Monday, May 5, 2008

Kemp named NL Player of the Week

Congratulations to Matt Kemp for being named the National League's Player of the Week for this past week. His numbers were absolutely staggering in leading the Dodgers to an undefeated week:

.407 AVG
.433 OBP
7 R
4 2B
11 RBI
6 SB

It's a great change from the beginning of the year when he was 2-16 with 1 RBI and 7 K. Before the season, he was one of those young studs that fantasy owners love to target. I just had someone tell me the other day how much he's been carrying his team thus far. With his talent and 5-tool ability, he can make an impact all year long when he keeps his focus.

2 comments:

mattmaison said...

I'm surprised last night's HR was only his third of the season. Before the season started I thought he might approach 30, but now he's looking closer to 20. That's fine with me though as long as he keeps hitting like this!

Aaron said...

Ya now that you mention that, it does seem like he could have more. The Dodgers are not a power team to say the least, so they'll take any type of hit they can get. He's been fantastic.