Former ‘Cat Tony Kemp Gets Major League Call
Tony Kemp, a key member of the 2013 Tri-City ValleyCats team that won the New York-Penn League Championship, has become the latest former ValleyCat to get the call to the Major Leagues.
Kemp, the 5-foot-6-inch utility player, was hitting .298 for Triple-A Fresno this season.
Via the MLB.com story on Kemp's call-up.
"He's probably the most consistent performer at Triple-A this year," Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said. "He's got some speed; he's got some versatility and can play some outfield. I really feel like he's the right guy to inject onto the team right now. Hopefully, he'll get some starts and a chance to show us what he can do."
Kemp spent 48 games with Tri-City in 2013, hitting .273 before getting moved up to High-A Quad Cities.
Kemp started out in the middle infield but had to move to the OF primarily because of the Astros having Jose Altuve, one of the best 2B in the game.