Tag Archives: Matt Kemp

A year ago………

Watching the Dodgers win their 3rd straight division series led by the likes of Max Muncy, Pedro Baez, Yazmani Grandal, David Freeze, and Manny Machado I couldn’t help but wonder at how much everything stays the same, and how it all changes from one year to the next. At this time a year ago Max …

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Joc Pederson joins the top five Dodger Slug% for a given month

Joc didn’t finish the month with a Slug% > .900 but his June .867 Slug% still ended up being the fifth best in the history of the Dodger franchise with at least fifty plate appearances. Player Split Year SLG PA 2B 3B HR Andre Ethier May 2010 .906 58 9 0 5 Matt Kemp April/March …

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June Boom

Late to the party but time to put the Dodger June explosion into proper context. Last year the Dodgers set the monthly home run record for the franchise with 53 home runs in June. This June they broke that record monthly record with 55 home runs. Before last June the previous high mark for the …

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Can Matt Kemp escape gravity?

Much has been made about the resurgence of Matt Kemp but we need to keep one very important thing in mind. Matt Kemp had an OPS in 2017 of .922 on this date.  It is not like Matt Kemp stopped hitting a baseball and shocked the world with what he has done in 2018. He …

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How do you play your five hottest hitters when you only have four positions for them?

The Dodgers have four positions for five very hot hitters.  Matt Kemp has been here all along,  Max Muncy announced himself in mid – April, Yasiel Puig joined the party in Mid May,  Joc Pederson got the call last weekend, and Cody Bellinger showed up this week. The June numbers are ridiculous for these fab …

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Max Muncy laughs at the MLB draft

Most of the baseball world will be looking at their new draft picks and salivating about things to come, and certainly, the Dodgers have done well enough in the draft to brag about the likes of 2016 ROY Corey Seager, 2017 ROY Cody Bellinger, and newest Dodger rookie sensation Walker Buehler. They were picked number …

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Matt Kemp your NL Batting Average Leader

Even if you don’t subscribe to batting average being part of the cool club, it is still something to marvel at when Matt Kemp leads the National League in batting average after two months of the season are in the books. Notice I did not say he leads the NL in hitting as that is …

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Puig and Kemp dominate Fangraphs May wRC+ leaderboard for NL outfielders

Given the Dodgers struggles to win in May it is a big surprise that the Dodgers have three players in the top ten of wRC+ for National League outfielders in the month of May. It is no surprise the Yasiel Puig is number one on the leaderboard with his 214 wRC+ as he is as …

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Bizarro day finds Dodgers only six back

The odds were already stacked against the Dodgers in the second game of a doubleheader having to face the best pitcher in the National League in his park, but they looked even worse after Rich Hill left the game with a torn blister without retiring a single batter.  This meant the bullpen would have to …

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Matt Kemp has blown my mind

As of today, Matt Kemp has the highest wRC+ for National League left fielders.  Matt Kemp has the third highest WRC+ for any positional National League player. We are now thirty-five games into the season which is about 21% of the season and Matt Kemp isn’t slowing down, he’s getting better. Many of us hoped for …

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