The Silver Sluggers were just announced, and Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers was an obvious pick.
Kemp hit .324/.399/.586, and led the National League in HR (39), RBI (126), runs (115), and total bases (353). Finished tied for second with 40 stolen bases, led the league in OPS+ (171), is the 11th fastest in MLB history to join 30/30 club.
Kemp is the second Dodger ever to lead the league in both runs and RBI, joining Duke Snider (1955), and the third Dodger ever to lead the league in both homers and RBI, joining Dolph Camilli (1941) and Oyster Burns (1890).
Kemp was also named Baseball America MLB Player of the Year, won the NL Hank Aaron Award (top offensive performer in each league), and was named to the Sporting News NL All-Star team along with teammate Clayton Kershaw.
Kemp also won a Silver Slugger award in 2009.
Not a bad year to be named Matt Kemp.