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Matt Kemp, like Josh Hamilton, is one of the most physically gifted players in baseball. He's built like a rock at 6'2'' and 225 pounds, yet he has outstanding athleticism and speed, making him one of the most versatile players in the league.
Kemp has been the best player in baseball last season and this year combined. In 2011, he led the Dodgers in nearly every offensive category: batting average, home runs, RBI, stolen bases, slugging, total bases, walks—the list goes on and on. He was just one home run away from becoming the fifth player in MLB history to have 40 home runs and 40 stolen bases in one season.
This year, Kemp has missed considerable time (18 of the Dodgers' 54 games) due to a strained hamstring. Still, the All-Star center fielder has put up All-Star numbers. He is still 14th in the league with 12 dingers and before going on the DL, he was leading the league in RBI and batting average.
Kemp is also no slouch in the field. His two Gold Glove awards and 49 career outfield assists are testaments to his ability in the field. He is constantly running down balls hit in the gaps, turning potential extra-base hits into outs for his pitchers.
He's widely considered as a top MLB player and at the age of 27, he may even be getting better—a scary thought for opposing teams.