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Matt Kemp And His Insane Start

Matt Kemp has done just about everything so far this season.
Matt Kemp has done just about everything so far this season.

Matt Kemp has just been ridiculous in the early going this season. He is putting up video game numbers, and is currently hitting .481/.525/1.000 so far this year. Will Kemp continue to have a .514 batting average on balls in play? No, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy this crazy ride.

Kemp is at or near the top of several Los Angeles Dodgers records through the first 14 games of the season. Kemp has...

Kemp has more home runs (eight) than the Pirates (seven), Phillies (seven), Astros (seven), and Cubs (five).

Kemp is hitting .400 over his last 36 games, hitting .400/.442/.807 dating back to last September 6.

Kemp is averaging an RBI per game over his last 73 games, with 17 doubles, 23 home runs, 70 runs, and 73 RBI dating back to last July 26.

Kemp has 201 hits, 45 home runs, 120 runs, and 138 RBI over his last 162 games, hitting .329/.399/.615.

Kemp is 12-for-17 against left-handed pitchers this season with four home runs and two walks, hitting .706/.737/1.471 against southpaws.

Manny Ramirez captured our imagination after joining the Dodgers at the 2008 trade deadline with a ridiculous 53-game stretch run of .396/.489/.743 with 17 home runs, 53 RBI, and 36 runs. Over his last 53 games, Kemp has essentially replicated Manny, hitting .375/.445/.721 with 19 home runs, 57 RBI, and 55 runs.

Kemp's career slugging percentage entering this season was .4962. Now, 14 games later, it is .5055.