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Padres | Jose Pirela playing right field

Fri, 20 May 2016 17:07:08 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Diego Padres INF/OF Jose Pirela will start in right field against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Scott Kazmir Friday, May 20, batting seventh. OF Matt Kemp is receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: C Christian Bethancourt had been penciled into the original lineup as the right fielder, as manager Andy Green looked for a way to give Kemp a day off. Pirela is just 6-for-36 at the plate and is making his first appearance of the season in the outfield, so he is not a recommended fantasy option tonight.

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Padres | Matt Kemp receives a breather

Fri, 20 May 2016 16:07:33 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 20. C Christian Bethancourt is starting in right field and is hitting fifth against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Scott Kazmir. C Derek Norris also moves up to the two-hole.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp's 10 homers and 29 RBI look nice, but he's in need of a blow and is hitting .123 (7-for-57) with 15 strikeouts since May 5. He should pull out of this mini-slump eventually, so keep him in your seasonal starting lineups when he's back in there. Both Norris and Bethancourt aren't much to talk about offensively and are low-end daily picks. Norris is the better bet with a nice lineup positioning this evening.

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Padres | Matt Kemp on trade block?

Wed, 18 May 2016 10:25:04 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp is being made available in trades. He has 10 home runs and 29 RBI on the season.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp is having a fine season for the Friars so far. A trade away from the weak-hitting San Diego lineup would only boost his fantasy value. He's a guy to hold if you own him, and he'd be a good trade target in fantasy leagues.

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Padres | Matt Kemp busts skid

Sat, 14 May 2016 23:41:00 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp snapped an 0-for-14 skid with three hits Saturday, May 14, in an 8-7 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp, a .265-23-100 hitter one year ago, is already one-third of the way to his homer total from 2015. Kemp should be in your fantasy lineup, as his bat is valuable enough to use in daily leagues and in NL and mixed formats.

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Padres | Matt Kemp productive at plate

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 06:07:43 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with one home run and three RBI against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp has been playing well recently with 10 hits, two home runs and five RBI over the last six games. Kemp should be used in all fantasy leagues as long as he is producing at the plate.

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Padres | Matt Kemp hits fourth round tripper

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 05:32:17 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during the Padres' 5-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, April 16.

Fantasy Tip: The veteran is off to a nice start with five runs, four home runs, 11 RBI and a .273/.289/.545 slash line. The weak supporting cast around him might limit his upside to a degree, but just repeating similar numbers from his 2015 showing (80-23-100-12-.265) will provide nice value. Continue to view Kemp as a solid mid-tier outfielder.

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Padres | Matt Kemp with the day off

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 07:37:09 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp is out of the lineup Thursday, April 14, with 1B Wil Myers moving up to hit third and OF Melvin Upton Jr. cleaning up.

Fantasy Tip: Myers and Upton face rookie up-and-comer Vincent Velasquez today. Myers has a couple of early home runs this year, and Upton is hitting .296 to open the year. They're low-end options at their respective positions today.

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Padres | Matt Kemp drives in six

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 20:52:19 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp went 3-for-5 with two home runs and six RBI in a 16-3 win over the Colorado Rockies Saturday, April 9.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp has three homers and 10 RBI over his last two games, and while he is no longer a 30-30 threat, he can still be a quality source of home runs, runs and RBI if he can stay healthy.

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Padres | Matt Kemp has four-hit game Friday

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 18:20:02 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp went 4-for-6 with a home run and four RBI in a victory over the Colorado Rockies Friday, April 8.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp is batting .375 through his first 16 at-bats of the season and makes a viable option in daily fantasy lineups, especially since he will be playing this weekend at hitter-friendly Coors Field. He should be viewed as a solid OF2 in seasonal leagues despite the lack of protection he has in San Diego's lineup.

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Orioles | Baltimore eyed James Shields, Matt Kemp

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 15:38:15 -0800

San Diego Padres SP James Shields and OF Matt Kemp were the subject of trade talks between the Padres and Baltimore Orioles, but the two teams were not able to reach an agreement on either player.

Fantasy Tip: Shields and Kemp likely will start the season with the Padres but could be traded during the season. Kemp posted solid numbers and has a good chance to play well again this season if he stays healthy. Shields also posted decent numbers with a 13.7 record and 3.91 ERA. Both players could be middle-round options in deeper leagues.

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