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Matt Kemp Named April NL Player Of The Month

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Matt Kemp was the best player in baseball in April.
Matt Kemp was the best player in baseball in April.

Matt Kemp had himself quite an April, and for his efforts, Kemp was named the National League Player of the Month, winning it by a unanimous vote. It is the first monthly award in Kemp's career. Among major league ranks in April, Kemp was...

  • First in OPS (1.383)
  • First in slugging percentage (.893)
  • First in batting average (.417)
  • First in home runs (12)
  • First in RBI (25); tied with Josh Hamilton
  • First in runs scored (24); tied with Ian Kinsler
  • First in wOBA (.566)
  • First in wins above replacement (2.2)
  • Second in hits (35); first in NL, Derek Jeter had 37
  • Second in on-base percentage (.490); David Wright was at .494

Kemp's 12 home runs set a new Dodgers franchise record for April. Kemp is hitting .400 as far back as his last 39 games, hitting .403/.462/.852 during that span, with 19 home runs, 44 RBI, and 43 runs scored.

The last Dodger to win National League Player of the Month was Manny Ramirez in August 2008.