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Matt Kemp
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Team: AtlantaHt / Wt: 6-4 / 210 NFBC ADP: 97.05
Position: RFBorn: 9/23/1984 Birthplace: Midwest City, Oklahoma
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 6th Round by Dodgers (2003)

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Oct. 1 9:32 PM PT10:32 PM MT11:32 PM CT12:32 AM ET0:32 ET4:32 GMT12:32 9:32 PM MST11:32 PM EST12:02 AM VEN8:32 UAE11:32 PM CT-Kemp hit his 35th homer in Friday's loss to Detroit.
Analysis: The often-maligned slugger is having quite a finish to an outstanding comeback season. In 27 games since Aug. 31, Kemp is batting .343 with nine homers, 23 RBIs and a .667 slugging percentage. Four of those homers have come over his last seven games.
Sep. 28 7:33 PM PT8:33 PM MT9:33 PM CT10:33 PM ET22:33 ET2:33 GMT10:33 7:33 PM MST9:33 PM EST10:03 PM VEN6:33 UAE (+1)9:33 PM CT-Kemp hit a two-run homer, doubled and scored twice in Wednesday night's home win over the Phillies.
Analysis: Kemp has hit safely in 13 straight games at Turner Field, batting .417 with four homers and five doubles.
Sep. 22 7:57 PM PT8:57 PM MT9:57 PM CT10:57 PM ET22:57 ET2:57 GMT10:57 7:57 PM MST9:57 PM EST10:27 PM VEN6:57 UAE (+1)9:57 PM CT-Kemp reached 33 home runs for the season by recording the 10th multihomer game of his career Thursday.
Analysis: Kemp is batting .361 with seven homers, 18 RBIs and 18 runs in 20 games this month.
Sep. 19 7:56 PM PT8:56 PM MT9:56 PM CT10:56 PM ET22:56 ET2:56 GMT10:56 7:56 PM MST9:56 PM EST10:26 PM VEN6:56 UAE (+1)9:56 PM CT-Kemp had a pair of hits Monday in a 7-3 win over the Mets to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.
Analysis: Kemp is batting .432 with three homers during his streak. He's hitting .296 in 55 games with the Braves.
Sep. 17 2:50 PM PT3:50 PM MT4:50 PM CT5:50 PM ET17:50 ET21:50 GMT5:50 2:50 PM MST4:50 PM EST5:20 PM VEN1:50 UAE (+1)4:50 PM CT-Kemp singled, doubled, was hit by a pitch and scored twice Saturday.
Analysis: He's batting .444 with three homers, four doubles, five RBIs and 10 runs scored over a nine-game hitting streak.
Sep. 14 9:28 AM PT10:28 AM MT11:28 AM CT12:28 PM ET12:28 ET16:28 GMT0:28 9:28 AM MST11:28 AM EST11:58 AM VEN20:28 UAE11:28 AM CT-Kemp's solo shot Tuesday was his 31st homer of the season and eighth since being acquired by Atlanta on July 30.
Analysis: Kemp is hitting .440 with three homers and two doubles in his last six games.
Sep. 13 10:49 AM PT11:49 AM MT12:49 PM CT1:49 PM ET13:49 ET17:49 GMT1:49 10:49 AM MST12:49 PM EST1:19 PM VEN21:49 UAE12:49 PM CT-Kemp went 3 for 5 with a double in Monday's win over the Marlins.
Analysis: Kemp has gone 10 for 21 with two home runs over his last five games.
Sep. 11 6:32 PM PT7:32 PM MT8:32 PM CT9:32 PM ET21:32 ET1:32 GMT9:32 6:32 PM MST8:32 PM EST9:02 PM VEN5:32 UAE (+1)8:32 PM CT-Kemp had a pair of hits in Sunday's 10-3 loss to the Mets.
Analysis: The veteran is batting .354 (17 for 48) with four homers and 12 RBIs in his last 11 games.
Sep. 4 6:37 PM PT7:37 PM MT8:37 PM CT9:37 PM ET21:37 ET1:37 GMT9:37 6:37 PM MST8:37 PM EST9:07 PM VEN5:37 UAE (+1)8:37 PM CT-Kemp stayed hot with two hits, including a solo home run, in Sunday's 2-0 win at Philadelphia.
Analysis: The much-maligned outfielder is 10 for 23 with eight RBIs over his past eight games and has homered in two of the last three. Kemp is making a difference with his new team, as Atlanta is 17-15 with him in the lineup since acquiring him from San Diego at the trade deadline.
Sep. 2 8:07 PM PT9:07 PM MT10:07 PM CT11:07 PM ET23:07 ET3:07 GMT11:07 8:07 PM MST10:07 PM EST10:37 PM VEN7:07 UAE (+1)10:07 PM CT-Kemp had four RBIs to go along with three hits Friday.
Analysis: In the last three games, Kemp is 7 for 14 with seven RBIs.
Aug. 28 9:33 AM PT10:33 AM MT11:33 AM CT12:33 PM ET12:33 ET16:33 GMT0:33 9:33 AM MST11:33 AM EST12:03 PM VEN20:33 UAE11:33 AM CT-Kemp hit a three-run homer, leading the Braves over the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Saturday night.
Analysis: There's still some pop in the bat of the veteran, who has hit 17 of his 26 homers on the road.
Aug. 24 9:44 AM PT10:44 AM MT11:44 AM CT12:44 PM ET12:44 ET16:44 GMT0:44 9:44 AM MST11:44 AM EST12:14 PM VEN20:44 UAE11:44 AM CT-Kemp doubled, singled and drove in three runs Tuesday.
Analysis: Kemp is batting .344 during a seven-game hitting streak with five extra-base hits and six RBIs.
Aug. 21 5:37 PM PT6:37 PM MT7:37 PM CT8:37 PM ET20:37 ET0:37 GMT8:37 5:37 PM MST7:37 PM EST8:07 PM VEN4:37 UAE (+1)7:37 PM CT-Kemp went 2 for 5 with his 25th home run in Sunday's 7-6, 10-inning win over Washington.
Analysis: Kemp is batting .320 with four extra-base hits over a six-game hitting streak.
Aug. 19 9:22 PM PT10:22 PM MT11:22 PM CT12:22 AM ET0:22 ET4:22 GMT12:22 9:22 PM MST11:22 PM EST11:52 PM VEN8:22 UAE11:22 PM CT-Kemp went 2 for 4 with an RBI on Thursday while hitting a double for the third straight game.
Analysis: He's 4 for 12 with two RBIs in those three contests.
Aug. 8 9:06 AM PT10:06 AM MT11:06 AM CT12:06 PM ET12:06 ET16:06 GMT0:06 9:06 AM MST11:06 AM EST11:36 AM VEN20:06 UAE11:06 AM CT-Kemp had two hits and an RBI on Sunday.
Analysis: He's 3 for 9 with a homer and three RBIs in his last two games after going 1 for 13 in his first four with the Braves after being acquired from the Padres.
Aug. 4 8:47 AM PT9:47 AM MT10:47 AM CT11:47 AM ET11:47 ET15:47 GMT23:47 8:47 AM MST10:47 AM EST11:17 AM VEN19:47 UAE10:47 AM CT-Kemp notched his first hit - a double - and first RBI in a Braves uniform Wednesday.
Analysis: The veteran who was recently acquired from San Diego had gone 0 for 4 in his Atlanta debut Tuesday. He's been batting cleanup behind Freddie Freeman. Kemp has reached base in all 15 games he's played since the All-Star break while posting a 1.048 OPS.
July 31 12:59 PM PT1:59 PM MT2:59 PM CT3:59 PM ET15:59 ET19:59 GMT3:59 12:59 PM MST2:59 PM EST3:29 PM VEN23:59 UAE2:59 PM CT-Braves general manager John Coppolella is sick of watching his team plummet to the bottom of the major leagues. Trading for pricey Kemp might be a good way to send a message to disappointed Atlanta fans.
Analysis: The Braves acquired Kemp, a two-time All-Star outfielder, and $10.5 million from San Diego for troubled outfielder Hector Olivera on Saturday night.
July 30 1:01 PM PT2:01 PM MT3:01 PM CT4:01 PM ET16:01 ET20:01 GMT4:01 1:01 PM MST3:01 PM EST3:31 PM VEN0:01 UAE (+1)3:01 PM CT-Kemp singled, doubled and drew a walk in Friday's 6-0 loss to the Reds.
Analysis: Kemp has reached base in all 13 games since the All-Star break, posting a 1.110 OPS with seven homers.
July 27 9:07 PM PT10:07 PM MT11:07 PM CT12:07 AM ET0:07 ET4:07 GMT12:07 9:07 PM MST11:07 PM EST11:37 PM VEN8:07 UAE11:07 PM CT-Kemp went 2 for 6 with a two-run homer and scored twice in Tuesday's 12-inning loss to Toronto.
Analysis: Kemp has hit safely in all 11 games since the All-Star break, batting .319 with seven homers and 11 RBIs.
July 23 8:54 PM PT9:54 PM MT10:54 PM CT11:54 PM ET23:54 ET3:54 GMT11:54 8:54 PM MST10:54 PM EST11:24 PM VEN7:54 UAE (+1)10:54 PM CT-Kemp recorded his second straight two-hit game Saturday.
Analysis: He is 11 for 33 inn his last eight games.
July 22 7:22 PM PT8:22 PM MT9:22 PM CT10:22 PM ET22:22 ET2:22 GMT10:22 7:22 PM MST9:22 PM EST9:52 PM VEN6:22 UAE (+1)9:22 PM CT-Kemp homered twice and drove in four runs as the San Diego Padres beat the Washington Nationals 5-3 on Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak.
Analysis: Kemp has homered six times in his last six games. He has nine RBIs in his last seven contests.
July 21 10:19 AM PT11:19 AM MT12:19 PM CT1:19 PM ET13:19 ET17:19 GMT1:19 10:19 AM MST12:19 PM EST12:49 PM VEN21:19 UAE12:19 PM CT-Kemp homered in both games of a doubleheader against the Cardinals on Wednesday.
Analysis: Kemp has homered in four consecutive games but is batting just .115 in 26 career at-bats against Adam Wainwright, St. Louis' scheduled starter for Thursday.
July 19 12:27 PM PT1:27 PM MT2:27 PM CT3:27 PM ET15:27 ET19:27 GMT3:27 12:27 PM MST2:27 PM EST2:57 PM VEN23:27 UAE2:27 PM CT-Kemp homered for a third straight game in Monday's loss at St. Louis.
Analysis: He's recorded an RBI in four straight as well. Kemp is quietly having a very good season, as he's on pace for 33 homers and 108 RBIs. Both would qualify as the second-highest totals of his career.
July 18 8:44 AM PT9:44 AM MT10:44 AM CT11:44 AM ET11:44 ET15:44 GMT23:44 8:44 AM MST10:44 AM EST11:14 AM VEN19:44 UAE10:44 AM CT-Kemp hit his 18th homer in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Giants.
Analysis: Kemp has homered in back-to-back games and has 61 RBIs on the season. He is 3 for 15 with five strikeouts lifetime against Mike Leake, who takes the ball for the Cardinals on Monday.
July 7 9:19 AM PT10:19 AM MT11:19 AM CT12:19 PM ET12:19 ET16:19 GMT0:19 9:19 AM MST11:19 AM EST11:49 AM VEN20:19 UAE11:19 AM CT-Kemp had three hits, including a two-run single, in Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Analysis: Kemp is batting .422 with 10 RBIs in his last 10 road games and next plays a four-game set at Dodger Stadium. However, he's batted only .182 in nine games against his former team this year.
June 23 10:01 AM PT11:01 AM MT12:01 PM CT1:01 PM ET13:01 ET17:01 GMT1:01 10:01 AM MST12:01 PM EST12:31 PM VEN21:01 UAE12:01 PM CT-Kemp continued to boost his trade value Wednesday, going 2 for 4 with two RBIs in a 7-2 loss at Baltimore.
Analysis: Kemp was batting just .222 on May 25. He's since hit .353 with five home runs, seven doubles and 21 RBIs over his last 25 games.
June 22 9:08 AM PT10:08 AM MT11:08 AM CT12:08 PM ET12:08 ET16:08 GMT0:08 9:08 AM MST11:08 AM EST11:38 AM VEN20:08 UAE11:08 AM CT-Kemp matched a season high with four hits - including two doubles - and two RBIs in Tuesday's 10-7 win at Baltimore.
Analysis: Kemp is making a nice little push just in time for the approaching trade deadline. He's batting .447 with five doubles over his last 10 games for the Padres, who figure to be active in the next couple of weeks.
June 17 11:01 AM PT12:01 PM MT1:01 PM CT2:01 PM ET14:01 ET18:01 GMT2:01 11:01 AM MST1:01 PM EST1:31 PM VEN22:01 UAE1:01 PM CT-Kemp had two hits and two RBIs in Thursday's loss to the Nationals.
Analysis: The veteran outfielder is 9 for 18 in his last five games and is batting .408 in his last 15 versus the Nationals.
June 14 10:19 AM PT11:19 AM MT12:19 PM CT1:19 PM ET13:19 ET17:19 GMT1:19 10:19 AM MST12:19 PM EST12:49 PM VEN21:19 UAE12:19 PM CT-Kemp doubled and homered in Monday's loss to the Marlins.
Analysis: The streaky Kemp carried the success from a big series at Coors Field back home, going 7 for 12 in his last three games.
June 13 9:04 AM PT10:04 AM MT11:04 AM CT12:04 PM ET12:04 ET16:04 GMT0:04 9:04 AM MST11:04 AM EST11:34 AM VEN20:04 UAE11:04 AM CT-Kemp is taking advantage of hitter-friendly Coors Field. He finished with three hits in Sunday's 2-1 loss and is 5 for 8 in his last two games.
Analysis: Kemp is also batting .324 with 12 RBIs over his last 16 games overall.
June 8 10:24 PM PT11:24 PM MT12:24 AM CT1:24 AM ET1:24 ET5:24 GMT13:24 10:24 PM MST12:24 AM EST12:54 AM VEN9:24 UAE12:24 AM CT-Kemp had two hits with a RBI on Tuesday.
Analysis: He is batting .342 with 10 RBIs over a nine-game stretch.
June 7 11:24 PM PT12:24 AM MT1:24 AM CT2:24 AM ET2:24 ET6:24 GMT14:24 11:24 PM MST1:24 AM EST1:54 AM VEN10:24 UAE1:24 AM CT-Kemp had two hits Monday.
Analysis: He is batting .346 with eight RBIs in six games this month.
June 4 2:02 PM PT3:02 PM MT4:02 PM CT5:02 PM ET17:02 ET21:02 GMT5:02 2:02 PM MST4:02 PM EST4:32 PM VEN1:02 UAE (+1)4:02 PM CT-Kemp hit a three-run home run estimated at 458 feet, matching the longest at Petco Park, in a 4-0 win against Colorado on Friday night.
Analysis: Kemp has four of his team-best 14 homers in his last eight games while batting .333 (12 for 36).
June 3 9:40 AM PT10:40 AM MT11:40 AM CT12:40 PM ET12:40 ET16:40 GMT0:40 9:40 AM MST11:40 AM EST12:10 PM VEN20:40 UAE11:40 AM CT-Kemp was 3 for 6 on Thursday night.
Analysis: Kemp is 5 for 11 in his last two games.
May 28 8:19 AM PT9:19 AM MT10:19 AM CT11:19 AM ET11:19 ET15:19 GMT23:19 8:19 AM MST10:19 AM EST10:49 AM VEN19:19 UAE10:19 AM CT-Kemp was 3 for 5 with a jack Friday night.
Analysis: Kemp was in a 3-for-33 slump.
May 15 10:03 AM PT11:03 AM MT12:03 PM CT1:03 PM ET13:03 ET17:03 GMT1:03 10:03 AM MST12:03 PM EST12:33 PM VEN21:03 UAE12:03 PM CT-Kemp was 3 for 6 with a jack and three RBIs on Saturday.
Analysis: Kemp ended a 0-for-12 slump.
Apr. 30 4:56 PM PT5:56 PM MT6:56 PM CT7:56 PM ET19:56 ET23:56 GMT7:56 4:56 PM MST6:56 PM EST7:26 PM VEN3:56 UAE (+1)6:56 PM CT-Kemp hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning and doubled Friday night in a 5-1 victory over his former team, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Analysis: Kemp is batting .385 with six doubles in his last six games. He also has two home runs and five RBIs in his last two.
Apr. 25 11:58 AM PT12:58 PM MT1:58 PM CT2:58 PM ET14:58 ET18:58 GMT2:58 11:58 AM MST1:58 PM EST2:28 PM VEN22:58 UAE1:58 PM CT-Kemp went 2 for 5 with a dinger in Sunday's loss.
Analysis: Kemp was 4 for 12 in the weekend series.
Apr. 10 6:28 PM PT7:28 PM MT8:28 PM CT9:28 PM ET21:28 ET1:28 GMT9:28 6:28 PM MST8:28 PM EST8:58 PM VEN5:28 UAE (+1)8:28 PM CT-Kemp had a big game with three hits - including two homers - in Saturday's 16-3 win at Colorado.
Analysis: Kemp has caught fire, going 9 for 15 with three homers and 10 RBIs in his last three games.
Mar. 1 10:27 AM PT11:27 AM MT12:27 PM CT1:27 PM ET13:27 ET18:27 GMT2:27 11:27 AM MST1:27 PM EST1:57 PM VEN22:27 UAE12:27 PM CT-The 31-year-old insists his ankle is feeling better, and he showed up to spring training early to work on his defense.
Analysis: The two-time All-Star got off to a poor start at the plate last year and finished with 23 homers and 100 RBIs. But his eight errors were tied for the most among right fielders and FanGraphs calculated his defensive runs saved at minus-15, the worst of any right fielder.

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