Matt Kemp

Baseball Player + Outfielder
Born Sep 23, 1984

Matthew Ryan "Matt" Kemp is a Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kemp was drafted by the Dodgers in the sixth round of the 2003 MLB Draft and made his major league debut in 2006. In 2011, Kemp led the National League in runs scored (115), total bases (353), OPS+ (171), WAR (7.8), home runs (39), and runs batted in (126).… Read More

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1984 Birth Born on September 23, 1984.


He began his professional career in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization in 2003, and played with the Dodgers from 2006 until 2014. … Read More
2004 19 Years Old In 2004 with Columbus, he belted 18 home runs to go along with 27 doubles in 122 games, and in 2005, he belted 27 home runs to go along with 21 doubles in 109 games.


2005 20 Years Old He was selected to the Florida State League All-Star team in 2005, and set Vero Beach franchise records for home runs (27) and slugging percentage (.569).
After four seasons in the minor leagues, he made his major league debut in 2006. … Read More
2007 22 Years Old Kemp started the 2007 season on the major league roster but lost his place after suffering a shoulder injury while running into the outfield fence at Dodger Stadium. … Read More
Kemp became the starting right fielder in 2008. … Read More
2009 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Kemp hit his first career post-season home run on October 7 in his first at-bat of the 2009 NLDS against the St. Louis Cardinals. … Read More
2010 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Kemp began the 2010 season in excellent fashion, hitting seven home runs in the month of April, including four in four days from April 13–16. … Read More
After being one of the league leaders in home runs, stolen bases, RBIs, and batting average during the first half of the season, Kemp was voted as a starter for the National League squad in the 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Arizona. … Read More
2012 27 Years Old Despite missing about 2 months with injuries, Kemp was voted by the fans as a starter for the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. … Read More
Kemp recorded his 1,000th career hit on May 12, 2013, against the Miami Marlins.


2015 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Kemp played his first game with the Padres during opening day on April 6, 2015, against his old team, the Dodgers. … Read More
2016 31 Years Old 1 More Event
On July 30, 2016, the Padres traded Kemp with cash considerations to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for Hector Olivera. … Read More
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