Tony Kemp is tearing up AAA baseball - both at the plate and in the field. The former Vanderbilt star and 2013 SEC Player of the Year earned a call up to the top level of the minors two weeks ago. Since then, he's proven that he deserved the promotion. He's batting .368, has scored 12 runs, stolen six bases, and struck out only once in just 10 games with the Fresno Grizzlies.
He's also doing things like this:
in the field.
Kemp has played second base throughout his professional career, but with Jose Altuve firmly installed at the position in Houston, the Astros organization has moved him back to the outfield. It's safe to say that he has adjusted to the switch without incident. It's only June, but the Astros are in the thick of the American League playoff hunt. Expect Kemp to earn a call up by September if he can keep this pace up - and if some other needy team doesn't come calling for his services and offering Houston some pitching help first.