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Padres | Matt Kemp likes facing Gallardo

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:10:35 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp is hitting .360 (9-for-25) with two home runs, seven RBI, seven runs and three walks in 28 career plate appearances against Baltimore Orioles SP Yovani Gallardo, who he faces Wednesday, June 29.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp has 16 home runs and 53 RBI on the year, but he's disappointed some with a .262 average and bad .278 on-base percentage. He remains valuable in all fantasy leagues for his power, though, and he's a fine addition to DFS lineups against Gallardo today.

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Padres | No Matt Kemp vs. Cincinnati

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:13:45 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp is not in the starting lineup Sunday, June 26. INF Ryan Schimpf draws into the lineup at the keystone at is batting sixth against Cincinnati Reds SP Anthony DeSclafani Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp is quietly having a huge season and sits with 16 home runs and 53 RBI already. He isn't stealing bases this season, but as far as middle-round picks go, he's been a gem thus far. Remember, too, Kemp has a history of heating up in the second half. Schimpf owns a .130/.300/.217 slash line through his 30 plate appearances this season and cannot be started with confidence in any fantasy formats Sunday.

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Padres | Matt Kemp tallies four hits

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 21:09:46 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp went 4-for-6 with a pair of doubles, two RBI and a run scored against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, June 21.

Fantasy Tip: With four hits today, Kemp now has 10 games with two or more hits this month and six in his last 10. He's hitting .364 (28-for-77) in June, raising his seasonal average nearly 30 points in the process, and while his dip in power (two HRs) is a bummer, he has remained productive in driving runners in (16 RBI). Find a spot for Kemp in your everyday lineup.

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Padres | Matt Kemp clubs 14th home run

Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00:24:59 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp hit a three-run home run in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies on Friday, June 3. He finished 1-for-4.

Fantasy Tip: Ever since going 0-for-7 on May 22, Kemp is batting .306 (15-for-49) with four home runs, eight RBI and nine runs scored. Kemp is currently tied for fifth in the National League in home runs (14) and tied for fourth in RBI (38). He doesn't run at all anymore, and his average (.240) is well below his career mark (.286), but his power numbers provide ample reason to keep him in your lineup.

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Padres | Matt Kemp likes facing Wade Miley

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:41:01 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp is batting .292 with two home runs and five RBI in the last five years against Seattle Mariners SP Wade Miley, who he faces Thursday, June 2.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp has struggled in the past month but does have six home runs and 15 RBI in the last 30 games. He's contributing power for his fantasy owners, but not much else. Consider him a contrarian pick against the lefty Miley tonight in DFS action.

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Padres | Travis Jankowski draws into lineup

Tue, 31 May 2016 09:46:41 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Travis Jankowski is starting in right field and is batting ninth against Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma Tuesday, May 31. OF Matt Kemp is serving as the designated hitter in an American League park.

Fantasy Tip: Jankowski is a slap hitter who mainly utilizes his speed on the basepaths. He's hitting just .231 with four stolen bases, though, so his fantasy ceiling is low, especially while hitting ninth. Look to avoid him today.

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Padres | Matt Kemp blasts 12th homer

Sun, 29 May 2016 05:47:20 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during the Padres' 8-7 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, May 28.

Fantasy Tip: While improvement in the batting average (.235) would be nice, it is tough to complain about Kemp's counting stats. He has 23 runs, 12 home runs and 32 RBI for the year, and remains a viable outfielder in all fantasy formats. There could be a buy-low window, too, as Kemp has improved significantly in the second half in each of the past two seasons with 32 of his 48 home runs coming after the All-Star break.

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Padres | Jose Pirela playing right field

Fri, 20 May 2016 17:07:08 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Diego Padres INF/OF Jose Pirela will start in right field against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Scott Kazmir Friday, May 20, batting seventh. OF Matt Kemp is receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: C Christian Bethancourt had been penciled into the original lineup as the right fielder, as manager Andy Green looked for a way to give Kemp a day off. Pirela is just 6-for-36 at the plate and is making his first appearance of the season in the outfield, so he is not a recommended fantasy option tonight.

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Padres | Matt Kemp receives a breather

Fri, 20 May 2016 16:07:33 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 20. C Christian Bethancourt is starting in right field and is hitting fifth against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Scott Kazmir. C Derek Norris also moves up to the two-hole.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp's 10 homers and 29 RBI look nice, but he's in need of a blow and is hitting .123 (7-for-57) with 15 strikeouts since May 5. He should pull out of this mini-slump eventually, so keep him in your seasonal starting lineups when he's back in there. Both Norris and Bethancourt aren't much to talk about offensively and are low-end daily picks. Norris is the better bet with a nice lineup positioning this evening.

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Padres | Matt Kemp on trade block?

Wed, 18 May 2016 10:25:04 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp is being made available in trades. He has 10 home runs and 29 RBI on the season.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp is having a fine season for the Friars so far. A trade away from the weak-hitting San Diego lineup would only boost his fantasy value. He's a guy to hold if you own him, and he'd be a good trade target in fantasy leagues.

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