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Matt Kemp 2013 Outlook


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#1 FearTheBeard

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:10 PM

Dodgers beat writer shared some interesting info today, Kemp was expected to just need a cleanup in the shoulder but actually needed a repair and had a surgery similar to A-Gone. Still expected to be ready for opening day, but this sure as hell can't help his value.

I haven't had a lot of luck with Kemp owning him in 2010, and 2nd half 2012 - with that and this, I'll be looking else where in the 1st.

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Sounds like Kemp will be working through this through spring training. Could face a similar recovery as Adrian Gonzalez in 2011.


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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:09 AM

Ughh.... don't like the sound of that. Have him in my Dynasty... that lineup in LA is so enticing.... he could put up moster numbers.... but I really don't like the sound of that... Why you have to mention Gonzo..... Ughhh...

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:32 PM

Kemp doesn't really use his legs when swinging, so this type of injury/repair could really zap his power.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:17 PM

Kemp doesn't really use his legs when swinging, so this type of injury/repair could really zap his power.


Completely agree.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:33 PM

any chance this injury drops his draft value to 2nd-3rd round? I would absolutley love that and jump all over it.
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:36 PM

any chance this injury drops his draft value to 2nd-3rd round? I would absolutley love that and jump all over it.


No chance in my opinion. It's still Matt Kemp in his prime.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:03 PM

any chance this injury drops his draft value to 2nd-3rd round? I would absolutley love that and jump all over it.


No chance of that happening. I could see him going as high as #4 in the 1st round.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:26 PM

Ah man. Probably wont touch him then, honestly hate hearing the news of the shoulder repair
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:01 AM

any chance this injury drops his draft value to 2nd-3rd round? I would absolutley love that and jump all over it.


No chance of that happening. I could see him going as high as #4 in the 1st round.

After injury news lile this breaking mid December it would be hard for me to draft Kemp over Albert or even Cano.I think Spring Training will confirm or clear up a lot of concerns.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:05 AM

when did Adrian have his surgery (what month I mean)?

Edited by jsp2014, 20 December 2012 - 12:07 AM.

I will never draft Francisco Liriano ever again.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:10 PM

Remember Beast Mode Never Sleeps!!! I'm thinking he'll have a nice rehab process.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:24 PM

Per his twitter account. Doctors gave him the okay to start doing upper body workout. On point for the start of training camp.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:43 PM

I'm keeping him regardless. Hopefully he gets into good shape and the shoulder is 100% by opening day, when he's healthy he is one of if not the most devastating hitters in the game.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:44 PM

matt kemp of 2011...stat wise you will never see again. 50/50 is impossible. the dodgers picked up hanley.....he doesnt do nothing anymore but is a name. they have a bunch of pickups of guys who showed their numbers are going down. something like the marlins last year. looks good on paper.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:40 PM

a lot of over-reaction going on in this thread.......if this is any indication of true draft feelings kemp is going to be a bargain in '13 in a ton of leagues.......dude has a great work ethic and all the raw ability in the world.....put that together and you get a season like '11, and at his age he can certainly do it again......don't sleep on this guy, he's very much for real and if he's healthy '13 could top '11

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:30 PM

I would bet any amount of money he will never do better than his 2011 season. not saying he will not be a top guy though.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:49 PM

I wonder how much of his power will be sapped in the short-term.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:07 PM

I would bet any amount of money he will never do better than his 2011 season. not saying he will not be a top guy though.


that's not saying much. he could win an mvp with a lesser season than his 2011
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:28 PM

Even if his power is sapped Kemp is a steals guy and will net a lot of runs/steals/RBIs in that lineup. I would still take him with my first round pick unless i could get Braun, Miggy, or Trout.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:45 PM

If Kemp stays healthy all season long...the dude is MVP and best player in baseball.

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