Any early reviews on the Headliner (Prime) Matt Kemp?

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Having finished the Live Series collection a few days ago, I'm sitting on 140K in Stubs and I have always loved Matt Kemp cards. He has one of my favorite swings in most years but I've yet to use him this year. I'd love to pick him up but I have quite a few good outfielders. If he is as amazing as I think he might be, I could find a spot for him.

My Ranked Seasons team is setup like this right now:

  • C - Mike Piazza (92)
  • 1B - Jason Giambi (92) / Matt Olson (89)
  • 2B - Craig Biggio (99) / Vidal Brujan (95)
  • SS - Hanley Ramirez (92) / Chipper Jones (94)
  • 3B - Gary Sheffield (99) / Nolan Arenado (92)
  • LF - Mike Trout (95) / Cody Bellinger (90)
  • CF - Mickey Mantle (99)
  • RF - Reggie Jackson (99)
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Buy him, try him, keep him if you like him, sell him early next month during the stub sale for a profit if you don't.

I'll be here all week to answer the tough questions.

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@lucas8181 said in Any early reviews on the Headliner (Prime) Matt Kemp?:

Buy him, try him, keep him if you like him, sell him early next month during the stub sale for a profit if you don't.

I'll be here all week to answer the tough questions.

Heh. Thank you for the response but I was hoping someone could give some first-hand knowledge of this Kemp card.

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@BodamEscapePlan said in Any early reviews on the Headliner (Prime) Matt Kemp?:

@lucas8181 said in Any early reviews on the Headliner (Prime) Matt Kemp?:

Buy him, try him, keep him if you like him, sell him early next month during the stub sale for a profit if you don't.

I'll be here all week to answer the tough questions.

Heh. Thank you for the response but I was hoping someone could give some first-hand knowledge of this Kemp card.

He's had good debuts with the few streamers I've watched

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@BodamEscapePlan said in Any early reviews on the Headliner (Prime) Matt Kemp?:

@lucas8181 said in Any early reviews on the Headliner (Prime) Matt Kemp?:

Buy him, try him, keep him if you like him, sell him early next month during the stub sale for a profit if you don't.

I'll be here all week to answer the tough questions.

Heh. Thank you for the response but I was hoping someone could give some first-hand knowledge of this Kemp card.

He's fine, but how I play with him is different than how you will play with him. So, buy him and give him a two week go. If you don't like him, sell him for close to 200K and move on.

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I got lucky and pulled him in my first headliner pack. He’s an absolute beast. I have Trout so I wasn’t planning to buy him off the market, but I really wanted to try him and I got lucky enough to pull him. He’s essentially a slightly better Trout. Absolutely takes with good speed and way better stealing than Trout. You should try him out.

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Marginally better than trout, but I didnt face enough lefties to justify keeping him for his cost. Maybe if 4th inning releases a good lefty starter his relevance will rise.

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He has a defensive shift, it's kicking my [censored]. I smack it right into it every time. His speed and defense is a plus though.