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5 Tony Kemp 2B

Oakland Athletics

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
850.2474143
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019CHC1102453152829234744.291.380.212
2020OAK225081201111220.377.280.240

Player Updates

September 16, 2020 12:52 PM
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Work picks up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp will start at second base and will bat ninth Wednesday against the Rockies.

Kemp finds himself in the starting nine for the fourth time in five games, as Tommy La Stella has been seeing more work at third base of late to leave the keystone open. However, if Stephen Piscotty (knee) is able to reclaim his usual spot in right field for this weekend's series with the Giants, Kemp would likely be bumped out of the regular lineup versus right-handed pitching. The 28-year-old still looks like a better fit in AL-only leagues rather than mixed leagues.

September 12, 2020 05:32 PM
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Working in bench role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp has started four of 11 games since the A's acquired Tommy La Stella at the trade deadline.

He is 3-for-9 with a double, a walk and a strikeout over that stretch, so he is playing his new role well, but the days of Kemp working on the strong side of a platoon are over. Look for him to continue to operate in a bench role going forward.

August 26, 2020 04:20 PM
Athletics' Tony Kemp: On bench against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Rangers.

Kemp will take a seat with southpaw Kolby Allard on the mound for the Rangers on Wednesday. Franklin Barreto is starting at second base in his absence.

August 26, 2020 12:04 AM
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Scores thrice in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp went 1-for-2 with three runs scored and a walk in Tuesday's 10-3 win over the Rangers. He was also hit by a pitch.

Kemp scored all three times he got on base, making a noticeable contribution to the Athletics' big win. He's hit safely in four straight games, going 4-for-14 (2.86) in that span. The second baseman is slashing .250/.384/.283 with one RBI, 11 runs scored and two stolen bases across 74 plate appearances.

August 21, 2020 05:56 PM
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Sits against southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp will sit for the second straight day against southpaw Andrew Heaney and the Angels on Friday.

Kemp had started eight straight games against eight straight righties before heading to the bench against a pair of southpaws. Chad Pinder gets the nod at second base in his absence.

August 21, 2020 04:00 AM
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Receives day off Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp isn't starting Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

Kemp went hitless with one walk and two strikeouts over his last 10 at-bats, and he'll take a breather for the series finale against Arizona. Chad Pinder will start at second base Thursday and bat eighth.

August 16, 2020 01:40 PM
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Bats second in third straight game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp will start at second base and bat second Sunday against the Giants.

After batting out of the eighth or ninth spot in the lineup in his first 10 starts of the season, Kemp will slot into the two hole for the third game in a row while Ramon Laureano serves a suspension. Kemp came up big in Saturday's 7-6 win with three hits and a walk in five plate appearances, but he'll likely move back near the bottom of the lineup when Laureano is reinstated from his suspension ahead of Tuesday's game in Arizona.

August 14, 2020 05:20 PM
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Could shift up to second in order
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp is a candidate to fill the No. 2 spot in the order during Ramon Laureano's four-game suspension, which begins Friday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The veteran infielder has seen action in 13 of the Athletics' first 17 games, slashing .259/.429/.259 across 36 plate appearances. Kemp has yet to hit any higher than eighth in his 10 starts during that span, but his 22.2 percent walk rate and speed make him a candidate for a spot near the top of the order against right-handed pitching.

August 10, 2020 06:32 PM
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Not starting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp isn't starting Monday's game against the Angels.

Kemp will sit for the third time in the past five games after going 0-for-3 with a run, one walk and two strikeouts Sunday. Chad Pinder will start at second base and bat eighth.

August 9, 2020 05:00 AM
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Riding bench Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Astros.

Kemp reached base four times in Friday's extra-inning win against the Astros, but he'll be on the bench for the second time in the past three games. Chad Pinder will get the nod at second base and bat sixth.

August 6, 2020 01:12 PM
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Out of Thursday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp is not in Thursday's lineup against the Rangers.

With southpaw Mike Minor on the hill for Texas, Kemp will head to the bench in favor of righty-hitting Chad Pinder. Kemp is 5-for-10 with three runs, two walks, two strikeouts and one steal in five games this month.

August 5, 2020 12:40 AM
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Notches second steal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kemp went 2-for-3 with a stolen base in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Rangers.

Kemp led off the sixth inning with a single and then stole second, but he couldn't get home. The 28-year-old has two steals and four runs scored across 17 plate appearances this year. Expect Kemp to continue battling with Chad Pinder for playing time at second base.

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.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs St. Louis1431 .313 .500 .214
vs Flaherty (Career)200000
vs RHP203437 .296 .374 .212
Last 7 Games
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9/15@COL2010100
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9/22@LAD2010001
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020OAK4585142104141431.247.365.2940.659
2019CHC1102453152829234744.212.291.3800.671
2018HOU972553767630324493.263.350.3920.743
2017HOU173768041510.216.256.2430.500
2016HOU59120152617142721.217.296.3250.621
Total328742103174157484137199.234.320.3580.678
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020OAK45402521300
2019CHC110949341614
2018HOU9715010013317
2017HOU1710900100
2016HOU59433911005
Total3283372668613216
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