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cobbs87 wrote:what do you think about dropping bonds for him? For one I hate bonds and he was drafted for me in an auto draft because I couldn't make the draft day. Also he really hasn't been that good. I could also drop Francouer or Willy Taverez. Steals are key however.
Diggs wrote:Dodgers: Kemp makes big impression on Little
Grady Little is too young to remember Joe DiMaggio playing baseball, but he knows enough about the Yankee Clipper to know he possessed every single skill needed to be a dominant player. When he looks at Dodgers rookie Matt Kemp, he imagines another DiMaggio.
"Just in the fact that this guy has all the tools it takes to play the game of baseball," Little said. "A lot of top prospects you like to think they have three of the major tools to play, maybe four. But this kid can execute all five of the tools, above average."
When it comes to contemporary players who flew through the minor leagues and made an immediate impact in the majors, Little said Kemp reminds him of Atlanta star Chipper Jones. Little was in the Atlanta organization when Jones was being groomed.
"You knew (Jones) was going to be a player from day one he showed up at spring training," Little said. "You just didn't want to do anything to slow down his progress to reach the major leagues. And that's what I see in (Kemp)."
Kemp was humbled by Little's compliment, although he hopes in a few years some youngster coming to the big leagues gets compared to him.
"I just want to make a name for myself," Kemp said. "It's nice to be compared to players like that, but I haven't done anything compared to them."
Kemp, who was promoted by the Dodgers all the way from Double-A Jacksonville a little over a week ago, was back in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Mets batting cleanup.
Coming into the game, he was batting .345 with four home runs and 10 RBI in just six games, and Little had no hesitation penciling in Kemp's name at the No. 4 spot in the order.
"I feel comfortable with that kid anywhere on that lineup card, to tell you the truth," Little said. "With what he's been able to do since he's been here, you just get excited about watching him play again."
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