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5 Tony Kemp 2B

Oakland Athletics

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
2%1%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
100.100041
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019CHC1102453152829234744.291.380.212
2020OAK71041004310.357.100.100

Player Updates

August 3, 2020 06:12 PM
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Not starting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp is not in the lineup Monday against the Mariners.

Kemp doesn't appear to have the starting job at second base in Oakland, but it's not clear that anyone else does, either. Kemp has started four times in the first 10 games, while Chad Pinder, who starts Monday, has gotten the nod five times. Vimael Machin has started once.

August 3, 2020 12:48 PM
Athletics' Tony Kemp: On base thrice in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run in a win over the Mariners on Sunday.

Kemp once again operated out of the bottom of the order and manned the keystone, and he managed to reach safely for the third straight start. The speedster is hitting just .111 over his first 13 plate appearances, but his keen eye at the plate has helped him draw four walks and post a .385 on-base percentage in the small sample.

August 1, 2020 06:16 PM
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Out of Saturday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp is not in the lineup for Saturday's game at Seattle.

Kemp is 0-for-7 with two runs, a stolen base and two walks through nine plate appearances, and he'll hit the bench with southpaw Yusei Kikuchi on the mound for the Mariners. Chad Pinder will receive the start at second base for the A's.

August 1, 2020 01:56 PM
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Successful on bases Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp went 0-for-2 with a walk, a stolen base and a run in a loss to the Mariners on Friday.

The speedster drew the start at second base and operated out of the bottom of the order, and his wheels helped provide some of the only highlights of the night for the Athletics. Kemp has started three games thus far at the keystone and is still in search of his first hit, but he has now drawn a pair of free passes and scored two runs overall.

July 29, 2020 01:12 PM
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Sits again Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp will remain on the bench Wednesday against the Rockies.

Kemp doesn't appear to have the platoon role at second base that he was thought to have prior to the season. He's started against just two of the five righties the Athletics have faced thus far, with Chad Pinder starting against two and Vimael Machin, who starts Wednesday, getting the nod once.

July 28, 2020 06:08 PM
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Back on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp will sit Tuesday against Colorado.

The Athletics' playing-time split at second base reminds difficult to parse. Chad Pinder started the first two games, once against a righty and once against a lefty. Kemp then started against a pair of righties, but he's back on the bench in favor of Pinder with another righty (Antonio Senzatela) starting for the Rockies.

July 27, 2020 01:28 PM
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Starts for second straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp will bat ninth and play second base Monday against the Angels.

Kemp entered the season as part of a presumed platoon with Franklin Barreto at second base, though it was Chad Pinder who started at the position against both a lefty and a righty in the first two games of the year. Kemp has now gotten the nod against two straight righties, so it's possible he's in for a significant role this season after all. It will likely take a few more games before the true playing-time split at the position becomes clear.

July 25, 2020 01:16 PM
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Sits again Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp remains on the bench for the second game of the season Saturday against the Angels.

Preseason reports suggested that Kemp would be platooning with Franklin Barreto at second base, but it's been Chad Pinder who got the nod in both of the first two games of the year. Pinder started against lefty Andrew Heaney on Opening Day and remains in the lineup against righty Dylan Bundy on Saturday, which suggests both Kemp and Barreto could be nothing more than bench options this season.

July 24, 2020 06:12 PM
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Not in Opening Day lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp isn't in the lineup for Friday's game against the Angels.

Kemp is expected to be in a platoon at second base this season, and he'll sit for the season opener against left-hander Andrew Heaney. Chad Pinder is starting at second base, batting sixth. With the Athletics expected to face righty Dylan Bundy on Saturday, Kemp should be in the starting nine.

July 12, 2020 01:56 PM
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Still slated to split time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp remains slated to form a platoon at second base with Franklin Barreto this coming season, with the plan remaining unchanged over the three-month-plus shutdown, Shayna Rubin of The Mercury News reports.

The left-handed hitting Kemp thus remains in line to draw some starts against right-handed pitchers, although it's also worth noting he's been serviceable (.257 average across 123 plate appearances) in same-handed matchups across the last two seasons. Kemp comes nowhere close to matching Barreto's significant power potential, but he's proven a markedly better contact hitter over his professional career and should still see a fair share of playing time.

March 30, 2020 02:08 PM
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Set for platoon role at keystone
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp, who hit .345 (10-for-29) over 10 Cactus League games before spring training was suspended, appears to have secured a platoon role at second base alongside Franklin Barreto to open the 2020 season, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

Kemp entered camp with good odds of securing that exact role, and his performance in Cactus League action served to definitively strengthen his job prospects. The 28-year-old forged a versatile stat line during exhibition play, recording a double, a home run, two RBI, four walks, a stolen base and seven runs. The left-handed hitting Kemp is slated to see time versus right-handed pitching, against which he slugged seven of his eight home runs last season and 13 of his 14 overall in the last three campaigns.

March 2, 2020 02:48 AM
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Making strong case for spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp, who went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs in a Cactus League win over the Indians on Sunday, is now hitting .444 across 21 spring plate appearances.

Kemp has been swinging a red-hot bat since the exhibition slate began, complementing his ability to fill in all over the outfield and at second base with impressive offensive contributions. The 28-year-old has toiled for the Astros and Cubs over his four major-league seasons, and he could certainly carve out an Opening Day spot if he demonstrates he can keep up his strong work at the plate during the balance of the spring.

January 14, 2020 02:16 AM
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Traded to Oakland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp was traded from the Cubs to the Athletics for minor-leaguer Alfonso Rivas on Monday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Kemp filled a bench role for the Astros and Cubs last season but didn't do much at the plate, hitting .212/.291/.380 in 279 plate appearances. With the ability to play second base and all three outfield positions, Kemp should be a useful bench piece for the always-creative Athletics this season, but he's unlikely to play enough to be much of a fantasy asset or to hit well enough if he does get unexpected time.

September 30, 2019 06:28 PM
Cubs' Tony Kemp: Starting again Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp is starting in right field and batting first in Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

With the Cubs eliminated from playoff contention and resting some regular players the past few games, Kemp has gotten an opportunity to play more often. For the season, the 27-year-old utility player is slashing .216/.296/.386 with a career-high eight home runs in 109 games split between Chicago and Houston.

September 21, 2019 07:48 PM
Cubs' Tony Kemp: Pops eighth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit two-run homer in Saturday's 9-8 loss to the Cardinals.

The home run was his eighth of the season -- and first in the National League -- as he connected in the seventh inning off Giovanny Gallegos to put the Cubs in front 8-7. The 27-year-old was hitting just .172 since he was acquired by the Cubs on July 31. Kemp's overall .215/.291/386 slash line isn't impressive, but his eight home runs represent a career high.

August 24, 2019 11:32 AM
Cubs' Tony Kemp: Gaining playing time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp is starting at second base and batting eighth Saturday against the Nationals.

Kemp is in the lineup for the second consecutive day and has drawn a start in four of the team's past six contests. However, he's done little with the extra opportunity, going just 1-for-10 at the dish.

July 31, 2019 08:12 PM
Cubs' Tony Kemp: Headed to Chicago
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp was traded from the Astros to the Cubs on Wednesday in exchange for Martin Maldonado, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

This move comes after Kemp was designated for assignment by the Astros last week to free up a roster spot for Carlos Correa's return from a rib injury. The 27-year-old Kemp split time between second base and the outfield with Houston, compiling a .227/.308/.417 triple-slash with seven home runs and four stolen bases in 66 games. He figures to provide a utility option for the Cubs while Daniel Descalso (ankle) is on the shelf.

July 26, 2019 04:04 PM
Astros' Tony Kemp: Removed from 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp was designated for assignment by the Astros on Friday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The Astros needed to free up a roster spot for Carlos Correa (rib), who was activated from the 60-day injured list Friday, and Kemp was the corresponding roster casualty. Houston will now have seven days to trade the 27-year-old or expose him to waivers. Prior to being dropped from the team's 40-man roster, Kemp slashed .227/.308/.417 with seven home runs and four stolen bases in 66 games.

July 25, 2019 01:52 PM
Astros' Tony Kemp: To be designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp will be designated for assignment by the Astros on Friday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

Kemp will be removed from Houston's roster in order to free up a spot for Carlos Correa (ribs), who is set to return from the injured list Friday. The 27-year-old Kemp has made 12 appearances (four starts) in July, slashing .190/.292/.476 with two home runs and three RBI. Houston now has seven days to trade Kemp or expose him to waivers.

July 20, 2019 11:04 PM
Astros' Tony Kemp: Pops seventh homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Rangers.

The homer was his seventh of the season, establishing a new career high for the 27-year-old. Kemp's .231/.313/.425 slash line isn't impressive, but the Astros seem comfortable with him in a bench role.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs St. Louis1431 .313 .500 .214
vs Flaherty (Career)200000
vs RHP203437 .296 .374 .212
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020OAK71041004310.100.357.1000.457
2019CHC1102453152829234744.212.291.3800.671
2018HOU972553767630324493.263.350.3920.743
2017HOU173768041510.216.256.2430.500
2016HOU59120152617142721.217.296.3250.621
Total29066793154157074126178.231.314.3630.677
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020OAK700100000
2019CHC110949341614
2018HOU9715010013317
2017HOU1710900100
2016HOU59433911005
Total2902972426510216
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2013ASX-Tri-City Valleycats481772550721132129179.282.355.362
2013AFX-Quad Cities River Ba279821251119191842.255.387.316
2014AA-Corpus Christi Hooks5923342681144212832136.292.382.425
2014AFA-Lancaster Jethawks7229579991944374535287.336.433.468
2015AA-Corpus Christi Hooks5019336691010193528158.357.457.420
2015AAA-Fresno Grizzlies712714274933292137206.273.334.362
2016AAA-Fresno692553678942243434108.306.389.396
2017AAA-Fresno Grizzlies1185049516623910623543247.329.375.470
2018AAA-Fresno Grizzlies381613354650191915132.335.407.435
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-6/163
Birthdate:
10/31/1991
Age:
28
Hometown:
Franklin, TN
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Oakland Athletics
College:
Vanderbilt
MLB Experience:
5