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Padres | Another long fly for Matt Kemp

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:12:44 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run during the Padres' 3-1 win over the Miami Marlins Friday, July 24.

Fantasy Tip: The extra-base hits upped Kemp's ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) year-long totals to 22 doubles and 11 home runs with a .256/.302/.415 slash line. Of late, the 30-year-old outfielder has a .313/.383/.663 line with 10 runs, seven home runs and 17 RBI over his past 22 games. Kemp also heated up to finish the 2014 campaign, so another strong finish isn't out of the question.

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Padres | Matt Kemp stays hot

Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:39:54 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp went 2-for-3 with a double, and a solo home run during the Padres' 4-2 win over the Colorado Rockies Friday, July 17.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) has now launched three long flies during his current six-game hitting streak to go along with four runs, three doubles, six RBI and a stolen base. Kemp is a polarizing fantasy player at this point, and where some may see a bounce back second half, others view an over-hyped player on the downswing of his career. Just remember, Kemp finished strong in 2014, and he has tremendous upside. FantasyScore players don't have to pay through the roof to grab a piece of his hot streak, either.

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Padres | Matt Kemp with good matchup

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 07:50:49 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp is 18-for-44 (.409) with three home runs and 16 RBI against Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa. De La Rosa starts against the Padres Friday, July 17.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) had a 7-for-17 (.412) finish to the first half. He's a midrange outfielder to target on FantasyScore Friday.

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Padres | Matt Kemp keeps hitting

Sun, 12 Jul 2015 19:56:13 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with a walk in a 2-1 win over the Texas Rangers Sunday, July 12, giving him three straight multi-hit games and four in his last five.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) has five RBI, three runs scored and a steal during the five-game stretch, and if he can keep the momentum going after the All-Star break, it could be time to start considering the underachiever at FantasyScore.

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Padres | Matt Kemp dropped to three-hole

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:16:16 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp is batting third against St. Louis Cardinals SP Tim Cooney Thursday, July 2.

Fantasy Tip: 24-year-old Cooney is making his major league debut, so boosting up Kemp's ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) value Thursday isn't out of the question. Still, Kemp has an underwhelming .645 OPS which is low relative to his cap hit. He had been batting leadoff the past seven games, and the move to the three-hole should be viewed as a positive for his fantasy value.

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Padres | Matt Kemp loving leadoff spot

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 20:48:05 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp is hitting .350 with two doubles, two homers and five RBI in five games since being moved to the leadoff spot.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) was hitting just .192 in the 13 games before the move, so at the very least, it has woken him up a bit. He could be worth taking a chance on at FantasyScore in his new role.

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Padres | Matt Kemp leading off vs. Giants

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:00:40 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp is batting leadoff against San Francisco Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong Wednesday, June 24.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) hasn't hit leadoff since 2010, and most of his work atop the lineup was back in 2008. Over 228 plate appearances hitting first, Kemp has a .290/.342/.471 slash line. He also has 12 hits through 35 career at-bats against Vogelsong. Still, Kemp hasn't been at his best of late and is nothing more than a lineup filler for FantasyScore contests Wednesday.

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Padres | Matt Kemp finding power stroke?

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:47:35 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a 3-1 win over the Oakland Athletics Thursday, June 18, and he has two home runs in his last three games.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has doubled his home run total for the season in the last three games, but he is still hitting just .250. It is worth keeping an eye on him to see if he continues to show some power at the plate, but he shouldn't be considered a hot commodity at FantasyScore just yet.

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Padres | Matt Kemp continues to struggle

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 15:24:53 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp went 2-for-14 in the series against the Atlanta Braves this week after going 1-for-4 with a strikeout in the team's extra-innings win Thursday, June 11. Kemp is hitting .249 on the season.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp's ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) price tag at FantasyScore isn't even enough these days for daily gamers to seriously consider him. Only two home runs on the year doesn't give much hope to his owners that he'll suddenly turn things around, especially when he plays his home games at pitcher-friendly Petco Park.

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Padres | Matt Kemp taking day off

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 13:32:00 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 10. OF Will Venable is starting in right field and hitting leadoff against Atlanta Braves SP Williams Perez.

Fantasy Tip: Venable ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has been pretty useful to fantasy owners and has seen consistent playing time with Wil Myers (wrist) out for weeks. At the top of the lineup, he presents a nice speed presence for those looking for a value play on FantasyScore tonight. All five of Venable's home runs have come off right-handed pitchers this year, too, and he owns an .825 OPS in 2015 against righties.

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