Originally written on Baseball Professor  |  Last updated 11/9/14
After coming just a homer shy of a 40/40 season in 2011, Matt Kemp set his sights even higher. Forget Jose Canseco. Forget Alfonso Soriano (amazingly he was once a 40/40 player, 2006 with the Nationals). Think 50/50.After a historic April in which he slashed .417/.490/.893 with 12 homers, 25 RBI, 24 runs and two steals, Kemp slowed down in May before missing almost two months with hamstring issues. Forget 50/50. How about 23 and nine?Kemp strikes out a lot, 22.9% of the time last year and 23.4% for his career, but he walks almost 10% of the time and hits line drives at a league-average-or-better rate. He has great speed and posts annually high BABIPs, which were as high as .380 and .354 in the last two seasons. He’s a .300 hitter, so don’t let that .249 average in 2010 or his high strikeout rates deter you.At a GlanceStrengths: R, HR, RBI, SB, BA, OBP, SLG, OPSNeutral: noneWeaknesses: nonePlayer ComparisonsBest-case scenario: Ryan Braun (MIL)Likely scenario: Bryce Harper (WAS), Just...
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