Matthew Ryan "Matt" Kemp (born September 23, 1984) is an American professional baseball player. An outfielder, Kemp plays in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He made his MLB debut with the Dodgers in 2006.Kemp was drafted by the Dodgers in the sixth round of the 2003 MLB Draft. After four seasons in the minor leagues, he made his major league debut in 2006.He did not become a full-time player until 2008, when he took over as the starting center fielder for the Dodgers. In 2011, Kemp led the National League in runs scored (115), total bases (353), OPS+ (171), WAR (7.8), home runs (39), and runs batted in (126). Additionally, he became the first player to finish in the top two in both home runs and steals since Hank Aaron in 1963. He has been named to two All-Star teams and has won two Gold Glove Awards (2009 and 2011) and two Silver Slugger Awards (2009 and 2011).