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Matt Kemp rises to baseball's penthouse

Updated: April 21, 2012, 10:51 PM ET
By Jon Weisman | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

The story of Matt Kemp 's evolution from the Los Angeles Dodgers doghouse in 2010 to his place in baseball's penthouse today has been so well-chronicled, you might be excused for thinking that this was his only bend in the otherwise steady road to the top.

But looking back from what is now Kemp's 10th professional season and seventh in the majors to the beginning, we can see that his struggle in 2010 was the latest zigzag in a career full of them.

It's fascinating to imagine ...

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