth inning. It's been a rough month for the once great outfielder, but this was a nice reminder of what Kemp can do when he's on his game. Keep Kemp active in all but the most shallow of fantasy formats.

 

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Matt Kemp went 1-for-4 with a single and two strikeouts against the Cubs on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: It wasn't a great day for Kemp who has struggled so far this season, batting a mere .259 with one home run. Fantasy owners in all formats have to hang on to him in hopes of a bounce back simply because of his draft cost, but don't expect it to come anytime soon as there have been few signs of life as of late (.176 avg in May).

 

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Matt Kemp last night went 0-for-4 with one strike out bringing his season average to .297.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Kemp has cooled off the last ten games hitting a poor .211 in that span. I think he is pressing at the plate and would stay away from him for a little bit until he starts to see the ball better.

 

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Matt Kemp has been on fire

Sun, Apr 26th 10:56pm EDT
By Tyler Dempsey

He had a very good series against the Dodgers with five hits in 11 at-bats, three runs scored, and two steals. (Source: Yahoo)

Fantasy Impact: Matt Kemp is off to a tremendous start with his new club. He's currently hitting .350 with 14 RBI & 16 runs in his first 20 games. It's safe to say he's back to being an elite fantasy option.

 

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Matt Kemp went 2 for 4 with a triple last night during a 5 to 1 victory over the Diamondbacks. Raising his average to .368 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Kemp is a must have in all your lineups especially with the weak pitching that he has faced the last few days along with the upcoming ones as well. So i would continue to roster him in every lineup you have. Tonight he is facing Chase Anderson who he has had success with, hitting .571 with a home run. Does not look like Matt Kemp will be slowing down anytime soon.

 

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Matt Kemp went 2 for 4 with a triple in yesterdays ball game. He also scored once.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Kemp is just on fire in the early part of the season. His average is .367 on the year with an OPS .940. I would roster him everyday along side Upton if you have them both. In DFS roster both since they are still cheaper options then most and they continue to hit the ball well.

 

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Matt Kemp went 4 for 5 with two doubles and a RBI to help the Padres to a 10-2 victory over the Giants. This game has lifted his average to .238 in the young season.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Kemp had his best game all season and if you rostered him tonight you did very well. I think you keep rostering him until he cools off, which I do not see anytime soon. For those that play DFS you probably won't see him in the lineup tomorrow afternoon, but if Bud Black does keep his hot bat out there then roster him. He is hitting .231 against Peavy but can't deny his hot start to the season.

 

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Matt Kemp went 0 for 4 with a walk in last nights game against the Giants. By going 0 for 4 it has dropped his batting average to .294 on the young year.

Fantasy Impact: One 0 for 4 night by Kemp should not send people into freak out mode. Everyone has a bad night. Expect him to bounce back in the series and have a huge impact keep him slated for the rest of the week in year long leagues. For those that play DFS I would table him tonight. He is hitting .240 against Tim Lincecum with and OPS .608 and only two extra base hits, none being home runs.

 

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Matt Kemp adds another RBI

Wed, Apr 8th 12:32pm EDT
By Ruben Vazquez

Last night Matt Kemp added another hit and RBI to his stat line. He went 1-4 at the plate against the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Kemp now has 3 RBIs on the year. He looks to be picking up right where he left off last year. He is currently hitting .375 with and OPS of .500. I think that tonight will be a great night to start him both in DFS and in your year long leagues. He is hitting .333 in six plate appearances against McCarthy. Look for him to continue to swing the hot bat against his former team.

 

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While most are counting out Matt Kemp this season, whether it is because of his injuries or the climate of San Diego, he has continued to produce. Kemp was 0-3 against the Royals on Tuesday but still has a .775 slugging percentage and 1.103 OPS in the spring.

Fantasy Impact: Kemp is finding his form that had him in the MVP talks before his injury. His numbers are impressive and can translate to Petco Park. His ECR is 47 so far and he is being drafted in the fifth round, but could end up being a top-25 player this year.

 

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Matt Kemp showed great effort both on the field and in his only hit on the day. He ran down a ball in RF that looked as if it was going to drop in for a base hit and he also stretched his only hit of the day into a double on a line drive to right field. He still has some speed in his legs. He finished 1-for-3.

Fantasy Impact: I think Kemp is good in the middle rounds of the draft. His value is hurt with playing all his home games at Petco in terms of his HRs. I do think that he will hit for avg. and get a lot of extra base hits. Keep an eye out because I feel people are writing off Kemp. If he is healthy you'll be writing "Champion" to your whole league.

 

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Matt Kemp homers off Jon Lester

Mon, Mar 16th 7:35pm EDT
By Gavin Tramps

Matt Kemp went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI in Monday's Cactus League 7-0 victory over the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Kemp has settled into life as a Padre. This was his second HR of the spring and he owns a stunning 1.342 OPS. He is still capable of MVP-caliber production and in the second half of 2014, Matt Kemp was one of the top 3 hitters in fantasy.

 

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Matt Kemp launches 3 run homer

Tue, Mar 10th 8:51pm EDT
By Gavin Tramps

Matt Kemp went 3 for 3 in the Cactus League victory over the Giants, including a 3 run homer in the 3rd inning.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Kemp is a career 0.292 AVG hitter with 182 HR to his name. When healthy, he has the potential to be a top 10 fantasy player. That can't be said about many players.

 

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Kemp goes 2-3 with an RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Kemp is healthy and happy to be on the Padres. He will be the star of the Padres and should be the star of your fantasy team this year.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

Matt Kemp trade official

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

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.

 

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.

 

Matt Kemp traded to the Padres

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

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.