Matt Kemp Has Competition for NL MVP Race These Days

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Matt Kemp Has Competition for NL MVP Race These Days
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At the start of the 2012 season, Matt Kemp was one of the two hottest players in Major League Baseball. Through his first 10 games of the season, Kemp was batting .487 and racking up hit after hit.

He managed nine extra base hits out of his first 19 hits. Six of which were for home runs.

Magnificently, he drove in 16 RBI in that time as well.

Here it was, barely in to the season and it looked like Kemp would not and could not be slowed down. Then, all of a sudden, he was.

Kemp was placed on the 15-day-disabled list from May 14th through May 28th. In that time, his competition stepped up their respective games.

Now, there is competition across the board in several statistical categories that Kemp was previously running away with. Here is a look at a few key categories.

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