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27 Matt Kemp LF
Height/Weight: 6-2/215 | Birthdate: 9/23/1984 | Birthplace: Midwest City, OK | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $20,250,000 | Owned/Started%: 99/92 | Average Draft Position: 94.42
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)485.0027.00.29589.0087.0013.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
41715.27656538
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
201400000112200
20130000070000
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs San Diego2970 .281 .345 .241
vs Ross (Career)310 .333.333.333
vs RHP3088813 .351 .487 .286
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
08/21/2014Desmond Jennings, CF TB
Victor Martinez, DH DET
Matt Kemp, LF LAD
Chris Davis, 1B BAL
08/21/2014Yadier Molina, C STL
Matt Kemp, LF LAD
Cliff Lee, SP PHI
Travis d'Arnaud, C NYM
Marlon Byrd, RF PHI
David Ortiz, DH BOS
08/21/2014Adam Wainwright, SP STL
Ryan Howard, 1B PHI
Matt Kemp, LF LAD
Stephen Strasburg, SP WAS
Cole Hamels, SP PHI
Jimmy Rollins, SS PHI
Garrett Jones, 1B MIA
Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS
Jake Peavy, SP SF
Zack Wheeler, SP NYM
Marcell Ozuna, CF MIA
Charlie Blackmon, RF COL
Yangervis Solarte, 3B SD
Tim Lincecum, SP SF
Bryce Harper, LF WAS
Wade Miley, SP ARI
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
8/10@MIL5020100
8/11@ATL5110000
8/12@ATL4010100
8/13@ATL5110000
8/14@ATL3000020
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Matt Kemp belts 15th home run Saturday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/17/14) Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp belted his 15th home run Saturday.

Kemp waited until the ninth inning to strike. With his team down by two runs, Kemp took a 91 mph fastball from Francisco Rodriguez out to left for the solo shot. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and one RBI. 

Adjustment at the plate helping Matt Kemp
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/11/14) Dodgers batting coach John Valentin believes that an adjustment in the batter's box has played a role in the resurgence of Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp. Kemp has five home runs in his last 24 plate appearances after managing five in his previous 350.

Kemp has been vague when pressed on specifics, per the Orange County Register. But Valentin has not.

"He actually has straightened his stance," Valentin revealed. "It used to be locked. What what created was a difficulty to have the freedom to stay through the baseball. That offers a clear path to hit balls in and away."

Kemp has 27 hits in his last 75 at-bats for a .360 mark since July 20.

Matt Kemp slugs 14th home run Wednesday vs. Angels
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/7/14) Dodgers designated hitter Matt Kemp went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 2-1 victory over the Angels Wednesday.

Kemp put his team on top with a second-inning home run and watched the offense pick up another run later in the inning. Though he didn't contribute anything else offensively, the two runs would prove to be enough for a win. Kemp has six homers in his last nine games and his now hitting .282/.347/.472 with 14 home runs, 50 RBI and seven stolen bases in 369 at-bats.

Matt Kemp passes through waivers; Hanley Ramirez does not
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/5/14) The Dodgers placed many of their big names on waivers in recent days, and only one was claimed, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Heyman reports Tuesday only Hanley Ramirez was claimed and pulled back from waivers, meaning Matt Kemp is now eligible to be traded prior to the waiver deadline, which is at the end of the month. However, there is no indication the team is expected to trade him at this point. 

Change in batting stance leads to turnaround for Matt Kemp
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/4/14) In case you haven't noticed, Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has been on a pretty good offensive run the last few weeks. He is batting .408 with a .776 slugging percentage, 1.258 OPS, five home runs and 14 RBI in his last 13 games.

A change in Kemp's batting stance has led to the offensive surge, per The Orange County Register.

"He actually has straightened his stance," assistant hitting coach John Valentin said. "It used to be locked. What that created was a difficulty to have the freedom to stay through the baseball. This offers a clear path to hit balls in and away."

For most of Kemp's career, including the start to this season, he has been hunched over a bit at the plate. Now, he is standing more upright. Valentin said Kemp's struggles at the plate finally led to the change in batting stance.

"We brought it up to him a long time ago. But him being such an accomplished player, he had to want to do it," Valentin said. "When he came back, he wasn’t the same player, because of his injuries. He’s battled that way, and he kept playing." But the stance, for me, was not allowing him to be better."

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
8/22/14NYM10:10 pmJonathon Niese
8/23/14NYM9:10 pmJacob deGrom
8/24/14NYM4:10 pmBartolo Colon
8/26/14@ ARI9:40 pmTrevor Cahill
8/27/14@ ARI9:40 pmWade Miley
8/29/14@ SD10:10 pmAndrew Cashner
8/30/14@ SD8:40 pmIan Kennedy
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2006LAD52154303972395360 .289 .448 .253
2007LAD982924710010421666105 .373 .521 .342
2008LAD155606931761876461533511 .340 .459 .290
2009LAD159606971802610152139348 .352 .490 .297
2010LAD162602821502889531701915 .310 .450 .249
2011LAD16160211519539126741594011 .399 .586 .324
2012LAD1064037412223694010394 .367 .538 .303
2013LAD732633571633227690 .328 .395 .270
2014LAD1184195311515564411585 .340 .461 .274
Total 108439476261148172615356103417059 .349 .490 .291
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2006LADOF46337063251 .929
2007LADOF9166143137241 .972
2008LADOF1511443253061633 .991
2009LADOF1581553933771424 .995
2010LADOF158150338330352 .985
2011LADOF1591583613451155 .986
2012LADOF105105216208711 .995
2013LADOF7068140133250 .964
2014LADOF112106181173260 .967
Total  105098521672072593617 .983
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2006LAD716930011
2007LAD12515230006
2008LAD385278311611
2009LAD257297603614
2010LAD256271904414
2011LAD3343537062416
2012LAD222217303810
2013LAD150104302311
2014LAD273193500215
Total 204331934421195498
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008LAD82817014901 .344 .357 .250
2009LAD834472411601 .229 .382 .206
Total 16625142552502 .284 .371 .226
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2003 R-Dodgers4315911435211772521 .298 .346 .270
2004 A-Columbus1114236712222817662410087 .330 .499 .288
2004 A-Vero Beach1137513501941221 .405 .568 .351
2005 A-Vero Beach1094187612821427902592236 .349 .569 .306
2006AAA-Las Vegas4418237671463361726143 .428 .560 .368
2006 AA-Jacksnville4819938651527342038112 .402 .528 .327
2007AAA-Las Vegas391613253163420102692 .374 .540 .329
2012AAA-Albuquerque Isotopes416682026--200 .5001.000 .500
2012AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua4142610042400 .500 .500 .429
2013AAA-Albuquerque Isotopes3113220001610 .250 .364 .182
2013AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua5180000001701 .053 .000 .000
Total 421163827750710325622821113387023 .356 .516 .310
 
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