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Padres | Matt Kemp hopes slump is over

Wed, 27 May 2015 12:22:34 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp's bases-clearing double helped his team beat the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 4-0, on Tuesday, May 26. Kemp was hitting from the fourth spot instead of the third, which is now occupied by OF Justin Upton. Kemp was hitting .185 (17-for-92) in May.

Fantasy Tip: Manager Bud Black made this move to get Upton ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) up in the first inning and give Kemp ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) a bit of time to relax. It appears to have worked this week, but you may want to wait and see for one or two games if Kemp has found his bat again.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Barry M. Bloom

Padres | Matt Kemp breaks slump

Tue, 26 May 2015 23:45:52 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp, who was mired in a 16-for-91 slump this month, had a three-run double in the 10th inning Tuesday, May 26. The Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) could have some more success as the month continues, thanks to one dramatic hit. Keep an eye on his progress and don't be afraid to use him if he shows more signs of snapping out of it.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Greg Beacham

Padres | Matt Kemp mired in bad slump

Thu, 21 May 2015 10:04:28 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp is 12-for-69 in the month of May after hitting .326 in April. He stranded six base runners in the team's loss Wednesday, May 20. On the season, Kemp is hitting only .259 with one home run, and his .649 OPS is lower than SS Clint Barmes'.

Fantasy Tip: Right now, Kemp ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) is doing nothing to justify his FantasyScore price. Until he shows signs of life and busts out of his ugly funk, you should stay away from him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Dennis Lin

Padres | Matt Kemp stays hot Monday

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:31:07 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp had three hits and drove in four runs in the team's shellacking of the Colorado Rockies Monday, April 20.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) is off to a great start with his new club in 2015, going 21-for-57 (.368) with one home run and 13 RBI. He makes for another great play at FantasyScore this evening against Rockies lefty starter Tyler Matzek.

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Padres | Matt Kemp not worried about hips

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:00:51 -0800

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp (hips) said he's not worried about being diagnosed with arthritis in both of his hips when he took a physical with the Padres. He plans to stretch more before playing. Kemp appears to be in a good place both physically and mentally in camp with his new squad. Kemp hit .309/.365/.606 with 17 of his 25 home runs and 54 of his 89 RBI in the second half of last year.

Fantasy Tip: Despite Kemp's injury concerns, he'll remain rather expensive on draft day as a No. 1 or 2 outfielder. The move to pitcher-friendly Petco Park is another drawback that you'll have to live with, as well. His health will make all the difference in whether he'll return value at his placement.

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Padres | Matt Kemp's deal front-loaded

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 14:05:49 -0800

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp will make just $3 million in 2015 thanks to a front-loaded contract from the Los Angeles Dodgers. The accounting advantage should help the team in their pursuit of free-agent SP James Shields (Royals) and Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels, according to a source close to the situation. The front-loaded deal has left the Padres responsible for only about 14% of Kemp's $21 million salary.

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Padres | SD likely to deal Carlos Quentin

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:42:23 -0800

San Diego Padres OF Carlos Quentin is a likely trade candidate with the team's recent acquisitions of OF Matt Kemp, OF Wil Myers and OF Justin Upton.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo

Padres | Bud Black talks new-look outfield

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:36:41 -0800

San Diego Padres OFs Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Wil Myers are expected to play right field, left field and center field, respectively, according to manager Bud Black.

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Padres | Wil Myers likely to play CF

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:53:59 -0800

San Diego Padres OF Wil Myers is likely to play center field for the Friars, with OFs Matt Kemp and Justin Upton flanking him in the corner outfield spots.

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Padres | Matt Kemp officially lands with Padres

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:13:54 -0800

Updating an ongoing story, OF Matt Kemp has officially been acquired by the San Diego Padres Friday, Dec. 19. The Padres also acquired C Tim Federowicz and $32 million from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for C Yasmani Grandal, SP Joe Wieland and SP Zach Eflin.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Mark Saxon