Tag Archives: Matt Kemp

08.14.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

Our league has just 3 H2H weeks left. Here are the standings of the nuts you know:


4th and Home Player of the Day: Albert Pujols – 3/4, R, HR, 2 RBI…Here for one reason.

The Bats:
Brandon Belt – 2/4, 2R, 2 HR, 2 RBI…Not a bad return from AAA!

Jay Bruce – 1/4, R, HR, 3 RBI…Well, I said it before but if Bruce is heating up now he’ll most likely go cold for your H2H playoffs.

Michael Bourn – 3/4, R, 2 RBI, 2 SB…What the Braves needed. Killboy’s love affair continues.

Nick Markakis – 3/5, R, HR, 4 RBI…Still not upset I dropped his @ss two months ago. BORING!

Matt Kemp – 2/4, R, HR, 2 RBI, SB…BSFU! 2 HR to go for the 30/30 club.

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08.10.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

Some hot prospects going yard? Lack of pitching gems? Tell me more!

4th and Home Player of the Day: Jason Kipnis – 5/5, 4 R, HR, 3 RBI…I keep debating picking this guy up, because he will go cold once I do. Would like to see him walk more.

The Bats:
Juan Rivera – 3/4, 2 R, HR, 4 RBI…He’s actually been pretty decent for the Dodgers.

Matt Kemp – 4/5, 2 R, RBI, SB…4 HR to reach 30/30 status – you heard it pre-season from me on The 4th and Home Show.

Ryan Howard – 2/3, 3 R, HR, 2 RBI…Capped the comeback with a longball.

Andrew McCutchen – 1/1, 4 R, HR, 2 RBI, 2 SB…Now this was a BSFU by Cutch.

Ryan Ludwick – 3/4, 2 R, RBI…Batting .303 as a Pirate.

Curtis Granderson – 2/3, 3 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI…Out of this world.

Robinson Cano – 3/4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI…Heating up, like Jesse talked about.

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06.27.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

Light number of games last night. Let’s get into it.

4th and Home Player of the Day: Matt Kemp – 4/5, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI…22/21 through 80 games. Love me some Kemp!

The Bats:
Aramis Ramirez
– 3/4, 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI…Heating up with the weather as usual!

Carlos Pena – 2/4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI…Batting .226 now. He’s on fire!

Carlos Gonzalez – 2/4, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI…Batting 3rd he would’ve had more RBI.

Brandon Phillips – 4/5, 2 R, 2 RBI…Feasting on AL East pitching.

Tony Gwynn, Jr. – 4/6, 2 R, RBI, 2 SB…Dad-esque!

Trent Oeltjen – 4/4, 3 R, HR, 2 RBI…Aussie Aussi Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi!

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06.22.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

You would think having Votto and Teixeira for a double-dipper I’d be set with tons of stats. Negative.

I am growing frustrated this week…

4th and Home Player of the Day: Chris Heisey – 3/5, 4 R, 3 HR, 5 RBI…Yep, count ’em: THREE jacks. I have liked this guy for some time and I hope Dusty starts to play him more than Gomes going forward. Of course, we know where Dusty’s allegiances lie.

The Bats:
Adrian Gonzalez
– 4/4, RBI…The hits just keep on coming.

Matt Kemp – 3/3, 2 R, RBI, SB…TWENTY-ONE stolen bases and counting…

Ty Wigginton – 2/4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI…We JUST discussed Wiggy on The 4th and Home Show Tuesday night.

Danny Espinosa – 2/4, R, RBI…Did you know he has FORTY-FIVE RBIs?

Mike Stanton – 3/5, 2 R…Multi-hit games are old hat for Mikey.

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06.21.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

Today we celebrate Minnesota fans across the country.

Onto the tidbits…

4th and Home Player of the Day: Madison Bumgarner – 0.1/9/8/1:0…Thank you Mr. Bumgarner for destroying my ERA this week. Today is the Minnesota edition of the BSB, so YOU are the POD.

The Bats:
Seth Smith
– 3/4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI…This guy is getting no love despite his overall line of .316/36/8/32/3.

Jose Tabata – 2/5, 2 R, 2 RBI…I am feeling a strong summer from Tabata.

Kevin Youkilis – 4/5, RBI…Greek God of Walks upped his average to .276. Room to grow.

Torii Hunter – 4/5, R, RBI…Remember when Bonds picked him up over his shoulder after Torii robbed him of a home run at the All-Star game? Yeah, that was the last time he was relevant.

Jason Bay – 3/3, R, HR, 2 RBI…Earning that contract!

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06.13.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

Make sure to tune in tonight. Killboy and I are making our triumphant return to the airwaves at 8:30pm EST. The 4th and Home Show is back!

Onto the box scores…

4th and Home Player of the Day: Vernon Wells – 2/4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI…After telling Jesse he should have dropped this guy months ago, Wells rewarded his faithful owners.

The Bats:
Emilio Bonafacio
– 3/6, 2 R, RBI…Doing his best HanRam impression.

Mike Stanton – 2/4, R, 2 RBI…Also added a walk and did not strike out. The average was way up there, but now he’s down to .259.

Miguel Montero – 3/5, 2 R, 4 RBI…Montero is healthy and rewarding owners. IMO, he is a C1 for the rest of the season.

Hunter Pence – 3/4, R, HR, 4 RBI…Pence is now at .325/33/9/50/3. If Pence goes .300/100/25/100/10 does he become a 2nd round pick next year?

Jordan Schafer – 2/5, R, HR, 3 RBI…This from the lead-off spot.

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06.07.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

Lot of rookies playing last night, getting the call, etc. Look for some big-time prospects within the next week or so. Not sure who you should be looking for? Follow Chris (here).

Onto it!

4th and Home Player of the Day: Tim Stauffer – 8 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 8:1…Wow. For what it’s worth, the Rockies’ bats have been garbage.

The Bats:
Dee Gordon
– 3/5, R, SB…In his first MLB start, Gordon yet again flashed his speed. Middle infield help is here.

Matt Kemp – 2/4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI…Back at it. 17/14 through 62 games. 40/40? Nah.

Adam Jones – 3/4, R, HR, RBI…He’s batting .301 now. Still doesn’t walk enough.

Andrew McCutchen – 1/2, 3 R…Also added two walks as the Bucs’ clean-up hitter.

Kelly Johnson – 2/5, R, HR, 3 RBI…Keeps on rollin’.

Juan Miranda – 4/4, R, HR, RBI…Might be time to pick him up.

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 06.07.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  We had a great 4th and Home night at Citizens Bank Park last night watching Cliff Lee dominate the Dodgers and Matt Kemp to the tune of 10 Ks in a 3-1 victory.

For games on Wednesday June 8th these selected pitchers might be had in your league (less than 50% owned in Yahoo! or ESPN) with percent owned Yahoo/ESPN, (team), and opponent:

Bud Norris 44% / 40% (HOU) vs. StL

Bronson Arroyo 37% / 38% (CIN) vs CHC

Randy Wolf 23% / 21% (MIL) vs NYM

Carl Pavano 21% / 5% (MIN) @ CLE

Jason Vargas 9% / 7% (SEA) @ CWS

Carlos Villanueva 7% / 3% (TOR) @ KC

Zach Duke 5% / 4% (ARI) @ PIT

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06.05.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

Now (8-1) after another clobbering this week of a ghost team. This week I face Eric who is always tough and then Killboy who is the reigning Champ. Not getting any easier! How’s everyone doing in their leagues?


4th and Home Player of the Day: Adam Lind – 4/4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI…Is he back to 2009 Lind? The average sure does look good and he has 9 bombs now.

The Bats:
Drew Stubbs
– 2/5, 2 R, HR, RBI, SB…BSFU! He is the King of filling up the box score this year.

Matt Kemp – 2/3, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI…Three walks to boot! Kemp had a big weekend and now has 16 HR and 14 SB. He’s pretty much halfway to the 30/30 club and we’re barely into June. I ranted about Kemp in a pre-season radio program that if I had to pick one player that was a lock for the 30/30 club it was him.

Chad Billingsley – 2/2, R, HR, 3 RBI…Huh? Yeah, that’s right. Chad was ok in his pitching line (5/8/4/3:3), but was mighty with the stick!

Elvis Andrus – 2/3, R, HR, RBI…Still on pace for 100+ runs and 50+ steals. Who wudda thunk it?

Rickie Weeks – 2/5, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI…Weeks has a real good shot of going 25/25 this year.

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05.25.11 Box Score Breakdown: Fantasy MLB News and Notes

Funerals are never fun and being out-of-town made it hard to keep you all up to date with my opinions on the daily box scores. So as I get back into it, drooling as Matt Joyce went yard AGAIN the other night, this is what I saw LAST night…

4th and Home Player of the Day: Wilson Valdez (PHI 2B) – 3/6…Decent game at the plate filling in for Chase Utley. But, he entered in the 19th to pick up the win as he pitched one inning of scoreless ball! Player of the Day!

The Bats:
Steve Pearce
– 3/5, R, HR, 2 RBI…The once-touted Pirate prospect is seeing some time now that Pedro Alvarez is on the DL. Ship has sailed.

Dan Uggla – 0/5, 3 K…Now batting .180. Ouch. Actually…OUCH! Most of you had high hopes for him this year and this is not looking pretty.

Dustin Pedroia – 2/6, R, HR, 3 RBI…Guess he wasn’t too hurt.

Carl Crawford – 4/4, 3 R, HR, 2 RBI…Average sits at .229. He’s coming along, but maybe won’t be the No. 1 OF I expected pre-season.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 2/4, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI…I expcted better from him this year, but I think the Braves traded the correct backstop despite the “experts'” opinions on the matter.

Prince Fielder – 2/2, 4 RBI…Been a rough May, so maybe this gets him out of the funk.

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