Tony Kemp (baseball)

Tony Kemp
Houston Astros – No. 16
Second baseman / Outfielder
Born: (1991-10-31) October 31, 1991
Franklin, Tennessee
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 17, 2016, for the Houston Astros
MLB statistics
(through 2016 season)
Batting Average .217
Hits 26
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 7

Anthony Allen Kemp (born October 31, 1991) is an American professional baseball second baseman and outfielder for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB).


Kemp graduated from Centennial High School in Franklin, Tennessee.[1] He attended Vanderbilt University, where he played college baseball for the Vanderbilt Commodores baseball team. He was named an All-American and the Southeastern Conference Baseball Player of the Year in 2013.[2][3] The Astros selected Kemp in the fifth round of the 2013 MLB draft.[4]

In 2015, Kemp began the season with the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Class AA Texas League.[5] He received a midseason promotion to the Fresno Grizzlies of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League,[6] and appeared in the 2015 All-Star Futures Game.[7]

Kemp began the 2016 season with Fresno, and was promoted to the major leagues on May 16.[8] Kemp was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on June 25, 2016 when A. J. Reed was called up for his debut.

On August 7, 2016, Kemp was recalled to the Astros. After former Astros Centerfielder, Carlos Gomez, was designated for assignment, it was said that Kemp and Jake Marisnick would be splitting duties in centerfield.


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