Matt Kemp

#27, CF, LA Dodgers
Matt Kemp
  • Height:
    6-4
  • Weight:
    215
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    September 23, 1984
  • Birth Place:
    Midwest City, Oklahoma
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    2003 6ᵗʰ round by the Los Angeles Dodgers
  • AVG
    .287
  • HR
    25
  • RBI
    89
  • R
    77


Player Notes
Padres acquired OF Matt Kemp, C Tim Federowicz and cash considerations from the Dodgers in exchange for C Yasmani Grandal and RHPs Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin.

Advice: The trade took longer than expected to be officially completed, reportedly due to the discovery of Kemp dealing with arthritis in both hips, but it's now in the books. San Diego will receive $32 million to cover a big portion of the $107 million Kemp is still owed. Kemp had a nice bounce-back season in 2014, batting .287/.346/.506 with 25 homers and 89 RBI. He'll be surrounded by less talent than he was last season, though the Padres have done their best to rebuild their offense.

8 hours ago Rotoworld
Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports reports that the Dodgers and Padres "have worked through lingering issues" and the Matt Kemp trade is "all but done."

Advice: USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported earlier Thursday that the holdup with the Kemp trade was due to the physical revealing arthritis in both of Kemp's hips. Despite the revelation, ESPN's Ramona Shelburne says the Dodgers will not have to give up any more than the $32 million they originally agreed to. The Padres will also receive Tim Federowicz from the Dodgers, with the Dodgers receiving Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland, and Zach Eflin. Eflin will then be flipped to the Phillies for Jimmy Rollins.

More: Tim Brown on Twitter

Thu, Dec 18 Rotoworld
According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the holdup with the Matt Kemp trade is due to the physical revealing arthritis in both of Kemp's hips.

Advice: Kemp's agent, Junior Spivey, told FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal on Thursday morning that "everything is OK" and he is "just waiting on the final details" of the deal to be sorted out, but maybe this thing really will fall apart. Kemp is signed through 2019, and hip arthritis sounds like the type of ailment that is only going to get worse as he moves later into his 30s. Kemp was supposed to be headed to the Padres along with catcher Tim Federowicz in exchange for Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland, and Zach Eflin. Nightengale says the Friars are consulting medical experts.

More: Bob Nightengale on Twitter

Thu, Dec 18 Rotoworld
Matt Kemp's agent Junior Spivey said Thursday that he's "just waiting on the final details" for the trade that will send his client to the Padres.

Advice: There have been murmurings that something troublesome was found during Kemp's physical exam, but Spivey told Rosenthal that "everything is OK" and the four-player trade sending Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland, and Zach Eflin to Los Angeles "should be good to go." The Padres may be trying to get the Dodgers to take on a bit more of the $107 million that Kemp is owed. Right now, L.A. is set to cover $31 million.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Thu, Dec 18 Rotoworld
A Padres official told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that the team is "still inconclusive" in its evaluation of Matt Kemp's physical.

Advice: The official also said the trade is "not yet" in jeopardy, and Rosenthal notes that the Dodgers have been told nothing in regards to concerns about the physical. The Padres were supposed to meet Wednesday to discuss the physical in advance of Thursday's deadline to complete the deal. There's certainly cause for concern that the trade won't be completed as-is, but we'll just have to wait and see how everything shakes out.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Thu, Dec 18 Rotoworld
USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported that the Padres are meeting to discuss the results of Matt Kemp's physical.

Advice: This confirms a report from FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. According to Nightengale, the Padres "believe that [Kemp's] physical is fine," but are "still waiting for final details." Should the trade go through, the pieces expected to head to the Dodgers are Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin. Eflin is then expected to be flipped to the Phillies in the Jimmy Rollins deal. In addition to the Kemp situation, the team is also in the midst of discussing a trade with the Rays for Wil Myers.

More: Bob Nightengale on Twitter

Wed, Dec 17 Rotoworld
Bleacher Report's Will Carroll hears that "rumors....are starting to get louder" about a possible failed physical by OF Matt Kemp.

Advice: Kemp was all set to be traded to the Padres for Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin pending a physical. It's important to note that nothing is official, but the silence on the situation is curious. Kemp has suffered numerous injuries over the course of his career. When he's healthy, he's been an elite bat.

More: Will Carroll on Twitter

Wed, Dec 17 Rotoworld
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Matt Kemp will take his physical with the Padres on Tuesday.

Advice: That means that the two sides have until then to iron out the specifics of the trade. It is believed to be Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz heading to the Dodgers in exchange for Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin. What's not clear is the exact amount of money that the Dodgers will be sending to make the deal work, believed to be around $31 million. As long as Kemp passes his physical, the deal should become official on Tuesday.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Wed, Dec 17 Rotoworld
According to Dennis Lin and Kirk Kenney of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has officially been traded to the Padres.

Advice: Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz are headed to San Diego in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitchers Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin. The Dodgers are also sending around $31 million to the Padres to cover part of Kemp's remaining $107 million in guaranteed salaries. It's been an incredibly active 24 hours for the new-look Los Angeles front office, and there should be more activity to come.

More: USA Today

Sun, Dec 14 Rotoworld
Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi said Tuesday that reports of a Matt Kemp trade to the Padres being close are "wishful thinking."

Advice: "I would not characterize it that way," Zaidi said. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported earlier Tuesday that a deal sending Kemp to the Padres for Yasmani Grandal and others was "getting closer," but Zaidi obviously doesn't see it that way. Rosenthal is the best in the business, so this could just be some posturing by the Dodgers GM.

More: Bill Shaikin on Twitter

Thu, Dec 11 Rotoworld

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Head-to-head vs. LA Dodgers

Head-to-head vs. LA Dodgers
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. Sea 5 19 3 7 0 1 1 1 1 6 0 0 .368 .400 .632 1.032
Away (this year) 72 267 33 80 18 3 8 41 33 70 1 3 .300 .373 .479 .852
Day (this year) 41 137 19 45 6 2 8 30 14 34 1 0 .328 .388 .577 .965
Last game vs. Sea 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250
Batting
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct 7 @StL L 2-3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .353 .353 .529 .882
Oct 6 @StL L 1-3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .385 .385 .615 1.000
Oct 4 StL W 3-2 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .556 .556 .889 1.444
Oct 3 StL L 9-10 5 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 .600 1.200
Sep 28 Col W 10-5 2 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .287 .346 .506 .852
Sep 27 Col W 6-5 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .284 .343 .499 .842
Sep 24 SF W 9-1 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .284 .343 .498 .842
Sep 23 SF W 4-2 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 .284 .344 .498 .842
Sep 22 SF L 2-5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .284 .344 .493 .838
Sep 21 @ChC W 8-5 5 1 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 .286 .347 .498 .845
Career Stats
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 LAD 52 154 30 39 7 1 7 23 9 53 6 0 .253 .289 .448 .737
2007 LAD 98 292 47 100 12 5 10 42 16 66 10 5 .342 .373 .521 .894
2008 LAD 155 606 93 176 38 5 18 76 46 153 35 11 .290 .340 .459 .799
2009 LAD 159 606 97 180 25 7 26 101 52 139 34 8 .297 .352 .490 .842
2010 LAD 162 602 82 150 25 6 28 89 53 170 19 15 .249 .310 .450 .760
2011 LAD 161 602 115 195 33 4 39 126 74 159 40 11 .324 .399 .586 .986
2012 LAD 106 403 74 122 22 2 23 69 40 103 9 4 .303 .367 .538 .906
2013 LAD 73 263 35 71 15 0 6 33 22 76 9 0 .270 .328 .395 .723
2014 LAD 150 541 77 155 38 3 25 89 52 145 8 5 .287 .346 .506 .852
Totals 1116 4069 650 1188 215 33 182 648 364 1064 170 59 .292 .350 .495 .845
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2006 LAD 29 CF 19 189 37 40 0 3 0 .925
2006 LAD 11 LF 8 72 18 20 1 1 1 .950
2006 LAD 10 RF 6 71 8 10 1 1 0 .900
2007 LAD 88 RF 66 619 129 135 2 4 1 .970
2007 LAD 6 CF 0 17 8 8 0 0 0 1.000
2008 LAD 101 CF 92 825 209 220 10 1 3 .995
2008 LAD 63 RF 52 478 97 105 6 2 0 .981
2009 LAD 158 CF 148 1355 367 383 14 2 4 .995
2009 LAD 7 RF 7 50 10 10 0 0 0 1.000
2010 LAD 158 CF 149 1346 330 338 3 5 2 .985
2011 LAD 159 CF 158 1380 345 361 11 5 5 .986
2012 LAD 105 CF 105 911 208 216 7 1 1 .995
2013 LAD 70 CF 68 576 133 140 2 5 0 .964
2014 LAD 59 RF 59 500 92 99 5 2 2 .980
2014 LAD 41 CF 34 326 75 80 1 4 0 .950
2014 LAD 44 LF 44 369 60 62 1 1 0 .984
Totals 1109 LF 1015 9089 2126 2227 64 37 19 .983