One of the first players coming off the board heading into 2013, Matt Kemp has battled injuries and inconsistency this season. He’s played in just 62 games this season hitting .263 with 5 HR, 27 RBI, 30 R and 9 SB.
It is his second straight injury plagued year (he played 106 games in 2012) and reports from Ken Gurnick (via Twitter) say, “Matt Kemp’s sprained ankle is healing slower than the Dodgers hoped and he might be out until September.”
That said he is just two years removed from a near 40/40 season (39 HR/40 SB in 2011) and there is no questioning his talent when he is healthy.
The early question facing fantasy owners is where will he fall in 2014? Do you still view him as a first round selection? Is he a player you are willing to avoid?
Let’s hear your thoughts!