Dodgers: Top 5 First Half All-Star Performances in the Past 10 Years

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 09: Justin Turner
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 09: Justin Turner /
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PHOENIX, AZ – JULY 12: National League All-Star Matt Kemp /

#1 Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp looked like a franchise player for years to come during the 2011 season that saw him finish second in the MVP voting. His performance in the first half earned him an All-Star nod, and every at-bat seemed to be a must see.

In the first half of the season, Kemp hit 22 home runs, two triples, and 19 doubles. In addition, he scored 55 runs while driving in 67 of his own. These stats alone are stellar but when you couple that with a .313 batting average you get a grasp of how special of a first half he really had.

The deciding factor in ranking Matt Kemp number 1 on this list was because he did everything for the Dodgers in the first half. He saw the ball well not only for power but also for average. In addition, he stole 27 bases while only being caught three times. For the first half of 2011, Kemp was an unstoppable force not only with his bat but his legs.

Next: Top 5 Player Performances In the First Half

His impressive first half was followed my a more impressive second half. In my opinion, his first half performance has been the best for the Dodgers in the past ten years.