Tag Archives: Matt Kemp

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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Ryu and Padres lead Dodgers back to respectability

The Dodgers started the week 5 – 9 and in last place in the NL West. They ended it 10 – 10 winning five of six games, and Hyun-Jin Ryu was a big reason why. Ryu got the Dodger week started on the right foot by winning Tuesday night. That was a win that even …

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Is Alex Verdugo breaking down the door?

It is no secret that Joc Pederson is struggling with the Dodgers. The part-time outfielder is getting plenty of playing time subbing in for Matt Kemp not long after the national anthem is finished playing but he isn’t doing much to combat the argument that he might be better off playing every day in AAA to …

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Matt Kemp LAD Home Run leaderboard

If some fans are wondering why so many Dodger fan have embraced the return of Matt Kemp they may simply need to look toward the LAD Home Run Leaderboard. Matt Kemp has hit more home runs than any LAD outfielder in history. With his home run last night he homered for the first time at …

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Dodgers open 2018 different than 2017

Dodger Opening Day Roster Notes: New Dodgers compared to 2017 opening day roster – Cody Bellinger, Chris Taylor, Wilmer Font, J.T. Chargois, Josh Fields, Tony Cingrani, Scott Alexander, Kyle Farmer, Matt Kemp First time on an opening day roster – Wilmer Font, J.T. Chargois, Kyle Farmer Matt Kemp on the Dodger opening day roster for the …

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Dodgers who are en fuego

First the hitters.  Even though Keibert only has nine at-bats I wanted to include him because six for nine with only two strikeouts in his first taste of major league camp is outstanding. Estevez got no love from anybody when prospect lists were announced but he played a solid 2nd/SS and picked up four hits …

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Speedcast Nuggets

Statcast has a stat called sprint speed which is defined below. Sprint Speed is Statcast’s foot speed metric, defined as “feet per second in a player’s fastest one-second window.” The Major League average on a “max effort” play is 27 ft/sec, and the max effort range is roughly from 23 ft/sec (poor) to 30 ft/sec (elite). …

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The Bison is back

I won’t be doing a breakdown of every spring game but game one had plenty to talk about, including the return of the Bison to Dodger blue. Wilmer Font is a huge man and buzzed right through the six hitters he faced.  He was the best pitcher on this day for either team though Edward Paredes gave …

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Dodgers kick off Cactus League play today

In a few hours, the Dodgers will start their Cactus league play as they try to defend their National League title. Wilmer Font the forgotten man, when rotation depth is discussed, will start the game and probably embarrass me given how much faith I’ve put in a guy I’ve never seen pitch. Much more interesting …

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Ten most interesting Dodgers in 2018

MLB posted their ten most interesting players for 2018 and our own (for now) Matt Kemp made the list. 9. Matt Kemp, OF, Dodgers As awkward springs go, it’ll be tough to top this one. The Dodgers reacquired their former All-Star outfielder (and the two years and $43.5 million remaining on his contract) in a complicated …

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