Who’s Hot, Who’s Not for Astros Double A Corpus Christi

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May 26, 2013; Hoover, AL, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores infielder

Tony Kemp

(6) tosses his helmet after grounding out in the tenth inning against the LSU Tigers during the championship game of the SEC baseball tournament at the Hoover Met. LSU defeated Vanderbilt 5-4 in 11 innings. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Who’s Hot: Tony Kemp

Not only has Tony Kemp been killing it with the bat, he has also shown some amazing ability with the glove in recent games. On Monday night, he started his first game in the outfield, and a few hours later, televisions all over the country were showing his fantastic catch in center field. The replay was shown on  ESPN SportsCenter who called it the top play of the night.

The hitting has always been there for Kemp, as he has become an everyday leadoff hitter for the Hooks. In 2014, combining his stats from Lancaster and Corpus Christi, he had a .314 batting average with 41 stolen bases, eight home runs, 58 RBIs, and a .411 on-base percentage. So far in 2015, Tony has a .340 batting average with 5 RBI and 11 walks.

If he can continue to get on base efficiently and be a weapon on the base paths, I don’t see what can stop him from reaching the major league level very soon. The fielding was the only question mark, but if he keeps making plays like the one he made on Monday night, he’ll become more of an asset and not a liability. I don’t think we’ll see Tony Kemp bypassing the AAA level to come straight to the Astros. However, I wouldn’t put a 2015 MLB debut out of the question for him, as he appears to perform above his peers at every level he’s ever played.

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