Matt Kemp
LF/RF ATL
2 days ago

Kemp went 2-for-5 with a solo homer Sunday against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Kemp has only left the yard twice since joining the Braves on August 2, and he's slashing .260/.292/.479 on the year. However, he only needs one more homer to equal his highest output since 2012.

Matt Kemp
LF/RF ATL
2 weeks ago

Kemp is out of the lineup Thursday against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

He has started every game since joining the Braves at the trade deadline but will get the day game off Thursday. Jeff Francoeur will get the start in left field and hit seventh in place of Kemp.

Matt Kemp
LF/RF ATL
2 weeks ago

Kemp finished 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 13-5 win over the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

The Braves' new outfielder broke the club's highest run total of the season with a two-run jack in the ninth, the last of four in the game -- also a season-high for the team. Kemp's first home run with Atlanta -- his 24th of the season -- was just his second hit in 18 at-bats since joining the club on August 2. He holds an underwhelming line of .255/.283/.482 on the season.

Matt Kemp
LF/RF ATL
3 weeks ago

Kemp is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Kemp will be starting in left field and batting cleanup in his debut with the Braves. Kemp has been putting on a show since the All-Star break, posting a .319/.347/.745 line with six home runs over 11 games.

Matt Kemp
LF/RF ATL
3 weeks ago

Kemp is expected to make his Braves debut Tuesday against the Pirates, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

After being acquired from the Padres on Saturday, the non-contending Braves won't throw Kemp into the fire right away, as he'll sit out Sunday's series finale against the Phillies and take advantage of Monday's off day to acclimate himself with his new team. He's expected to slot in as the cleanup hitter behind Freddie Freeman, giving a needed power boost to the Braves, whose 64 team home runs rank last in the MLB by a significant margin. Although Kemp has already accrued 69 RBI on the season, run-producing opportunities could be harder to come by in Atlanta, given the limited hitting talent surrounding him in the order.

Matt Kemp
LF/RF ATL
3 weeks ago

Kemp has been traded from San Deigo to Atlanta for Hector Olivera and cash considerations.

EDGE Analysis

The move of bad contracts allows the Padres to promote one of their outfield prospects -- Manuel Margot or Hunter Renfroe. Meanwhile, they are expected to designate Olivera for assignment.

Matt Kemp
LF/RF ATL
3 weeks ago

Kemp has been scratched from Saturday's lineup.

EDGE Analysis

This seemed inevitable with multiple outlets reporting that the Padres have agreed to trade Kemp to the Braves in exchange for Hector Olivera, pending physicals. Wil Myers is now slated to man right field Saturday with Brett Wallace at first base, batting cleanup.

Matt Kemp
LF/RF ATL
3 weeks ago

The Padres have agreed to trade Kemp to the Braves for Hector Olivera, pending physicals, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kemp is still listed as the starting right fielder for the Padres on Saturday, and he was spotted taking batting practice with his teammates, but it sounds there's a chance he could be scratched. Olivera was scratched from the lineup at Triple-A Gwinnett. San Diego is expected to pay a sizable chunk of the remaining money due to Kemp if the deal goes through, which is not a given as Kemp reportedly failed his physical when he was dealt from Los Angeles (but the Padres completed the trade anyway).

Matt Kemp
LF/RF ATL
4 weeks ago

Kemp went 2-for-6 with a two-run, 12th inning home run that did not in face prove decisive, as the Padres lost 7-6 at the hands of the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Kemp's two-run blast in the top of the 12th was momentous but not enough, as the Padres bullpen blew the lead and lost the game on a walk-off wild pitch in the bottom of the 12th. The homer was Kemp's 23rd of the season, and brought his RBI total to 69. While hitting just .261, he's currently on pace to challenge his career high of 39 homers that he set back 2011 when he was 2nd in NL MVP voting.

Matt Kemp
LF/RF ATL
1 month ago

Kemp went 2-for-4 with two doubles in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger has now hit safely in eight straight, and has consecutive multi-hit outings. Kemp also has six homers in the last eight games, and is now slashing .260/.280/.490 over 388 at-bats this season.