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Matt Kemp Is Just Fine Batting Lower in The Order

Matt Kemp is on fire.

In the month of July he is leading the Majors with a .485 average (16-for-33) and a.583 OBP. The young center fielder has started to find his stride on the best team in the Majors.

Much has been made of manager Joe Torre’s choice to bat talented Matt Kemp in either the seventh or eighth spots in the order. On many other teams Kemp would surely be the third or fourth hitter. Maybe he would hit leadoff for some squads.

I’m here to tell you: things will work out just fine for young Matt.

Consider that when Willie Mays was 24-years old, the same age as Kemp is in 2009, he batted eighth in the New York Giants order. All he did that season was hit .319 with 51 home runs, 13 triples, 18 doubles, 127 RBI, and 24 stolen bases.


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