Latest Update Matt Kemp with another big night at the plate Thu Jul, 31, 01:36 AM
A great athlete: has speed, excellent bat speed, a great glove, solid throwing arm and superb batting eye. Produces both as a run-scoring threat and an RBI guy while playing top-tier defense.
Flaws: : Strikes out far too much and can be guilty of being way too aggressive at the dish from time to time. Has had some injury problems in the past that have hindered his overall production over the years.
Kemp drove in the game-winning run with a walk-off base hit to give the Dodgers a 3-2 victory over the Braves in 10 innings. He also hit his third home run in two games to give him 11 on the season. Kemp hit the home run on a 1-1 pitch in the second inning where Vin Scully pointed out that the Dodgers outfielder was hitting over .430 this season when the count was one ball, one strike.Analyst: Michael Pichan
Kemp has been ripping the cover off the ball of late, going 9-for-17 (.529 BA) with two home runs, seven RBI over his last five games. With the trade deadline approaching, the Dodges couldn't have asked for better timing for Kemp's bat to wake up, as they appear more than ready to move their All-Star outfielder improve their pitching staff. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Kemp extended his current hitting streak to three games and has four multi-hit game over his past seven. Kemp is now hitting .309 (25-for-81) with an on-base percentage almost at .400 over his last 23 games, unfortunately his production in the other counting stat cats. has been almost non-existent as he has just 11 RBI, four runs scored, and not a single home run or stolen base over that span.Analyst: Michael Pichan
Kemp is starting in RF for the sixth time this season. Apparently Puig has proven to Dodger manager Don Mattingly that his defensive chops are viable in CF. Kemp is owed $20 + million dollars through 2019, making his contract one of the biggest albatrosses out there. The other team interested in acquiring Kemp has been reported to be the Mariners. Analyst: Spencer Silva