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Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp with the Dodgers on April 20, 2013
Outfielder
Born: September 23, 1984 (1984-09-23) (age 36)
Midwest City, Oklahoma
Bats: Right Throws: Right 
MLB debut
May 28, 2006 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Career statistics
(through April 7, 2017)
Batting average     .287
Hits     1,521
Home runs     242
Runs batted in     860
Stolen bases     183
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • MLB All-Star (2011–2012, 2018)
  • 2× Silver Slugger Award (2009, 2011)
  • Rawlings Gold Glove Award (2009, 2011)
  • NL Home Run Leader (2011)
  • NL RBI Leader (2011)
  • NL Runs Scored Leader (2011)
  • Baseball America Major League Player of the Year (2011)
  • NL Hank Aaron Award (2011)
  • Roy Campanella Award (2011)
  • 30–30 club (2011)

Matthew Ryan "Matt" Kemp (born September 23, 1984) is an American professional baseball player. He plays for the Atlanta Braves. He plays the position of outfielder. He has previously played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres. His career began in 2006.

Kemp was drafted by the Dodgers in the sixth round of the 2003 draft. He went to the major leagues after four years in the minor leagues.

He did not become a full-time player until 2008. He became the everyday starting center fielder. He has been named to two All-Star teams. He has won two Gold Glove Awards. He has won two Silver Slugger Awards.


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