Matt Kemp’s half-empty glass
Compare “The Bison” to our old Yankee friend through their age 25 seasons:
Kemp, Matthew Ryan .285/.336/.472
Hall, Melvin .281/.345/.459
After age 25 Mel Hall posted a 100 OPS+, played a crappy left-field and totaled 1.4 WAR in 2999 trips to the plate. Matt Kemp is an exactly average center-fielder on the wrong side of 27 so expect a decline in his run prevention skills. For the former Brooklyn Dodgers to see a positive ROI on their $160,000,000 he must absolutely wear out NL West pitchers for his next 4000 ABs.