Matt Kemp
LF/RF ATL
1 week ago

Kemp went 2-for-2 with an RBI in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

He's had a quiet spring so far, slashing .233/.378/.300 through 30 at-bats, but after an 0-for-12 start all seven of Kemp's hits have come in his last seven games. The 32-year-old slugger is rounding into form with plenty of time left before Opening Day.

Matt Kemp
LF/RF ATL
1 month ago

Kemp lost almost 30 pounds during the offseason, Bleacher Report's Scott Miller reports.

EDGE Analysis

Here's another "Best Shape Of My Life" story with some history: He battled issues with his physique on and off, most memorably in his days with the Dodgers, who traded him partially because of them. A trimmer Kemp hopes to continue the revival he enjoyed last year, including his 35 homers that marked his highest total since his historic 2011 season. Perhaps he'll attempt to steal more bases, as well, which would further bolster his fantasy value as a top-100 pick.

Matt Kemp
LF/RF ATL
1 month ago

Kemp is expected to open the season as the Braves' cleanup hitter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

This isn't a big surprise after he hit .280/.336/.519 with 12 home runs and 39 RBI in 56 games for the Braves after being acquired from the Padres last year, but the top of Atlanta's lineup could be more dynamic than you might expect in 2017, with Dansby Swanson the favorite to move into the No. 2 hole, and Ender Inciarte and Freddie Freeman both coming off strong campaigns. The 32-year-old Kemp has topped the 100 RBI mark in each of the last two seasons, and seems poised to make it three in a row.

Matt Kemp
LF/RF ATL
6 months ago

Kemp went 2-for-5 with a two-run home and scored twice Wednesday against Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

Kemp's fourth-inning blast was his 34th of the season, and plated his 105th and 106th RBI. He's been more than the Braves could have wished for when acquiring the 32-year-old veteran from the Padres earlier in the year. Since moving to Atlanta, Kemp's numbers are in line with -- and in some cases, even better than -- his impressive career averages. The outfielder is swinging a red-hot stick in the final days of the campaign, hitting .337 with seven homers, 18 RBI and 19 runs in 89 at-bats this month.

Matt Kemp
LF/RF ATL
6 months ago

Kemp is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Kemp owns a robust 1.024 OPS in September, but he also has not had a day off since Aug. 11 and struck out three times in four at-bats Monday, so manager Brian Snitker felt it was time for a day off. Mallex Smith will get the start in left field in Kemp's place.

Matt Kemp
LF/RF ATL
6 months ago

Kemp was ejected from Friday's game for arguing balls and strikes.

EDGE Analysis

Kemp didn't hide his displeasure with a questionable call on a would-be ball four to Nick Markakis and was tossed between innings, and on his birthday no less. Manager Brian Snitker stuck up for Kemp and was also ejected. Mallex Smith took over for Kemp in left field.

Matt Kemp
LF/RF ATL
6 months ago

Kemp went 2-for-4 with a pair of homers and three RBI against the Marlins on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Getting liberated from San Diego has been a boon for Kemp even if it took him to another bad team in the Braves -- since moving to Atlanta, he's hitting .295/.346/.521, up across the board from his stats as a Padre. Kemp's quietly blown past 30 homers for the second time and 100 RBI for the fourth time, thanks in no small part to a burning-hot September in which he's hitting .361 with seven homers and 18 RBI over 20 games.

Matt Kemp
LF/RF ATL
6 months ago

Kemp went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a sacrifice fly Saturday in a 4-3 win over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Kemp's performance Saturday continues his strong September, in which he's hitting .325/.364/.650 with four homers and 11 RBI. His solo shot in the sixth inning gives him 30 homers for the second consecutive season. With 97 RBI, he's on pace for his highest yearly total since he plated 126 in 2011.

Matt Kemp
LF/RF ATL
6 months ago

Kemp went 1-for-3 with a solo homer, two walks and strikeout in a 6-4 loss to the Mets Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Kemp has rediscovered his swagger after being traded to Atlanta this summer, and teaming up with Freddie Freeman and Dansby Swanson has been a formula for success. He is slashing .3244/.343/.402 for the month of September and now has 29 homers and 95 RBI on the season.

Matt Kemp
LF/RF ATL
7 months ago

Kemp went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer, four RBI overall and two runs in Friday's 8-4 victory over the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger had his best game in a Braves uniform to date, bringing in half of the team's runs on the night. Kemp's big blast was a 401-foot shot to center in the fifth that plated Adonis Garcia and Freddie Freeman. He added a ninth-inning RBI single that once again brought Garcia home and extended Atlanta's lead to 6-4 at the time. Kemp now has three straight multi-hit efforts, hitting .500 (7-for-14) with a homer and seven RBI over that span.