Anthony Allen Kemp (born October 31, 1991) is a Major League Baseball (MLB) second baseman and outfielder for the Oakland Athletics.
He formerly played for the Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs in Major League Baseball. Kemp’s Astros won the World Series in 2017.
Kemp received his high school diploma from Centennial High School in Franklin, Tennessee. He played college baseball for the Vanderbilt Commodores.
Kemp was named SEC Freshman of the Year and First Team All-SEC in 2011. He was a vital member of Vanderbilt’s first College World Series team.
He played collegiate summer baseball with the Cape Cod Baseball League’s Cotuit Kettleers in 2012. In 2013, he was selected an All-American as well as the SEC Baseball Player of the Year.
Kemp was taken in the fifth round of the 2013 MLB draft by the Astros. Kemp began the 2015 season with the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Texas League’s Class AA division.
He was promoted to the Fresno Grizzlies of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League in the middle of the season, and he played in the 2015 All-Star Futures Game.
Kemp was traded to the Oakland Athletics on January 13, 2020, for minor league first baseman Alfonso Rivas.
Kemp hit.247/.363/.301 with no home runs and four RBI in 49 games for the Athletics in 2020. In 131 games in 2021, he hit.279/.382/.418 with 8 home runs and 37 RBIs.
Tony Kemp Contract, Salary and Net Worth
|Contract||The Oakland Athletics signed Tony Kemp to a one-year, $2,250,000 contract, with $2,250,000 guaranteed and a $2,250,000 average annual pay.|
|Net Worth||$4 million|