Sunday, April 29, 2012

Matt Kemp's Ridiculous April


Top OPS - April (min. 50 PA)
2012: Matt Kemp (Dodgers) 1.383
2011: Jose Bautista (Blue Jays) 1.312
2010: Robinson Cano (Yankees) 1.201
2009: Jorge Cantu (Marlins) 1.222
2008: Chipper Jones (Braves) 1.171
2007: Barry Bonds (Giants) 1.349
2006: Albert Pujols (Cardinals) 1.423
2005: Derrek Lee (Cubs) 1.258
2004: Barry Bonds (Giants) 1.828
2003: Jim Edmonds (Cardinals) 1.268
2002: Barry Bonds (Giants) 1.428
2001: Larry Walker (Rockies) 1.298
2000: Mark McGwire (Cardinals) 1.346

The month isn't over yet (the Dodgers have 1 game left), but Matt Kemp is making his mark (although his OPS did plummet after an 0-3 yesterday).   He is still well ahead of Josh Hamilton in 2nd place (1.173), which is an unusually high differential (except for Bonds in 2002 and 2004). 

He is performing at such a high level that you can't completely dismiss talking about him hitting .400 or winning the Triple Crown (he wasn't that far off last year) or going 50/50 (although he only has 2 SB after 40 last year). 

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