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Matt Kemp

Matthew Ryan Kemp (The Bison) (twitter: @TheRealMattKemp)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: September 23, 1984 in Midwest City, OK
High School: Midwest City HS (Midwest City, OK)
Drafted
by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 6th round of the 2003 amateur draft.
Signed June 5, 2003. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 28, 2006 (Age 21)
Team: Dodgers 2006-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2019, 8 yrs/$160M (12-19) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 7.049, Free Agent: 2020 [*], Agents: Dave Stewart [*]
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 16, 2014 6:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #491. Terry Pendleton… #492. Hank Sauer… #493. Mike Griffin… #494. MATT KEMP… #495. High Pockets Kelly… #496. Don Money… #497. Ruben Sierra… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2006 21 LAD NL 52 166 154 30 39 7 1 7 23 6 0 9 53 .253 .289 .448 .737 85 69 1 0 0 3 1 879
2007 22 LAD NL 98 311 292 47 100 12 5 10 42 10 5 16 66 .342 .373 .521 .894 127 152 6 0 0 3 0 9/8
2008 23 LAD NL 155 657 606 93 176 38 5 18 76 35 11 46 153 .290 .340 .459 .799 110 278 11 1 1 3 6 *89
2009 24 LAD NL 159 667 606 97 180 25 7 26 101 34 8 52 139 .297 .352 .490 .842 125 297 14 3 0 6 6 *8/9 MVP-10,GG,SS
2010 25 LAD NL 162 668 602 82 150 25 6 28 89 19 15 53 170 .249 .310 .450 .760 106 271 14 4 0 9 4 *8
2011 26 LAD NL 161 689 602 115 195 33 4 39 126 40 11 74 159 .324 .399 .586 .986 172 353 16 6 0 7 24 *8/D AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
2012 27 LAD NL 106 449 403 74 122 22 2 23 69 9 4 40 103 .303 .367 .538 .906 147 217 10 3 0 3 8 8 AS
2013 28 LAD NL 73 290 263 35 71 15 0 6 33 9 0 22 76 .270 .328 .395 .723 104 104 11 2 0 3 3 8
2014 29 LAD NL 8 34 28 6 6 2 0 3 5 1 0 6 11 .214 .353 .607 .960 158 17 2 0 0 0 0 /8
9 Yrs 974 3931 3556 579 1039 179 30 160 564 163 54 318 930 .292 .350 .494 .845 127 1758 85 19 1 37 52
162 Game Avg. 162 654 591 96 173 30 5 27 94 27 9 53 155 .292 .350 .494 .845 127 292 14 3 0 6 9

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2006 21 LAD NL 52 166 -3 2 0 -5 -0 -6 -0.6 5 -1 -0.2 .488 .496 0.3 -0.5 4 879
2007 22 LAD NL 98 311 11 0 -0 -1 -3 7 0.7 10 17 1.6 .507 .505 1.7 -0.4 18 $383,000 9/8
2008 23 LAD NL 155 657 8 2 2 9 -1 21 1.9 20 41 3.9 .514 .513 3.0 0.8 32 $406,000 *89
2009 24 LAD NL 159 667 25 3 1 -3 3 28 2.8 21 49 4.8 .518 .518 5.1 -0.1 52 $467,000 *8/9 MVP-10,GG,SS
2010 25 LAD NL 162 668 6 -1 -1 -37 3 -30 -3.2 21 -9 -1.1 .481 .481 2.7 -3.6 28 $4,000,000 *8
2011 26 LAD NL 161 689 56 5 -2 -5 3 58 6.1 21 79 8.2 .538 .538 8.6 -0.2 84 $7,100,000 *8/D AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
2012 27 LAD NL 106 449 22 -1 -0 -13 2 10 1.1 14 24 2.4 .510 .506 3.7 -1.1 37 $10,000,000 8 AS
2013 28 LAD NL 73 290 -0 2 0 -6 1 -3 -0.4 9 6 0.5 .495 .498 1.2 -0.6 12 $20,000,000 8
2014 29 LAD NL 8 34 3 -0 -0 -2 0 0 0.0 1 2 0.1 .507 .500 0.4 -0.2 4 $21,000,000 /8
9 Seasons 974 3931 128 11 -1 -63 10 86 8.3 123 208 20.3 .509 .509 26.8 -5.9 271 $63,356,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2008 23 LAD NL NLDS CHC W 3 13 13 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .154 .154 .308 .462 4 1 0 0 0 0
2008 23 LAD NL NLCS PHI L 5 19 15 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 4 .333 .474 .400 .874 6 1 0 0 0 0
2009 24 LAD NL NLDS STL W 3 14 14 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 8 .143 .143 .357 .500 5 0 0 0 0 0
2009 24 LAD NL NLCS PHI L 5 21 20 2 5 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 8 .250 .286 .400 .686 8 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (4 Series) 16 67 62 5 14 3 0 2 5 0 2 5 25 .226 .284 .371 .655 23 2 0 0 0 0
2 NLDS 6 27 27 2 4 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 13 .148 .148 .333 .481 9 1 0 0 0 0
2 NLCS 10 40 35 3 10 1 0 1 2 0 2 5 12 .286 .375 .400 .775 14 1 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2006 LAD NL 21 OF 46 33 28 333.2 70 63 2 5 1 .929 -8 -5 -28 -17 1.75 1.41 .984 2.22 2.20
2006 LAD NL 21 CF 29 19 16 189.2 40 37 0 3 0 .925 -6 -3 -35 -19 1.76 1.28 .988 2.59 2.57
2006 LAD NL 21 LF 11 8 7 72.1 20 18 1 1 1 .950 -0 -3 -7 -51 2.36 1.73 .982 1.97 1.95
2006 LAD NL 21 RF 10 6 5 71.2 10 8 1 1 0 .900 -2 1 -32 17 1.13 0.90 .980 2.10 2.09
2007 LAD NL 22 OF 91 66 59 637.0 143 137 2 4 1 .972 -6 -1 -10 -1 1.96 1.53 .984 2.30 2.29
2007 LAD NL 22 RF 88 66 59 619.2 135 129 2 4 1 .970 -6 -4 -11 -8 1.90 1.49 .981 2.18 2.17
2007 LAD NL 22 CF 6 0 0 17.1 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 3 14 208 4.15 1.33 .988 2.70 2.70
2008 LAD NL 23 OF 151 144 126 1304.1 325 306 16 3 3 .991 4 9 3 8 2.22 2.13 .985 2.21 2.20
2008 LAD NL 23 CF 101 92 80 825.2 220 209 10 1 3 .995 -0 5 -0 7 2.39 2.17 .990 2.61 2.59
2008 LAD NL 23 RF 63 52 46 478.2 105 97 6 2 0 .981 4 4 10 10 1.94 1.63 .982 2.12 2.11
2009 LAD NL 24 CF 158 148 144 1355.1 383 367 14 2 4 .995 5 -4 4 -4 2.53 2.41 .989 2.60 2.57 MVP-10,GG,SS
2009 LAD NL 24 OF 158 155 144 1405.1 393 377 14 2 4 .995 5 -3 4 -2 2.50 2.47 .986 2.20 2.18 MVP-10,GG,SS
2009 LAD NL 24 RF 7 7 0 50.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 0 1 5 24 1.80 1.43 .986 2.09 2.06 MVP-10,GG,SS
2010 LAD NL 25 CF 158 150 149 1346.0 338 330 3 5 2 .985 -2 -37 -2 -33 2.23 2.11 .989 2.59 2.56
2010 LAD NL 25 OF 158 150 149 1346.0 338 330 3 5 2 .985 -2 -37 -2 -32 2.23 2.11 .987 2.17 2.15
2011 LAD NL 26 CF 159 158 148 1380.0 361 345 11 5 5 .986 9 -5 8 -4 2.32 2.24 .988 2.55 2.54 AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
2011 LAD NL 26 OF 159 158 148 1380.0 361 345 11 5 5 .986 9 -5 8 -4 2.32 2.24 .986 2.16 2.15 AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
2011 LAD NL 26 DH 2 2 AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
2012 LAD NL 27 CF 105 105 96 911.0 216 208 7 1 1 .995 5 -13 7 -17 2.12 2.05 .989 2.49 2.46 AS
2012 LAD NL 27 OF 105 105 96 911.0 216 208 7 1 1 .995 5 -13 7 -17 2.12 2.05 .987 2.11 2.09 AS
2013 LAD NL 28 CF 70 68 59 576.1 140 133 2 5 0 .964 -5 -6 -10 -12 2.11 1.93 .987 2.49 2.49
2013 LAD NL 28 OF 70 68 59 576.1 140 133 2 5 0 .964 -6 -12 2.11 1.93 .986 2.13 2.13
2014 LAD NL 29 CF 8 7 7 70.2 11 10 0 1 0 .909 -2 -36 1.27 1.25 .976 2.50 2.49
2014 LAD NL 29 OF 8 7 7 70.2 11 10 0 1 0 .909 -2 -33 1.27 1.25 .983 2.09 2.09
9 Seasons OF 946 886 816 7964.1 1997 1909 57 31 17 .984 8 -63 1 -9 2.22 2.08 .986 2.18 2.17
9 Seasons CF 794 747 699 6672.0 1717 1647 47 23 15 .987 7 -62 1 -11 2.29 2.13 .989 2.56 2.54
4 Seasons RF 168 131 110 1220.0 260 244 9 7 1 .973 -3 2 -3 1 1.87 1.51 .982 2.15 2.14
1 Season LF 11 8 7 72.1 20 18 1 1 1 .950 -0 -3 -7 -49 2.36 1.73 .982 1.97 1.95
9 Seasons TOT 946 886 816 7964.1 1997 1909 57 31 17 .984 8 -63 1 -9 2.22 2.08 .986 2.18 2.17
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2009 NL (10, 11%)
2011 NL (2, 74%)
0.85 Career Shares (299th)

Gold Gloves
2009 NL (OF)
2011 NL (CF)
All multiple winners

Silver Sluggers
2009 NL (OF)
2011 NL (OF)
All multiple winners

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2011 NL  8.1 (3rd)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2011 NL  8.1 (1st)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2009 NL  5.0 (10th)
2011 NL  8.6 (1st)
Active  26.8 (44th)

Batting Average s c a p y
2011 NL  .324 (3rd)
Active  .292 (21st)

On-Base% s c a p y
2011 NL  .399 (4th)
Active  .350 (47th)

Slugging % s c a p y
2011 NL  .586 (2nd)
Active  .494 (26th)
Career  .494 (126th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2011 NL  .986 (2nd)
Active  .845 (30th)
Career  .845 (198th)

Games Played s c a p y
2009 NL  159 (7th)
2010 NL  162 (1st)
2011 NL  161 (2nd)

At Bats s c a p y
2009 NL  606 (9th)
2010 NL  602 (8th)
2011 NL  602 (6th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
2011 NL  689 (5th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
2011 NL  115 (1st)

Hits s c a p y
2009 NL  180 (9th)
2011 NL  195 (2nd)

Total Bases s c a p y
2011 NL  353 (1st)

Triples s c a p y
Active  30 (46th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2011 NL  39 (1st)
Active  160 (50th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
2011 NL  126 (1st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2011 NL  74 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2008 NL  153 (6th)
2010 NL  170 (5th)
2011 NL  159 (7th)
Active  930 (43rd)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
2008 NL  35 (7th)
2009 NL  34 (3rd)
2011 NL  40 (2nd)
Active  163 (27th)

Singles s c a p y
2009 NL  122 (9th)
2011 NL  119 (8th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2011 NL  172 (1st)
Active  127 (23rd)
Career  127 (221st)

Runs Created s c a p y
2011 NL  141 (1st)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2011 NL  60 (1st)
Active  129 (37th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2011 NL  6.0 (1st)
Active  12.5 (36th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2011 NL  76 (2nd)

Times On Base s c a p y
2011 NL  275 (3rd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2011 NL  .771 (2nd)
Active  .621 (29th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2010 NL  9 (3rd)
2011 NL  7 (9th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
2011 NL  24 (2nd)
Active  52 (32nd)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2014 NL  2 (9th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
2008 NL  11 (5th)
2010 NL  15 (2nd)
2011 NL  11 (2nd)
Active  54 (22nd)

SB % s c a p y
2009 NL  80.95 (7th)
Career  75.11 (166th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2008 NL  23.8 (6th)
2009 NL  29.5 (2nd)
2010 NL  22.6 (7th)
2011 NL  39.5 (1st)
Active  161.5 (21st)
Career  161.5 (151st)

AB per HR s c a p y
2011 NL  15.4 (3rd)
2014 NL  9.3 (9th)**
Active  22.2 (39th)
Career  22.2 (201st)

Outs Made s c a p y
2010 NL  490 (1st)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
2011 NL  66.53 (1st)
Active  152.26 (32nd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2011 NL  6.3 (4th)
Active  11.5 (41st)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2011 NL  6.5 (2nd)
Active  15.3 (33rd)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
2011 NL  6.7 (1st)
Active  15.0 (32nd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2006 NL  1 (4th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 NL  158 (1st)
2010 NL  158 (1st)
2011 NL  159 (1st)
Active  794 (11th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 NL  367 (3rd)
2011 NL  345 (5th)
Active  1,647 (14th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2008 NL  10 (1st)
2009 NL  14 (1st)
2011 NL  11 (1st)
2012 NL  7 (2nd)
Active  47 (5th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2010 NL  5 (2nd)
2011 NL  5 (4th)
2013 NL  5 (2nd)
2014 NL  1 (2nd)
Active  23 (9th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2008 NL  3 (1st)
2009 NL  4 (1st)
2010 NL  2 (5th)
2011 NL  5 (1st)
Active  15 (4th)
Career  15 (93rd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
2009 NL  158 (1st)
2010 NL  158 (1st)
2011 NL  159 (1st)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
2009 NL  377 (2nd)
2011 NL  345 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
2008 NL  16 (1st)
2009 NL  14 (2nd)
2011 NL  11 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
2014 NL  1 (4th)
Active  31 (19th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
2008 NL  3 (5th)
2009 NL  4 (2nd)
2011 NL  5 (1st)
Active  17 (14th)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2011 NL  9 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
Active  2.13 (24th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 NL  .995 (3rd)
Active  .987 (19th)
Career  .987 (85th)

Salary s c a p y
2013 NL  $20,000,000 (5th)
2014 NL  $21,000,000 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
2006 NL  born 1984-09-23 (9th)

A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order. Requirements to qualify for rate stats.
Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 12 (202), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 38 (658), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 38 (507), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 19 (800), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (118th), 20.3 career WAR/21.6 7yr-peak WAR/21.0 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
200722Los Angeles Dodgers$383,000
200823Los Angeles Dodgers$406,000
200924Los Angeles Dodgers$467,000
201025Los Angeles Dodgers$4,000,000
201126Los Angeles Dodgers$7,100,000
201227Los Angeles Dodgers$10,000,000contracts
201328Los Angeles Dodgers$20,000,000contracts
201429Los Angeles Dodgers$21,000,000
201530Los Angeles Dodgers$21,000,000
201631Los Angeles Dodgers$21,500,000
201732Los Angeles Dodgers$21,500,000
201833Los Angeles Dodgers$21,500,000
201934Los Angeles Dodgers$21,500,000
Earliest Free Agent: 2020
Career to date (may be incomplete)$63,356,000Does not include future salaries
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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