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Jeff Kent

46-Year-Old Second Baseman – Free Agent

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Retired from baseball in January of 2009.

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Kent will retire from baseball on Thursday, the Associated Press reports.

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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 37 MAJ LAD 149 637 553 100 160 65 36 0 29 105 6 2 72 85 0 4 8 .289 .377 .512 .889
2006 38 MAJ LAD 115 473 407 61 119 44 27 3 14 68 1 2 55 69 0 3 8 .292 .385 .477 .861
2007 39 MAJ LAD 136 562 494 78 149 57 36 1 20 79 1 3 57 61 0 6 5 .302 .375 .500 .875
2008 40 MAJ LAD 121 474 440 42 123 36 23 1 12 59 0 1 25 52 0 2 7 .280 .327 .418 .745
Career  (View All)     2298 9,537 8,498 1,320 2,461 984 560 47 377 1,518 94 60 801 1,522 10 103 125 .290 .358 .500 .857

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Jeff Kent Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 37 MAJ LAD 637 553 11.3% 13.3% 0.85 85% .298 .223
2006 38 MAJ LAD 473 407 11.6% 14.6% 0.80 83% .324 .185
2007 39 MAJ LAD 562 494 10.1% 10.9% 0.93 88% .312 .198
2008 40 MAJ LAD 474 440 5.3% 11% 0.48 88% .295 .138
Career     9,537 8,498 8.4% 16% 0.53 82% .316 .210

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Jeff Kent: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kent filed for free agency on Wednesday, the Dodgers' official site reports.

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Kent (knee) hit a two-run homer in Friday night's extra inning loss to the Giants.

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Kent (knee) may not be on the Dodgers' postseason roster if he is unable to play the field defensively, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Kent (knee) has been activated from the disabled list and will spend the rest of the year as a pinch-hitter, the Dodgers' official site reports.

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Kent (knee) has no problems at the plate, but he's still unable to run to first base, the LA Times reports.

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Kent (knee) has begun taking live batting practice and running straight ahead as he continues his recovery from knee surgery, the Dodgers' official site reports.

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Kent (knee) has begun hitting off a tee and could begin taking batting practice next weekend, the Dodgers' official site reports.

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Kent (knee) didn't travel with the team to San Diego as he's experiencing soreness in his left calf, the LA Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Jeff Kent.

2009

Kent's contract expired at the end of 2008 and after batting just .280/.327/.418 in a season limited to 440 at-bats due to a late-season knee injury, he seems headed toward retirement. Kent won't return to the Dodgers, though should an AL team express interest in his services as a DH, Kent could be tempted to give it one final go. Either way, his days of 500 at-bats and 100 RBI are long gone.

2008

Kent is a future first-ballot Hall-of-Famer and while he may be old (40 in March) and a liability in the field, the bat is still there. Kent batted .302/.375/.500 and his .875 OPS was second in all of baseball (to Chase Utley) for second basemen. In order to keep him fresh for the second half, Kent was rested quite a bit last year (136 games played), but he should still be good for .290-20-80 next year in the final year of his contract.

2007

Kent was plagued by a sore right wrist last off-season and a ribcage injury for much of 2006, so at age 39 (as of Opening Day 2007), it's likely his best days are behind him. Consequently, after having averaged 28 homers and 110 RBI in the preceeding nine seasons, Kent's fantasy numbers were down in 2006. Look more closely, though, as an .862 OPS for a second baseman is still very good, and Kent did finish strong, with .900-plus OPS months in August and September. Keep him near the top of your second base cheatsheets and hope for a healthy 2007 hitting behind Rafael Furcal, Juan Pierre and Nomar Garciaparra.

2006

Kent didn't tail off as much as we might have expected last year with the move to Dodger Stadium. At age 38 this year, the odds of a decline are steepening. One cautionary note: Kent had a sore right wrist that needed examination by a specialist in December.

2005

Kent bounced back form a slight dip in his stats in 2003 and had another solid season in 2004. His numbers should take a hit moving to Dodger Stadium from Houston's Minute Maid Park, but he'll still be a good source of power at second base. He could also play other positions around the infield with the Dodgers.

2004

An injured wrist forced Kent to the disabled list for nearly a month in 2003 and limited his power output in the weeks following his return to action. He slugged .435 in June and .353 in July, but then returned to form by slugging .543 in August and .526 in September. Presuming a return to full-health, look for Kent's slugging percentage to return closer to customary levels, and for another 100-RBI season.

2003

Perhaps the best hitter playing second base in baseball today. In his six years playing second base for the Giants, Kent averaged .297-29-115 per season - awesome for his position in the field. He turns 35 in the spring, but there's no reason to believe he doesn't have at least one or two more years like that in him.